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  <li>PMRA 0.8 now has a GUI setup program!<br>
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<p>PMRA is Copyright 2002,2004 by <a href="http://www.catherders.com">Michael
W. Cocke</a>&nbsp; and released under the terms of the <a
 href="http://www.gnu.org">GPL 2.0</a><br>
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<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">As features go, Netscape's
roaming access was a great idea. The "roaming access" file transfers in
Netscape 4.x were supposed to allow a user to access a bookmark file
(among other things) from multiple computers, or from multiple
operating systems on a single computer. The first problem was that the
transfer apparently ran without any error detection or protection at
all - over the course of time and transfers, the data became corrupted.
The second problem was that the feature only made it into Netscape
version 4.x - it's not available in earlier or later versions. The
third problem was that Netscape's roaming access feature required a web
server that was configured to be a roaming access server, requiring a
special module that was never really debugged or released.. Not exactly
easy to come by...</font> </p>
<p align="left"><big><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><small>
PMRA replaces the "roaming access" feature in Netscape 4.x and expands
upon it, doing away with the roaming access server requirement and
instead using a standard ftp server. This allows PMRA to use ftp
transfers in binary mode for more error-resistant transfers. Please
note that PMRA only supports portable bookmarks at this time, cookies,
passwords, etc. are NOT transferred.</small><br>
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<big>There are several ways to execute the PMRA code. PMRA may be
interpreted using <a href="http://aspn.activestate.com">Activestate
Perl</a> for Windows, or a compiled .exe file is included in the
archive.&nbsp; PMRA for Linux requires Perl 5.8.0 or higher.<br>
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Support for OS/2 was dropped in PMRA 0.8 - if you need OS/2
support,&nbsp; the <a
 href="http://www.catherders.com/Notebook-Mike/pmra.html">previous
version of PMRA</a> is available on the authors web site.&nbsp;</big> <big><span
 style="font-weight: bold;">Please note that the configuration file
format has changed - you cannot mix configuration files from PMRA 0.5
and PMRA 0.8!&nbsp; </span>You <span style="font-weight: bold;">CAN</span>
use PMRA 0.5 under OS/2 and PMRA 0.8 under linux and windows together,
though.<br>
<span style="font-weight: bold;"><br>
&nbsp;</span>Please see the <a
 href="http://pmra.mozdev.org/installation.html">Installation page</a>
for more details, and to download PMRA.<big><span
 style="font-weight: bold;"><br>
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