[Announce]: biblatex-software, a bibliography style for software artifacts

30 Apr 2020

Dear all,
this message is to announce the availability of the *biblatex-software*
package, that adds support for properly managing software entries in
bibliographies for BibLaTeX users. You can find it on CTAN at:
https://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex-contrib/b...
*biblatex-software* introduces four specific bibliographic entries for
describing respectively *software, software versions, software modules and
code fragments*, designed by a dedicated task force at Inria composed of
Pierre Alliez, Benjamin Guedj, Alain Girault, Mohand-Said Hacid, Arnaud
Legrand, Morane Gruenpeter, Xavier Leroy, Nicolas Rougier and Manuel
Serrano together with yours truly.
This is actually a bibliography *style* *extension*, which means that one
can add support for these four software entry types to any other BibLaTeX
style used in documents typeset in LaTeX. It requires the Biber backend,
though, so do not try it with pure BibTeX.
Full documentation and examples are included in the package, see in
particular
- the style documentation
http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex-contrib/biblatex-s...
- an example document using this style
http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex-contrib/biblatex-s...
- an example BibTeX file showcasing the four entries
http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex-contrib/biblatex-s...
Feel free to use this style, and forward this message to anybody interested.
Contributions are welcome, in particular in the form of localisation
strings (english and french are already done) on
https://gitlab.inria.fr/gt-sw-citation/bibtex-sw-entry
All the best
--
Roberto
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