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JabRef 5.3

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

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Please see the organizational deployment guide

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  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade jabref -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.3'" [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="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'5.3'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install jabref
    name: jabref
    version: '5.3'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'jabref' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '5.3'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller jabref
    Name     = "jabref"
    Version  = "5.3"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'jabref':
  ensure   => '5.3',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

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  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

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

This package was approved as a trusted package on 05 Jul 2021.


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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JabRef 5.5 1703 Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Approved
JabRef 5.5-dev 42 Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Exempted
JabRef 5.4 613 Monday, December 27, 2021 Approved
JabRef 5.4-dev 75 Saturday, July 17, 2021 Exempted
JabRef 5.3 1502 Monday, July 5, 2021 Approved
JabRef 5.3-dev 113 Thursday, December 24, 2020 Exempted
JabRef 5.2 1642 Thursday, December 24, 2020 Approved
JabRef 5.2-dev 121 Monday, August 31, 2020 Approved
JabRef 5.1 1138 Sunday, August 30, 2020 Approved
JabRef 1339 Monday, March 23, 2020 Approved
JabRef 5.0-alpha-20190828 176 Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Approved
JabRef 4.3.1 3246 Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Approved
JabRef 4.3 301 Monday, June 4, 2018 Approved
JabRef 4.2 582 Thursday, April 26, 2018 Approved
JabRef 4.1 980 Sunday, December 31, 2017 Approved
JabRef 4.0 938 Thursday, October 5, 2017 Approved
JabRef 3.8.2 1892 Monday, February 6, 2017 Approved
JabRef 3.8.1 590 Sunday, January 15, 2017 Approved
JabRef 3.6 1503 Monday, August 29, 2016 Approved
JabRef 3.5 577 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Approved
JabRef 3.4 409 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Approved
JabRef 3.3 367 Sunday, July 31, 2016 Approved
JabRef 3.2 586 Saturday, February 20, 2016 Approved
JabRef bibliography reference manager 2.10.0 758 Saturday, November 15, 2014 Approved
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