[OS X TeX] [ANN] BibDesk-1.3.6

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Thu Jun 21 23:50:54 EDT 2007

Greetings, earthlings, and whoever else reads these mailing lists.

The BibDesk development team is pleased to announce that BibDesk 1.3.6  
is now available for download at http://bibdesk.sourceforge.net.  This  
release sports some minor new features, but numerous bugs have been  
fixed since the release of 1.3.5.  Hence, users should probably  
upgrade soon, since this version is definitely worth every penny of  
the upgrade fee.

Many thanks to those of you who submitted bug or exception reports.  A  
couple of users were kind enough to provide their bib files as well,  
which enabled us to fix a couple of bugs.  Please continue to file bug  
reports via the site linked from BibDesk's Help menu, including steps  
to reproduce the problem.

For those of you who are dying to see if your pet bug has been fixed  
or feature has been added, more-or-less complete release notes are  
provided for your disappointment...or possibly extreme happiness.

Changes since 1.3.5

+++ New Features +++

   *  MODS parsing is now supported (limited translation via Library  
of Congress' MODS-MARC XSLT)
   *  Keys in citation fields are now clickable links in the detail  
   *  Can copy text from Skim notes outline view
   *  Windows now have a publication and author property in  
AppleScript, so you can reliably get a reference to a publication from  
an editor window
   *  Improved EndNote XML export (RFE #1722003)
   *  Skim notes are now supported in templates
   *  Standard error (console) output will now be included with  
exception reports

+++ Bugs Fixed +++

   *  Linked files are always opened using the viewer set in prefs  
(bug #1719152)
   *  When using the file viewer set in prefs, path extension  
comparisons are done case-insensitively
   *  Fixed a potential race condition in the exception viewer
   *  Moved extended attribute-based encoding check so it occurs  
before parsing a file (bug #172276)
   *  Path to LyX pipe is now found by searching for the application  
support folder with the newest version number, or a default location
   *  Menu item titles for Skim notes now mention Skim
   *  Error message when a shell task fails now includes more  
   *  We now check for network availability using SystemConfiguration  
instead of CFNetDiagnostics, since  
CFNetDiagnosticCopyNetworkStatusPassively lies about modem connection  
   *  Exceptions while launching atos are now caught (just in case)
   *  Attempted to fix an unreproducible exception when copy/pasting  
from a PDF view
   *  Fixed document copying from the context menu of PDF views, which  
always provided the page instead
   *  Re-enabled multiple threads in BDSKAsynchronousDOServer's  
NSConnection, which should fix an exception reported when enabling  
Bonjour sharing (added comment so I don't accidentally break that again)
   *  Publications are once again selected correctly after leaving the  
File Content search (this broke in the recent search revision)
   *  Fixed another valueOfMacro: exception/crash (only occurred if  
you used an @string definition in an author name)
   *  Fixed Apple bug in scripting of colors
   *  File Matcher no longer allows adding directories via drag-and-drop
   *  Fixed a crash in the File Matcher
   *  Some UI code is accessed later in the application's launch cycle  
for greater safety
   *  Avoid losing row selection when removing table columns
   *  Don't clear the document's searchfield when using Find & Replace  
(bug #1737534)
   *  Relative paths now sort correctly in the main table
   *  MARC parser now allows numbers in the encoding field of the  
leader (which is invalid MARC, bug #1738597)

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