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>. Unjar it with
30: <code>jar xvf client.jar</code> and it will create a bookie-client directory
31: with all the source and javadoc. Go to the bin directory, make sure you have
32: the JAVA_HOME environment variable set, and start up client.bat. JDK 1.3 will
33: work , although again 1.4 has been found bo be much faster.
37: When the client starts up, it will present you with a connections box:
42: <li>Create a new connection to http://localhost:9000.
43: <li>Double click on the connection to connect to the server.
44: <li>When the server asks you if you would like to be registered for the server, say yes.
45: <li>Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the import menu item.
46: <li>Import your bookmarks by going to your netscape bookmarks.html file and clicking on that.
47: As an example, my Mozilla file is under "C:\Documents and Settings\Will Sargent\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\mq632ho0.slt"
48: <li>That's it!
53: There is be a permanent bookmark server at tersesystems.com. To connect to the server
54: at tersesystems, please enter <code>http://tersesystems.com:9000/</code> as your URL.
55: <strong.>Please do not use a normal password</strong>: most of Bookie's traffic is not
56: encrypted, and you may be vulnerable to packet sniffing. Also note that there is no
57: expectation of privacy on this server. Although I intend to keep all bookmark information private,
58: I reserve the right to look at any and all data on the server for debugging purposes.
62: Suggestions and comments are welcome. If you have any problems with the above
63: instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
67: Will Sargent <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>>
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