I was running Jabref in a linux laptop that was running Pop! 20.10, but that system got corrupted and I had to wipe it and start fresh with Pop 21.04. I again installed Jabref and tried to “open” one of the xml libraries and Jabref only “saw” three of the smaller libraries, not the largest and main library??
I thought that the system Backup didn’t move the library over to the new system, but it did, I can see it in the file manager, but Jabref isn’t listing it to open??
I want the main library up front in the Jabref window, so I didn’t try to open any of the others. The only operator error that I can think of was that I “restored” two files “.org.jabref.-gui.JabrefMain” and “.org.jabref.JabRefMain” BEFORE I did the first install of Jabref 5.2, but after I “uninstalled” Jabref I couldn’t get the computer search function to find those files.
I then did another fresh install of Jabref 5.2 from the Pop!_shop application, which I guess they use “flatpak” or “flathub” to install it, and I again tried to use the “open” function, but the largest library still isn’t listed???
Anything else to try?? It doesn’t seem like the Backup app backed up applications from the previous system . . . so I can’t just bring that old app back.
I am now recalling that I did have some problems with Jabref when I first installed it in the older Pop! system and possibly ???Chris Siedlerchr??? provided me with some Beta option that did in fact work quite well . . . and that might have been either focal or groovy based Pop! and now the machine is up to “hirsute” . . . would “hirsute” be messing with Jabref 5.2 standard edition or any other thoughts on why the main database isn’t even listed as an option, but it finds the other three???