I ran into an issue I would like to make users of the Mac version of eSword aware of.
I had an issue with an update from Apple that caused my machine to no longer move past the login after entering the password (I had gotten the Spinning BeachBall of Death).
I thought no worries... I am using TimeMachine to back up.... I'll just restore...
Well, it appeared that the restore functioned properly, but when I tried running eSword-X only the default library items were there. All of my premium resources as well as the other installed items were .... gone.
Ok, i found this previous post (which gave me tyhe files location) and was able to search my back up. What I discovered was that the "Application Support" folder was missing from the backup. It was not being backed up. After further digging I found that that specific folder was in the "Exclude from Backup" list.
I also discovered that the only way I could remove that folder from the exclude list was from the command line.
This has to be done from a terminal window and you have to enter an administrators password to use the utility.
I hope this information will help prevent someone from having the same issues I experienced.
Note: I have also copied my resource files from this folder to a safe place where I KNOW the Time Machine is backing them up! If for some reason the backup process reverts to skipping that folder, and I need to, I can copy the files over.
Playing in Terminal and using the sudo command can be VERY dangerous to your system. Don't do it if you are not sure of what you are doing. You can render your system un-bootable and loose data with a wrong command or a slip of the fingers. But for some things that is the only way to fix issues.
or here ... yes this is a commercial site. Since it is not available on e-Sword I'll post the link. They do offer a free basic app but the lions share of their stuff are resources that are still under copyright hence the cost.
I have recently started using a Mac again (I used to have a PowerMac and now have an older MacPro) and really liked eSword HD on my iPad so I am playing with the Mac version of eSword X.
I do windows two ways from my Mac.
1) I remote into my Windows machine using TeamViewer.
2) I run Windows in a VM using Parallels.
From trying to use another one of my Bible programs on the Mac by employing WINE/CrossOver I would suggest avoiding that route. I would recommend Parallels and a VM (Virtual Machine) for running the occasional Windows App. e-Sword actually works well this way.
Anyhow.... I had the Windows resource here and downloaded the new version of the convertor for my windows machine.
I converted each of the resources found in the Lewis Sperry Chafer Collection for you.
I have attached a ZIP file of the resources here. If Josh wishes to do so he can add it to the download area for the collection.