Xiphos Bible



There are some binary packages from several contributors; Please report all packaging bugs to their respective maintainers. They are contributions by those who participate in the Xiphos mailing lists. Note that updated binary packages may not be available immediately upon release of new source tarballs.

If you have packages to contribute or information on how to build them for a specific distribution, please let us know.


Xiphos operates using support from Sword. Current Xiphos requires Sword version 1.8.1 or later (source). Most packagers offer libsword in addition to Xiphos packages.

Note that if you choose to build Xiphos with your own build of Sword, CLucene is not required, though it is still recommended.

Source Packages

Latest: 4.1.0

For other releases, look here.

GIT access

Check out the current GIT source tree with:

git clone https://github.com/crosswire/xiphos.git

Then build under Linux using:

cd xiphos
./waf configure --prefix=/usr --gtk=3 --enable-webkit2
./waf build
sudo ./waf install


The Xiphos module manager provides automated download and installation support for all of the modules available from Crosswire in their standard module download area, or for any other repository set up to handle module manager access. See the links page for availability of additional modules.