Logos Bible Software is a digital library application designed for electronic Bible study. In addition to basic eBook functionality, it includes extensive resource linking, note-taking functionality, and linguistic analysis for study of the Bible both in translation and in its original languages. It is developed by Faithlife Corporation. As of February 2019, Logos Bible Software is in its eighth version. Logos Bible Software is compatible with more than 43,000 titles related to the Bible from 200 publishers, including Baker, Bantam, Catholic University of America Press, Eerdmans, Harvest House, Merriam Webster, Moody Press, Oxford University Press, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House, and Zondervan. Logos also recently published its own Lexham Bible Reference series, featuring new scholarship on the original Biblical languages. (source Wikipedia)
Most stuff works.
Document of most types tested.
Guides, word studies and info panel work.
You can't download and view resources or do software updates from within the app. If you access cloud resources it is fine. A patch exists which fixes this problem and although extensive testing is still to be done it appears most stuff works. See bug: 47668 for fix. Full build and install instructios are in a google doc here: https://docs.google.com/docume...
What does not
Audio and Video fail to play. (Use webapp for these features) - fixme:wmp:OleObject_QueryInterface...
Read aloud fails. (listed separately as it probably depends on a speech subsystem rather than media function.
Some graphical glitching - this is substantially intrusive.
Fixed - Very many lines of parse_url fail this is due to bug no. 47277 and a workaround is to add ‘LC_ALL=C’ after the command to launch the app. See https://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47277
Topic guide fails to open - 0139:fixme:thread:NtQueryInformationThread ThreadIsIoPending info class not supported yet
Logos.exe fails to fully end process on exit. Workaround is to manually end the process with a task manager.
Printing - rtf export worked but printing to a printer did not. Also all page size options missing.
add ‘LC_ALL=C’ after the command to launch the app.
use the webapp to access any media resources such as audio or video. This is not too much of a problem since these depend on web access anyway. I still plan to work on a fix though.
What was not tested
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 22 2019||5.0-rc2-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Goodman|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Dec 25 2019||4.21-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Daniel Ribeiro da Silva|
|Current||Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 28 2019||4.17||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Goodman|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|47277||.NET 4.x WPF applications fail to start with 'zh_CN' locale and WinVer set to 'Windows 7' or later, endlessly spamming 'parse_url failed to parse L"
|47836||Crash when opening a clippings document type in Logos Bible Software||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47837||Intrusive graphics glitches .NET app - Logos Bible Software||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47857||Logos Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) crashes in win8/10 (because IsNormalizedString is just a stub)||RESOLVED||FIXED||View|
|47905||Media Foundation Crash - Logos Bible Software fails to play media||NEW||View|
|47922||Speech synthesis does not start in Logos Bible Software||NEW||View|
If you are looking to get Logos working on linux your very best choice is the wasta packages see the google doc linked above. These instructions are here for reference for those who are participating in the painfully laborious process of testing new versions or new systems. If that is you then good luck and please communicate with us on telegram. Telegram shared files on the Running Logos Bible Software on Linux group found at - https://t.me/linux_logos If you just want it to work please use wasta many hours have been spent to make that as painless and easy as possible - enjoy.
Note the software requires a user and password. A basic account is free from logos.com
enable multi-arch on an amd64 system:
dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
Download and install the winehq repository key:
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
sudo apt-key add winehq.key
Edit /etc/apt/sources.list to add wine repos with: for other versions see: https://wiki.winehq.org/Download
Debian (change bullseye according to the version you have installed.)
sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb http://dl.winehq.org/wine-buil... bullseye main’
Ubuntu (change eoan according to the version you have installed)
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-bui... eoan main'
sudo apt-get update
Choose wine-staging (5.0rc2 known to work)
sudo apt-get install wine-staging winetricks winbind cabextract
Set up 32 bit wine bottle (note people have great problems indexing with 64bit):
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos sh winetricks arch=32 prefix=$HOME/ .wine-logos -q dotnet472 corefonts ddr=gdi fontsmooth=rgb win7
click "Cancel" to avoid installation of Mono and Gecko neither are needed. (may take 30mins to finish even on a fast machine with ssd)
run Logos x32 or x64: download from https://downloads.logoscdn.com/LBS8/Installer/8.10.0.0032/Logos-x86.msi (or x64)
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos/ msiexec /i $HOME/Downloads/Logos-x86.msi
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos/ wine $HOME/.wine-logos/drive_c/users/$USER/Local\ Settings/Application\ Data/Logos/Logos.exe
"Download your Logos Library" - it is recommeded to choose minimal install and download the rest later.
"Downloading resources" (could take hrs)
"Preparing Library" (probs a few mins)
"Indexing" (could take a day)
If indexing fails:
Set windows version for indexing
Try running the indexer directly so that error messages are easier to keep and share.
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos/ wine c\:'/users/$USER/Local Settings/Application Data/Logos/System/LogosIndexer.exe'