SwordSearcher on Linux

Discussion in 'General' started by MichaelRankin, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. MichaelRankin

    MichaelRankin Member

    I installed SwordSearcher 5 Delux Edition on my Linux box today and am very happy to say that it installed and ran perfectly. It even created a folder in my home directory instead of in the fake drive_c directory called "SwordSearcher User Modules", which impressed me. The unistall for SS 4.8.1.2 also went perfectly, leaving nothing behind.

    The only thing left to do is to change the cd to say "Bible Study Software for Linux", which may run on Windows systems under the right conditions.
  2. RevTim

    RevTim Beta Tester

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    Hardy-har-har... Youse a funny man!

    I hope if you had any user created mods you converted them over. Blessings!
  3. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    :)

    For the benefit of future searchers, could you describe your setup -- linux distro, WINE version, etc -- that works for you?
  4. MichaelRankin

    MichaelRankin Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    Sure, but I positive that this will run on any newer version of Linux with a recent version of Wine.

    I'm runing PCLinuxOS 0.93a with Wine 0.9.23
  5. danny.luker

    danny.luker New Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    Great news!! I have 4.8 installed on my Linux notebook and was wondering if I should upgrade. Thanks for the good report.

    Distro is currently Ubuntu Edgy Eft (6.10) GNOME/Beryl/Emerald. Wine version 0.9.31. IBM T40 notebook. SS4.8 works perfectly.

    Previously have run SwordSearcher 4.8 (and I think 4.6) on Ubuntu Dapper Drake. GNOME(Minimize window does not work in GNOME for some reason); KDE; Enlightenment e17; fluxbox; Xcfe.

    Thanks Mr. Staggs for a great product.

    Danny Luker
  6. MichaelRankin

    MichaelRankin Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    If you do decide to upgrade you will not have any trouble with the install in Linux. The latest version installed flawlessly.
  7. Gord

    Gord Beta Tester

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    I'm running PCLinuxOS 2007 with wine 9.38, ss4 works great, but ss5 I get a 'mail bug report', window pop up and ss5 won't launch.
  8. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    Since I don't have Linux installed at the moment, I can't really provide support. But it does occur to me that it's possibly a WINE version issue. Do you have the latest WINE installed?
  9. Gord

    Gord Beta Tester

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    Yes, version 9.38 is the latest version, as I mentioned it does run ss4 nicely, I have another box so I will try Ubuntu with Wine, or Ubuntu CE and see how that goes, I may just have to replace the O/S on my laptop.

    And thank you for this wonderful electronic way to study about our Lord.
  10. Gord

    Gord Beta Tester

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    I downloaded the trial Codeweavers v6 and ss5 installed and works like a charm now on PCLinuxOS 2007.

    Thanks again for this wonderful software.
  11. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    Great news -- thanks!
  12. DTregembo

    DTregembo Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    Hey y'all! Glad to see a forum here for this great program!

    I am running the new Ubuntu 8.04 and had no problem installing or running swordsearcher under wine 1.0. It ran itself in both installing and running, no configuration necessary. Works even better under Linux if that is possible!

    Brandon does such a great job it will probably run under Mac too! LOL
  13. Gord

    Gord Beta Tester

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    It does. :D Using CrossOver or Darwine.
  14. mgc1952

    mgc1952 Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    I have been running Sword Searcher on various linux versions/distributions for a number of years with various versions of crossover. Its been great!

    Mark
  15. scott_audio

    scott_audio Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    Totally windoze free here now (using Wine for the few little proprietary apps I need for work).

    I was releaved that SS installed with no problem on Kubuntu 9.04 with KDE 4.2.2 and I was able to adjust colors, layout and printing with ease. I would have even kept Windoze to keep using SS, but I didn't need to thanks to Brandon's brilliant coding - it works on just about any OS without a glitch, thanks.

    I did need to drop the symbols font into my Wine configuration (read about that in the forum here) and that took care of the Greek and Hebrew.

    Thanks,
    Scott
  16. wsbones

    wsbones Beta Tester

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    I had trouble editing personal notes and topics. Does that work for you?

    Thanks.
  17. MichaelRankin

    MichaelRankin Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    Bill, that has never worked for me either.
  18. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    I don't the the WINE implementation of the DHTML edit control is complete.
  19. scott_audio

    scott_audio Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    WINE is lacking when it comes to the dhtml edit controls - if using the notes is an important feature for you in SS, you could try running it in a virtual machine, should work just fine, but that's a lot of resources being used up, just to take notes.

    I have, for a long while, kept all my notes in a text based system, so they can easily be used, edited, scripted, etc., so this isn't a big issue for me... i keep my notes in plain text, i can link the text files to 'sections' in Open Office apps, etc, print index cards, etc, export them to my archos for portable reading, or even convert the text to speech to listen to them on the go

    the notes features are awesome in SS, but I just don't use them, so I didn't notice it didn't work well in linux, but the VM would take care of that if it's an important feature fo ryou, hope that helps in some way,

    -Scott
  20. sinagod

    sinagod Member

    Re: SwordSearcher 5 on Linux

    Consider installing virtual machines on your Linux box instead of using wine.

    Boot Linux then start the virtual machine and install a windows image and any other windows apps there.

    Vm's allows you to run your Linux box and windows at the same time.

    Windows will not know it is running in a virtual world and it will run as though it has access to the hardware layer.

    So your nic card, dvd player, usb buses etc. should all work fine.

    The cool thing is if windows gets a virus, worm, or Trojan horse, it wont infect your Linux box.

    Also, if windows crashes, stalls, has page errors ect.. just reboot your virtual machine. Linux will still be running

    Oh yea,many virtual players are open source and free to install

    Hope this helps someone

    For info about virtual machines see this link

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_platform_virtual_machines

    paul

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