[OS X TeX] Weird BibDesk problem

Adam Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Thu Feb 9 14:25:24 EST 2006

On Thursday, February 09, 2006, at 10:44AM, Vinayak Vatsal <vatsal at math.ubc.ca> wrote:

>On 9-Feb-06, at 10:08 AM, Adam Maxwell wrote:
>> On Thursday, February 09, 2006, at 09:53AM, Vinayak Vatsal  
>> <vatsal at math.ubc.ca> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I can't seem to be able to automatically add publications from
>>> MathSciNet BibTeX source -- I get an error saying "type 1 not
>>> supported" if I try to paste, while drag and drop is completely
>>> rejected. If i make a new publication from the pasteboard, it seems
>>> that BibDesk can't parse the source to generate the entry, and I have
>>> to do it manually.
>>> Any idea why this might be?
>> Yes, this is a bug present in 1.2.2.  Please download the latest  
>> nightly build from http://bibdesk.demokratia.org/beta, which fixes  
>> this and other critical bugs.  We need to do a new release asap,  
>> but there is a 10.3.9-only crash that I haven't had time to  
>> investigate.
>I just tried that, but the bug persists. I presently have v 1.2.2  
>(version 229) , dated 20060208 -- is that the most recent build?

Yes, that's the most recent.  Looks like the regex we use to sniff text content to see if it's BibTeX doesn't allow the whitespace you have in the first line:

"@article {citekey, " needs to be "@article{citekey," to be recognized (notice the space before the { and after the comma).  Since our parser allows the whitespace, I'll see about fixing this.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

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