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Mike Korcynski

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NOTE

INFORMATION IN THIS POST IS NO LONGER ACCURATE. We've removed the VUE plugin from the download page because it is no longer compatible with current versions of Zotero and Firefox.

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As part of the push to VUE 3.0, we're pleased to announce the first beta release of the VUE plugin for Zotero. This Firefox browser plugin requires Firefox 3+ and Zotero 2.0 b6+. If you'd like to learn more about zotero, check out their website: http://www.zotero.org

Download Link for the Plugin:
The Plugin is now available through the standard VUE download page. http://vue.tufts.edu/download

UPDATED 9/25: Fixed screencast links
UPDATED 9/25: Updated Link to latest Plugin Beta with bug fixes.
UPDATED 11/10: Fix for scope problem, fix for XML parsing errors, other bug fixes.
UPDATED 11/11: Fix for XML problem in creator and tag.
UPDATED 2/3: FF 3.6 Support, and VUE 3 final

For more information on how you may use the VUE Plugin for Zotero see the videos below:

Installing Zotero, starting VUE (Note hopefully Zotero 2 with be final by the time we release)
http://screencast.com/t/CZrzaSsKKQ

Adding a Collection to VUE from Zotero
http://screencast.com/t/Y5KaSwCX2X8

Saving a map to zotero
http://screencast.com/t/oK1QeRXm

Opening a map from Zotero
http://screencast.com/t/XEyKkaNhAe4F

Getting more work area for VUE
http://screencast.com/t/T52f5yQf

Annotating your Bibliomap with Zotero Notes
http://screencast.com/t/WYOvR9BkNJj1

Annotating your Bibliomap with Zotero Links
http://screencast.com/t/DVSU3ixF9x3W

Other notes:

* Dockwindows hide when you change tabs to something other then VUE when running as the zotero plugin, this does not happen when running as a standard applet.
* URLs in Zotero items are mapped to resources in VUE.
* Only one instance of VUE can be running at a time (really only true on the mac in Java 5 but made it a rule across win/mac/linux) so if the plugin detects VUE is already running the "Start VUE" menu item changes to "Bring VUE to Front"

Installation Notes:

* If you're using Linux or Windows, you will need to be sure you have JDK 1.6.0_10+ installed and enabled in your browser. If you are unsure whether you have this installed, you can visit this web page to verify your java installation: http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

* You do not need to have the VUE Application installed, the Plugin includes a standalone applet version of VUE for the browser.

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Daniel Silva


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Are you going to update this for firefox 3.6?
fred cloudt


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Daniel Silva wrote:Are you going to update this for firefox 3.6?


Yes, it would be very nice if you could update the addon for version 3.6 !
A pity the current version does not work in Firefox 3.6.
Rob Oakes


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Would it be possible to request a feature? It would be wonderful if you added the ability to open a Vue session from the Tools menu (or placed an icon in the status bar).

This plugin makes it very easy to install a stand-alone version of VUE in Firefox. As far as I'm concerned, that's just awesome. Integration with Zotero is simply icing on the cake.
Mike Korcynski

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That's a good idea Rob, we won't be able to get to it for the final VUE 3, but I'll make a note for the next release.

-Mike
Rob Oakes


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Is there a bugtracker where I could report problems? While testing the plug-in on Firefox 3.5 (Ubuntu 9.10 Linux), I found that I can add notes but I cannot remove them. Either by using the backspace, delete key or by choosing Edit -> Delete from the drop down menu.

When I downloaded and used the stand-alone version from the web site, I did not have this problem. Might it be due to a key mapping issue with Firefox? By default, Firefox maps backspace to the back button. It might be worthwhile to consider another shortcut (Ctl+D, maybe) so that Firefox doesn't intercept and cancel the signal.

Edit: After reloading the plugin, the issues described occur unpredictably. I've also experienced problems with other key bindings. I am not sure as to the reason.

Edit2: After additional playing around, it appears that opening up other windows (such as the formatting palette) cause the keyboard to disconnect from the main workspace. Closing the formatting palette lets you continue work.

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Jack Tanner


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Woot! Now that there's FF 3.6 compatibility, just downloaded the plugin and about to start playing with it. A couple of notes:

Please consider hosting the FF plugin at addons.mozilla.org, so that users can use standard plugin updating functionality without having to white-list releases.atech.tufts.edu. Barring that, please serve plugin downloads via https, as is best practice for plugin updates.

Also, the download page for the plugin says "Note: this plugin is for use with FF 3+ and Zotero 2+. Zotero 2 must be installed first." You probably want to change that to Z. 3, right?

P.S. So excited to start using the plugin!

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Mike Korcynski

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Jack,

Not sure what you mean by Z. 3?

-Mike
Jack Tanner


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Err, sorry. I'm getting Zotero and Vue versions confused. All these damn betas and RCs... Gawd, how embarassing. :)

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Mike Korcynski

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Jack,

Regardless you're right about addons.mozilla.org will try to get that up there soon.

-Mike
Jack Tanner


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First experience with the plugin is that it's a very neat toy. My use case will be to manipulate my Zotero collections within Z, then to send them to Vue to chart connections between collection items.

However, I wonder if appletized Vue is really the best way to support my use case. Java applets are resource-consuming, but at the same time so limited. I think I'd rather use the full Vue version as a "client" for annotating the Z collection. The question is how to get Z's collection exported from Z in such a way that it can be imported as a dataset in Vue. For example, it'd be really neat if Vue could annotate a sync'ed Zotero collection from the Zotero sync server directly. In this case you could annotate other peoples' collections.

I'm also not sure what's going to happen once the collection is modified in Zotero after it was imported to Vue. Will Vue's view of the collection update? What if I modify a Z item that's part of a Vue map?

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Mike Korcynski

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Initial thoughts:

>However, I wonder if appletized Vue is really the best way to support my use case. Java applets are resource-consuming, but at the same time so limited. I think I'd rather use the full Vue version as a "client" for annotating the Z collection

You can do this once you add collection via the applet.

> I'm also not sure what's going to happen once the collection is modified in Zotero after it was imported to Vue. Will Vue's view of the collection update? What if I modify a Z item that's part of a Vue map?

You can repush the dataset but it won't effect what's already dragged out on to your map.

-Mike
Erez Yerushalmi


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How do you actually Install the plug-in on Zotero.
I followed the instructions. Downloaded the plug-in.
It is an XPI file. I unzipped it and then what??
I tried to install the install.rdf file and choosing firefox. It seemed to work, but when I worked with Zotero and opened a VUE tab, it doesn't work.

Can anyone give a better explanation? Am I truly that "thick"?

Thanks, Erez
z z


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Erez,
install the plugin by downloading it, then going File > Open File in firefox, select the file and open, it will install.

but i do have a bigger question: does one need to install the actual VUE application to use the VUE applet?? or can the applet run standalone? can someone clarify it and make that sticky?

Thanks
Mike Korcynski

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z z,

The Zotero plugin contains a standalone VUE applet, you don't need the VUE application. If you're not on a mac you will need to make sure you have Sun JDK 1.6_0_10+ installed.

Mike
 
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