- Current Features
- Planned Features
- First Release
- Supported Operating Systems
Introduction to JWebDirectory
There is a wealth of freely available resources on the internet.
Many people have heard of open source software, but there is also,
an open source directory of information. The directory is called the
DMOZ Open Directory Project. The open
directory is a directory of websites maintained by numerous volunteers.
The volunteers are called editors and are responsible for maintaining
links for one or more categories.
The JWebDirectory software is a set of utilities one can use to make the
Dmoz directory information available over the web.
The goal of the JWebDirectory open source project is to provide a set of
utilities that will make it easy for webmasters, system administrators,
and other internet professionals to make the information or a subset
of the information in the Dmoz Directory available
online via the world wide web.
- Filter out portions of the Dmoz directory - The
JWebDirectory software has a java program which can be used to
filter out sections of the directory which are not of interest to
you. You do this by specifying which types of topics you wish to
include. In the future the software will give you a more powerful
way of filtering topics and content.
- Generate a search index using the Lucene search engine -
The JWebDirectory software can generate a search index that
can be used for searching data in the Dmoz directory.
- Search the Dmoz Directory data from a web browser using a
previously created search index - A Java Server Page has been
included that will search a previously created search index.
Soon you will be able to:
- More precisely control which information you display on you
site - We hope to give
you a finer grain of control over what information you display
on your site
- Browse the Dmoz Directory by Topic using a standard web browser
- Run the utilities on the Windows family of operating systems
The first release of JWebDirectory is expected before the end of the year.
Supported Operating Systems
The software should run on any Unix platform that has a Java 2 Virtual