71 votesKeith Parker commented
I agree this is frustraiting. Have you heard of (or tried) a program called "E-Sword"? It is a bible study program that has many options and has a decent sized library available. While proprietery, the program is free. Also, there are many free library additions as well as those that can be purchased. It wisely allows you to specify a location for your library files, which allows you to use a service such as Dropbox to always have it available.
It is built for Windows and Mac, but it works very well via Wine in Linux.
http://www.e-sword.netKeith Parker commented
Here is a third option:
3. Leave what you have as-is, EXCEPT: create API hooks that would allow an open source implementation of the GUI to function from various platforms.Keith Parker shared this idea ·