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Sat Jul 6 00:44:21 2002 UTC (17 years, 6 months ago) by will
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Updated the instructions for bookie.

    1: You can read what Bookie is <a href="purpose.html">here</a>, but here's the
    2: long and short of it:
    4: <blockquote>
    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.
    7: </blockquote>
    9: <p>
   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!)
   14: </p>
   16: <p>
   17: To get the server running on your machine, download the server.jar file 
   18: <a href="">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="">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.
   25: </p>
   27: <p>
   28: To start the client, download the client file 
   29: <a href="">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.
   34: </p>
   36: <p>
   37: When the client starts up, it will present you with a connections box:
   38: </p>
   40: <p>
   41:   <ul>
   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!
   49:   </ul>    
   50: </p>
   52: <p>
   53: There is be a permanent bookmark server at  To connect to the server
   54: at tersesystems, please enter <code></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.
   59: </p>
   61: <p>
   62: Suggestions and comments are welcome.  If you have any problems with the above
   63: instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
   64: </p>
   66: <p>
   67: Will Sargent &lt;<a href=""></a>&gt;
   68: <?php require(NOTES); ?>

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