I am working on coming up with an option for our church to run for their services. We are currently using MediaShout on a Windows Laptop, but I want to try to migrate to Linux.
I thought about using Wine, but that idea doesn’t bode well with their Garbage Rating. Another option is to run a Virtualized Machine. VMWare has a converter that we could possibly use to move everything from the laptop to a virtual. This post shows how to use that with Virtual Box too. The only thing I am not sure of is about using multiple screens with it.
Lyricue was actually in the Ubuntu Repository, and I was able to install it easily. I was able to install it, but I haven’t played with it at all. From launchpad, it looks like it is written in C. When I started it, it ask for a MySQL login, so it must use MySQL database.
The OpenLP looks pretty good, too. They have a PPA archive that I could install. I see it is written in Python and QT4.
Here is another called “Church Presentations“. It is written in Java, which sounds cool to me. They don’t have any released files though.
Here is the rest of my search on SourceForge: