You can read what Bookie is <a href="purpose.html">here</a>, but here's the
long and short of it:
Bookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a
central server so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.
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 goal is to get the Mozilla client back into shape given the existence
of a working server (finally!)
To get the server running on your machine, download the server.jar file
<a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/server.jar">here</a>. You should start
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
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.
To start the client, download the client file
<a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/client.jar">here</a>. You do not need
anything besides the <code>-jar</code> option, although again 1.4 has been found
to be much faster. When the client starts up, it will present you with a
<li>Create a new connection to http://localhost:9000.
<li>Double click on the connection to connect to the server.
<li>When the server asks you if you would like to be registered for the server, say yes.
<li>Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the import menu item.
<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"
<li>Close down and restart the client (there is a bug that stops import from updating).
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.
<em>Please do not use a normal password</em>: 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.
Suggestions and comments are welcome. If you have any problems with the above
instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
Will Sargent <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>>
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