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
Logos / Verbum 10 for Linux Unofficial Release Notes
Good news, it works!
You can run Logos 10 on Linux from release day… and yes it was a challenge getting it ready for you all - enjoy!
With special thanks to: Bradley Grainger (from Faithlife) and our Beta Linux Group: James Bernard, Frank Sauer, Taylor Wright, and John Goodman.
Behind the scenes:
We are very grateful to Faithlife! With the release of Logos 10, we have seen significant signs of concern for Linux customers. Firstly, they allowed a limited few of us early access in order to work on it so that it could be ready for release day. Secondly, we have seen them bugfix code and make it work for Linux - which is a wonderful gesture. Thirdly, we continue to have occasional interaction and advice from Devs.
Linux remains officially unsupported but we are moving in the right direction!
For support use Telegram https://t.me/linux_logos
Or Matrix: https://matrix.to/#/#logosbibl...
Getting the dotnet patch into staging is a big win. The installation is much simpler than before owing to the use of dotnet 6 and some extra bundling of dependencies in the Logos installer. Many users may find no custom config is needed and you don’t need to install the linux version of dotnet 6 either.
Please make a full backup of your data!
Install wine 7.18 staging or newer (a required patch is only in staging, earlier versions won’t run or will crash intermittently)
WINEPREFIX=~/Logos10/data winecfg (set win ver to 10)
WINEPREFIX=~/Logos10/data winetricks settings fontsmooth=rgb (probably not needed)
WINEPREFIX=~/Logos10/data winetricks settings renderer=gdi (optional in wine but not needed in proton)
run the LogosInstaller.exe (note the download progress slider doesn’t work but it is downloading)
WINEPREFIX=~/Logos10/data wine64 LogosInstaller.exe
WINEPREFIX=~/Logos10/data wine64 ./data/drive_c/users/$USER/AppData/Local/Logos/Logos.exe
Traffic Lights Colour System. Green (fix exists / is coming soon), Amber (no fix but still usable), Red (bug prevents daily driver usage)
Known issues (also present in Logos 9):
Known issues in Logos 10 not present in Logos 9:
Better than in Logos 9:
Given the above, my own choice is to use it as my daily driver… I think most people will feel it is reliable enough for day to day work. However, our testing pool is very small - just 4 of us so early adopters do so at their own risk! Please make a full backup of your data!
What does not
Videos don't play.
The media browser does not work.
Printing doesn't work.
Sometimes updating wipes all downloaded resources.
Videos & Media can be accessed from the web app.
There is a patch in proton for media browser
Printing can work with windows version set to 7 but then updates won't happen.
Backup downloads or just download them again.
What was not tested
It has many features I'm sure we missed a few.
Only wine staging 7.18 works. Before that it will crash intermittently. Before 7.15 staging it will always crash.
I have tried on latest Ubuntu as well as Steam OS.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||SteamOS 3.x||Oct 10 2022||7.18-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Goodman|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|47837||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) has graphics glitches||UNCONFIRMED||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|
|49767||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7 app): All existing resources are deleted during app update||NEEDINFO||View|
|52380||Logos Bible Software (.NET app) menus glitching, flickering and not showing||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|52396||Stack overflows when running any 64-bit .Net 6 (.Net Core) program||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|53580||Logos 9 Bible Software printing doesn't work in Win10 mode||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|54870||Logos Bible 10 (dotnet 6) crashes trying to load image||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|55743||Logos Bible Software (.NET app) crash on load||CLOSED||INVALID||View|