Re: Seeking Sponsor for Bibview
On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 07:43:17AM +0100, Geert Stappers wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2003 at 08:07:28PM -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm looking for a sponsor for bibview, which I'm looking to adopt.
> > I've got a package ready at
> > http://www.tufts.edu/~dnusin01/bibview/bibview.html. It's mainly
> > cleanup and miscellaneous Q&A work, so the changes aren't too drastic.
Sorry. I've never gone through -mentors before to get a sponsor. Thanks
for the link. The short and long descriptions of the package can be had
by typing "apt-cache show bibview" in to your nearest Debian terminal.
As for the license it is as follows:
Copyright 1992 Technische Universitaet Muenchen
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software
and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee,
provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and
that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear
in supporting documentation. The authors make no representations
about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is
provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.
THE AUTHORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE,
INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, IN
NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS
OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE
OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.
> What is/does bibview ? Should I been interressed ?
If you want to try bibview for yourself, it's already in the archive,
I'm merely adopting it. It's an old X11 application that's sturdy, but
orphaned upstream. It is basically a GUI frontend for setting up BibTeX
databases, so you don't have to type the whole thing in by hand.
Whether or not that interests you depends wholly on your needs. As it
is, Free programs for this are somewhat difficult to come by, so I feel
that bibview fills a need right now, although ideally it should be
updated to a more modern toolkit and given extra features such as
Endnote compatibility and an OO.org interface, but those things are a
long way away right now.
> > Please reply to me, as I'm not subscribed to this list. Thanks.
> And I was too busy to visit your URL on bibview.
There's not much there. It's just links to the package and other
materials. I'm not going to put up a page describing it, as it's not my
program, especially since it's already in the archive. Unfortunately,
there's no upstream URL for the program that I can point you to either,
so in all honesty your best bet is to simply download it (it's tiny!)
and try it out yourself if you're curious.
- David Nusinow