2: You can read what Bookie is <a href="purpose.html">here</a>, but here's the
3: long and short of it:
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.
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.
19: To get the server running on your machine, download the server.zip file
20: <a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/server.zip">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="http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4/download.html">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.
34: To get the java client running, download the client.zip file <a
36: Unzip the client in a new directory, and execute it with one of the
37: scripts or <code>java -jar client.jar</code>.
41: When the client starts up, it will present you with a connections box:
46: <li>Create a new connection to http://localhost:9000.</li>
47: <li>Double click on the connection to connect to the server.</li>
48: <li>When the server asks you if you would like to be registered for the
49: server, say yes.</li>
50: <li>Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the
51: import menu item. </li>
52: <li>Import your bookmarks by going to your netscape bookmarks.html file
53: and clicking on that. As an example, my Mozilla file is under "C:\Documents
54: and Settings\Will Sargent\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\mq632ho0.slt"
56: <li>Or, if you are using Internet Explorer, you can import your bookmarks by going
57: to "C:\Documents and Settings\Will Sargent\Favorites" and importing the favorites from there.</li>
58: <li>You can also export to Netscape if you want to get bookmarks out of the server.</li>
59: <li>That's it!</li>
64: There is an example bookmark server at
65: <a href="http://tersesystems.com">http://tersesystems.com</a>. To connect
66: to the test server, please enter
68: as your URL. <strong>Please do not use a normal password</strong>:
69: most of Bookie's traffic is not encrypted, and you may be vulnerable to
70: packet sniffing. Also note that there is no expectation of privacy on this
71: server. Although I intend to keep all bookmark information private, I reserve
72: the right to look at any and all data on the server for debugging purposes.
76: Suggestions and comments are welcome. If you have any problems with the
77: above instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
80: <p>Will Sargent <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>>