Package Details: jabref-git 2:5.3.r6.g2fe7f31af7-1

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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: 14
Popularity: 0.065359
First Submitted: 2012-03-20 17:01
Last Updated: 2021-07-10 20:03

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haawda commented on 2020-10-04 22:33

Please uninstall java-openjfx when building this package.

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danmc commented on 2017-10-12 02:39

The launch script from the original submitter is designed to select the latest version of java by simply sorting the results from a 'find' command, but I don't think that's really recommended by the wiki.

I'm going to set it to use the default determined by archlinux-java. I **think** the issue now will be with users defaulting to jdk7, so I will leave a commented portion in the script for defaulting to jdk8.

salvatoreG commented on 2017-10-09 09:36

It seems like having openjdk-9 breaks the launch script.
/usr/bin/jabref: line 5: /usr/lib/jvm/java-9-openjdk/jre/bin/java: No such file or directory

For openjdk9 the actual path is actually (no /jre/):

I don't think it's because of my setup, here's what is installed:
pacman -Qs openjdk
local/jdk8-openjdk 8.u144-1
OpenJDK Java 8 development kit
local/jdk9-openjdk 9.u181-4
OpenJDK Java 9 development kit
local/jre7-openjdk 7.u151_2.6.11-1
OpenJDK Java 7 full runtime environment
local/jre7-openjdk-headless 7.u151_2.6.11-1
OpenJDK Java 7 headless runtime environment
local/jre8-openjdk 8.u144-1
OpenJDK Java 8 full runtime environment
local/jre8-openjdk-headless 8.u144-1
OpenJDK Java 8 headless runtime environment
local/jre9-openjdk 9.u181-4
OpenJDK Java 9 full runtime environment
local/jre9-openjdk-headless 9.u181-4
OpenJDK Java 9 headless runtime environment

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