Newest E-sword 10.10

Application Details:

Version: 10.10
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.3

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What works

Everything. Bible searches, notes, and dictionaries.

What does not

Initially the bible search doesn't work, but there is a work around established to get it working.


What was not tested

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Additional Comments

Before you run the installer, you have to install some DLL files via winetricks. Once these are installed the built in search will function correctly. I've been running e-sword on my netbook without a problem since Kubuntu 12.04 came out. The startup of the program takes a while though. This is what I do before installing e-sword. These instructions are for Kubuntu, but should work for other Ubuntu variations. Set oleaut32 to builtin in winecfg In winetricks install msls31 msxml3 * vbrun6 vcrun6 wsh57 Once these are installed you can install E-sword and it should work. * To install msxml3 winetricks will open an MS download site where you can get the file. Once downloaded put it in: home/user-name/.cache/winetricks/msxml3 To find the .cache type ctl-h while in your home dir to show the hidden files. You my have to reselect the files to have winetricks install them

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 20 20121.7.3Yes Yes BronzeNospam2k 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 30 20131.5.22Yes Yes GoldLeonard 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 15 20121.5.6Yes Yes GoldDan Kegel 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 14 20121.5.1Yes Yes GoldLeonard 
CurrentUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 15 20121.4Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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Jumping text when clicking on scripture
by Nospam2k on Tuesday January 29th 2013, 13:20
I used to use e-Sword exclusively for years until v10 came out. It seems the author isn't too concerned about supporting wine so I switched to theWord which works 100% perfectly with no dlls or addins.

What irritated me to leaving e-Sword was clicking on a scripture and having it send the scroll bar down beyond where the verse is displayed. It made e-Sword completely unusable for study. I have yet to get a fix for it and have tried using nearly every Windows native add-in (directx, visual b and c runtimes, IE, etc...) nothing works. To me this should not be gold. Perhaps Bronze, but not Gold.
RE: Jumping text when clicking on scripture
by Leonard on Wednesday January 30th 2013, 0:50
I dont know what you mean by jumping text, but consider this. After having several problems with e-sword and wine, I decided to put all my windows apps that run in wine in their own environment. SO on Ubuntu 12.10, I have a .wine-esword environment a .wine-Wtlib and so on. I also run the latest version, wine-1.5.22, as of this date. I have zero problems with this setup

I am not defending the author any but do note that he has written it for Windows, not wine. Wine is still in infancy, although works very well in most cases. If you want professional results try Virtualbox, parallels, crossover or what not.
RE: Jumping text when clicking on scripture
by Nospam2k on Tuesday October 15th 2013, 13:01
This is in it's own environment. Here is an exact reproduction:

Create a new environment, any version of Wine from 1.5+1.73 (maybe lower but didn't try), With or without WINEARCH=win32. Set version to Windows 7 or Windows XP.

Install e-Sword 10.2.1.

Choose 1Ki 8:17 (guarenteed example but does it in other places as well) scroll the verse to the middle of the bible window and click the verse. It will select it and then scroll up off the screen.

(Verified that this does not happen on native Windows).
Can't save bblx file
by rosc on Sunday December 30th 2012, 12:15
Been checking out e-sword under wine 1.4.1 and find I can save all other formats EXCEPT bblx files. Need help with this. Not sure where to begin.

Also, the file browser to open an existing bblx does not see the files using *.bblx as a file mask (although I can load a file by telling it the exact filename.)
RE: Can't save bblx file
by rosc on Sunday December 30th 2012, 16:44
Woops my post was in regard to ToolTipNT which is an editor for creating eSword modules. Disregard (unless you can help with that :)
Help! More bugs!
by Joe on Friday December 21st 2012, 8:21
I discovered a lot more bugs. They all cause the program to close immediately. It seems that they all would open a new window, and that causes the crash:

1. in "Bibles" pane, button "copy verses" causes crash,
2. tools -> Prayer Requests: causes crash
3. Options menu: "Compare," "Resouce," "Scripture tool tip," "fonts," all cause crashes.
4. Bible -> Verse lists: crashes

Should I go on?!

Ps. I use cinnamon 1.6, of that would make a difference.

I had it working perfectly under mint 13, Cinnamon, wine 1.5...
Some things don't work
by Joe on Friday December 21st 2012, 8:09
Mint 14, Wine 1.4.1, E-sword 10.10
very annoying crashes:

Program automatically closes at at least these points:
right click on a verse, push "copy verses," program immediately closes.
2. tools>scripture memory. closes immediately.

I followed the installation instructions listed, installing the dlls, etc, and would appreciate some help.
clicking on verses
by Leonard on Monday April 30th 2012, 4:05
Please be more specific. I clicked on various versus and had no problems