[OS X TeX] [ANN] BibDesk-1.1.7

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Oct 4 23:21:57 EDT 2005

The BibDesk development team is pleased to announce that BibDesk  
1.1.7 is now available at http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net/.  This  
release fixes some nasty bugs, and also adds numerous new features.   
In the event that we also added new bugs, please file a detailed  
report at <http://sourceforge.net/tracker/? 
group_id=61487&atid=497423>.  Thanks to those of you who beta tested  
our nightly builds and submitted feedback.

IMPORTANT:  You should update your external autocompletion plugin, if  
you use that feature.  Go to BibDesk's "Autocompletion" preference  
pane, choose the "External" tab, and click the "Reinstall" button (or  
follow the prompt).

Complete release notes follow, for the curious.

New Features
   *  Can now add an iTunes-style rating button to entries (see  
Defaults preference pane)
   *  Can now add Boolean checkboxes to entries (see Defaults  
preference pane)
   *  Added more export types to the File menu
   *  Can now copy a LaTeX .bbl file of the current selection
   *  Document status line background is now gray like Xcode's (Tiger  
   *  External autocomplete now completes \pageref as well as \ref  
   *  External autocomplete application list now uses a gradient  
tableview, because I think it looks cool
   *  Macros can now be autocompleted in the editor and text import  
sheet with opt-esc (10.3 and greater only)
   *  Double-clicking a publication in the Author table now opens  
that publication in an editor
   *  Autosave is now supported (see Files pref pane); this is a  
Tiger-only feature, and off by default
   *  Added a status display when using type-ahead find in the main  
pub list, so you know what it's looking for
   *  Can now set file encoding when using Open With Filter

Bugs Fixed
   *  TeX preview only cleared when visible
   *  Metadata importer now handles 'keywords' properly as a  
multivalued type
   *  Saving as RIS could cause a crash with certain entries
   *  Fix bug #1284205, macro values are now updated in the editor  
when their value is changed
   *  Improved performance of input manager
   *  Description strings in external autocompletion are now shorter
   *  Cite key insertion tries to be smarter about inserting a  
closing brace only when necessary
   *  Metadata keys now have a proper reverse-DNS naming scheme
   *  Use file path as a fallback if the alias in a metadata cache  
file is bogus
   *  Fixed crasher when writing out metadata when saving a new  
document for the first time
   *  Only save metadata when the parent file has a filename
   *  Images displayed in the table and editor are higher quality
   *  Use correct icon image when dragging a URL
   *  Make sure that a copy/paste from the PDFViews will use the data  
as selected, which may not be what's currently displayed
   *  Opening files should be more efficient
   *  Complex string performance improved
   *  Custom character conversion is now usable for more characters
   *  Fixed a plist bug that caused some problems with showing  
metadata in the Finder
   *  Full list of \label items can be displayed when using external  
autocomplete for \ref commands
   *  Ensure that documents are marked dirty properly after saving  
while editing annote/abstract/rss and then continuing to edit
   *  HTML was being converted only in URL fields when importing RIS,  
due to an inverted test
   *  HTML conversion is no longer applied to any of the RIS URL  
fields (as defined by the RIS spec)
   *  Improved help on autocomplete
   *  Hacked around a problem that prevented TeXShop's OgreKit regex  
search from working if our input manager was installed  
(internationalized versions of TeXShop only)
   *  Recent items list in the editor now draws files from the Apple  
menu recent items, since Preview's recent items menu doesn't get  
written to preferences until it quits
   *  Dragging BibTeX/RIS into an editor from other applications  
should work again
   *  @comment blocks in BibTeX files are now preserved
   *  Documents opened with temporary cite keys are now marked dirty  
as appropriate
   *  Fixed exception when generating cite keys in a document sorted/ 
searched by cite key
   *  -[BibItem hash] is now correct (safer) for a mutable object,  
since it's added to hashing collections
   *  Fix bug #1299305, don't cascade editor windows unless you have  
more than one editor open
   *  Fixed a bug that prevented removing the selected field in an  
   *  Undoing the removal of a non-empty field now restores the value  
as well, rather than annihilating it
   *  Fixed an exception that could be triggered through undo/redo of  
field removal
   *  Dragging a large number of items from Reference Miner caused  
BibDesk's memory usage to go through the roof; this has been fixed
   *  Disabled plugin loading for all WebViews, since Adobe's PDF  
viewing plugin apparently causes crashes
   *  Type-ahead find now uses title as well as authors for  
searching, and doesn't flash randomly all over the place
   *  Type-ahead cache is now rebuilt only when the table is  
reloaded, rather than at every keystroke
   *  Made some warning dialogs in the editor less ambiguous (hopefully)
   *  Fix bug #1307284, deleting all authors from an item would  
prevent proper display update
   *  Cleaned up the versioning madness in the Info.plist, so it  
conforms with Apple's current guidelines (mostly)
   *  Fixed bug that prevented the document from being updated  
properly when using Open With Filter

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