1: You can read what Bookie is <a href="purpose.html">here</a>, but here's the
2: long and short of it:
5: Bookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a
6: central server so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.
10: The server is written in Java, and uses XML-RPC to communicate to clients.
11: There's also a client written in Swing, which is pretty functional. The
12: current goal is to get the Mozilla client back into shape given the existence
13: of a working server (finally!)
17: To get the server running on your machine, download the server.jar file
18: <a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/server.jar">here</a>. You should start
19: the server with <code>-jar server.jar</code> in a directory for Bookie usage.
20: No database is required, as Bookie will create its own database if it doesn't
21: find one. It will start on port 9000 by default, but you can specify the port
22: on the command line. <a href="http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/download.html">JDK 1.4</a>
23: with the <code>-server</code> option is recommended, as the I/O performance is
24: MUCH faster than 1.3.1.
28: To start the client, download the client file
29: <a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/client.jar">here</a>. You do not need
30: anything besides the <code>-jar</code> option, although again 1.4 has been found
31: to be much faster. When the client starts up, it will present you with a
32: connections box:
37: <li>Create a new connection to http://localhost:9000.
38: <li>Double click on the connection to connect to the server.
39: <li>When the server asks you if you would like to be registered for the server, say yes.
40: <li>Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the import menu item.
41: <li>Import your bookmarks by going to your netscape bookmarks.html file and clicking on that.
42: As an example, my Mozilla file is under "C:\Documents and Settings\Will Sargent\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\mq632ho0.slt"
43: <li>Close down and restart the client (there is a bug that stops import from updating).
48: There is be a permanent bookmark server at tersesystems.com. To connect to the server
49: at tersesystems, please enter <code>http://tersesystems.com:9000/</code> as your URL.
50: <em>Please do not use a normal password</em>: most of Bookie's traffic is not encrypted,
51: and you may be vulnerable to packet sniffing. Also note that there is no expectation
52: of privacy on this server. Although I intend to keep all bookmark information private,
53: I reserve the right to look at any and all data on the server for debugging purposes.
57: Suggestions and comments are welcome. If you have any problems with the above
58: instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
62: Will Sargent <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>>
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