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Bookie is a personal attempt to keep the bookmarks that I have at home<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
synced with the bookmarks I have at work, and a way of solving my<html>
frustrations in sharing bookmarks with other people over computers.  It also<head>
is an outgrowth of the bluesky <a  <title></title>
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/ui/199805/bookmarks.html">good</head>
bookmarking</a> and <a<body>
href="http://www.mozilla.org/blue-sky/misc/199805/collaborative-bookmark-index.html">collaborativeYou can read what Bookie is <a href="purpose.html">here</a>, but here's the
bookmark indexing</a>.  In addition, there are sites which attack thislong and short of it: 
problem from another angle: <a<blockquote>Bookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a central
href="http://renaghan.com/bookmarker/">Bookmarker</a> and <aserver so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.</blockquote>
href="http://source.syr.edu/~jdimpson/urlmon/ideas.html#netscape">UrlMonitor</a>.<p>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
<p>Quite frankly, bookmark management sucks.  Every person I know has agoal is to get the Mozilla client back into shape given the existence  of
collection of bookmarks which have grown over months if not years.  Not onlya working server (finally!)</p>
the bookmarks themselves but the structure of the bookmark directory is<p>To get the server running on your machine, download the server.jar file
critical.  Yahoo's origin and real, underlying purpose is as a huge<a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/server.jar">here</a>.  You should
collection of well organized bookmarks.  Yet while it is easy to send a URLstart the server with &nbsp;<code>-Dlog4j.configuration=log4j.xml -jar server.jar</code>
over the web, sending branches or entire trees is impossible.  It isin a directory for Bookie usage.   No database is required, as Bookie will
impossible to share the same bookmarks folder with several people, so thatcreate its own database if it doesn't  find one.  It will start on port 9000
all information can be synced over a department.  And it's really hard toby default, but you can specify the port on the command line.  <a
keep bookmarks synced between several locations. 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
<p>The roaming access feature in Netscape goes in the right direction offaster than 1.3.1.</p>
solving these problems, but RDF is the perfect answer to these problems.<p>To start the client, download the client file <a
Whenever a browser wants to see bookmarks, it can make a request to a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/client.jar">here</a>.  Unjar it with
central bookmark server, and receive streamed RDF.  Likewise, whenever a <code>jar xvf client.jar</code> and it will create a bookie-client directory
bookmark or branch is submitted, RDF can be sent to the server and syncedwith all the source and javadoc.  Go to the bin directory, make sure you
with all the other clients.have  the JAVA_HOME environment variable set, and start up client.bat.  JDK
1.3 will work, although again 1.4 has been found to be much faster.</p>
<p>Most of the work is already done -- Mozilla already has an<p>When the client starts up, it will present you with a connections box:
RDFXMLDataSource, and all that needs to be done on the client end is some</p>
work to hook it into the network layer, and a way to present that data as a<p>  </p>
treeview.<ul>
    <li>Create a new connection to http://localhost:9000.     </li>
<p>The more involved work is in writing a server which can parse RDF,  <li>Double click on the connection to connect to the server.     </li>
construct an internal RDF graph, and can convert the internal RDF graph into  <li>When the server asks you if you would like to be registered for the
an SQL database.  And writing it out the other way.server, say yes.     </li>
  <li>Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the
         serialized RDF <--> RDF graph <--> SQL databaseimport menu item.       </li>
  <li>Import your bookmarks by going to your netscape bookmarks.html file
<p> Of course, this is barely scratching the surface of what Bookie could doand clicking on that.         As an example, my Mozilla file is under "C:\Documents
-- it could invalidate useless bookmarks, keep a cache of bookmarks forand Settings\Will Sargent\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\mq632ho0.slt"
you... it could keep private bookmark folders which you could only see by        </li>
typing a password... It could provide folders with multiple parents so that  <li>That's it!   </li>
you could have the equivalent of symlinks in folders... It could rearrange</ul>
or delete bookmarks according to your own criteria (popularity, last    
updated)... You could have limited access to bookie allowing you to add only<p></p>
annotations to a bookmark, or submit links on an honor system so that the<p>There is be a permanent bookmark server at <a
most popular float to the top...  You could adjust your filter so that only href="http://tersesystems.com">http://tersesystems.com</a>.  To connect
the oldest or the newest bookmarks show up.to the server at tersesystems, please enter <code>http://tersesystems.com:9000/</code>
as your URL.  <strong .="">Please do not use a normal password</strong>:
<p>Anyway...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
<p> The server is done, although it still is read-only.  You can importserver.  Although I intend to keep all bookmark information private,  I reserve
bookmarks into the database and you can read bookmarks out of the server.the right to look at any and all data on the server for debugging purposes.
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's<p>Suggestions and comments are welcome.  If you have any problems with the
also a client written in Swing which I'm using for debugging, which isabove instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.</p>
teaching me the joys of asynchronous non-blocking network IO in Java.<p>Will Sargent &lt;<a href="mailto:will_sargent@yahoo.com">will_sargent@yahoo.com</a>&gt;
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