[OS X TeX] [ANN] BibDesk 0.99.3 available

James Owen jhgowen at mac.com
Wed May 11 15:05:27 CEST 2005

I would like to be able to sort all the citations in a bib file, (by  
date et al.) and then resave the file, and have the bib text file  
reflect the sorting that has just been done.

On a related note, when performing an export to html format, although  
the html will reflect the sort column which has been used, it does  
not reflect the sign of the sort. For example, if you save by date,  
the oldest citations will always be at the top, even if in the  
bibliography the sorting column has been selected to have the newest  
citations appear at the top.
This is a general issue, the same thing happens when sorting by first  
author. Authors beginning with 'A' will always appear at the top of  
the html file.

Can this be fixed?
Does BibDesk interact with Spotlight in any way?


On 26 Apr 2005, at 13:15, Adam R.Maxwell wrote:

> The BibDesk development team is pleased to announce the  
> availability of BibDesk 0.99.3 from <http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net/ 
> >.  We have a great new feature for importing references from the  
> Internet or other text sources, plus numerous other features, and  
> we've even fixed a couple of bugs since 0.99.2 was released two  
> weeks ago.
> Please read the online help for information about the new features;  
> it now has an index, which should make it more usable for browsing.
> Hopefully we're running out of bugs to fix, but if you find any  
> more, please post them to our bug tracker at <http:// 
> sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=497423&group_id=61487&func=browse>.   
> We'd like to get version 1.0 out Real Soon Now, but I don't even  
> believe myself when I write that any more.
> For the bored among you, a complete list of changes follows, so you  
> can decide if this release is worth downloading.
> Changes since 0.99.2
> * A new version of the autocompletion plugin is available, which  
> fixes an issue for jurabib users in particular; use the  
> Autocompletion (External) preferences to reinstall the plugin.
> * Preferences have been rearranged and consolidated, but the online  
> help screenshots do not reflect this yet!
> * This version also has a new feature for adding references by  
> selecting blocks of text from the clipboard or the web and adding  
> them directly to BibDesk.  You can access the new feature from the  
> Publication menu, but please check the online help for  
> documentation of this feature (note the handy Help button on the  
> sheet).
> New Features
>   •  Last-selected column for sorting when a document is closed  
> will be the default sort order for new/opened documents (bug #1178642)
>   •  Annote and Abstract may now be saved at the end of entries  
> (preference), which works around buffer limits in some versions of  
> bibtex
>   •  Custom cite key drawer is now editable directly, rather than  
> from preferences
>   •  Text import feature added, which allows adding text from the  
> clipboard or a web page directly to a reference
>   •  Missing files are now shown with a question mark icon in the  
> main pubs list
>   •  Can save/export as RIS
>   •  Encoding is now settable from Save As... dialogs
>   •  Fields with alphanumeric values are now sorted correctly
>   •  Added a "Container" column for the main pubs list that shows  
> the title of the work that a reference is a part of (e.g. Journal  
> for articles, Booktitle for inproceedings)
>   •  Added options to Copy and Export as minimal BibTeX, so you can  
> access the pubs without BibDesk's fields (Date-Created Date- 
> Modified, Local-Url, Url)
>   •  Can now edit fields list in Defaults pref pane directly
> Bugfixes
>   •  New crash reporter, with fields for contact info, and it  
> should work on Jaguar now
>   •  Fix exception in Character Conversion editor, improved  
> validation of entries and editing
>   •  Fixed status message updating in BibEditor
>   •  User's character conversion dictionary is actually loaded now,  
> so changes should be effective
>   •  %f in AutoFile is no longer interpreted as Keywords
>   •  Use singular noun when appropriate in the document's status  
> display
>   •  BibEditor's form/text fields no longer lose focus after saving  
> the file
>   •  The proper encoding is now used for pasting, so you don't end  
> up with garbled accented characters
>   •  Frontmatter is now passed to the LaTeX preview
>   •  Combo boxes are now used instead of text field + popup button  
> to selected BibTeX fields (various places)
>   •  Changes to BibItems are only observed by the document that  
> contains them, instead of all open documents
>   •  Field for default cite key in prefs actually works now
>   •  Jurabib works again with autocompletion input manager
>   •  Dragging from the cite key drawer always gives a cite key,  
> regardless of your prefs for dragging/copying
>   •  Fix bug #1183091, crash on second reordering of fields in the  
> types editor
>   •  Whitespace is no longer collapsed in Abstract and Annote for  
> preview pane below the pub list, so people who create lists with  
> returns and tabs will see them now
>   •  Matthew Cook's BDOrganizedLock is now used for locking in the  
> LaTeX preview, which should eliminate some (hopefully all) of the  
> thread-safety problems there
>   •  Changed default button, title, and warning message in the  
> BibEditor warning sheet for unset citekey/unfiled paper; added  
> "Discard" button for unedited pubs
>   •  Default encoding type is now selected in popups
>   •  Use a combo box for number of items to display in preview  
> (preferences)
>   •  Error messages from btparse are no longer truncated
>   •  Ring-above is now supported in TeX accents (bug #1184564)
>   •  Return values from the LaTeX previewer are actually checked  
> now, which should improve copying from it
>   •  Renamed RIS import service
>   •  RIS document encoding can now be specified for opening files  
> (and respects default encoding in prefs)
>   •  CoreFoundation is now used for the background update checking,  
> since [NSDictionary dictionaryWithURL:] was leaking memory
>   •  Fix bug #1185789, month not displayed in user's locale
>   •  Font for added table columns is now changed properly to the  
> user's default font
>   •  Arbitrary accented characters with \i and \j are now converted  
> both ways properly
>   •  LaTeX preview should display the currently selected item as  
> soon as it becomes visible, so you don't have to deselect/reselect  
> an item to make it work
>   •  It's now possible to enter &$^ in cite keys, but we warn you  
> that this is a bad idea
>   •  Use Chapter instead of Title for inbook for format specifiers % 
> t and %T
>   •  Fixed crasher that could occur when browsing the web in  
> BibEditor (bug #1151065)
>   •  Paste/Drag errors are properly removed when their document  
> closes (bug #944817)
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