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)
Everything except what is listed below 32bit only. 64bit doesn't succeed at indexing (don't use 64bit)
What does not
Video playback on some systems
Some systems (we think intel integrated graphics only) require a graphics fix:
winetricks is really at fault here i think; it should set the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Wine\\Direct3D\renderer
Renaming the key from "DirectDrawRenderer" to "renderer" will fix graphical glitching but disable video playback.
Printing is possible with copy and paste into a libreoffice doc.
Video playback is possible through the web browser.
Read aloud may be possible using orca instead.
What was not tested
Full index of large library.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 09 2020||5.12||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Frank Sauer|
|Current||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|
|Show||zz Do not use||Feb 29 2020||5.3-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Frank Sauer|
|Show||Ubuntu 19.10 "Eoan" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 22 2019||5.0-rc2-staging||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||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|
|49125||Logos Bible Software Indexing fails 64bit only 32bit works||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|49684||Critical Crash Logos Bible Software Unusable (Regression)||UNCONFIRMED||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
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 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)
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'