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We’re in the process of updating the documentation for Zotero 5.0. Some documentation may be outdated in the meantime. Thanks for your understanding.

Running Zotero Development Builds

If you want to run the latest prerelease version of Zotero (e.g., to take advantage of a recent bug fix or test a new feature), you can install a dev build of Zotero. These versions are built regularly and may be buggier than release versions.

(If you want to make code changes, see Zotero Source Code.)

Zotero 5.0 Beta

The 5.0 Beta is built from the master branch, which is currently the development line for Zotero 5.0.

You can update to the latest beta version at any time via Help → Check for Updates. To revert to the release version, simply reinstall it from the download page.

Word Processor Plugins Development Builds

Beta versions of the word processor integration plugins may contain changes not yet available in the latest stable version.

While beta versions of the integration plugins can potentially cause corruption of Zotero fields within word processor documents (though this is unlikely), they will not cause any data loss within Zotero itself.

To install a beta build, save the XPI to disk and drag it into the Tools → Add-ons → Extensions pane in Zotero.

* [[/download/dev/Zotero-MacWord-Plugin-trunk.xpi|MacWord Integration Beta XPI]] * [[/download/dev/Zotero-WinWord-Plugin-trunk.xpi|WinWord Integration Beta XPI]] * [[/download/dev/Zotero-LibreOffice-Plugin-trunk.xpi|LibreOffice Integration Beta XPI]]

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You can always revert to the bundled version simply by removing the extension from the Add-ons window.

Connector Debug Builds

Connector debug builds are identical to released connector versions, but include the automated translator testing tool accessible from the preferences. Because the testing tool imposes overhead on every page load, they are not recommended for everyday use.

You can always revert to the latest stable versions by reinstalling them from the Zotero download page

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dev_builds.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/12 19:53 (external edit)