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. Logos Bible resource catalog includes 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. (edited from Wikipedia)
Everything except see below
What does not
Videos do not play - these are streamed anyway so please use the webapp instead.
Read aloud - can use a screen reader with the webapp.
Printing - export to word, open in libreoffice then print.
Some people see graphical glitches, these are fixed by setting GDI=DRR.
What was not tested
Didn't spend time on documents etc. However I have been in receipt of many working reports through telegram and the logos forum.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 01 2020||5.20-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Frank Sauer|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 29 2020||5.18||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Goodman|
|Show||Fedora 32 x86_64||Sep 28 2020||5.17-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Loye W. Young, OP, JD|
|Current||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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|47668||Logos 8 (.NET/WPF 4.7.2 application) fails to download resources (needs ReOpenFile implementation)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47676||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7 app) crashes with Wine 4.14 and 4.15||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47836||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7 app) crashes when opening a clippings document type||CLOSED||WORKSFORME||View|
|47837||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) has graphics glitches||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|47856||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) crashes in win8/10 (probably RtlQueryUnbiasedInterruptTime insufficiency)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47857||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) crashes in win8/10 (because IsNormalizedString is just a stub)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|47905||Logos 8 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app) fails to play media (crashes in MF/EVR)||NEW||View|
|47922||Logos 8/9 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app) crashes when using 'Read Aloud / System Narrator' on selected passage||NEW||View|
|48333||Logos 8 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app): Indexer crashes due to kernel32.ReOpenFile stub||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|48716||Logos 8 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app): Printer is recognized but will not print (PTOpenProviderEx is a stub)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|49125||Logos 8 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app): Indexing fails 64bit only 32bit works||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|49236||Logos 8 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app) crashes with 'System.AccessViolationException' in 'MS.Internal.Text.TextInterface.TextAnalyzer.GetGlyphPlacements'||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|49532||.NET 4.0 and higher fail to install via winetricks||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|49684||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) crashes on load||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|49767||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7 app): All existing resources are deleted during app update||NEEDINFO||View|
|49847||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app): wineserver always using 100% CPU core||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|49895||Multiple applications using CEF browser fail to load web content since Wine 5.18 (Steam client, Logos 8 Bible Software)||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|49912||Logos 8 Bible Software Home Screen fails to load||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|49919||Logos 8 Bible Software crashes when entering text in passage guide search field||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|49920||wine: could not load ntdll.so, and more||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|50227||Logos 8.x - 9.x Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) indexer crashes||NEW||View|
Please communicate with us on telegram. Support and 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.
The app is a bit like kindle in so much as the engine is free but the resources cost so there is a free download. Unlike kindle it has many advanced research features and books link together etc. The main app is free but there are paid features, resources and subscriptions. To use the app you need a free account https://www.logos.com/product/194909/logos-9-basic. It uses a downloader app which doesn't work with wine. The actual msi link is https://downloads.logoscdn.com... (change version number for latest version).
If you are looking to get Logos working on Linux there are 2 easy choices, a legacy option and manual instructions below:
Manual instructions for 32bit - Please use 64bit where possible because 32bit is deprecated by faithlife.
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 (6.4 devel known to work)
sudo apt-get install wine-staging winetricks winbind patch cabextract
Set up 64 or 32 bit wine bottle:
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)
drr=gdi has been buggy in winetricks due to a change in the way the reg key was changed. Newer versions of winetricks should do it correctly but if you get graphical glitches (more likely on older hardware) then you can edit the registry accordingly.
run Logos x32 download from https://downloads.logoscdn.com/LBS8/Installer/8.16.0.0002/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 $HOME/Downloads/Logos-x64.msi
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos/ wine64 $HOME/.wine-logos/drive_c/users/$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 couple of hours depending on library size and hardware)
To enable/disable Logos own verbose logging which can be useful for any troubleshooting:
On: wine64 reg add "HKCU\\\\Software\\\\Logos4\\\\Logging" /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0001 /f
Off: wine64 reg add "HKCU\\\\Software\\\\Logos4\\\\Logging" /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0000 /f