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Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  4622
Submitted:  Aug 6 2005
Updated:  Aug 11 2015


KBibTeX is a BibTeX editor for KDE to edit bibliographies used with LaTeX. Features include comfortable input masks, starting web queries (e. g. Google Scholar or BibSonomy) and exporting to PDF, PostScript, RTF and XML/HTML. As KBibTeX is using KDE's KParts technology, KBibTeX can be embedded into Kile or Konqueror.


KBibTeX 0.5.2 and 0.6 got released. Version 0.5.2 contains bug fixes for the 0.5 release line, 0.6 is a new feature release.
Changes are documented in the release announcement: https://projects.kde.org/news/304

KBibTeX 0.5.1 has been released. This release contains bug fixes compared to the previous stable release 0.5.

  • KDE Bug 329724: Fixing sorting issue in main list

  • KDE Bug 329750: KBibTeX will set itself as default bibliography editor in KDE

  • KDE Bug 330700: Crash when finding PDFs

  • KDE Bug 332043: Fixing crash in id suggestion editor

  • Gentoo Bug 498932: Fixing compilation issue

  • Gna Bug 21581: Restoring session state (1)

  • Gna Bug 21545: Restoring session state (2)

  • Debian Bug 689310: Correctly parsing command line arguments if relative paths are given

  • Gna Bug 21870: Considering sorting/filtering in main list when processing selected items

  • KDE Bug 333860: Removing duplicate "else if" clauses on DOI value

  • Other changes and minor backports from master. See git log v0.5..v0.5.1 or git diff v0.5..v0.5.1 for details.

  • 2013-Dec-29
    KBibTeX 0.5 has been released. Its main features include
  • Initial support for BibLaTeX

  • Id Suggestion editor like available in old KDE3 version

  • "Find PDF" function to locate PDF files through web search engines

  • New online database searches: MathSciNet, Ingenta Connect, Inspire Hep, SAO/NASA ADS, ISBN DB, JStor

  • Improved memory management

  • Numerous bug fixes and improvements

  • 2013-Mar-10

    KBibTeX 0.5-beta2 has been released. Please test this beta and report bugs at KBibTeX's bug tracker at Gna (not KDE's bug tracker).


    KBibTeX 0.4.1 has just been tagged and tar-balled. This release is a maintenance release, although some minor feature improvements from the development trunk have been backported as well.

    Everyone using KBibTeX 0.4 is encouraged to upgrade to this version if possible.

    Changes from 0.4 to 0.4.1 include, but are not limited to:

  • Web searches: Improved support for user-triggered cancelling

  • SpringerLink search: GUI changes, using api.springer.com for search

  • PubMed: Limiting search requests per time

  • ACM Portal: Retrieving "month", fixing HTTP header

  • JSTOR: fixing HTTP header

  • Google Scholar: Updates to compensate for changes in Google's web layout; handling redirects

  • Science Direct: Updates to compensate for changes in Science Direct's web layout; handling redirects

  • arXiv: Trying to extract bibliographic information from journal strings

  • BibSonomy: Specifying number of hits to find

  • Web search uses KDE's proxy settings

  • Using KDE subsystem to open external files (e.g. PDF files)

  • Adding preview for images (in addition to PDF or HTML files); handling references to arXiv

  • Squeezing long file names in user interface

  • Handling quit actions more gracefully

  • Improving interface to external programs such as pdflatex

  • More robust XSL transformations

  • BibTeX import: guessing encoding information left by JabRef, more informative debug output, improved handling of multiple fields with same name

  • Reference preview: supporting dark color schemes

  • Fixing sorting in value list

  • Fixes in setting color tag to entries

  • Fixes in name formatting

  • Keeping user interface read-only for read-only use cases

  • Numerous bug fixes, closing memory leaks, speed improvements

  • Adding testing application for web searches

  • Fixes in duplicate merging code: remove fields user doesn't want to keep

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     Patent entry request

     by ptitpoul on: Nov 5 2008
    Score 50%

    the "patent" entry is not standard, but some bibtex styles recognize it, such as IEEEtran. It could nice to propose it in KBibTex, with the add of special fields such as nationality, dayfiled, monthfiled and yearfiled (cf www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/IEEEtran/bibtex/IEEEtran_bst_HOWTO.pdf).

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     by jirityr on: Jul 12 2009
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    Do you plan to port this excellent software to QT4?

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     Re: QT4?

     by saLOUtions on: Jul 25 2009
    Score 50%
    Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

    I would also like to see this app ported to qt4.

    Consider, that this would allow a port to windows. (afaik)

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     Re: QT4?

     by molecule-eye on: Feb 9 2010
    Score 50%

    When, oh when?

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     Excellent tool

     by stavallo on: Nov 25 2011
    Score 50%

    Huge thanks!

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     Re: Excellent tool

     by stavallo on: Nov 25 2011
    Score 50%

    Just one problem: queries using the IEEEXplore engine do not return any result.

    I am using the version in trunk at revision 964. The IEEEXplore engine used to work (from time to time I build kbibtex from trunk), but since some time ago it doesn't work. Unfortunately, I can't tell exactly when it stopped to work.

    Could you please check? Thanks a lot!

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     Backport PPA

     by GerardCruiz on: May 20 2014
    Score 50%

    Does anyone know of a backport ppa for Kubuntu 14.04 LTS? The packaged version is quite outdated!

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