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    2: Setup instructions for Bookie.
    3: 
    4: If you're just browsing or don't need to edit files directly, you can look
    5: at Bookie through the <a
    6: href="http://www.mozdev.org/source/browse/bookie/">web interface</a>.
    7: 
    8: If you want to contribute to Bookie or compile it, then you should grab a
    9: CVS <a href="www.cvshome.com">client</a> and set up a workspace for bookie.
   10: 
   11:  cvs -d :pserver:guest@mozdev.org:/cvs login
   12:  cvs -d :pserver:guest@mozdev.org:/cvs co bookie
   13: 
   14: After doing this, you'll see files in the workspace.  The Java server will
   15: compile, but I use a custom made tool which pretty much no-one else uses, so
   16: you may want to try putting it together with ANT.
   17: 
   18: The Java server talks to a database on the backend.  I use <a
   19: href="http://www.solidtech.com">Solid</a>, but any JDBC compliant driver
   20: should work (I don't use any complicated SQL).  You can edit the JDBC
   21: driver: it's defined in bookie.properties in the scripts directory.
   22: 
   23: The database DDL scripts are in the /sql/solid directory.  They work fine
   24: for me... again, if you're using another database, you probably want to
   25: tweak these.  Any additions are welcomed.
   26: 
   27: The database needs data in order to work.  I wrote /scripts/import.pl which
   28: takes in my bookmarks.html file from Netscape and pumps it into the
   29: database.  It actually relies on a couple of none standard modules which you
   30: may need to download from ActivePerl or CPAN.
   31: 
   32: After you've started the database, and compiled the Java, you probably want
   33: to add a couple of things to your classpath.  In the /lib directory, I've
   34: added some JAR files which are needed by Bookie to work.  After adding those
   35: files (and the JDBC driver, if it's not already included), you can start the
   36: server by using /scripts/server.bat.
   37: 
   38: There is a very simple client available which I have been using for
   39: debugging.  You can run the client by using /scripts/client.bat.  It's good
   40: enough to send text to the server and get a response back, which is all I
   41: really need from it.  I'm divided as to how much time I should spend on,
   42: since working on the client would take time away from working on the Mozilla
   43: integration.
   44: 
   45: The mozilla integration is in a sorry state.  The basic problem is that I
   46: don't understand Javascript, and I only have a hazy idea of the way that
   47: Mozilla organizes their network code.  As a result, I've spent much time
   48: flailing around trying to get some very simple things trying to work.
   49: Again, any assistance is appreciated.
   50: 
   51: If these directions are unclear or confusing, please e-mail me at <a href="mailto:will_sargent@yahoo.com">will_sargent@yahoo.com</a>

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