Bug 1299158 - Version 3.8.2 of jabref is out
Version 3.8.2 of jabref is out
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: jabref (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Ding-Yi Chen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Depends On: 1121734 1247399
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Reported: 2016-01-16 13:15 EST by Alick Zhao
Modified: 2017-11-11 16:29 EST (History)
14 users (show)

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Description Alick Zhao 2016-01-16 13:15:32 EST
New stable version of jabref, 3.2, has been out. It would be nice to have Fedora packages for it. Thanks.

It seems upstream has switched to github for code hosting, and the website is also under migration. We might need to switch the release monitoring too.
Comment 1 Alick Zhao 2016-01-16 13:17:33 EST
New releases: https://github.com/JabRef/jabref/releases
Migration tracking bug: https://github.com/JabRef/jabref/issues/111
Comment 2 Susi Lehtola 2016-04-16 14:35:26 EDT
I agree, it'd be nice to have an up-to-date version of Jabref in Fedora. Version 2.10 is over a year old (released on Mar 11 2014).
Comment 3 ingli 2016-08-25 18:17:36 EDT
Am not sure how helpful this is to say: Version 3.5 runs stably on F24 in my everyday work with it. 

Also: the depending Block https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1247399 seems not to move forward (maybe waiting on this issue?). But, in my lay reading, it seems the block is unproblematic. What needs to be done/checked next?
Comment 4 Orion Poplawski 2016-08-25 18:29:50 EDT
We need the changes in the blocking bug made before we can build a newer jabref.
Comment 5 Orion Poplawski 2016-08-25 19:00:27 EDT
Actually, after a quick look at 3.5, there may be lots of other deps needed as well:

Error: No Package found for mvn(com.googlecode.java-diff-utils)
Error: No Package found for mvn(com.mashape.unirest:unirest-java)
Error: No Package found for mvn(info.debatty:java-string-similarity)
Error: No Package found for mvn(org.swinglabs:swingx)
Comment 6 Christian Stadelmann 2016-12-03 11:09:22 EST
Actually, now it is jabref 3.7.
Comment 7 Ding-Yi Chen 2017-02-08 01:00:50 EST

It even changed the build from ant to gradle
Comment 8 Susi Lehtola 2017-02-08 01:13:30 EST
I'd be willing to review any dependencies...
Comment 9 Ding-Yi Chen 2017-02-08 19:27:35 EST
(In reply to Susi Lehtola from comment #8)
> I'd be willing to review any dependencies...

Thank you, there are also several dependencies need to be upgraded.
Such as 

Comment 10 Oliver Kopp 2017-03-14 13:04:38 EDT
jgoodies update is not that easy. In Debian, upstream software had to be updated.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Emmanuel Bourg <ebourg@apache.org>
Date: 2016-12-06 9:48 GMT+01:00
Subject: Re: Freeplane and latest jgoodies-forms: strange runtime error
To: debian-java@lists.debian.org


You've been hit by a binary incompatibility between jgoodies-forms 1.6
and 1.9. The type of the Borders.DLU2 field changed from
javax.swing.Border to com.jgoodies.forms.factories.Paddings.Padding.
This modification is source compatible (Padding implements
javax.swing.Border) but not binary compatible (the JVM attempts to match
the exact signature), thus requiring the StyleEditorPanel class to be

Comment 11 Oliver Kopp 2017-03-14 13:07:20 EDT
All external libraries are listed at https://github.com/JabRef/jabref/blob/master/external-libraries.txt - required for the upcoming version 4.0 of JabRef relying on JavaFX being available.

Version 3.8.2 does not rely on JavaFX. Its external libraries are listed at https://github.com/JabRef/jabref/blob/v3.8.2/external-libraries.txt

Sure, the dependencies stated at build.gradle are the ones really used: https://github.com/JabRef/jabref/blob/v3.8.2/build.gradle#L70
Comment 12 Oliver Kopp 2017-03-14 13:09:24 EDT
For the curios persons, the status of Debian packaging is tracked at https://github.com/koppor/jabref/issues/135
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Comment 14 Christian Stadelmann 2017-08-27 12:13:34 EDT
JavaFX is packaged in Fedora now. Is there anything else preventing an update?
Comment 15 Orion Poplawski 2017-08-28 22:48:00 EDT
Lots.  First off - bug 1247399 was never resolved properly and so nothing provides:

Error: No Package found for mvn(org.openoffice:juh)
Error: No Package found for mvn(org.openoffice:jurt)
Error: No Package found for mvn(org.openoffice:ridl)
Error: No Package found for mvn(org.openoffice:unoil)

There are lots of other missing deps, starting with:

Error: No Package found for mvn(com.github.lgooddatepicker:LGoodDatePicker)
Error: No Package found for mvn(com.impossibl.pgjdbc-ng:pgjdbc-ng)
Error: No Package found for mvn(de.undercouch:citeproc-java)
Error: No Package found for mvn(net.java.dev.glazedlists:glazedlists_java15)
Error: No Package found for mvn(org.citationstyles:locales)
Error: No Package found for mvn(org.citationstyles:styles)
Error: No Package found for mvn(org.xmlunit:xmlunit-core)
Error: No Package found for mvn(org.xmlunit:xmlunit-matchers)
Comment 16 Oliver Kopp 2017-08-29 13:59:50 EDT
org.xmlunit is only required for testing. This has been fixed in the master branch, but not for the 3.8.2 release.

The other dependencies are still required.

When JabRef 4.0 is released, com.github.lgooddatepicker won't be required anymore.
Comment 17 mandian 2017-11-11 16:29:32 EST
you may find all missing SPECs for jabref 3.8.2 at my repository on github:


These SPECs are for OpenMandriva but with really few modification you may use them for Fedora too.

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