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 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 31 2020||5.16||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Goodman|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 08 2020||5.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Stubbs|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 09 2020||5.12||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Frank Sauer|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 03 2020||5.7-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Goodman|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 01 2020||4.0.4-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||thiago s f carvalho|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|47836||Crash when opening a clippings document type in Logos Bible Software||RESOLVED||WORKSFORME||View|
|47837||Intrusive graphics glitches .NET app - Logos Bible Software||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||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|
|49684||Logos Bible Software crashes on load||RESOLVED||INVALID||View|
|49767||All resources deleted during update Logos Bible Software||UNCONFIRMED||View|
If you are looking to get Logos working on linux there are 2 easy choices:
wasta packages support offline installation see the google doc guide
Bash install script with nice gui (this is the recommended method): ferion11 installer on github
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 or the ferion11 script as many hours have been spent to make those 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
Ubuntu (change focal according to the version you have installed)
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'
sudo apt-get update
Choose wine-staging (5.7 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 dotnet48 corefonts fontsmooth=rgb drr=gdi 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/8.13.0.0008/Logos-x86.msi (or x64) the latest version number can be found from the forum at community.faithlife.com/forums
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 recommended 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:
Use winecfg to set windows version for LogosIndexer.exe to winxp
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'