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. You need Java 1.4
28: to run the server and client.
32: To get the java client running, download the client.jar file <a
33: href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/client.jar">here</a> or or as a <a href="http://tersesystems.com/bookie/jnlp/bookie.jnlp">Webstart Application</a>.
34: If you are using the client.jar file, execute it with <code>java -jar client.jar</code>.
38: When the client starts up, it will present you with a connections box:
43: <li>Create a new connection to http://tersesystems.com:9000.</li>
44: <li>Double click on the connection to connect to the server.</li>
45: <li>When the server asks you if you would like to be registered for the server, say yes.</li>
46: <li>Click on the root folder, then click on the File menu and select the import menu item.</li>
47: <li>Import your bookmarks by going to your netscape bookmarks.html file
48: 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="http://www.mozillazine.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9233&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=">here</a> for how to get it to be somewhere more convenient).
50: <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>
51: <li>You can also export to Netscape if you want to get bookmarks out of the server.</li>
52: <li>That's it!</li>
57: There is an example bookmark server at
58: <a href="http://tersesystems.com">http://tersesystems.com</a>. To connect
59: to the test server, please enter
61: as your URL. <strong>Please do not use a normal password</strong>:
62: most of Bookie's traffic is not encrypted, and you may be vulnerable to
63: packet sniffing. Also note that there is no expectation of privacy on this
64: server. Although I intend to keep all bookmark information private, I reserve
65: the right to look at any and all data on the server for debugging purposes.
69: Suggestions and comments are welcome. If you have any problems with the
70: above instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
73: <p>Will Sargent <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>>