Failed installation of Wine and e-Sword.
bmacasuru at fastmail.us
Mon Jan 25 21:53:17 GMT 2010
On Monday 25 January 2010 03:18:15 pm Pastor JW wrote:
> On Monday 25 January 2010 8:06:16 am Clay Weber wrote:
> > Have you tried out bibletime or xiphos ? Wine can often be a major
pain in the butt., as you are seeing right now.
> I think the same way. I tried to use wine and e-sword early on
(ibex?) and had nothing but trouble with it. I decided to give
BibleTime a chance and WOW, it ran circles around e-sword and just
worked!! Uses all the sword project Bibles only faster and better for a
minister building weekly sermons! Never looked back and was able to
drop all windoze stuff off of my computer! You can't get me back to that
"business" OS without a lot of kickin' and screamin' and even so, if you
do, ...YOU are going to hurt alot!! I still running Hardy Kubuntu with
BibleTime 2.5 but plan to upgrade to 10.04 (the next LTS release) about
a week or so after it comes live. It REALLY feels so much better to be
> 73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n>< PDGA# 35276
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Well over a decade ago (in my "Wyn-Doze incarnation"!!!), I got a LOT of
books "unlocked" with Logos Research Systems and their outstanding Bible
study package. When I went to Linux (originally in OpenSuSE), I
seriously regretted -- but accepted -- the loss. Since then, I have
upgraded to Kubuntu Jaunty, installed VirtualBox-OSE, and installed a
legitimate WinXP virtual machine -- for almost no purpose other than
running the updated Logos "Libronix". I am upgrading to their new
"Logos 4", but NOT using the new packages. (They are too expensive for
me.) Instead, I will simply update the application software and the file
formats of my existing (roughly 400) books. Again, however, this is
virtually ALL that I do with WinXXX.
I recently purchased a "netbook" instead of going the Kindle route.
Kindle cannot "do" Logos / Libronix AND has severely limited capacities.
The same is true for the Sony readers. I get much better features and
capacities -- at a similar price -- with the netbook. It came with XP
Home loaded -- and with NO installation media! I decided to tolerate
In addition to Logos / Libronix, I have some highly specialized software
that I use in my study of anti-cultic apologetics. Most of this is in a
proprietary database which I have not been able to "recognize" in Linux,
so I have installed that both on the VB "machine" and on the netbook.
Some related material is in .pdf files, but (since they get used together
with the database product) I have put them in the same places.
This arrangement works for me -- and the netbook lets me "flip pages" (at
church) a LOT faster than paper books do! In addition, I get to look at
English, Spanish, and even Chinese text -- scrolling together, no less!
-- all at the same time. The screen is too small to also bring up Greek
and Hebrew (let alone Dutch, Latin, etc.!), but I do not yet read any of
these languages -- so "No PROBlem!
I don't know that i would recommend quite this way of doing things for
anyone else, but Logos on netbook is a near-perfect "solution" for my
own purposes. Now if ONLY they would make Logos-On-Linux!!!!!
Bruce Mac Arthur
bmacasuru at fastmail.us
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