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cb2Bib v 1.5.0


The current cb2Bib version is 1.5.0. See ChangeLog File for a detailed list of changes, and see Requirements for a complete list of compilation and runtime requirements.

Binaries for several distributions can be found at the openSuse Build Repositories. Currently, they contain the packages for CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, openSuse, and xUbuntu.

Official build descriptions for Gentoo are available at

Since 2009-09-10, cb2Bib is officially packaged for the Debian distribution. The brand new cb2Bib package is currently in the unstable suite, and available at Following the rigorous Debian quality procedures, packages are migrated from the unstable to the testing suite, provided no serious bugs are found on the pre-testing period, which, usually lasts a few weeks. Then, after a long release cycle of two-three years, packages are migrated to the stable suite of the distribution.


IMPORTANT: The cb2Bib version 1.4.2 added cmake builds. On MacOSX platforms the cmake's scripts are not finished. They need more testing and, eventually, some fixes. Build configuration, compilation, installation, and default runtime settings should work smooth. Default, initial settings can easily be checked by typing cb2bib --configure fresh.conf, with fresh.conf being a non-existing file. A correct default setting must have the correct path for the several files that cb2Bib uses, such as abbreviations.txt or netqinf.txt. If you are familiar with cmake and the building process on MacOSX, please, consider submitting the changes and fixes that might be required. Thank you.

Note: The cb2Bib versions 1.2.0 and later require Qt 4.4.0 or later.

Note: Use ExifTool 7.31 or later for proper Utf8 metadata writing in PDF text strings.


License Agreement

Pere Constans, Copyright © 2004-2014.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3, as published by the Free Software Foundation. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.