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You can read what Bookie is here, but here's the long and short of it:
Bookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a central server so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.
The server is written in Java, and uses XML-RPC to communicate to clients. There's also a client written in Swing, which is pretty functional. The current goal is to get the Mozilla client back into shape given the existence of a working server.
To get the server running on your machine, download the server.zip file
here. You should
start the server with
java -Dlog4j.configuration=info.xml -jar server.jar
in a directory for Bookie usage. No database is required, as Bookie will
create its own database if it doesn't find one. It will start on port 9000
by default, but you can specify the port on the command line. You need Java 1.4
to run the server and client.
When the client starts up, it will present you with a connections box:
- Create a new connection to http://tersesystems.com:9000.
- Double click on the connection to connect to the server.
- When the server asks you if you would like to be registered for the server, say yes.
- Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the import menu item.
- Import your bookmarks by going to your netscape bookmarks.html file and clicking on that. As an example, my Mozilla file is under "C:\Documents and Settings\Will Sargent\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\mq632ho0.slt" (See here for how to get it to be somewhere more convenient).
- Or, if you are using Internet Explorer, you can import your bookmarks by going to "C:\Documents and Settings\Will Sargent\Favorites" and importing the favorites from there.
- You can also export to Netscape if you want to get bookmarks out of the server.
- That's it!
There is an example bookmark server at
http://tersesystems.com. To connect
to the test server, please enter
as your URL. Please do not use a normal password:
most of Bookie's traffic is not encrypted, and you may be vulnerable to
packet sniffing. Also note that there is no expectation of privacy on this
server. Although I intend to keep all bookmark information private, I reserve
the right to look at any and all data on the server for debugging purposes.
Suggestions and comments are welcome. If you have any problems with the above instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
Will Sargent <firstname.lastname@example.org>