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KBibTeX - Update Request - to stable version 0.8.1

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nanoSYS
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KBibTeX - Update Request - to stable version 0.8.1

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Post by nanoSYS » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:29 pm

Would it be possible to update KBibTeX (0.4.4 @ Synaptic) to the stable 0.8.1 version?

KBibTeX is a BibTeX editor (BibTeX-based reference manager) 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.

https://packages.debian.org/search?sear ... ds=KBibTeX
https://userbase.kde.org/KBibTeX
https://github.com/KDE/kbibtex
https://download.kde.org/stable/KBibTeX ... mirrorlist

Thank you for considering my request.
Cheers!

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Re: KBibTeX - Update Request - to stable version 0.8.1

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Post by Stevo » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:12 pm

I'll take a look at it. It seems to not need anything more than what we already have from Stretch.

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Re: KBibTeX - Update Request - to stable version 0.8.1

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Post by aledie » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:24 pm

@nanoSYS: unrelated - have you also tried pybliographer/ pybliographic, similar to KBibTeX, just Python/Gtk+ based (in case you don't use KDE on MX)? It should be in stretch repos.I used both during Uni time but finally only the last.
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Re: KBibTeX - Update Request - to stable version 0.8.1

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:47 am

Another option could be to use Lyx as the front end of LateX, there is a Texlive package for bibliographies. Lyx runs very well on standard MX without KDE.
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Re: KBibTeX - Update Request - to stable version 0.8.1

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Post by aledie » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:06 am

Gordon Cooper wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:47 am
Another option could be to use Lyx as the front end of LateX, there is a Texlive package for bibliographies. Lyx runs very well on standard MX without KDE.
+1:
--I used LyX+pybliographer/ Pybliographic to write my thesis + simple Gummi app for straight Latex.
--Kile+KBibTeX on KDE only.
--there is still, what was it (really long ago)TeXworks & Texmaker. Sould be (almost) all in stretch repos.
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Re: KBibTeX - Update Request - to stable version 0.8.1

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Post by Gordon Cooper » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:26 am

The MX User Manual was drafted in Lyx for a few years. Swapped to Libre office as it was easier for distribution to translators.

I still prefer Lyx for some jobs.
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Re: KBibTeX - Update Request - to stable version 0.8.1

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Post by nanoSYS » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:49 pm

Thank you so much Stevo !! :number1:
I’ll give feedback by the end of the week.

Thank you both @aledie and @Gordon Cooper for your inputs/recommendations !!!
Some years ago on OSX, my reference manager (RM) of choice was Sente (discontinued, now), then Bookends for a while, but both came with a price tag, and OSX is long gone (for me).
After switching to Linux (Mint) 5yrs ago and to MX (3yrs ago) I’ve been using JabRef v3.8.2, (from 2017 Jan, unfortunately) as I cannot get the current stable v4.3.1 to run.
I also use cb2bib @repo, which I managed to update to version 2.0.0 from https://www.molspaces.com/cb2bib, yesterday.
I use Lyx occasionally, and Mendeley extensively, but this one is too 3rd party cloud dependent, for my taste, the reason why I want to try other RMs (and Zotero also comes w/ a price tag. No way!)

As there are other RMs for Linux available @repos, I picked KbibTex, reason why I requested an update for it.
There’s also an old version of Pybliographer @repo. I guess it’ll be my next choice.
Didn’t know about Kile and Gummi. I’ll give them a try.

I suppose that after trying KbibTex I’ll be requesting updates for Pybliographer and maybe Jabref. :worship:
Thank you guys!
Cheers!!

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