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Kotts
03-30-2014, 03:16 PM
I'm not sure this is the correct forum for this, but I thought it might be helpful to document how I got BibleWorks 9 running reliably in Ubuntu Linux using Wine. Rather than putting a long post up here, I have a blog entry that may be useful:

http://observationsonscripture.blogspot.com/2014/03/installing-bibleworks-9-in-ubuntu-linux.html

ScottCove
04-21-2014, 08:24 PM
I'm not sure this is the correct forum for this, but I thought it might be helpful to document how I got BibleWorks 9 running reliably in Ubuntu Linux using Wine. Rather than putting a long post up here, I have a blog entry that may be useful:

http://observationsonscripture.blogspot.com/2014/03/installing-bibleworks-9-in-ubuntu-linux.html

Hi there,

You should be able to cut this down to a few less steps. After adding the repository, if you do:


sudo apt-get install wine1.7-amd64 wine1.7-i386:i386 winetricks wine-gecko2.24 wine-gecko2.24:i386 wine-mono4.5.2

it should work fine. I am running exactly the same setup (Ubuntu Saucy 64bit) without the need for IE7 32bit, thanks to the wonders of gecko! Also, mono takes care of the .net portion of some Windows Applications. Beware, WINE 1.7 is the Beta release, but I currently have BW9 running flawlessly using Wine 1.7.16, and am loving it so far.

Hope this helps :)

TomMalufe
02-17-2015, 07:18 AM
I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 x64 (trusty) and I just want to confirm that the above advice worked perfectly for me. Thanks guys!

TomMalufe
02-26-2015, 11:43 AM
Although I am now noticing that the Copy to Clipboad function does not work and the Editor is also non-functional.

ScottCove
02-27-2015, 12:34 AM
Although I am now noticing that the Copy to Clipboad function does not work and the Editor is also non-functional.


Yeah. You may also notice that there are no tooltips. While .NET is supported by mono, it is not .NET, therefore some of the functions are not perfect. It is unfortunate, but one of the many quirks of WINE. Not everything works as well as it does natively.

To be honest, I have abandoned BW9 in WINE, but only because I have recently aquired Lightroom to pursue my photography more professionally. I now run BW9 inside of a VirtualBox, which believe it or not, Windows, LR5 and BW9 all run better in a sandbox. I can give Windows the min. RAM required for LR (4GB), multitask with BW9, and it runs comparatively to when I was running Windows natively with double the RAM on the same machine. Strange, but true.

Hope BW9 is still at least functional for you though!

TomMalufe
03-04-2015, 04:45 AM
Thanks for the response. I didn't think I would get one. I think I will try setting up a VirtualBox myself. There are enough Windows only things that I need to make it worth it.

doc_dave
03-07-2015, 03:24 PM
Just to add my own experience for any watching this thread: I have BWks 9 running under Ubuntu 14.04, and BWks 7 under Linux Mint 13 (LTS), both with Wine via PPA. Both run perfectly, so far as I can tell. And I've been using BWks since 3.5!

So it can can be done, and for me it's a good thing, as I've been Windows-free for a few years.

FWIW.