Portable BibleDesktop

Introduction

This page gives instructions on how to create a version of BibleDesktop that you can take with you where ever you go. Specific instructions are given for USB Drives and for CD-ROMs, but you can easily use any removable media of 512M to hold Portable BibleDesktop and all of CrossWire's modules.

Layout of Portable BibleDesktop

Portable BibleDesktop consists of 4 root folders: In the folder BibleDesktop you will find:

Portable BibleDesktop on USB Drive

  1. Unzip the portability kit your USB Drive.
  2. In the BibleDesktop folder run one of the following depending on what kind of machine you are on:
  3. Populate the USB drive with modules by doing one or more of the following:

Note: Some versions of Linux make it hard to run programs on a USB drive. If that happens to you see BibleDesktop/ReadmeLinux.txt for help.

Portable BibleDesktop on CD-ROM

  1. Unzip the portability kit to an empty folder of your choice.
  2. In the BibleDesktop folder run one of the following depending on what kind of OS (Operating System) you are on:
  3. Set your preferences (aka preferences) that you want to have for startup, using BibleDesktop executable for your OS in the unzipped BibleDesktop folder to set preferences.
  4. Populate the mods.d and modules folder that were unzipped with modules by doing one or more of the following:
  5. Create indexes for Bibles, using BibleDesktop in the unzipped BibleDesktop folder to create indexes.
  6. Using your favorite CD burning software copy the folders BibleDesktop, Java, mods.d and modules to the root of the CD.

Note: Because a CD is read-only, BibleDesktop will maintain preferences on each machine you run BibleDesktop on. Additionally, any modules you download with BibleDesktop on CD will be saved to the local machine.