Package Details: jabref 3.4-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: jabref
Description: GUI frontend for BibTeX, written in Java
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: Allan
Maintainer: Bevan
Last Packager: Bevan
Votes: 126
Popularity: 2.971362
First Submitted: 2012-06-07 22:47
Last Updated: 2016-06-03 18:31

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koppor commented on 2016-06-05 17:43

BibLaTeX mode is a file-based mode now. Switch the mode using File -> "Switch to BibLaTeX mode".

See also blog entry "April 19, 2016 – Release of JabRef 3.3" on (Sorry, currently no deep links possible).

Bevan commented on 2016-04-19 20:36

@Moneysac: Will push the new version in a moment but please use the "flag out-of-date" function in future.

Regarding the BibLaTeX mode: I think the option just moved. In Preferences->General you can change the standard mode from BibTeX to BibLaTeX.

Moneysac commented on 2016-04-19 11:25

Version 3.3 is available. This package does not provide the biblatex mode which is important for online references.

antony commented on 2016-02-04 08:58 should just force Java 8 (like the jabref-git package does:, otherwise jabref will fail to start on environments where Java 7 is the default.

zzjjzzgggg commented on 2016-01-11 13:54

It seems that the 3.2 version has been released. Shall we update this package now?

gbc921 commented on 2015-12-31 10:35

The link is working now. The problem seemed to on Sourceforge, that did not have any mirrors available at that time.

gbc921 commented on 2015-12-31 00:13

Jabref source link on sourceforge is broken (even trying to download through the browser redirects to the initial page).
I'm not sure if it is related to Sourceforge or upstream, will contact dev and post any news here.

Francois_B commented on 2015-12-17 14:03

That sounds. I tried to remove java7 before asking you but I still have few packages that depends on java7, and one critical for me. They may work with java8. I'll contact the maintainers to check that.

note for others, small typo in the command path: /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk/jre/bin/java -jar /usr/share/java/jabref/JabRef-3.0.jar

Thank you.

Bevan commented on 2015-12-16 14:58

@Francois_B: It looks to me like you try running it with an older Java version. Please try running it by executing:
/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk/bin/java -jar /usr/share/java/jabref/JabRef-3.0.jar

For a permanent solution you may copy this into a custom start script in /usr/local/bin. But it may need adjustments on future JabRef updates.

A clean solution would probably be to remove Java 7 from your system instead, if you do not need it for some reason.

Francois_B commented on 2015-12-16 14:51

I have this error:

$ jabref
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: net/sf/jabref/JabRefMain : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.launcher.LauncherHelper.checkAndLoadMain(

Anybody has an idea?

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