[bd-users] Removing Bible Desktop

Joe Walker joseph.walker at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 01:01:28 MST 2004

Hi Chris (and Mark),

I can't help you much with MacSword, but we can help you to get Bible
Desktop working and search should work once you have indexed the
module, and it works with as many modules as you download. However it
probably isn't quite as well integrated with the specific Mac version
because it works on Windows too.

Firstly to get modules installing in Bible Desktop you need to go to
Tools->Options, and then pick "Sword Module". I suggest deciding on a
separate directory for Bible Desktop to keep things separate from
MacSword. I'm hoping that Mark can suggest a specific directory to
use, or DM wrote with instructions on how to find one.

Enter that directory into the "Module Search Path" field AND the
"Download Directory".

If there are any directories that MacSword uses then maybe you should
remove them from the "Module Search Path". There was a bug in 0.9.8
(which I guess you are using) that made deleting directories from the
"Module Search Path" not work sometimes, but if you have a go and then
restart before downloading then everything should be OK.

If you want to uninstall Bible Desktop then you need to use your
Webstart icon. I'm afraid I have no idea where it will be, but it
should be there somewhere. Mark?

I hope that helps.


On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 10:34:42 -0700, Christine Roberton <carma54 at mac.com> wrote:
> Okay, here's the deal...I initially installed MacSword and several
> modules, all of which worked fine.  I decided I wanted something with
> search capabilities.  I found the Bible Desktop on the JSword site and
> decided to give it a try BECAUSE it used the MacSword modules (and I
> had several.)  I downloaded Bible Desktop to run in the conventional
> manner (not using Java WebStart).  The first thing the program wanted
> me to do was select and download modules.  There was no option for
> accessing the already existing modules on my hard drive.  So I
> downloaded a module, just to see how Bible desktop worked, but
> continued to look for ways to make it use already existing modules.
> After searching around, I gave up in frustration and decided to remove
> the program because I didn't want a bunch of duplicate modules.
> I then decided that maybe using the Java WebStart version would be an
> efficient way of doing things.  In my very vague (pea-brained)
> understanding, I thought that this type of program would access all the
> modules I wanted ON THE WEB, with only a small core of program files
> actually downloaded to my computer.  When the program again wanted me
> to DOWNLOAD modules, I decided I would just not waste any more time on
> it, and deleted the icon that starts the program, although I knew, to
> my frustration that there were files on my computer that supported the
> program and I had no idea how to delete them all.
> I have had nothing but trouble with MacSword since...it only allows a
> few books (modules) otherwise it crashes.  Right now, the modules I
> have are the Bible, KJV with Strong's numbers, et. al; The Matthew
> Henry Complete Bible Commentary; a Greek and a Hebrew Dictionary; a
> Daily devotional; and Calvin's Institutes.  When I tried recently to
> add the  Jamieson, Faussett, and Brown commentary, the program crashed
> - I've tried several times to bring the program up and it continues to
> crash.
> Is anyone knowledgeable in [ MacSword, Bible Desktop, the Mac OS X, and
> Java] able to assist me in any way to come up with a workable solution?
>   I would like to start over fresh, clean up any existing messes, and
> just stick with one program or the other.
> Sorry this is so wordy but I wanted to give a complete picture of what
> I had done so far.
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> chrisroberton at mac.com
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