refdb  1.0.3
About: RefDB is a reference database and bibliography tool for SGML, XML, and LaTeX documents.
  Fossies Dox: refdb-src-1.0.3.tar.gz  ("unofficial" and yet experimental doxygen-generated source code documentation)  

refdb Documentation

Some Fossies usage hints in advance:

  1. To see the Doxygen generated documentation please click on one of the items in the steelblue colored "quick index" bar above or use the side panel at the left which displays a hierarchical tree-like index structure and is adjustable in width.
  2. If you want to search for something by keyword rather than browse for it you can use the client side search facility (using Javascript and DHTML) that provides live searching, i.e. the search results are presented and adapted as you type in the Search input field at the top right.
  3. Doxygen doesn't incorporate all member files but just a definable subset (basically the main project source code files that are written in a supported language). So to search and browse all member files you may visit the Fossies refdb-src-1.0.3.tar.gz contents page and use the Fossies standard member browsing features (also with source code highlighting and additionally with optional code folding).

Please see the accompanying NEWS file for backwards-incompatible
changes, bugfixes, and improvements.


RefDB is a reference database and bibliography software. It helps
scientists, publishers, and anyone else writing publications to keep
track of journal articles, books, and other printed or electronic
material, to associate notes with their material, and to automatically
generate bibliographies for all kinds of publications. The primary
output formats are RIS, DocBook SGML/XML, TEI XML, and TeX compatible
with bibtex/natbib. Other SGML and XML document types can be added by
creating suitable stylesheets.

RefDB runs on Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Darwin/OSX, Solaris,
Windows/Cygwin, and probably a bunch of other Unixish
systems. Precompiled binaries are (sometimes) available for Cygwin,
Linux, and Solaris

RefDB uses MySQL or PostgreSQL as external database servers, or SQLite
as an embedded database engine.

Creating DocBook SGML documents with automatically generated
bibliographies requires a DSSSL engine and DSSSL
stylesheets. Jade/OpenJade and Norm Walsh's DocBook stylesheets are a
good choice here.

Creating DocBook or TEI XML documents with automatically generated
bibliographies requires a XSLT engine and DocBook or TEI XSL
stylesheets, respectively. xsltproc is an excellent choice.

RefDB is at home at
RefDB is maintained by Markus Hoenicka <>