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#1 Jeff Kroll

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:07 PM

This is follow-up to discussion started with the topic "General Newbie Orientation." Jan. of 2011 I switched my personal use (church-owned) laptop from Windows to Linux Mint. Although Linux & Mac do have Bible software (see the topic "Downloading problem"), I think most would agree the cream of the crop is still in Windows. I run Gramcord/Bible Companion via VirtualBox, but e-Sword via CrossOver Linux.

First, see http://www.e-sword.net/downloads.html, if you want to see their link for Linux & Mac solutions, or go straight to

http://www.codeweavers.com/via/e-sword for the solution itself.

With little money spent on software in the Linux world, I decided to pay for CrossOver (as opposed to the free Wine, etc.) and it's always worked great.

Regarding downloads from biblesupport.com, in "General Newbie Orientation" Josh Bond indicated that the different types of downloads were treated basically 1 of 2 ways:
a) .exe's get installed directly; B) pretty much all the rest go in one's e-Sword folder (see "General Newbie Orientation" for specifics).

I'm going to break that down for CrossOver Linux users, hoping that the way it works in Linux Mint will give a good enough idea if someone has a different distro. I'm not sure if some of the concepts will translate for CrossOver Mac, or Wine, etc. users.

1) Dealing with .exe files.

  • Open CrossOver. (For me, I click the Linux Mint "Menu" on the panel/taskbar; put the arrow on "CrossOver" under "All Applications" & then click "CrossOver" on the flyout menu.)
  • Once the CrossOver window is open, go to the "Tools" dropdown menu & click on "Manage Bottles." In the Manage Bottles window, click on the e-Sword bottle on the left, then the Applications tab on the right.
  • Toward the bottom right, click "Install Software"
  • The window that opens has 3 steps:

    a) "Select an application to install." Scroll down the list underneath that & choose 'Other Application,' near the bottom.
    b ) "Select an installer." Select 'Choose Installer File.' The window that pops open is for you to go to the directory wherever you downloaded the biblesupport.com .exe file so that you can choose that file. (Mine was in a folder called "Downloads" within my Home folder.) The lower right of that window has a filter for choosing files. For .exe's, make sure the filter says, "Windows Programs."
    c) The 3rd stage should already be selected to say "Will install into the bottle 'e-Sword.'" Once the 3 stages are set, click "Install" toward the bottom right corner of the window.
  • Follow any instructions the install process puts up, open e-Sword & you should see your new resource in place!

2) Dealing with .zip files.

  • Extract the zip using your favorite method, being careful to note where the unzipped file(s) will go. (A right click on the .zip for me brings up a short menu, including "Open with Archive Manager," i.e., Gnome's program, File Roller.) Create a new folder, if it's a help.
  • Once unzipped, open CrossOver's "Manage Bottles" application, as detailed above.
  • Once that window is open, click on the e-Sword bottle on the left, then the Bottle tab on the right. There you will see "Open C: Drive." Click it.
  • Use your favorite method to copy or cut the unzipped file(s), pasting it/them in the window that opened with the step above. BTW, when the window opens, make sure to open the "Program Files" folder, and then the "e-Sword" folder before pasting.
  • Open e-Sword & you should see your new resource in place!

3) Dealing with raw e-Sword resource files (.bblx, .topx, .cmtx, .dctx, etc.)

  • Open CrossOver's "Manage Bottles" application, as detailed above.
  • Once that window is open, click on the e-Sword bottle on the left, then the Bottle tab on the right. There you will see "Open C: Drive." Click it.
  • Use your favorite method to copy or cut the file(s), pasting it/them in the window that opened with the step above. When the window opens, make sure to open the "Program Files" folder, and then the "e-Sword" folder before pasting.
  • Open e-Sword & you should see your new resource in place!

As part of the "General Newbie Orientation" post, patchworkid refers to Bible Reading Modules, and how to make them work. I'm not sure about those for CrossOver Linux, because he mentions copying such files to one's "My Documents" folder, and I'm not sure CrossOver makes a "My Documents" to put things into... It could be as simple as creating a "My Documents" folder, with an "e-Sword" sub-folder.


E-Sword is a great and growing program. I hope this helps some in the Linux world to take advantage of it fairly easily.


Edited by Jeff Kroll, 09 January 2015 - 04:20 PM.


#2 Josh Bond

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:21 PM

Very nice. I reformatted your text slightly for bold and bullets. Changed the title to include "resource installation". And moved to the Tutorials so this will stand out permanently.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:29 AM

Just curious if anyone has detailed instructions like this for us Mac users. I'm test driving the Crossover program with e-Sword, but (first) it only linked version 9.9.1. Thanks in advance...
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:43 PM

Excellent article! I've been running E-Sword in Crossover Office on my Linux boxes for some time now and love the experience!

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:03 PM

Hello, I'm using a Mac and followed the below instructions which was easy to follow, however I'm unable to locate any of the resource/modules when I open Esword. I've looked in Resource LIbrary and Step Reader without any luck.

Help!!

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 03:50 AM

Do you see any resources when you look at the resource options dialog? Main menu->Options->Resource...
Is the location of your resource correct. You can point to them with this dialog.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:54 AM

I managed to get E-sword on Ubuntu with Wine. I did not need crossover. http://ubuntuforums....d.php?t=1524397

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:32 AM

how does one get the Mac installer for e-sword? Is there an easier way to just download this bibles? This process you have is so convoluted, one just basically quits!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

how does one get the Mac installer for e-sword? Is there an easier way to just download this bibles? This process you have is so convoluted, one just basically quits!


Installing modules with the e-Sword Module Installer on a Mac:
http://www.biblesupport.com/topic/3763-how-to-install-modules-with-esword-for-mac/page__view__findpost__p__14023

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:32 PM

I'm using e-sword with crossover on my mac, 3 months now, no problem till this week, some of the mods will go through the process of installing but never show up in e-sword, I have checked resources, but there not in there. any help? one of the mods is Charles Simeon's and 3000 sermons.

 

Thanks


Edited by jonescomputer, 17 March 2014 - 09:33 PM.





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