[OS X TeX] BibDesk + CVS Checkout?

Adam Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Fri Sep 16 01:32:21 CEST 2005


JT,

This sounds like a bug in the Windows program, although I don't have any experience with that software.  Try using JabRef from <http://jabref.sourceforge.net/>, which is platform-independent (and free).  I know a number of people who use BibDesk and JabRef together, and haven't heard of any problems.

regards,
Adam


On Thursday, September 15, 2005, at 03:34PM, Jung-Tsung Shen <jushen at gmail.com> wrote:

>Thanks for the information, Mike.
>
>Here I would like to report the first experiment with negative result.
>
>Program info:
>--------------------
>BibTex on Mac.
>BibTeXManager on Windows ( http://www.imamod.ru/~vab/bibtexmng/   )
>
>CVS system:
>--------------------
>CVSNT on both Mac and Windows (although the Windows is adopted as
>server, so the CVSNT on Mac doesn't have effect in the description
>below)
>
>CVS client:
>-------------------
>MacCVSClient X on Mac
>TortoiseCVS on WIndows
>
>--------------------
>
>What I did:
>
>(1) On Mac, in BibDesk, I enabled autofile. There's a field "local
>URL" in my bib databse with file name myBib.bib, which specifies the
>local path to the physical file/paper.
>
>(2) Imported module from Mac.
>
>(3) Checked out module from Windows.
>
>(4) Open myBib.bib using BibTexManager on Windows.
>
>For those with file links, the "title" of those records which has file
>link is invisible!!
>
>Not knowing too much about both bibtex programs, I played around to
>enable/disable various kinds of options, including the "URL" option on
>BibTeXManager, but still in vain.
>
>Of course the problem seems to be on the Windows side. Does anyone
>have encountered the same problem and come up a solution?
>
>Thanks.
>
>JT 
>
>On 9/15/05, Michael McCracken <michael_mccracken at mac.com> wrote:
>> 
>> On Sep 15, 2005, at 11:40 AM, mark oilcan wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> > Will BibDesk 2.0 break this sort of functionality? I hope not in
>> > that I
>> > have a similar set-up where my .bib file might be modified by means
>> > other than BibDesk. It seems like having to reimport and export each
>> > time I use BibDesk will be a bit of a pain compared to the way it
>> > works
>> > now. (I understand that the trade off is added functionality in other
>> > areas, but it just turns out that I don't see myself using those. I
>> > don't doubt that I'm in the minority, though).
>> >
>> > Mark A
>> 
>> The answer is probably No and Yes.
>> 
>> As planned, BibDesk 2 will still do everything that BibDesk 1 does.
>> 
>> What we're doing for BD2 (slowly, I admit) is adding the ability to
>> read a new file format that lets you store a lot more information
>> and organize things better. We'll support easy import and export
>> from regular BibTeX files, but if you still want to use BibTeX as your
>> main format, especially if you want to work with Windows/Linux/etc,
>> you'll
>> be able to do it, since opening .bib files in BD2 will act exactly
>> as it does now.
>> 
>> So, for those who don't envision using new organizational features,
>> don't worry.
>> I expect that new features will be added to both the .bib editing
>> capabilities
>> and the new format for a long time - there are no plans of dropping
>> support
>> for editing BibTeX!
>> 
>> -mike
>> 
>> --
>>      Michael McCracken
>>      michael_mccracken at mac.com
>>      http://michael-mccracken.net/
>> 
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