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Bookie is a personal attempt to keep the bookmarks that I have at homeYou can read what Bookie is <a href="purpose.html">here</a>, but here's the
synced with the bookmarks I have at work, and a way of solving mylong and short of it:
frustrations in sharing bookmarks with other people over computers.  It also
is an outgrowth of the bluesky <a<blockquote>
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/ui/199805/bookmarks.html">goodBookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a
bookmarking</a> and <acentral server so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/misc/199805/collaborative-bookmark-index.html">collaborative</blockquote>
bookmark indexing</a>.  In addition, there are sites which attack this
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>.<p>
The server is written in Java, and uses XML-RPC to communicate to clients.
<p>Quite frankly, bookmark management sucks.  Every person I know has aThere's also a client written in Swing, which is pretty functional.  The
collection of bookmarks which have grown over months if not years.  Not onlycurrent goal is to get the Mozilla client back into shape given the existence 
the bookmarks themselves but the structure of the bookmark directory isof a working server (finally!)
critical.  Yahoo's origin and real, underlying purpose is as a huge</p>
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<p>
impossible to share the same bookmarks folder with several people, so thatTo get the server running on your machine, download the server.jar file 
all information can be synced over a department.  And it's really hard to<a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/server.jar">here</a>.  You should start
keep bookmarks synced between several locations.the server with <code>-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 
<p>The roaming access feature in Netscape goes in the right direction offind one.  It will start on port 9000 by default, but you can specify the port
solving these problems, but RDF is the perfect answer to these problems.on the command line.  <a href="http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/download.html">JDK 1.4</a> 
Whenever a browser wants to see bookmarks, it can make a request to awith the <code>-server</code> option is recommended, as the I/O performance is
central bookmark server, and receive streamed RDF.  Likewise, whenever aMUCH faster than 1.3.1.
bookmark or branch is submitted, RDF can be sent to the server and synced</p>
with all the other clients.
<p>
<p> Of course, this is barely scratching the surface of what Bookie could doTo start the client, download the client file 
-- it could invalidate useless bookmarks, keep a cache of bookmarks for<a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/client.jar">here</a>.  You do not need
you... it could keep private bookmark folders which you could only see byanything besides the <code>-jar</code> option, although again 1.4 has been found
typing a password... It could provide folders with multiple parents so thatto be much faster.  When the client starts up, it will present you with a 
you could have the equivalent of symlinks in folders... It could rearrangeconnections box:
or delete bookmarks according to your own criteria (popularity, last</p>
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<p>
most popular float to the top...  You could adjust your filter so that only  <ul>
the oldest or the newest bookmarks show up.    <li>Create a new connection to http://localhost:9000.
    <li>Double click on the connection to connect to the server.
<p>    <li>When the server asks you if you would like to be registered for the server, say yes.
<ul>    <li>Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the import menu item.  
        <li>The server is working, although it still is read-only.      <li>Import your bookmarks by going to your netscape bookmarks.html file and clicking on that.
        <li>You can import bookmarks into the database via a perl script[<a href="#script">1</a>].        As an example, my Mozilla file is under "C:\Documents and Settings\Will Sargent\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\mq632ho0.slt"
        <li>You can read bookmarks out of the server[<a href="#server">2</a>], using the    <li>Close down and restart the client (there is a bug that stops import from updating).
         included client[<a href="#client">3</a>].    </ul>    
</ul></p>
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.  There is be a permanent bookmark server at tersesystems.com.  To connect to the server
at tersesystems, please enter <code>http://tersesystems.com:9000/</code> as your URL.
<p>Will Sargent &lt;<a href="mailto:will_sargent@yahoo.com">will_sargent@yahoo.com</a>&gt;</p>
<hr><p>
Suggestions and comments are welcome.  If you have any problems with the above
[1] <a name="script">/scripts/perl/importdb.plinstructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
<br></p>
[2] <a name="server">/scripts/server.bat, assuming you have the database up and working...
<br><p>
[3] <a name="client">/scripts/client.batWill Sargent &lt;<a href="mailto:will_sargent@yahoo.com">will_sargent@yahoo.com</a>&gt;
 <?php require(NOTES); ?>
   

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