Easy way to install e-Sword through wine

David McGlone david at dmcentral.net
Tue Jun 9 12:06:47 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 09 June 2009 02:20:49 am Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> steven vollom wrote:
> > I stepped away from the computer and had a conversation with a neighbor. 
> > When I came back to the computer, I could see what I was missing before. 
> > I got to the point of confidence and went ahead and continued the
> > instruction.  Wine is now installed, and I am comfortable that it is
> > installed properly version 1.0.1, the stable version, not the Beta.  I
> > went back to his instruction and continued.  After installing the
> > Installer, I Extracted  and his script was in Kate.  I checked the box
> > making it executable and noticed that ownership was steven steven, which
> > was encouraging, but now I am unsure of what to do next.
> >
> > Do I download e-Sword now?  When it is downloaded, do I just click on the
> > .exe and does the installer take over?  Then, are the missing dll's
> > installed already so that I don't have to do that?  Is there a source for
> > the bbl files, or do I just use my CD?  Should I add font smoothing? 
> > Thanks for any reply.
> Steven,
> as David pointed out, wine version 1.0.1 is to old. See his answer on
> how to upgrade wine to the latest version.
> After wine is done, the whole purpose of Davids script is to simplify
> the e-sword installation on wine.
> So you do it like this:
> -Install the latest wine
> -Download Davids script and execute it according to the forum page
> The installer will download and install e-sword and all the additional
> things that are required to make it work.
> -you are done
> -if fonts are looking ugly, you can then download Davids fontsmoother
> script and this will do the rest for you.
> On another note:
> What is it that makes you e-sword junkies so unhappy with KDE's
> bibletime? I always thought that wine was the last possibility when
> there is no decent Linux application to do the job. In contrast,
> bibletime works simply great imho.

I agree. I use Bibletime and It works just as good as e-sword.

David M.

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