Depends on KDE 4.x
|Submitted: Aug 6 2005|
Updated: Jan 15 2014
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.
2013-Dec-29Initial support for BibLaTeX
KBibTeX 0.5 has been released. Its main features include
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
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
After month of development, KBibTeX 0.4 has been released today.
KBibTeX 0.4 has the following improvements over KBibTeX 0.3, extracted from a 21000+ lines difference in code.
Support for Windows (compiles out of the box)
Configuration file system refactored
Adding more online search engines: SpringerLink, PubMed, ACM Digital Library, JSTOR, IEEE Xplorer, Science Direct
Improving all other online search engines: Google Scholar, arXiv, BibSonomy
"List of Values" refactored, allows to search for items
Introducing preferences dialog to manage various settings
Improved support for drag'n'drop throughout the program
Improving tagging elements with color
Introducing global keyword list to select from
Editing widgets get "history" to select from
Widget for cross references allows to select from existing elements
Introducing duplicate finding and merging code and user interface
Improvements in usability of filter line edit
File view can resize and order columns, settings get stored
Improving file importer and exporter filters
BibTeX references can be sent to LyX via a pipe
Numerous bug fixes
After months of development, KBibTeX 0.3 has been released today.
Changes compared to the second beta include:
Correct selection of pasted elements (from clipboard)
Improved handling of encodings in BibTeX files including storing settings in file
Improved handling of duplicated fields and multiple values in one filed (e.g. keywords) when loading BibTeX files
Improved regular expressions to detect URLs, files, and DOI numbers
various GUI fixes
Adding link to bug tracker homepage
Source tar balls can be downloaded from the project's download area.
Report bugs to the bug tracker.