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First of all, E-Sword is a MS-DOS program,
running under Windows 95-Vista. So from the get-go, E-Sword is not for
Linux, but if you are a Linux user (as I will probably be with Microsoft
getting freakier and flakery over the years) then there are some "work
Note that I do not have Linux installed so
I am going by comments posted on other websites for what I have for you
here. Hope something is useful in it.
This is the Windows Emulation (WinE)
program that allows you to run Windows programs under Linux. Once you
install Wine (probably already have it), you should google e-Sword on
I'll help you). There are files on there that I cannot access because I
do not have a password, but Google reports them.
Please go to this
winehq and read its evaluate of Wine use with e-Sword.
As of Sept 5, 2007 this is what is posted
on their page.
Appears they tested WINE with e-Sword
versions 6.5.x, 7.0.0, 6.0, 7.0.5, 7.7.7, and 7.8.5.
Notes on 7.0.0
Installed e-sword 7.0.0 with
Crossover office 2.0 beta. program runs beatifully!! fully
functional! A little slow at rendering, but faster than 6.5.x The
real trick is getting the modules in- so far the only way I can find
to do it is to extract them in windows and then copy them to the
e-sword directory. If someone finds a wine that can run these
particular self extractors please let me know!!
Notes on 7.0.5
Bible study software. Works very
well other than a notice on startup that it can\'t open the study
notes file. So, right now I have to keep notes in outside document.
Bibles and other modules must be installed in windows and copied in.
This is what Frank has posted on installing
Type wine setup785.exe to install e-Sword.
Copy the following files to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32:
In winecfg set riched20.dll to native for e-sword.exe.
Type wine e-sword.exe in the installation directory to run
It appears to
me that this guy Frank is running e-Sword on a Linux machine, so I think
it is possible.
Installing Modules under Linux
It would seem that only half the battle is
installing e-Sword, and the other half is to install the modules that go
with e-Sword. Here the problem is that many "helpful" people have
installation programs (mostly ZIP exe's) that simply have a hard time in
Linux and choke. That's the bad news. The good news is that if you have
e-Sword installed, you do not need the installation program. Go to a
friend's PC (running Windows), install the module (run the exe) and then
and copy the files onto a floppy or
flash drive and copy them into your e-Sword folder on your machine.
E-Sword reads what files are in its folder and from that uses them.
E-Sword (as far as I know) does nothing else when installing modules.
There is no registry or anything for the modules, just for e-Sword.
From what I can see in the forums and other
pages I read while studying this a little bit, even if you
get e-Sword installed and the modules you want in the program, Linux and
Wine seem to hang regularly using e-Sword. Sorry for that "news"! See
below, PDF alternative.