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This is a prerelease version of JabRef.

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JabRef 5.3-dev

This is a prerelease version of JabRef.

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To install JabRef, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade JabRef, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall JabRef, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade jabref -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade jabref -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure jabref installed
    name: jabref
    state: present
    version: 5.3-dev
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'jabref' do
  action    :install
  version  '5.3-dev'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: jabref,
    Version: 5.3-dev,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller jabref
   Name     = 'jabref'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '5.3-dev'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'jabref':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '5.3-dev',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install jabref version="5.3-dev" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

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See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

JabRef is a graphical Java application for editing BibTeX and Biblatex databases. JabRef lets you organize your entries into overlapping logical groups, and with a single click limit your view to a single group or an intersection or union of several groups. You can customize the entry information shown in the main window, and sort by any of the standard BibTeX fields. JabRef can autogenerate BibTeX keys for your entries. JabRef also lets you easily link to PDF or web sources for your reference entries.

JabRef can import from and export to several formats, and you can customize export filters. JabRef can be run as a command line application to convert from any import format to any export format.

#Install-VirtualPackage 'jabref.portable' 'jabref.install'

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
JabRef 5.3-dev 48 Thursday, December 24, 2020 Exempted
JabRef 5.2-dev 43 Monday, August 31, 2020 Approved
JabRef 5.1 1085 Sunday, August 30, 2020 Approved
JabRef 1275 Monday, March 23, 2020 Approved
JabRef 5.0-alpha-20190828 115 Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Approved
JabRef 4.3.1 3164 Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Approved

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