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Bookie is a personal attempt to keep the bookmarks that I have at home<p>
synced with the bookmarks I have at work, and a way of solving myYou can read what Bookie is <a href="purpose.html">here</a>, but here's the
frustrations in sharing bookmarks with other people over computers.  It alsolong and short of it: 
is an outgrowth of the bluesky <a</p>
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/ui/199805/bookmarks.html">good
bookmarking</a> and <a<blockquote>
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/misc/199805/collaborative-bookmark-index.html">collaborative  Bookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a central
bookmark indexing</a>.  In addition, there are sites which attack this  server so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.
problem from another angle: <a href="http://renaghan.com/bookmarker/">Bookmarker</a> and <a href="http://www.webwizards.net/useful/wbbm.htm">Web-Based Bookmark Managers</a>.</blockquote>
 
<p>Quite frankly, bookmark management sucks.  Every person I know has a 
collection of bookmarks which have grown over months if not years.  Not only 
the bookmarks themselves but the structure of the bookmark directory is 
critical.  Yahoo's origin and real, underlying purpose is as a huge 
collection of well organized bookmarks.  Yet while it is easy to send a URL 
over the web, sending branches or entire trees is impossible.  It is 
impossible to share the same bookmarks folder with several people, so that 
all information can be synced over a department.  And it's really hard to 
keep bookmarks synced between several locations. 
 
<p>The roaming access feature in Netscape goes in the right direction of 
solving these problems, but RDF is the perfect answer to these problems. 
Whenever a browser wants to see bookmarks, it can make a request to a 
central bookmark server, and receive streamed RDF.  Likewise, whenever a 
bookmark or branch is submitted, RDF can be sent to the server and synced 
with all the other clients. 
 
<p> Of course, this is barely scratching the surface of what Bookie could do 
-- it could invalidate useless bookmarks, keep a cache of bookmarks for 
you... it could keep private bookmark folders which you could only see by 
typing a password... It could provide folders with multiple parents so that 
you could have the equivalent of symlinks in folders... It could rearrange 
or delete bookmarks according to your own criteria (popularity, last 
updated)... You could have limited access to bookie allowing you to add only 
annotations to a bookmark, or submit links on an honor system so that the 
most popular float to the top...  You could adjust your filter so that only 
the oldest or the newest bookmarks show up. 
   
 <p>  <p>
<ul> The server is written in Java, and uses XML-RPC to communicate to clients.
        <li>The server is done, although it still is read-only.   There's also a client written in Swing, which is pretty functional.  The current
        <li>You can import bookmarks into the database via a perl script[<a href="#script">1</a>]. goal is to get the Mozilla client back into shape given the existence of
        <li>You can read bookmarks out of the server[<a href="#server">2</a>], using the a working server.
         included client[<a href="#client">3</a>].  </p>
</ul> 
   
The mozilla client will connect to the server, but I've had some troubles<p>
getting the RDF from the server synced up with the user interface.   To get the server running on your machine, download the server.zip file
  <a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/server.zip">here</a>.  You should
  start the server with 
 
   <code>java -Dlog4j.configuration=info.xml -jar server.jar</code>
 
  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.  
  <a href="http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/download.html">JDK 1.4</a> with the
  <code>-server</code> option is recommended, as the I/O performance is MUCH
  faster than 1.3.1.
 </p>
   
<p>Will Sargent &lt;<a href="mailto:will_sargent@yahoo.com">will_sargent@yahoo.com</a>&gt;<p>
  To get the java client running, download the client.zip file <a
  href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/client.zip">here</a>.  
  Unzip the client in a new directory, and execute it with one of the 
  scripts or <code>java -jar swing.jar</code>.   
 </p> 
 
 <p>Alternatively, you can run the Java client as a Web Start application: <a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/jnlp/bookie.jnlp"><img src="webstart.small.jpg"/></a>
   
<hr><p>
   When the client starts up, it will present you with a connections box:
 </p>
   
 [1] <a name="server">/scripts/server.bat, assuming you have the database up and working...  
 <p>  <p>
[2] <a name="script">/scripts/perl/importdb.pl<ul>
     <li>Create a new connection to http://tersesystems.com:9000.</li>
   <li>Double click on the connection to connect to the server.</li>
   <li>When the server asks you if you would like to be registered for the
           server, say yes.</li>
   <li>Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the
           import menu item.       </li>
   <li>
     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 <a href="http://www.mozillazine.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9233&amp;start=0&amp;postdays=0&amp;postorder=asc&amp;highlight=">here</a> for how to get it to be somewhere more convenient).
       </li>
   <li>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.</li>
   <li>You can also export to Netscape if you want to get bookmarks out of the server.</li>
   <li>That's it!</li>
 </ul>
 </p>    
 
 <p>  <p>
[3] <a name="client">/scripts/client.bat There is an example bookmark server at 
  <a href="http://tersesystems.com">http://tersesystems.com</a>.  To connect
  to the test server, please enter
  <code>http://tersesystems.com:9000/</code>
  as your URL.  <strong>Please do not use a normal password</strong>:
  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.
 </p>
   
   <p>
    Suggestions and comments are welcome.  If you have any problems with the
    above instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
   </p>
   
   <p>Will Sargent &lt;<a href="mailto:will_sargent@yahoo.com">will_sargent@yahoo.com</a>&gt;
   </p>
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