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