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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>
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 href="http://renaghan.com/bookmarker/">Bookmarker</a> and <a href="http://www.webwizards.net/useful/wbbm.htm">Web-Based Bookmark Managers</a>.<blockquote>Bookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a central
server so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.</blockquote>
<p>Quite frankly, bookmark management sucks.  Every person I know has a<p>The server is written in Java, and uses XML-RPC to communicate to clients.
collection of bookmarks which have grown over months if not years.  Not onlyThere's also a client written in Swing, which is pretty functional.  The current
the bookmarks themselves but the structure of the bookmark directory isgoal is to get the Mozilla client back into shape given the existence  of
critical.  Yahoo's origin and real, underlying purpose is as a hugea working server (finally!)</p>
collection of well organized bookmarks.  Yet while it is easy to send a URL<p>To get the server running on your machine, download the server.jar file
over the web, sending branches or entire trees is impossible.  It is<a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/server.jar">here</a>.  You should
impossible to share the same bookmarks folder with several people, so thatstart the server with &nbsp;<code>-Dlog4j.configuration=log4j.xml -jar server.jar</code>
all information can be synced over a department.  And it's really hard toin a directory for Bookie usage.   No database is required, as Bookie will
keep bookmarks synced between several locations.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
<p>The roaming access feature in Netscape goes in the right direction of href="http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/download.html">JDK 1.4</a>  with the
solving these problems, but RDF is the perfect answer to these problems.<code>-server</code> option is recommended, as the I/O performance is MUCH
Whenever a browser wants to see bookmarks, it can make a request to afaster than 1.3.1.</p>
central bookmark server, and receive streamed RDF.  Likewise, whenever a<p>To start the client, download the client file <a
bookmark or branch is submitted, RDF can be sent to the server and synced href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/client.jar">here</a>.  Unjar it with
with all the other clients. <code>jar xvf client.jar</code> and it will create a bookie-client directory
with all the source and javadoc.  Go to the bin directory, make sure you
<p>Most of the work is already done -- Mozilla already has anhave  the JAVA_HOME environment variable set, and start up client.bat.  JDK
RDFXMLDataSource, and all that needs to be done on the client end is some1.3 will work, although again 1.4 has been found to be much faster.</p>
work to hook it into the network layer, and a way to present that data as a<p>When the client starts up, it will present you with a connections box:
<p>  </p>
<p>The more involved work is in writing a server which can parse RDF,<ul>
construct an internal RDF graph, and can convert the internal RDF graph into    <li>Create a new connection to http://localhost:9000.     </li>
an SQL database.  And writing it out the other way.  <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
         serialized RDF <--> RDF graph <--> SQL databaseserver, say yes.     </li>
  <li>Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the
<p> Of course, this is barely scratching the surface of what Bookie could doimport menu item.       </li>
-- it could invalidate useless bookmarks, keep a cache of bookmarks for  <li>Import your bookmarks by going to your netscape bookmarks.html file
you... it could keep private bookmark folders which you could only see byand clicking on that.         As an example, my Mozilla file is under "C:\Documents
typing a password... It could provide folders with multiple parents so thatand Settings\Will Sargent\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\mq632ho0.slt"
you could have the equivalent of symlinks in folders... It could rearrange        </li>
or delete bookmarks according to your own criteria (popularity, last  <li>That's it!   </li>
updated)... You could have limited access to bookie allowing you to add only</ul>
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<p></p>
the oldest or the newest bookmarks show up.<p>There is be a permanent bookmark server at <a
 href="http://tersesystems.com">http://tersesystems.com</a>.  To connect
<p>Anyway...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> The server is done, although it still is read-only.  You can importmost of Bookie's traffic is not  encrypted, and you may be vulnerable to
bookmarks into the database and you can read bookmarks out of the server.packet sniffing.  Also note that there is no  expectation of privacy on this
The mozilla client will connect to the server, but I've had some troublesserver.  Although I intend to keep all bookmark information private,  I reserve
getting the RDF from the server synced up with the user interface.  There'sthe right to look at any and all data on the server for debugging purposes.
also a client written in Swing which I'm using for debugging, which is</p>
teaching me the joys of asynchronous non-blocking network IO in Java.<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;

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