I am working on getting Bibleworks running in Linux. It works fairly well with Wine (I can live with some of the things missing). One thing I cannot live without is updates! So, I am working on installing them manually.
I found a page on the Bibleworks website which lists the most recent updates as well as links to the update files. The next question would be, how do I run these?
So, I checked up on the ".pbn" extension and found the following command to run:
That translated into the following for wine:c:\program files\bibleworks 7\bw700.exe dir="c:\program files\bibleworks 7\" pbn="%1"
However, that did not do anything except open the program normally. So, I looked in the bw700 directory and found another executable: "bwupd.exe" and then ran the following command:wine "c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7\bw700.exe" dir="c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7" pbn="c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7\patches\dl\rev1_exe_release_7019e.pbn"
Upon running this command a window pops up saying that it is waiting for Bibleworks to close (though it is not open), and then fails with "bwupd error code 002" saying that it could not delete the original executable, though there is indeed permission to delete that file!wine "c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7\bwupd.exe" dir="c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7" pbn="c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7\patches\dl\rev1_exe_release_7019e.pbn"
Not sure where to go from here. Anybody ever tried this before? Anybody have any tips?
If we could figure this out, it will make running Bibleworks on Linux much more feasible because we don't have to worry about trying to install IE with wine (a huge hassle) and getting Bibleworks to properly detect / use it. A script could easily be written to automatically check the site linked above for new updates, automatically download / install them, or simply notify the user somehow. I would be very excited if we could get this to work!
[I am using Ubuntu 7.10; wine 0.9.55]