Installing Jabref

Jabref is an application to manage bibliography. It’s installation is pretty simple. Running the following command in Ubuntu 14.04 installs version 2.8 of Jabref while the latest one is 3.6.

sudo apt-get install jabref

The latest version can be obtained from here. You need Java version 1.6 or newer. On obtaining the jar file, you have to run it using the command:

java -jar JabRef_3.6.jar

Next to add launcher in the Start menu, follow these steps:

  1. cd ~/.local/share/applications/
  2. vim JabRef.desktop
  3. Make your file look like:
[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Terminal=false
Icon=/path/to/Jabref/icon/file
Exec=java -jar /path/to/Jabref/jar/file/JabRef_3.6.jar
Name=Jabref

The logo can be obtained from here. Save and exit. You have it in your launcher. Create your database and enjoy!

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