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  •  05 Nov 2007 14:31
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    Release Notes: The PHP Web interface supports live links for keywords, authors, and periodicals which are displayed as "tag clouds". Automatic format detection from local files is done, and has a type-sensitive form for editing data. RefDB implements all SRU operations (explain, searchRetrieve, scan) with MODS output, and conforms to CQL Level 2. Namespaced XML output allows processing of schema-based TEI P5 and DocBook V.5.0 documents. Raw bibliographies were added. Searching for and styling of less-common fields was improved.

    •  15 Jan 2007 14:21
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      Release Notes: A problem was fixed with the addref/updateref command, which would occasionally report an error although the command in fact succeeded. A possible segfault in the checkref command was fixed too. Bibliographies now accept references without any titles.

      •  13 Dec 2006 07:04
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        Release Notes: The new checkref command provides an analysis of new data and allows you to identify duplicate references as well as spelling variants or synonyms of keywords, author names, and periodicals. Each user can now create an unlimited number of personal reference lists. Support for citation-key based citation styles was added. RefDB can now color and size keywords, periodicals, and author names in the (X)HTML output according to their frequency (similar to tag clouds). A new maintenance mode of refdbd now simplifies upgrading RefDB. All get* commands support a limit:offset syntax.

        •  28 Jun 2006 21:06
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          Release Notes: This release adds a script for the initial setup of a RefDB installation. There are numerous fixes in the bibliography support, the data import and export, and the character encoding support, as well as several other assorted bugfixes.

          •  16 Nov 2005 11:45
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            Release Notes: The client-server protocol was rewritten to improve error reporting and recovery. The server now supports sqlite3 as a database engine, support for MySQL 4.0 and later was improved, and support for character encodings was enhanced. References can now contain multiple links to URLs, and extended notes can be marked public or private. Bibliographies can now render titles in place of missing authors. All manuals and DTD descriptions are now shipped with the sources. An interactive tool to create bibliography styles and two scripts to backup and restore databases were added.

            •  15 Dec 2004 13:53
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              Release Notes: The bibliography formatting capabilities were overhauled thoroughly. Support was added for YMD style dates and titles formatted with initial caps. Bibliography styles now allow you to specify indenting and font sizes. The bibliography tool now reports a list of the IDs or citation keys of missing works. The query language was extended with a ":TA:" pseudo target which searches in the titles in all bibliographic levels. The configuration of the XML toolchain is now simpler, as it supports XML catalogs. A serious bug in the refdbxp tool was fixed.

              •  18 Feb 2004 21:52
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                Release Notes: Extended notes can be linked to any number of references, keywords, author or periodical names. References can be retrieved by their attached notes and vice versa. The application server now performs character encoding conversions for data import and export. The query language now offers a choice between literal matches and regexp matches for string comparisons.

                •  19 Aug 2003 09:14
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                  Release Notes: Import and export of a RIS-compatible XML file format was added. Handling of citation keys was improved. Processing XML documents no longer requires Jade. A manual keyword scan was added. Several bugs in the bibliography code and a bunch of platform issues on OSX were fixed. A new Perl module to write custom clients was added.

                  •  03 Mar 2003 22:10
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                    Release Notes: This version supports a zero-administration embedded SQL engine with a platform-independent file format as an alternative to MySQL or PostgreSQL. The MARC and Pubmed import filters were improved, the installation was further simplified, and the Makefile-based document management was further enhanced. A boatload of bugs was fixed. A "refdb-starterkit" containing the RefDB sources as well as the sources of all required libraries and Perl modules is available too.

                    •  05 Dec 2002 21:50
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                      Release Notes: This release fixes a couple of bugs related to XML bibliographies and to Postgres support, and it removes some incompatibilities with Solaris. A new Makefile generator creates customized Makefiles for new documents and allows to process your documents (e.g. "make pdf" to create a PDF version). A new Perl script allows the import of Pubmed XML data. There is also a new beginner's tutorial with a boatload of examples of how to search, add references, and create bibliographies.

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