We will, however, be discontinuing the full-featured Zotero for Firefoxsooner — as early as January 2017 — due to the Firefox e10s(multiprocess) migration.
What's the status of a connector extension for the Microsoft Edge browser?
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Sorry, after a reboot everything worked.
Or maybe it's already known that we will be able to smoothly go from a beta to release version of 5.0 without loosing the data?
I thought I would ask before I report an issue with the App Tab mode (Zotero doesn't start up in App Tab even with this mode turned on).
@Dan%20Stillman wrote in october: I don't know if the ETA (January 2017) is still the good one, but you've the general idea: separate tab/ app tab mode is going to be removed as it makes sense only with Firefox. Zotero will be standalone-only, with connectors to make it work with the different browsers.
When I try to update a citation already existing that has a page number, the update dialog does not have the page number information, unless it is rewritten, it is loss.
Steps to repro:
1) Using word for mac 2011 and 2016, insert a citation with author and page number.
2) Click the citation in Word and select option to edit citation
3) in the Zotero dialog (using the view that show the library) notice the missing page number in the text box and check the checkbox to remove author and click ok
Result: the author and page number are removed
The page number is show in the dialog and kept in the citation when Ok is clicked
Also, I am unable to do a "@yourname" for "Dan Stillman". All the combinations I have tried lead to broken or wrong reference.
As we previously promised for January 2017, the two separate versions of Zotero, Zotero for Firefox and Zotero Standalone, have been replaced by a single standalone application ("Zotero"). Zotero for Firefox has been replaced by the Zotero Connector for Firefox, a lightweight extension, similar to those available for Chrome and Safari, that lets you save to Zotero or zotero.org in a single click. The Zotero Connector for Firefox uses Mozilla's new WebExtension architecture, so unlike Zotero for Firefox it's compatible with Multiprocess Firefox (a.k.a. e10s/Electrolysis) and will continue to work as Mozilla discontinues legacy extensions, planned for later this year.
Along with this change, all of the Zotero Connectors have been greatly improved to offer most of the browsing-related functionality previously available only in Zotero for Firefox: proxy support, CSL style installation, RIS/BibTeX interception, improved attachment saving. (These changes, and others, are available now in the new Zotero Connector for Firefox, and we'll be rolling out new versions for Chrome and Safari in the next few days.)
Other changes in the latest 5.0 beta include an updated note editor (TinyMCE 4, including search/replace support), direct style installation from the preferences, immediate push-based sync triggering on remote changes, and lots of other smaller stuff.
The current Standalone beta will auto-update to the new version, and Zotero for Firefox will auto-update to the Zotero Connector for Firefox. If you're using Firefox and don't yet have Standalone, you should install the standalone 5.0 Beta to access your local library after the upgrade.
Zotero 5.0 Beta builds:
Zotero Connector builds:
- Linux 64-bit
- Linux 32-bit
In the next few days, we'll be putting up a blog post for non-beta users with more details on the transition to a single version.
- Chrome, Safari: will auto-update soon
Thanks to everyone who's been helping to test 5.0!
1. What is your advise for trying the beta while still using 4.0.29? Can the new Standalone beta co-exist with the stable version? Can they (and should they) point to the same dbase? Maybe create a temp login at zotero.org and use the beta with that (but on the same computer and login)?
2. Can you give an ETA for the full public release of 5.0?
I use Zotero every day at home and at work, and love it. I have not participated in beta testing to avoid any serious disruption to what I do with Zotero daily. It's great to know your experience with 5.0 betas has been so positive. Kudos to the Zotero team!
@adamsmith So, how are folks testing? On a second computer? Or, same computer but separate login? I am on Windows 10.
I am not afraid of change, and am very much looking forward to 5.0 but, as I am finishing my PhD in February/March, my inner "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mentality suggests that I should wait to upgrade until after submission. Just so as to not expose myself to the 1 in a million chance that something goes terribly wrong.