[OS X TeX] [ANN] BibDesk-1.2.0

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Thu Dec 8 22:39:34 EST 2005

The BibDesk development team is pleased to announce that BibDesk  
1.2.0 is now available for download.  We've added some great new  
features (smart groups!) and enhanced some older features, as well as  
fixing a couple of bugs that cropped up in previous version.  Well,  
maybe more than a couple of bugs.  Many thanks to those of you who  
have tested our nightly builds and provided feedback and bug reports  
on the new features!

If you are interested in helping localize BibDesk, want to help with  
documentation, or have ideas for new code, please e-mail the  
developers at <bibdesk-develop at lists.sourceforge.net>.  If you find a  
bug in BibDesk, please submit a report at <http://sourceforge.net/ 

Complete release notes follow for those of you with too much time on  
your hands.

Changes since 1.1.9

*** IMPORTANT ***  Mac OS X 10.3.9 or greater is now required in  
order to use BibDesk.

New Features
   *  Groups are now compared case-insensitively
   *  Status views now use nice gradients
   *  Arrow keys can be used to switch between group and publication  
   *  File content search view now fades in and out using  
   *  Authors (as groups) are matched using some fuzzy heuristics
   *  Can now add custom table header images and titles (see online  
   *  Converted some windows in preferences to sheets
   *  Smart groups with editable conditions (saved in @comment field  
of BibTeX file)
   *  Added format specifier %p and %P for author-or-editor (used for  
autofile/citekey generation)
   *  Multiple selection of groups is now allowed
   *  Lots of 10.2-specific code was removed
   *  Attributed (syntax-colored) strings used for format string  
   *  Table columns are now subsorted using the previous sort criteria
   *  Some Address Book integration added for author view (picures  
displayed, vCards can be dragged)
   *  Can now drag files from Local/Remote Url buttons in editor
   *  Ratings can now be edited using the keyboard
   *  Dragging file icons from the document now works with multiple  
   *  Advanced find panel can now add a field to specified entries
   *  Advanced find now maintains a history of search/replace strings
   *  Editing a static group name will now change the group value for  
all the items in that group
   *  Author names in the author view are now editable, so you can  
normalize your author names easily
   *  AutoFile now treats an empty papers folder as the document's  
containing folder
   *  Multiple files can now be dragged from the main publications  
list to the Finder or another application
   *  Added menu item to select All Publications group at any time

Bugs Fixed
   *  Removed "read" property in AppleScript as it interferes with  
the standard additions
   *  Split view sizes are now saved when you double-click the  
divider to resize
   *  File content search will now properly maintain the selection  
when returning to the regular publication list view
   *  Editor status bar is displayed at the bottom of the window
   *  Fix bug #1345215, import from pasteboard broken
   *  Fixed some return values
   *  Users can now override the "Date" field if they set it explicitly
   *  Lowercase option for Local-Urls now works again
   *  Tab key loop is now fixed in document window
   *  Url field is no longer filled in with Finder metadata on 10.4
   *  File content search is canceled when changing the search key
   *  Fix bug # 1346271. Make textcells in main table transparent so  
the alternating row background shows in Panther and earlier.
   *  Fixed tab key loop in editor window
   *  Action menu buttons now show focus ring when they are first  
   *  "Clipboard" is now used instead of "Pasteboard"
   *  Fixed Panther-only crash when reopening a file
   *  Fixed history for "Open Using Filter" command; a user reported  
2.5 million entries, which slowed things down considerably
   *  Fixed bug in searching; only "All Fields" worked correctly
   *  Combo boxes now use autocompletion
   *  Field names now disallow strings with uppercase letters in the  
middle of the string
   *  Preset cite key format uses unique instead of random letters
   *  "All Publications" group icon looks better
   *  SIGPIPE signals are ignored; this caused a crash if you used  
"Open Using Filter" with a nonexistent command
   *  If "Open Using Filter" fails, an error message is shown instead  
of an unsaved, empty document
   *  More default fields added to combo boxes for search/columns
   *  Copy/Paste/Duplicate when a group is selected does nothing
   *  Changed some critical alerts to standard warnings; use a sheet  
instead of a modal panel to warn of duplicate cite keys
   *  Ogonek accent \k added to accent conversion list
   *  Fixed crasher that occurred under certain conditions when  
   *  Latest ILCrashReporter used
   *  Fix bug #1344720 (or at least make it less annoying) by only  
sending the search string to Preview for "All Fields" or "Keywords"  
searches, since Title, Author etc. will be obvious
   *  Rating and Boolean fields are on the same line in the editor  
when possible
   *  RIS L1 field is now translated to Local-Url
   *  Aliases are now resolved in Local-Urls
   *  Copied items are now provided lazily, so copying should be faster
   *  Undo past last save warning uses Yes/No instead of OK/Cancel
   *  Fixed crasher caused by pasteboard retaining the document after  
its window was closed; subsequent notifications ended up using  
garbage pointers
   *  Fix bug # 1362843. Swapped boolean and rating fields when  
setting them as generic fields
   *  Viewing PDF files as text in editor should be more reliable;  
file names are now quoted and escaped before passing them to the shell
   *  View PDF as text in editor is no longer editable, and the Find  
panel is enabled
   *  Change linked crossref fields when a cite key changes
   *  Fix bug #1365748, typeahead find doesn't scroll to the selected  
   *  Fix bug #1366389 by renaming the "clear" menu item and adding a  
   *  Fix bug #1359373, local-url format preference doesn't stick
   *  Optional warn-on-delete sheet added
   *  Fixed preferences keyview loops
   *  AppleScript scripting definitions rewritten; silences console  
   *  Fixed webview selection bug in text import sheet
   *  Allow pasting in text import table view
   *  Action menus may show up quicker
   *  Ensure that the background image doesn't get too big when dragging
   *  A group can now be dropped on a group in another document
   *  Different background images used for dragging PDF, RTF, and LaTeX
   *  Release top-level objects in nibs
   *  Tooltips added to advanced Find/Replace panel
   *  Added Deselect All item to main menu
   *  Sort field names in quicksearch menu alphabetically
   *  Fixed memory leaks in Spotlight importers
   *  Spotlight importer is now smarter at guessing the text encoding  
for BibTeX files
   *  Fixed some Info.plist keys so the Spotlight importer reads  
BibTeX files properly
   *  AutoFile open panel runs as a sheet instead of a modal panel
   *  Respect # separators when autocompleting macros in the editor(s)
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