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October 2009 : a new release (bibus 1.5.0)

  • OOo3.1 compatibility
  • Infinite number of file/http links
  • Clever capitalization (lord of war => Lord of War ...)
  • Better handling of journal abbreviations
  • Import/Export filters can be added easily (plugin)
  • journal abbreviations and shortcuts can be easily edited (simple csv file that can be edited in OOo/excel or a text editor)
  • Lot of bug fixes
  • Requires python2.5 (not a problem anymore under Windows since OOo3.1 includes 2.6)
  • Requires wxpython-2.8

If you have problems of connection between Bibus and OOo

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Here are some points you should check if you have problems of connection between oOo and bibus

  1. Under linux, check that you have installed the OOo from your distro, not the one from openoffice.org otherwise there may a mismatch between the py.uno library and your python version.
  2. The oOo installation path is specified in a configuration file. You should check it is correct (under Linux, if you have several versions, you should specified the path of your distro version)
    • Windows XP or Vista: (the oOo path change when upgrading oOo from 2.0 to 2.1, from 2.1 to 2.2...)
      • file location: c:\program files\bibus\bibus.cfg
      • oOo default path: oopath=C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.*\program
    • Ubuntu:
      • file location: /usr/share/bibus/bibus.cfg
      • oOo default path: oopath = /usr/lib/openoffice/program
    • Debian
      • file location: /usr/share/bibus/bibus.cfg
      • /usr/lib/openoffice/program
    • Fedora:
      • file location: your installation path (/usr/local/bibus/bibus.cfg ?)
      • oOo default path: /usr/lib/openoffice.org/program
    • Mandriva:
      • file location: your installation path (/usr/share/bibus/bibus.cfg)
      • OOo default path: /opt/openoffice.org3/program/
    • Suse:
      • file location: your installation path (/usr/local/bibus/bibus.cfg or /usr/local/share/bibus/bibus.cfg)
      • oOo default path: /usr/lib/ooo-2.0/program or /usr/lib64/ooo-2.0/program (opensuse 10.3)
    • openSuSE 11.0:
      • You may also need to correct the environment variables LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PYTHONPATH in /usr/local/share/bibus/Setup/bibus.sh if you use that as the mechanism to start bibus.
  3. Under Linux, make sure python-uno is installed
    • Debian/Ubuntu
      • sudo apt-get install python-uno
  4. Try again the First connection wizard
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