[OS X TeX] BibDesk + CVS Checkout?

Jung-Tsung Shen jushen at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 01:36:28 CEST 2005


Thanks, Adam. The devloper of JabRef said at sourceforge that the
Windows installer will be ready in a couple of days. :-)

Regards,
JT

On 9/15/05, Adam Maxwell <amaxwell at mac.com> wrote:
> 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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