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For changes in Zotero 3.0 releases, see the 3.0 changelog.

Changes in 2.1.10 (September 4, 2011)

  • Fixed Word for Windows integration, broken in 2.1.9

Changes in 2.1.9 (September 3, 2011)

Functionality changed or added

  • Allow “Create Parent Item from Selected Item” for PDFs
  • Detect all issues in database integrity check that DB Repair Tool fixes
  • Added ISI to automatically imported file types

Bugs fixed

  • Fixed opening of Zotero 3.0 databases
  • Sync fixes
    • Fixed random sync errors with large transfers
    • Fixed at least one cause of “'[num]' is not a valid field for type [num]” sync error
    • Skip and log too-long filenames on Linux (mostly advertising files)
    • Fixed “Zotero.Libraries.getGroupIDFromLibraryID” is not a function error
  • Don't auto-associate proxy domains if an HTTP error code is received
  • Fixed saving authors from COinS
  • Notes were copied as raw HTML if more than one empty paragraph
  • Fixed some UI issues in preferences
  • Don't allow unreasonable window positions for word processor integration dialogs
  • Fixed NS_ERROR_MALFORMED_URI saving from some sites via proxy
  • Fixed Zotero startup breakage in Firefox nightlies
  • Fixed snapshot saving of application/xhtml+xml
  • Fixed Author misordering in COinS when rft.au and rft.aulast combine
  • Miscellaneous other fixes

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Translator architecture changes (details)
  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.202
  • Merge XPath utilities, Z/ZU shortcuts, and DOMParser fix
  • Deprecated Zotero.JSON

Changes in 2.1.8 (June 14, 2011)

Bugs fixed

  • Fixed cases of unending sync icon spinning
  • Allow CSL 1.0 dependent styles to reference CSL 0.8 parents, and vice versa
  • Parse mm/yyyy properly on non-US systems
  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.195
  • Fixed gradients in collection/item lists on OS X

Changes in 2.1.7 (June 3, 2011)

Functionality changed or added

  • Firefox 5 compatibility
  • Switched code license from GPLv3 to Affero GPL
  • Clicking the Toggle Tab Mode button when the Zotero tab is the only tab open will now open the home page
  • Changed creator format in BibTeX export, per http://forums.zotero.org/discussion/17911

Bugs fixed

  • Fixed “win.ZoteroPane.document is undefined” when Zotero was set to start in tab mode and the Zotero tab had not yet been selected
  • Fixed installation of dependent styles from the new Zotero styles page
  • Miscellaneous bibliographic output and word processor integration fixes
    • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.176
  • Sync issues
    • Don't re-upload all downloaded data after a failed initial upload
    • On sync conflicts, display only one alert about auto-merged objects per object type, and log the rest to the Error Console
    • Prevent a couple cases of erroneous full syncs due to deleted local items
    • Fixed occasional “DAV:href '/zotero' does not begin with path '/zotero/'” error on opening Zotero pane with WebDAV syncing enabled
    • Fixed potential WebDAV error on Restore to Zotero Server even if WebDAV wasn't selected
  • Fixed (cosmetic) duplication of standalone items in UI after dragging to another item below it in the items list
  • Fixed excessive database activity when dragging a child note to another parent
  • Fixed various platform-specific toolbar and add-on bar UI issues
  • Fixed white bar above add-on bar on Windows if Zotero was started maximized
  • Dragged notes containing empty paragraphs were copied as HTML markup
  • A custom style with invalid XML would prevent all installed styles from loading
  • Fixed selection of single top-level item after site translation
  • Show proper file-access-denied message on Windows
  • Fixed XML parsing errors on some imported notes in generated reports
  • Strip tabs from filenames
  • Don't attempt to run regular expressions on very long URIs to fix incompatibility with Update Scanner add-on

Changes in 2.1.6 (April 14, 2011)

Functionality changed or added

  • Show progress bar over Zotero pane while saving items to prevent interruption
  • Embed COinS in HTML bibliographies

Bugs fixed

  • Sync conflict resolution
    • Fixed erroneous conflicts due to encoded XML entities
    • Fixed erroneous file sync conflicts
  • Fixed 'Error in getField: term “[n]” does not exist' word processor plugin error
  • Miscellaneous bibliographic output fixes
  • More helpful message for all file access errors during syncing
  • Prevent toolbar from disappearing on pages with toolbars disabled
  • Fixed parsing of MM/YYYY dates
  • Fixed date-based sorting in reports
  • Fixed erroneous HTML entities in note text copied via web page context menu
  • Don't strip 'cite' attribute from <blockquote> (used by browser pane context menu options to specify the source URL)

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.148
  • Map recipient, interviewer, and composer to CSL

Changes in 2.1.5 (April 3, 2011)

  • Update to citeproc-js 1.0.143
  • Sort translators alphabetically in export dialog

Changes in 2.1.4 (April 2, 2011)

  • Version number fix

Changes in 2.1.3 (April 1, 2011)

Functionality changed or added

  • Upgrade styles with the same title instead of offering to install a second style with the same title
  • More sophisticated word processor plugin version checking

Bugs fixed

  • Fixed integration hang on Firefox 3.6
  • Fixed note saving in external window if note is selected in items list
  • Fixed missing export options for BibTeX and RIS
  • Fixed “too much recursion” during translation
  • Miscellaneous bibliographic output fixes

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.140

Changes in 2.1.2 (March 30, 2011)

Functionality changed or added

  • Recognize .csl.txt files as CSL files

Bugs fixed

  • Fixed error upgrading directly from Zotero 1.0
  • Word processor integration and bibliographic output
    • Fixed some causes of hangs
    • Better error message on corrupt document field
    • Fixed date handling issues
    • Fixed citations appearing after a bibliography
    • Be less aggressive about resizing Add Citation dialog
    • Various bugs in citation/bibliography generation
  • Sync
    • Fixed some causes of erroneous conflicts
    • Properly update sync icon and file sync progress bar in tab mode
  • Locate menu
    • Fixed empty menu on item with invalid URI
    • Fixed doubled separators
  • UI issues
    • Fixed closing of parent items on various edits
    • Tab key was skipping title and creator fields in Firefox 4
    • Fixed loss of items list focus when navigating with arrow keys after shift-tabbing out of item pane
    • Fixed selection issues switching between pane and tab
  • Don't ignore selected export character set
  • Preserve multiple whitespaces in notes when viewing outside of Zotero
  • Make sure notes get saved when switching quickly to another item
  • Don't try to proxy doubleclick.net
  • Fixed “XML.toXMLString is not defined”

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.136
  • Fixed cslpreview.xul

Changes in 2.1.1 (March 19, 2011)

Bugs fixed:

  • Fixed word processor integration hang for Firefox 3.6 MacWord users
  • Fixed error loading preferences in Estonian locale
  • Fixed recognition of non-English months in Date field in non-English locales

Changes in 2.1 Final (March 18, 2011)

See the main 2.1 page for an overview of changes since Zotero 2.0.

Bugs fixed:

  • Fix “val.indexOf is not a function” loading/syncing attachments with all-numeric titles
  • Prevent erroneous note conflicts from imported Windows newlines

Changes in 2.1 Release Candidate 3 (March 17, 2011)

Bugs fixed:

  • Skip files in imports with bad URIs
  • Fix failure importing large files
  • Timeline
    • Group library support
    • Fixed Date Published
  • Support CSL 1.0 dependent styles
  • Properly close files following translator page detection
  • Fix 'false' Quick Copy output with styles without bibliographies

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.125

Changes in 2.1 Release Candidate 2 (March 9, 2011)

Bugs fixed:

  • Fixed UI persistence issues with Zotero tab mode
  • Fixed tag selector in Zotero tab
  • Better error for file sync login failure
  • Prevent screen overflow in collection-item sync conflict message
  • Tweaked appearance on Windows and Linux

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.123

Changes in 2.1 Release Candidate 1 (March 4, 2011)

Functionality changed or added:

  • Always favor PDF attachments over non-PDF attachments when viewing item
  • PDFs with extended characters are now indexed
  • Removed tag conflict pop-up
  • Added view options to item context menu
  • Allow “View Online” for file:// URIs in attachments
  • Display “Numéro (périodique)” for Issue search condition in French localization

Bugs fixed:

  • Syncing
    • Fixed sync icon spinning in Zotero tab
    • Automatically correct invalid timestamps on sync error
    • Catch a sync error involving file.lastModified
  • Dragging a file into the Zotero tab in Firefox 3.6 caused Firefox to try to load the file
  • Fixed broken Quick Copy export
  • Fixed dragging issues
  • Bring integration windows to foreground on Windows
  • Fixed “citations is undefined” error
  • Fixed broken “Reset Translators” and “Reset Styles” in the prefs
  • Fixed messy date values for certain item types on export
  • Custom toolbars weren't displayed when Zotero was enabled
  • Fixed Zotero crash if last collection before a separator was deleted

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.120

Changes in 2.1 Beta 7 (February 15, 2011)

Functionality changed or added:

  • Added Unfiled search condition
    • Right-click on a library and choose “Show Unfiled Items” to add an “Unfiled Items” virtual saved search to that library.
    • Displayed by default in personal libraries
    • Can be removed via right-click or Backspace/Delete
  • Locate menu tweaks
    • Includes ability to open files externally even if a plugin is present and internally even if launchNonNativeFiles is true
  • UI tweaks
  • Prompt before saving items via RIS/Refer
  • Generate a citation list when using the “Create Bibliography” context menu options if the selected style does not define a bibliography
  • Display title for civil law case items using Short Title field (details)

Bugs fixed:

  • Restored “Show File” functionality (available in Locate menu)
  • In some cases, automatic tags were saved even if pref was disabled
  • Metadata pane didn't scroll down when tabbing between fields
  • Removed extra whitespace in some HTML bibliographies
  • Don't show “Create New Item from Current Page” in tab view

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.113
  • Restored live updating in csledit.xul

Changes in 2.1 Beta 6 (February 10, 2011)

Functionality changed or added:

  • Zotero as a tab
    • Full-screen mode button now toggles between Zotero pane and Zotero tab
    • Creates an app tab in Firefox 4
    • Can set default mode in Zotero preferences
  • Customizable Locate menu
  • Site translator architecture improvements
    • Significantly faster saving of multiple items
    • Multi-item saves are now all-or-nothing
      • If an error occurs, no items will be imported, preventing partial imports
  • Firefox 4.0b11 compatibility
  • Use determinate progress bars for import/export
  • Removed Full Sync option from preferences

Bugs fixed:

  • Import fixes
    • Fixed automatic import based on MIME type
    • Fixed MODS breakage on Firefox 4
    • Fixed import failure on certain attachments
    • Fixed potential import/exports errors in Firefox 3.6
    • Fixed XML errors on very large files
  • Fixed infinite sync spinning due to “stack script space quota is exhausted” error in < Firefox 4
  • Initial item drag after Firefox restart was broken if a bibliography was selected as the default Quick Copy format
  • Fixed window resizing in word processor plugins
  • Fixed issue with dependent styles
  • Don't throw an error if a bibliography locale isn't found

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.110
  • Exposed DOMParser to translator sandbox

Changes in 2.1 Beta 5 (January 27, 2011)

Functionality changed or added:

  • Added support for Zotero as a separate tab
    • Currently only via loading chrome://zotero/content/tab.xul
  • Adjusted twisty appearance on OS X

Bugs fixed:

  • Fixed broken import/export
  • Fixed an issue retrieving multiple items from Google Scholar
  • Fixed prompt after restart on Restore from Zotero Server

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.99

Changes in 2.1 Beta 4 (January 14, 2011)

  • Fixed an error upgrading from 2.0

Changes in 2.1 Beta 3 (January 14, 2011)

In addition to the below changes, 2.1b3 also includes many under-the-hood changes to support Zotero Standalone.

Functionality changed or added:

  • Use first names when sorting middle pane by Creator
  • Include inline CSS when generating HTML bibliographies
  • Added trash auto-empty setting to visible prefs
  • Added the Zotero icon to the add-on bar instead of the status bar in Fx4
  • Removed (unreliable) database backup on Firefox shutdown
  • Clarified some file sync error messages
  • Better handling of unwriteable Zotero data directory
  • Better handling of word processor integration errors
  • Use separate buttons for “Reset Translators” and “Reset Styles” in preferences
  • Translator updates
  • CSL locale updates

Bugs fixed:

  • Fixed XML error loading preferences in non-English locales
  • Fixed broken nn-NO locale
  • Fixed database locking after automatic backup
    • The lock was being lost, which allowed other copies of Zotero and other SQLite clients to access and potentially corrupt the database.
  • Firefox 4 fixes
    • Installation error
    • Tag selector drag-and-drop
    • Crash saving snapshots
    • Discontinuities in context menus and popups and other display glitches
  • WebDAV
    • Worked around errors on some networks
    • Fixed deleted-file purging
    • Reenabled orphaned-file purging (currently once every ten days)
    • Fixed Stop button for Verify Server
  • Tag didn't disappear on removal from item if tag selector was closed
  • Fixed drag from advanced search window
  • Relaxed type detection of PDFs to allow PDF downloading from certain sites

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.93
  • Mapped Zotero numPages to CSL number-of-pages
  • Improved OpenURL ContextObject support

Changes in 2.1 Beta 2 (November 9, 2010)

In addition to the below changes, 2.1b2 also includes all changes between Zotero 2.0.8 and 2.0.9 and many under-the-hood changes to support the upcoming Zotero Standalone.

Functionality changed or added:

  • Firefox 4 compatibility
    • The Word for Mac plugins are not yet compatible with Firefox 4.0 Beta 7 or later.
    • If Zotero does not start in Firefox 4, see this forum thread for more information.
  • Added Styles→Cite section in Zotero preferences with “Word Processors” and “Styles” tabs
  • Imported collections are named according to the file imported, rather than “Imported” and a timestamp as in previous versions

Localization changes:

  • Added Estonian localization
  • Fixed typo in Swedish localization

Bugs fixed:

  • Fixed 2.1b1-related word processor document field code corruption
  • Fixed translator filename bug in 2.1b1
  • Fixed RTF bibliography generation
  • Updated citeproc-js to 1.0.70, fixing many CSL bugs
  • Fixed a database issue that could cause a sync error (and possibly other tag-related problems) in very old databases

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • Overhauled Zotero.Translate
    • New code should use new Zotero.Translate.Web, Zotero.Translate.Import, etc.
    • The core Translate class is now abstracted away from data access, read/write IO, and the sandbox API
    • Translators now use configOptions and displayOptions properties in their metadata instead of Zotero.configure() and Zotero.addOption() to specify interfaces
  • Zotero.Utilities is now a singleton
  • Zotero.Utilities.HTTP is now Zotero.HTTP
  • Zotero.Utilities.md5() and Zotero.Utilities.Base64 are now located under Zotero.Utilities.Internal
  • Zotero.Utilities.AutoComplete has been eliminated
  • Removed Zotero. methods:
    • inArray(), arraySearch(), arrayToHash(), hasValues()
  • Removed Zotero.Utilities methods
    • probability(), min3(), isInt()
  • Added Zotero.Utilities.deepCopy()
  • Added Zotero.CreatorTypes.getLocalizedString()
  • Moved Zotero.Utilities.getSQLDataType() to Zotero.DB
  • Throw an error if cross-site getTranslatorObject() is attempted

Changes in 2.1 Beta 1 (September 17, 2010)

Functionality changed or added:

  • Next-generation CSL 1.0 citation engine
    • citeproc-js 1.0.53 CSL 1.0 processor, written by Frank Bennett
    • Many new features and bug fixes (see “Bugs fixed” below)
    • Allows for correct formatting of many more styles
      • Some styles will need to be updated to take advantage of new functionality
  • Firefox compatibility
    • Only supports Firefox 3.6 or higher (Firefox 4.0 betas not yet supported)
  • Word processor integration
    • Improved integration with word processor styles (e.g., font settings)
    • Edit Bibliography window
      • Support for multiple-item selection
      • Removing items now leaves the citations intact, but removes them from the document
      • Added “Cancel”, “Revert”, and “Revert All” buttons
    • Unparsed dates are now treated as literals in bibliographic output
    • Allow repeat use of item in a citation
    • Better handling of Ibid. around non-Zotero footnotes and endnotes
    • Automatic smart quotes when saving from editor
  • Zotero Commons
    • Upload public materials to the Internet Archive directly from Zotero
    • Retrieve OCRed versions of contributed PDFs, allowing for searching of previously unsearchable content
  • Improved Firefox startup time
    • Particularly after fresh starts of Windows
  • Bibliontology RDF import/export
    • Follows an open spec to allow for data exchange with other tools and services
  • “Automatically attach associated PDFs and other files…” pref is now enabled by default
    • Existing users who would prefer not to save files will need to uncheck the option
    • Shift-clicking “Create New Item from Current Page” still temporarily toggles the setting
  • Auto-empty items in Trash older than 30 days
    • Controlled by trashAutoEmptyDays hidden pref, with 0 disabling the functionality
  • Proxy
    • Added a checkbox to temporarily disable proxying
    • Added an option to disable proxy redirection by domain
    • Removed the option to disable proxy detection
    • Display notification box when proxying
  • Append reporter name to title in UI for law cases

Bugs fixed:

  • Style output and word processor integration
    • Quotation mark localization
    • Various disambiguation issues
    • Editing a bibliography reset all reference numbers to 1
    • Suppress Author didn't work for multiple sources
    • Edit Bibliography button stripped year disambigutation
    • Broken pluralization with et al.
    • Items with non-ASCII characters were corrupted on save when Show Editor was open
    • Items cited in documents were not reselected when citations were reopened for editing
    • Only one work's page numbers were added to the citation when citing multiple works by the same author
    • Error when canceling citation add after editing
    • Refined tab order in Add Citation window
    • And many more
  • Include an appropriate rfr_id when generating COinS
  • Fixed startup error due to Zotero integration pipe being owned by root, and offer to correct the problem

Developer-specific changes/fixes

  • CSL
    • See CSL 1.0 specification for new functionality available with CSL 1.0
    • bookAuthor → container-author CSL mapping
  • Added Zotero.File.getBinaryContents(file)
  • Allow accessDate to be set explicitly false for web translators
  • Scaffold 2.0 compatibility

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