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README for BibleTime Build Status

BibleTime is a Bible study application based on the Sword library and Qt toolkit.


You can just download and install BibleTime from github. The following requirements are needed only if you want to develop BibleTime.



  • po4a
  • xsltproc, docbook-xml, docbook-xsl

These packages are used by BT committers to prepare the documentation for the Handbook, Howto and the website. This tool set can be used by translators to generate, test and validate their work. There is no need to rely on these packages to bundle BibleTime for distribution as the compiled documentation is in the source tree ready for installation.


In the toplevel directory of this package, you can find the scripts build-debug.sh and build-release.sh.

Run build-debug.sh to build BibleTime in debug mode. It will build in the directory ./build/ and install to ./build/install/. You can run it just there, you do not have to install it to /usr/.

For a real installation, run build-release.sh. This will also build in ./build/, but then install to /usr/local.


Please report any bugs your find to our issue tracker or see the BibleTime homepage for additional information.


You can find information about BibleTime, the installation and its usage in the following places:

  • http://www.bibletime.info/
  • The BibleTime handbook available in the Help menu of the BibleTime application.
  • There's a Bible study tutorial in the help menu.

May God, our Lord, use BibleTime for his glory.

The BibleTime developers