Annotation of bookie/www/index.html, revision 1.37

1.36      will        1: <p>
1.15      will        2: You can read what Bookie is <a href="purpose.html">here</a>, but here's the
1.34      will        3: long and short of it: 
1.36      will        4: </p>
1.35      will        5: 
1.36      will        6: <blockquote>
                      7:   Bookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a central
                      8:   server so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.
                      9: </blockquote>
                     11: <p>
                     12:  The server is written in Java, and uses XML-RPC to communicate to clients.
                     13:  There's also a client written in Swing, which is pretty functional.  The current
                     14:  goal is to get the Mozilla client back into shape given the existence of
                     15:  a working server.
                     16: </p>
                     18: <p>
                     19:  To get the server running on your machine, download the file
                     20:  <a href="">here</a>.  You should
                     21:  start the server with 
                     23:   <code>java -Dlog4j.configuration=info.xml -jar server.jar</code>
                     25:  in a directory for Bookie usage.   No database is required, as Bookie will
                     26:  create its own database if it doesn't find one.  It will start on port 9000
                     27:  by default, but you can specify the port on the command line.  
                     28:  <a href="">JDK 1.4</a> with the
                     29:  <code>-server</code> option is recommended, as the I/O performance is MUCH
                     30:  faster than 1.3.1.
                     31: </p>
1.35      will       32: 
1.36      will       33: <p>
                     34:  To get the java client running, download the file <a
                     35:  href="">here</a>.  
                     36:  Unzip the client in a new directory, and execute it with one of the 
1.37    ! will       37:  scripts or <code>java -jar client.jar</code>.   
1.36      will       38: </p> 
1.35      will       39: 
1.37    ! will       40: <p>Alternatively, you can run the Java client as a Web Start application: <a href=""><img src="webstart.small.jpg"/></a>
        !            41: 
1.36      will       42: <p>
                     43:   When the client starts up, it will present you with a connections box:
1.34      will       44: </p>
1.36      will       45: 
                     46: <p>
1.34      will       47: <ul>
1.37    ! will       48:     <li>Create a new connection to</li>
1.36      will       49:   <li>Double click on the connection to connect to the server.</li>
1.34      will       50:   <li>When the server asks you if you would like to be registered for the
1.36      will       51:          server, say yes.</li>
1.34      will       52:   <li>Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the
1.36      will       53:          import menu item.       </li>
1.37    ! will       54:   <li>
        !            55:     Import your bookmarks by going to your netscape bookmarks.html file
        !            56:          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=";start=0&amp;postdays=0&amp;postorder=asc&amp;highlight=">here</a> for how to get it to be somewhere more convenient).
1.36      will       57:       </li>
1.37    ! will       58:   <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>
1.35      will       59:   <li>You can also export to Netscape if you want to get bookmarks out of the server.</li>
                     60:   <li>That's it!</li>
1.34      will       61: </ul>
1.36      will       62: </p>    
                     64: <p>
                     65:  There is an example bookmark server at 
                     66:  <a href=""></a>.  To connect
                     67:  to the test server, please enter
                     68:  <code></code>
                     69:  as your URL.  <strong>Please do not use a normal password</strong>:
                     70:  most of Bookie's traffic is not  encrypted, and you may be vulnerable to
1.37    ! will       71:  packet sniffing.  Also note that there is no expectation of privacy on this
1.36      will       72:  server.  Although I intend to keep all bookmark information private,  I reserve
                     73:  the right to look at any and all data on the server for debugging purposes.
                     74: </p>
                     76: <p>
                     77:  Suggestions and comments are welcome.  If you have any problems with the
                     78:  above instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
1.34      will       79: </p>
1.35      will       80: 
1.34      will       81: <p>Will Sargent &lt;<a href=""></a>&gt;
                     82: </p>
                     83: <br>

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