Package Details: jabref-git 1:5.0.r107.g052eddd4c6-2

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Package Base: jabref-git
Description: GUI frontend for BibTeX, written in Java -- built from git
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Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: jabref
Provides: jabref
Submitter: haawda
Maintainer: haawda
Last Packager: haawda
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2012-03-20 17:01
Last Updated: 2020-03-22 10:07

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danmc commented on 2017-08-23 23:49

It seems like the maintainers changed their versioning from 4.0.0 to 4.0. I updated the pkgvers() function to just use the annotated git tags as this should prevent this from happening in the future.

bnavarro commented on 2017-08-23 08:42

The update manager always prompt for an update for this package since the version installed doesn't match the advertised version (4.0_v_2.9.2.r7258.d46fd5c84-1 vs 4.0.0_v_2.9.2.r6747.e9a4c7065-1)

danmc commented on 2017-03-22 01:45

Fixed the icon issue. It looks like the path changed. I switched to using the svg instead of the png for the icon. Let me know if this is not preferable.

j0hannes commented on 2017-03-20 20:21

The build fails with

install: cannot stat 'build/resources/main/images/icons/JabRef-icon-48.png': No such file or directory

Everything's fine but the icon is missing.

koppor commented on 2016-06-05 17:39

JabRef now fully uses Gradle, no ANT anymore. `./gradlew shadowJar` creates the jar in `build/libs`. In the current 3.5 branch, it is `JabRef-3.5dev-fat.jar`.

Latest development snapshots are availabe at

I would comment on, but this link is 404.

The new JabRef URL is, no sourceforge anymore.

florianbw commented on 2016-04-12 21:41

I get an error with this PKGBUILD:



Total time: 1 mins 2.231 secs

This build could be faster, please consider using the Gradle Daemon:
==> Entering fakeroot environment...
==> Starting package()...
cp: cannot stat 'build/resources/main/help': No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().

nikmil commented on 2015-08-12 13:28

It's fixed now, thanks for the report! :) JabRef devs are still in the process of porting from Ant to Gradle, so that PKGBUILD may break again in the future.

haawda commented on 2015-08-10 17:57


AndyD commented on 2015-08-10 12:41

For this update (jabref-git 2.11b3.251.g9b010a4-1) , and a fully up-to-date system that has been restarted, I get

==> Continue building jabref-git ? [Y/n]
==> ------------------------------------
==> Building and installing package
==> Making package: jabref-git 2.11b3.597.gcb9ccf6-1 (Mon Aug 10 12:46:04 CEST 2015)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Retrieving sources...
-> Updating jabref git repo...
Fetching origin
-> Found jabref.desktop
-> Found
-> Found crystal_16.tar.gz
==> Validating source files with md5sums...
jabref ... Skipped
jabref.desktop ... Passed ... Passed
crystal_16.tar.gz ... Passed
==> Extracting sources...
-> Creating working copy of jabref git repo...
Switched to a new branch 'makepkg'
-> Extracting crystal_16.tar.gz with bsdtar
==> Starting pkgver()...
==> Starting prepare()...
==> Removing existing $pkgdir/ directory...
==> Starting build()...

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

* What went wrong:
Task 'antTargets.addgitinfo' not found in root project 'JabRef'.

* Try:
Run gradlew tasks to get a list of available tasks. Run with --stacktrace option to get the stack trace. Run with --info or --debug option to get more log output.


Total time: 3.343 secs
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().
==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build jabref-git.

I did try executing "gradle tasks" with the suggested options, but no error messages ensued.

nikmil commented on 2015-07-24 07:14

Updated to use new git repo and gradle build system.