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    Running Bible Works on Ubuntu

    Hello!

    I can't say I'm an Ubuntu CE user. Mostly because I've only been an Ubuntu user for a few months. I do use BibleWorks 6. And I'm currently running it in Dapper using Wine. It's installed under a Windows partition, so I run it straight from there.

    I do that because I haven't been able to get it to install. Running the installer under Wine always hangs on 100% because of some 'network' thing (I can't now remember exactly).

    I wondered if anyone else had managed to install Bible Works straight onto Ubuntu... I looked on the Wine compatibility list, and I was the only contributor.

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    Re: Running Bible Works on Ubuntu

    I have noticed that wine has a lot of problems with installing and running things. I have only gotten one thing to install under it so far. Unless there is something you want or need in Bible Works, you could try GnomeSword (part of Ubuntu CE) or Bible Time (availible in Ichthux and probably Synaptic), they are both for Linux, so they will work much better in Ubuntu.

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    Post Re: Running Bible Works on Ubuntu

    Gnomesword and Bibletime are ok, however if you are used to using something better, you probably will not be impressed by them. If you can't get Bible Works to work under wine try downloading E-Sword available at www.e-sword.net and installing it under wine. It is a very sharp program. For me it runs a little too slow under wine, but it still a very good program. One other option I have installed The Word - available at www.theword.gr It also runs under wine, and runs much smoother, however it is lacking the extra study aids. Version 3 will include more study aids, but I have not been able to install version 3 beta via wine, I keep getting errors about glx or something. It has to do with visual settings. The Word does run much faster though. That is my 2 cents worth.

    Shane

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    Re: Running Bible Works on Ubuntu

    Has anyone tried running Win4Lin under ubuntu? I have heard it is like wine in that in runs and emulates windows in linux but have not seen or tested it... UBUNTU ROCKS!

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    Re: Running Bible Works on Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedos3 View Post
    Has anyone tried running Win4Lin under ubuntu? I have heard it is like wine in that in runs and emulates windows in linux but have not seen or tested it... UBUNTU ROCKS!
    Yes, I have tried Win4Lin pro under Ubuntu and it was nice. The only drawback to me was that there wasn't a fullscreen mode. I prefer to use Vmware. You can download Vmware server from free and create a windows virtual machine. I use it for my testing and such.

    God Bless, Jereme

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    Re: Running Bible Works on Ubuntu

    Thanks for your suggestions everyone!

    But none of those solutions are really ideal. I'm still running BibleWorks in wine from a Windows XP installation. Later this week, I'm going to try and manually copy over all the BibleWorks files from my Windows partition and see if they run from my wine c virtual folder.

    BibleWorks works fine in wine... it's just the installer. I've continued submitting bug reports to winehq.

    If you are learning Greek - I am a full time church worker - then BibleWorks is simply AWESOME... I haven't found any software like it. If anyone knows of some open source software that allows you to search for a particular grammatical expression in the Greek, of almost infinite complexity... let me know!

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    Running Bible Works 7 on 64-bit Ubuntu 7.10

    BibleWorks 7 is now running well under 64-bit Gutsy Gnome. It was installed through the Wine Dos/Windows emulator that had been installed via Synaptic.

    The only problem was that the installer could not find the BW7 .cab files after a CD-ROM disc change. The solution was to copy the installation CD-ROM discs to a folder on the local hard drive and run Setup.exe from that folder.

    (This is sooo good, that the only reason for keeping Windows around remains MS Word which has a few features that OpenOffice.org must still be working on for a future release.)

    At the start of the BW7 installation, I chose to have it create a desktop icon which works fine. When asked whether to download the Gheko HTML viewer, I wrongly replied No, leaving the help files unreadable. How to remedy that mistake?

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