I have used JabRef 4.3.1 for some time now and really appreciate the programme. It feels just slightly laggy sometimes (with undoing changes e.g.) and not particularly shiny so I had a look at the 5.0 master and this seems so much smoother and better. Congratulations for this!
My question is: Is the current master fit for regular work? I have followed Github some time so I know there are of course some bugs and not every feature is implemented. But I can expect the master to work more or less without crashes and data losses (no guarantee needed)? In case I’m going for it: Should I update the master every week or so or what is a reasonable approach?
the current master should be relatively stable. We are planning to release a beta in a couple of days probably and the stable version when all major issues are fixed.
The master get’s updated whenver a new commit is made. Some are bug fixes, others are soley updating libraries or fixes in our build system. So there is no real rule on how often you should update.
Note that the version 5 has some changes, the markings are transformed to a group. So this might be an incompatible change to the 4.x version.
As stated in our licence, we don’t give any warranties, so we cannot guarantee any losses.
Thank you, I appreciate your reply! I’ll give the beta a go then and look forward to it.