After using Bibletime for KDE and looking at some offerings for Gnome I concluded that there is no equal on Linux either and I had to use my wifes PC for Bible study then. (If you never used e-sword you will have no idea how superior it is!)
After looking at the release notes of Ubuntu Christian Edition and reading through their mailing list I saw them getting e-sword running under Wine and that got me really excited, however I have had very limited success with Wine in the past and a couple of searches later I finally got e-sword running on my Gentoo box! Oh the joy!
We must really petition the creator of e-sword to release a Linux version as well!
Now, in as easy to follow steps as possible, here's how I got it running!
- First off we need to install wine, I'm not going to go through this since all of us know how to do it.
- Download the latest e-sword release here.
- Type wine setup785.exe to install e-Sword.
- Download the following files and put them in the ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 directory:
Overwrite any existing files.
- Open winecfg and set riched20.dll to native for e-sword.exe.
- Now cd to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/e-sword/ and execute:
And that is it, small simple and fast, enjoy e-sword on Linux!