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#1 Starkman

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 05:44 PM

Greetings all,

 

Did a biblesupport site search for running e-Sword on Linux, but stuff's a bit old after the first hit.

 

So, I understand you can run e-Sword in Linux with WineHq or something like that, but what I'm wondering is if I do so will it retain all of my downloads (Bibles, commentaries, etc.)? Is there a way to save the configurations and download information so that it isn't lost when you close Wine? (I've never run wine, so I'm in the dark there.)

 

Any input on how to do this as well would be great.

 

Thanks much.

 


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#2 Darrel

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 04:45 AM

Hello,

You can run e-Sword either in Wine or PlayOnLinux. It looks very close to e-Sword in Windows. It retains everything just like in Windows. You don't lose anything. I run e-Sword and theWord in Wine 4.1 on Linux Mint 19.1 (although I must admit I don't use e-Sword very much now. Almost all my work is done in theWord). I have over 30 Gb of applications in both programs.

 

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 07:35 AM

Darrell,

 

Thanks! That sounds good. I'm running Mint 19.1 as well. For me, there will be no data-saving (I do all my notes in LibreOffice), but I didn't want to loose the downloads.

 

Do you know of a few good videos and/or tutorials for both Wine and PlayOnLinux with regard to e-Sword (or just in general)? I'd be interested.

 

Thanks much.

 

(TheWord, eh. Hmm. I ran across Xiphos in Linux, but I've not heard of TheWord.)


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#4 DJPeter84

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:17 AM

This tutorial should work How to install e-Sword in Linux using Wine

 

https://www.tentmake...e-tutorial.html

 

But I think most newer versions of Linux have wine by default. I am using Linux Mint 19.2 https://easylinuxtip...ot.com/p/1.html

 

and the newest E-sword as of today.

 

 

But to get the E-sword Module Downloader to work on Linux I had to install msxml3.dll  in /home/yourusername/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32

 

I copied msxml3.dll from my Windows OS (I used dual boot) but you may be able to get that online too: "Download and install MSXML 3.0 from Microsoft. This is the official source of the msxml3.dll file and will replace a missing msxml3.dll file, hopefully fixing any related DLL errors." https://www.lifewire...-errors-2623821

I think i helps E-sword to connect to the internet so that you can download the resources.

 

Been using e-sword on Linux for years now and it works 90-99% as well as on Windows.


Edited by DJPeter84, 22 August 2019 - 06:38 AM.




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