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Logos for Macintosh! “Concordia” Native on the Mac! Yes!

July 22nd, 2008
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You Macintosh fans have been waiting with bated breath for the advent of the Macintosh native version of the Libronix Digital Library System. Well, they are still in Alpha testing, and you may participate. But as of the latest release of the Alpha version, Ver. 10, newer resources like Concordia are working just fine! When you download the Alpha you can not get tech. support for it, but there is a very useful forum set up which you can follow, post questions, etc. I recommend you use Thunderbird to access the newsgroup support forum. You can also use Opera to access it.

So, at last, Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions is now fully Macintosh native! Oh, happy days.


Here is a screen shot of my Mac running Libronix, with Concordia up and running. Click on it for a full view.

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  1. Thomas Winter
    July 22nd, 2008 at 16:24 | #1

    Pr. McCain,
    “Baited breath” or “bated breath”? I share your excitement, but I didn’t have seafood for lunch.
    {Don’t post, but you might wish to modify the spelling. My bad for having grammarian parents).
    McCain: Good “catch.” Pun intended.

  2. Thomas Winter
    July 22nd, 2008 at 17:15 | #2

    Rev. McCain,
    I visually compared my Windows version to your Apple version, and I have some questions.
    1. Did you tweak some settings to have the search term show up as a blue link in the Concordia? My version uses the same brown highlighter found in the search results.
    [[McCain: I have not made any changes to the Mac version. This is apparently the default setting. Keep in mind that the program is still an Alpha version, not even a Beta, so it is not the full release version yet]].
    2. Is the Apple version just “that much easier to read” or is the clarity issue to due to your newer computer?
    [[McCain: I've always found Mac displays of anything better looking than most PCs I've seen.]]
    3. Any chance that CPH (or anyone else) will make available the LSB lectionaries for Libronix (1- yr, 3-yr, and daily)? I saw a post on the Libronix website describing “how to make your own lectionary” but it uses XML, which I don’t know.
    [[McCain: Yes, both the historic lectionary and the three-year lectionary will be offered by Libronix in a few weeks.]]
    Due to your postings, my next machine will likely be a Mac, despite the learning curve. Libronix may be the decisive software issue for me.
    [[McCain: I think you will be happy with a Mac]].

  3. Steven King
    July 23rd, 2008 at 20:17 | #3

    Pastor McCain:
    As a long-time Mac user, I’m glad to hear this news. I was about to buy the PC Version of “Concordia – Reader’s Edition” (I do have a lap-top PC, with Luther’s Writings in Libronix) Will the same PC data software work with the Mac Alpha version?
    [[McCain: The Concordia edition works on either Macs or PCs. You have to download the Alpha version of the Mac native version of the Libronix software engine.]]
    By the way, when will the full release of the Mac version be available?
    [[McCain: I'm told at the end of this year.]]
    Also, while I have you on the line, I wanted to ask if you like this blog service — what benefits does Typepad have over, say, Blogspot or WordPress?
    [[McCain: I just prefer it to the other two. For me, it is the easiest one to use. You just have to try out all three.]]

  4. Kathy
    July 24th, 2008 at 08:03 | #4

    Are the books we’ve purchased for our PC version transferrable to the Mac edition? I’m changing computers to a Mac that will be running Windows, but I would like to get away from the Windows side as much as possible. If I can have Libronix on the Mac side—with all the books we’ve purchased already—that would be wonderful!
    [[McCain: Yes, they will be, and in many cases already are, but please be aware that the Mac version of Libronix is still only in its Alpha form, not the full release version yet, so it will be a bit more time before it is ready for full release. All recent Macs, from the past three years, come fully equipped to run the Windows operating system, and hence, you can easily have Libronix on your Mac by using it under the PC version. That's what I'm doing now.]]

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