Jabref with Fedora 27

(Laura P) #1

I am trying to use Jabref 4.1 under fedora 27. I downloaded and I am using the jar file. However when launching it I get the frame of the Jabref window completely empty (no buttons, menus, nothing).
In the command line I get:
“[AWT-EventQueue-0] WARN org.jabref.JabRefGUI - There seem to be problems with OpenJDK and the default GTK Look&Feel. Using Metal L&F instead. Change to another L&F with caution.
File: grouptree.fxml not found, attempting with camel case
File: grouptree.css not found, attempting with camel case”
The same while using the development snapshot.

As far as I understand this should be a solved issue in version 4.x. So I am probably doing something wrong. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



(Christoph) #2


could you please verify that you are using the latest java 8 version? ( I think the most current is 8u161))
Run java -version in the terminal to display the version

(Laura P) #3

This is the output of the command java -version:

openjdk version “1.8.0_161”
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_161-b14)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.161-b14, mixed mode)

What is strange is that it was working up to a certain point, but I can not remember exactly what happened when it stopped working.



(Tobias Diez) #4

It looks like you have selected a look and feel that does not work on your system. You may try to reset the preferences using java -jar JabRef.jar -d all from the terminal.

(Laura P) #5

It did not work. Also I do not recall changing the look and feel from jabref settings.
I also deleted the .java folder in my home directory, but it did not change the outcome. Any other place where I could find (and delete) settings?
Thanks a lot

(Tobias Diez) #6

Ok, that is strange. To be honest, I’ve no clue about the source of the issue you experience. I guess that your java installation got corrupt or misconfigured. Do other java-based application work as expected?

You may also try out the build from https://builds.jabref.org/maintable-beta, which is a complete rewrite of the main user interface using modern technologies. Maybe this version works for you. But be warned that this build is in an early development stage and may still have some rough edges (see https://github.com/JabRef/jabref/pull/3621 for an overview of known bugs).

(Laura P) #7

The other java applications do not seem to have big problems. I will try also to reinstall java and to build the new version.
Thanks a lot