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'''Bible Desktop''' is free Bible Study software. It is actively improved with releases every few months.
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'''Bible Desktop''', JSWORD based, runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux
  
Bible Desktop is based upon [[DevTools:JSword|JSword]], a Java implementation of the [[DevTools:SWORD|SWORD C++ Engine]]. As such Bible Desktop works with all SWORD Modules.
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Project Website: http://www.crosswire.org/bibledesktop Bible Desktop home page]
 
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== Features: ==
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Bible Desktop has the following distinctive features:
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* You can run Bible Desktop on Windows, Mac and Unix. This is especially attractive for you if you use more than one of these.
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* You can view an unlimited number of Bibles in parallel.
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* You can view differences between Bibles in the same language.
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* You can do rich searching of Bible text, Strong's Numbers, Notes, Headings, and Cross References.
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* You can view search results in the same window that you view Bible passages.
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* You can expand the context of all or selected search results.
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== Web Start Bible Desktop ==
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If you have Java SE installed, this includes the [http://java.sun.com/javase/technologies/desktop/javawebstart/ Java Web Start] technology called '''javaws'''. In Windows, to launch the Bible Desktop '''nightly build''' using Web Start, ''without having to open a browser'', create a Windows command file containing the following line.
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@start javaws http://www.crosswire.org/bibledesktop/nightly/bibledesktop.jnlp
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Save this with a suitable filename, such as BD_WS.cmd and then create a Windows shortcut to it. To go the whole hog, you may wish to optionally change the shortcut properties, such that the command window starts minimized, and even apply a suitable icon, such as the one found in BibleDesktop.exe
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== Java 8 64-bit ==
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The wrapper that runs BD insists on a 32-bit Java and if it's not present, currently it will offer to download and install it. Yet BD itself doesn't care whether it uses 32-bit or 64-bit Java. A workaround for Windows 7 users to run BD when you have ''only'' the 64-bit version installed is described below:
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* Create a Windows CMD file containing the following ''single line'', and save it as '''BD.cmd''' into the same folder where BD is installed,
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::<tt>@"C:\Program Files\Java\jre8\bin\javaw.exe" -classpath "bibledesktop-1.6.jar;commons-codec-1.3.jar;commons-httpclient-3.1.jar;commons-logging-1.1.1.jar;commons-net-1.4.1.jar;javatar-2.5.jar;jdom-1.0.jar;jlfgr-1_0.jar;jsword-1.6.jar;jsword-common-1.6.jar;jsword-common-aqua-1.0.6.jar;jsword-common-swing-1.6.jar;lucene-analyzers-2.3.2.jar;lucene-core-2.3.2.jar;lucene-snowball-2.3.2.jar" org.crosswire.bibledesktop.desktop.Desktop</tt>
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* Create a shortcut to BD.cmd and save it to your desktop, and rename it to whatever you like, e.g. '''BibleDesktop (Java 8 x64)'''.
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* Edit the shortcut properties to run Minimized, and optionally change the Icon to the one in BibleDesktop.exe
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'''Note:'''
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# DM plans to look into the wrapper problem when he does the next release.
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== External links ==
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You can read more at the [http://www.crosswire.org/bibledesktop Bible Desktop home page]
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Revision as of 08:29, 8 January 2018

Bible Desktop, JSWORD based, runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux

Project Website: http://www.crosswire.org/bibledesktop Bible Desktop home page]