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

Instuctions for Installing on Mandriva and ArchLinux

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First have a look at the general comments instructions to install bibus under linux. Here are some specific additional comments for mandriva and ArchLinux.

Bibus under Mandriva ...

I've made my best to get bibus working flawlessly in Mandriva.

Since 2007.0, 2007.1 and 2008.0, 2008.1, and normally up to the latest release, this is just a matter of urpmi bibus, either in 32 bits and 64 bits editions ... (Before 2007.1, though, using it was not possible on 64 bits edition due to openoffice not being available in this architecture).

I'm OK to provide a more detailed information if needed, but i'd like to see the command on the top page, with a pointer to another page where i would have the rights to complete the description (with troubleshootings section).

If for whatever reason, this does not work, please open a bug report at

Bibus under Arch Linux

3 Jan 2008

Modified a PKGBUILD from the Arch User Repository for Bibus 1.4 and built and installed without problems.

Had a lot of problems getting it to connect to OpenOffice until I found a post on the bibus forum about lowering the macro security level in addition to the already documented acceptance of running the macros contained in the uno connection template file:

From OpenOffice select Tools->Options->General->Security->Macros

Downgrade the security level to medium or low and then follow the connection instructions when running the bibus connection wizard (either on first run or from the help menu).

Restart OpenOffice and test the connection. Hopefully it has worked for you.

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