[OS X TeX] BibDesk

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Feb 15 16:20:08 CET 2005

On Feb 15, 2005, at 06:16, Lawrence Paulson wrote:

> I was just making the change from JabRef to BibDesk and fortunately 
> discovered (just in time) that the latter was silently erasing huge 
> amounts of data--specifically, all fields referring to strings it 
> doesn't know about.
> I do hope this can be fixed promptly, or at least an error message 
> displayed. BibDesk has lots of potential, but at present it is too 
> dangerous to use.

Sorry to hear you're having problems with it.  Problems are more likely 
to be fixed if you file a bug at 
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=61487&atid=497423 and provide 
a sample .bib and exact steps to reproduce the problem.  Your 
description above only provides FUD.

If you are referring to @string support, BibDesk does not presently 
support the use of macros, which is a major limitation for some people. 
  Work is under way on this, but the lead developer is waiting for his 
PowerBook to get fixed.

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