BibleTime is completely free (Free Software and Open Source). It's released under the GPL version 2 license. Basically it means that you can download and use it freely. If you want to redistribute it you have to make sure that the receivers get the source code, too.
The latest version of BibleTime can be found on the SourceForge.net download page. For information on installing BibleTime for individual platforms, see the platform-specific sections below. We provide official binary packages for Windows and Mac OS X, and ebuilds for Gentoo. BibleTime is also included in many Linux distributions.
Bibles and other texts
By default, the BibleTime installer doesn't contain any Bibles or other content. To install works, open the Bookshelf Manager from the Settings menu, click the green refresh button to refresh the default remote source (the CrossWire main repository), select the works to install and click the Install button and confirm.
The latest official BibleTime Windows installer can be found here.
- Windows XP, Vista or 7
- If your user name includes non-ASCII letters (other than a-z) BibleTime doesn't work
- If you use works in different languages, e.g. Greek and Hebrew, you may need to install a unicode font
Mac OS X
The latest official BibleTime disk image for Mac OS X can be found here.
Ubuntu Linux/Linux Mint
The Debian/Ubuntu Crosswire packaging team is working on improving the state of Bibletime and other Crosswire related software. The Crosswire Packaging PPA has their latest public packages available in it. Follow the link, add the source to your apt system configuration and you can install the latest packages with normal Ubuntu procedures.
Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) and later releases should have SWORD >= 1.6.0 and BibleTime >= 2.0 packages included, with no special actions needed by the user to see them -- just install the "bibletime " package using any package manager (apt, aptitude, or Synaptic will all work), just like any other software that is a part of Ubuntu. If you want to keep up with latest BibleTime version, see CrossWire Packaging Team above.
Linux Mint should be compatible with Ubuntu packages.
Bibletime 2.x is in Debian unstable (sid). So is the SWORD library package sword 1.6.x. You can subscribe to email notifications of new uploads of bibletime on bibletime PTS page.
Alternatively, you can try rebuilding the packages from the Crosswire Packaging PPA (they are not binary compatible, so you must rebuild them from source on Debian, but they are kept compile-compatible, so no tweaking is required.)
BibleTime works with Portage as usual, since BibleTime is in the main Portage repository (thanks to the Gentoo developers). Example:
emerge --ask bibletime
Newer versions of BibleTime might be available through our official Gentoo overlay, which you can simply install by using layman:
layman -a bibletime
The latest BibleTime package for Fedora Linux package can be found here.
The latest BibleTime package for openSUSE can be found here.
The latest BibleTime port for FreeBSD can be found at freshports.org.