[OS X TeX] BibDesk 0.97.9

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Thu Feb 10 05:15:23 CET 2005

The BibDesk development team is pleased to announce the availability of 
BibDesk 0.97.9, hot off the compiler.  Once again, it looks like the 
number of bugs fixed exceeds the number of cool new features, but this 
doesn't take into account all of the new bugs introduced by said new 
features!  Be that as it may, we're receiving very few crash reports 
these days, so either everyone has switched to another program, or 
BibDesk is improving.

There are some significant bug fixes in this release, including some 
potential data loss issues with the experimental parser, so everyone is 
encouraged to update immediately.  Thanks to those of you who submitted 
detailed bug reports, feedback, and even patches.  As always, bugs 
should be filed on SourceForge at 
<http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=61487&atid=497423>, so we 
don't lose them!

Complete release notes are as follows:

New Features
   •  Allow drag-copying PDF (or other attached file) from the main 
publication list (drop it on Mail to send as an attachment, in Finder 
to create a copy)
   •  Enable spacebar scrolling in the preview pane below the main 
publication list
   •  Added access to publications of an author in AppleScript
   •  Results from a Reference Miner search of PubMed can now be dragged 
onto BibDesk's publications list
   •  Add %L and %l format specifiers for Local-Url (see online help for 
   •  Changes to support urlbst (see TeX FAQ, 
<http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=citeURL>).  This adds 
the webpage BibTeX type and associated fields, patch courtesy of Norman 

   •  Enable spacebar scrolling in the preview pane below the main table
   •  Fix bug #1104598, split view can be dragged outside window bounds
   •  Remove leading and trailing whitespace from cite keys, which will 
apparently fix Endnote's broken BibTeX exports
   •  Fix LaTeX/RTF preview bug which kept it from displaying until you 
deselect/reselect a row
   •  Fix sorting by creation/modification dates
   •  Update UI after generating a new citekey
   •  Fixed some serious parsing bugs with nested braces in the 
experimental parser, and also added support for parsing @preambles
   •  Experimental parser now correctly handles '@' characters inside 
bibitems (as in e-mail addresses)
   •  Can close a document during background file load without causing a 
   •  Fix bug #1116921, experimental parser doesn't recognize types in 
all caps.
   •  Added optional fields for some types, fixing bug #1116927
   •  Implement cut command for main pub list to fix bug #1116920
   •  Use localized string comparison methods for sorting
   •  Improved thread safety when loading files in background 
(experimental feature)
   •  Allow natural language in date fields for preview.
   •  Allow multiple fonts in preview view, so you can copy it as RTF
   •  Add ellipsis to menu item titles in BibEditor
   •  Set date created properly from AppleScript
   •  Don't autocomplete numeric fields in BibEditor--------------------- Info ---------------------
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