Some bugs reported against JabRef are actually problems with the
Java Virtual machine running it.
When filing a bug against JabRef, provide the output of the jabref
wrapper called with the debug parameter in the bug report, e.g.:
DEBUG_WRAPPER=1 jabref --debug
If you use a JVM other than the default, please make sure to test with
the default, OpenJDK. The wrapper script will use JAVA_HOME to override
the JVM selected via the alternatives system. For example:
DEBUG_WRAPPER=1 JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/ jabref --debug
Please also include the output of
$ dpkg -l "openjdk*"
if you are using OpenJDK.
Note that openjdk-*-jre package is needed, openjdk-*-jre-headless is
Please also go through the bug reports against the JVM you're using at
http://bugs.debian.org/ and check if similar problems are already reported