I've been using ebib to manage my .bib files, but I've just switched over from using bibtex to using biblatex & biber to actually generate the bibliographies in documents. Obviously the file format is still the same since I'm still just using .bib files, but a couple of things make ebib non-ideal:

  1. the required fields for the bibliography types aren't all the same; e.g., for @article entries biblatex expects "journaltitle" rather than just "journal"
  2. ebib is not aware of biber's context-sensitive handling of crossref fields; e.g., biber will make the title field of a @collection item the booktitle field of an @incollection item that refers to it with crossref.

The first of these is not really a big deal, but the second would take more work to remedy. I have a lot of cross-references in my bib file and don't really want to undertake a bunch of elisp hacking, welcome as the procrastination would be.

Anyone know of a package for emacs that does biber-like context-sensitive crossref stuff?

closed as off topic by Joseph Wright Aug 4 '12 at 21:44

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  • I think this question should be asked at the developer site sourceforge.net/projects/ebib – Marco Daniel Apr 13 '12 at 9:19
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    Asked: sourceforge.net/tracker/… – Marco Daniel Apr 17 '12 at 18:55
  • nice! thanks, I should've been more aggressive about this myself, the ebib devs have been pretty responsive before. – ben w Apr 18 '12 at 0:57
  • There's an ebib package foir emacs ebib.sourceforge.net/manual/ebib-manual.html but I've never used it, and don't know if it handles cross references the way you want. – Rob May 13 '12 at 9:26
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    While this is a good idea, it's essentially a feature request. That's not something that can make a good Q&A post, so I've closed. Request reopening if you feel this is not right. – Joseph Wright Aug 4 '12 at 21:45