JabFox don´t work whith Firefox 57

(Anselmo Lucio) #1

JabFox is incompatible with the new Firefox Quantum. Will there be a JabFox update for this browser? Thank you very much.


(Tobias Diez) #2

I’m working on a new version (https://github.com/JabRef/JabFox/pull/41 and https://github.com/JabRef/jabref/pull/3246) but it is not yet working. A complete rewrite of the old add-on was necessary and thus it is a lot of work.

For the moment you are advised to keep using Firefox 56 and Zotero 4.

(Anselmo Lucio) #3

Ok! Thanks Tobias, you are doing a great mission for all us. Congrats.


(Bernhard Kleine) #4

The new version will very welcome. There is hopefully support for newer zotero versions, too.


Firefox 57 seems to break a lot of extensions.

I just went back to Firefox52 ESR, which receives all security updates, so should be a safer way to run Firefox pre-57 than not updating.

(Bernhard Kleine) #6

If you have zotero (here version 5) working in the background from firefox (the newest version) you can save to zotero and import the zotero bibtex export into jabref. A little work than jabfox but working quite nicely.

(Anselmo Lucio) #7

Thanks, Bernhard! Yes I have Zotero and I will try it. Regards,


(kaktux) #8

is there already a version for Firefox? (Using FF64 und Ubuntu/Linux)?

At least when i browse to the firefox addon page it says “This addon is not available for your platform”.

(Tobias Diez) #9

Linux is currently not supported, but we are working on it.

(kaktux) #10

thx for the info. I’ll keep an eye on that and delay my switch from zotero until this works. This is in no way meant to pressure you guys :wink: Take your time. I’ll have to play around a bit anyway since i want to try to use jabref with others by running a postgresql on a nas (via debian virtual machine) while also storing the files on the nas in a structure that is mimiced by jabref (topic, subtopic… -> containing articles).
But for adding new articles i think browser addons relaying the info to jabref is the way to go - as most people i know search their readings in the browser anyway.