Bookie is an application which keeps all your bookmarks on a central server so that you can access bookmarks from anywhere on the web.
The server is written in Java, and uses XML-RPC to communicate to clients. There's also a client written in Swing, which is pretty functional. The current goal is to get the Mozilla client back into shape given the existence of a working server (finally!)
To get the server running on your machine, download the server.jar file
here. You should
start the server with
-Dlog4j.configuration=log4j.xml -jar server.jar
in a directory for Bookie usage. No database is required, as Bookie will
create its own database if it doesn't find one. It will start on port 9000
by default, but you can specify the port on the command line. JDK 1.4 with the
-server option is recommended, as the I/O performance is MUCH
faster than 1.3.1.
To start the client, download the client file here. Unjar it with
jar xvf client.jar and it will create a bookie-client directory
with all the source and javadoc. Go to the bin directory, make sure you
have the JAVA_HOME environment variable set, and start up client.bat. JDK
1.3 will work, although again 1.4 has been found to be much faster.
When the client starts up, it will present you with a connections box:
There is be a permanent bookmark server at http://tersesystems.com. To connect
to the server at tersesystems, please enter
as your URL. Please do not use a normal password:
most of Bookie's traffic is not encrypted, and you may be vulnerable to
packet sniffing. Also note that there is no expectation of privacy on this
server. Although I intend to keep all bookmark information private, I reserve
the right to look at any and all data on the server for debugging purposes.
Suggestions and comments are welcome. If you have any problems with the above instructions, please e-mail me at the address below.
Will Sargent <email@example.com>