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Jan 11, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

“JARs could be nested, i.e. you may have JARs in other JARs with any level of nesting. "

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,200 post(s)

Comment Topic: That's SO beta! / JBidWatcher 2.99pre4

Greetings,
Thanks! I’m excited too, although this release is…not going very well. sigh

Definitely; fixing the Add dialog’s size on Windows is on my list of must-fix-before-3.0 bugs. It should be straightforward.

Shipping is a tough one; eBay has gotten more and more serious about shipping being a very custom field, figuring it out on the fly, which makes it harder to extract. I can understand the desire to see it as a default field, but I don’t want to make the defaults too cluttered. I’ll poke at it and see what I can do.

— Morgan

p.s. I miss multi-snipe too, but a few folks ended up buying multiple items, and that put the kibosh on that pretty fast. If I can’t feel confident that it’ll ‘do no harm’ for thousands of people under weird eBay conditions, I have a hard time including it.

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Yeah, I noticed you used it when I went to try using it to see if it’d make it work. :)

http://www.jdotsoft.com/JarClassLoader.php also seems to have positive comments. "All JARs with all nested JARs and all native libraries in the deployment JAR are considered to be added to the application classpath regardless of their names and locations in the deployment JAR. "

I’d need to download the jdk to try it myself, which on my connection will make it tomorrow…

—Bushytails

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,200 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Greetings,
Actually I’ve been shipping with One Jar for the last…something like 10 years. Unfortunately I reached the point where there are libraries inside of libraries inside of libraries, and that just completely failed.

It is possible I could take some time, and write One Jar – We Must Go Deeper Edition, but the problem is solved on OS X and Windows via installers. On Linux, I was tempted to build an RPM or a .deb, but that’d exclude the people who aren’t running one of those two, and even then I really don’t want to descend into dependency hell.

The only external dependency should be Java 8, and my eventual solution will probably offer a download with the JRE embedded in it, and one without it.

— Morgan

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

… which it looks like you already use. So much for my suggestion!

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Nope. I removed my .jbidwatcher directory just to make sure that wasn’t causing the issues, and at that point it had no history at all. Before I deleted it I had maybe 25 auctions.

Tried that command, worked. Restored my old .jbidwatcher directory, worked, still slow to load. 34 seconds this time.

So the problem is just that it can’t get the libraries out of the jar file? Googling found a suggestion of http://one-jar.sourceforge.net/ , but I don’t know if that’s the actual problem or not.

Thanks again,
—Randy

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,200 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99.pre4 dies early on 10.6

Greetings,
I agree completely; unfortunately I’m using Oracle’s app launcher internally, and apparently that’s all their code does in that circumstance. :(

It’s something else for me to look into fixing before I release 3.0; it’ll take modifying their code, but thankfully it’s open source so I can do that.

— Morgan

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Hauke Fath 14 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99.pre4 dies early on 10.6

Hm, pity, that.

It would be nice, though, if 3.0 had a friendlier, less crashdumpy reaction to inadequate OS versions.

hauke

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,200 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Greetings,
On Linux, if you

unzip JBidwatcher-2.99pre4.jar -d jbidwatcher/

you can then

cd jbidwatcher/
java -cp lib/annotations.jar:lib/aopalliance.jar:lib/appbundler-1.0ea.jar:lib/apple.jar:lib/derby.jar:\
lib/guice-3.0.jar:lib/guice-assistedinject-3.0.jar:lib/jDeskMetrics.jar:lib/javax.inject.jar:lib/jdesktop.jar:\
lib/jl1.0.1.jar:lib/jline-2.11.jar:lib/jruby-incomplete.jar:lib/json_simple-1.1.jar:lib/jsoup-1.7.1.jar:\
lib/jsr305-1.3.9.jar:lib/l2fprod-common-fontchooser.jar:lib/mahalo.jar:lib/mysql-connector-java-5.1.7-bin.jar:\
lib/readline.jar:lib/txtmark.jar:lib/jbidwatcher:main/main.jar com.jbidwatcher.app.JBidWatch

and it should launch.

I’m not sure what’s slowing it down that much on your system; do you have a lot of auctions in the history?

— Morgan

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Nothing to be sorry for… but it should be fixed before someone puts some less-benign javascript in a post, like stealing your login cookies. I only noticed it because jbidwatcher’s output contained the text <script> and it was breaking posts, to the point where you couldn’t do anything further in the thread, even reply, as the rest of the post and everything following it was being parsed as javascript. Requiring all opened tags to be closed would have stopped that too, even if it allowed scripts. Being able to open a tag without closing it, screwing up the rendering of the rest of the page outside of the post, is probably a bad idea.

I really don’t know where to start with packaging java programs for linux… if they’re standard libraries, can you not list them as dependencies for the user to install, instead of including them? The fancy way would be .deb packages with dependencies listed, but that’s a whole ‘nother project. But, as I said, I’m very unfamiliar with java packaging.

What about the startup time? As you can see from the timestamps, it takes 49 seconds just to get to the “Starting scripts” phase… that’s way, way too long. 4.9 seconds would be pushing it, 49 is just silly. :)

Anything I should do to try figuring out how to make the new version start?

Thanks again,
—Bushytails

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,200 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Greetings,
????

I stand corrected; #%^#%}}€>#!.

It didn’t USE to allow them, but the forum software is 8-9 years old at this point, and I’ve made a ton of changes, so I probably fucked something up. :(

I’ll fix it; sorry about that. It really used to work. :(

The problem is that I’ve been leaning on JBidwatcher being able to ship as a simple single file for too long. It WOULD work on Linux if it were uncompressed and the right command were given, but I have t got that working yet.

Yeah, not my finest day. :-/

— Morgan

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,200 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99.pre4 dies early on 10.6

Greetings,
I’m very sorry, but JBidwatcher 2.99pre4 and later requires OS X 10.8 or later.

Unfortunately OS X 10.6 can’t run the recent Java runtime which is included in JBidwatcher with this version.

I wish you the best of luck with your auctions, and if you definitely cannot upgrade, I would suggest Gixen as an alternative sniping service. I have no relationship to them other than a respect for the developer.

— Morgan

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Polky 1 post

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 Won't Launch on OS X 10.11.2

None of the above worked for me. Restarted and everything is fine.

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Oh, and script tags are allowed, unless I’m the only one getting an alert now…

—Bushytails

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Yes, I’m using Linux. However, I’m mostly a C programmer, and know only a little about Java and exactly nil about Ruby.

Shouldn’t if the required packages are installed, the paths already be adequate? For that matter, if it has dependencies now, listing them in the download section would be handy. :)

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Thanks again,
—Bushytails

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Dave_Burton 7 post(s)

Comment Topic: That's SO beta! / JBidWatcher 2.99pre4

I noticed one small issue just now: the “shipping” column is not shown by default.

It is still available under Tab → Custom Columns, but since “set shipping” is still available in the right-click menu, and the “subtract shipping” option is still available when sniping, I think the shipping column should be enabled by default (even though I see that JBidWatcher still doesn’t manage to scrape the shipping cost from the web page).

Also, I still miss multi-snipe!

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Dave_Burton 7 post(s)

Comment Topic: That's SO beta! / JBidWatcher 2.99pre4

I am excited, Morgan, that you’ve pre-released a new version of JBidWatcher!

One tiny nit that you might want to fix is the size of the “Adding” dialog box which prompts for an auction number. It needs to be a bit taller. Here’s a screenshot:

http://www.burtonsys.com/jbidwatcher_screenshot01.png

That’s under Windows 7 with the default (“100%”) display “DPI” text setting, and Java 8 Update 66.

(BTW, JBidWatcher is the only reason I have Java installed on my computers.)

Gratefully yours,
Dave

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Hauke Fath 14 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99.pre4 dies early on 10.6

See title; here is what the crash reporter window has, if that is of any help:

[…crash log elided…]

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,200 post(s)

Comment Topic: Announcements / Can't download?

Greetings,
The standalone .exe no longer exists; with some of the new changes, I just couldn’t deploy it as a single file anymore, it has to be installed. It can be installed just about anywhere, I believe, but it needs all the associated files to be laid out in just the right way that only installing can really do.

I haven’t removed the references to the standalone executable yet…honestly, I forgot. :blush:

All is…pretty okay, although I’m up at 2:25am, writing caveats for every operating system, on the front page… :-/

— Morgan

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar tricke 2 post(s)

Comment Topic: Announcements / Can't download?

Hi Morgan,
hope all is well and glad to see JBidwatcher is alive.
The stand alone exe also needs permissioning.
Thanks

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,200 post(s)

Comment Topic: Announcements / Can't download?

Greetings,
Mea culpable; it was a permissions issue, which is why it worked for me. :(

It’s fixed now. I’m sorry about the confusion.

— Morgan

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,200 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Greetings,
I hate to ask, but are you using Linux? I really haven’t figured out a good way to package JBidwatcher for Linux, and I’d love some help with that if you can… My problem is that with the scripting stuff in place, the files need to be broken out. They can’t all live in a single .jar file like they used to. So I need to write a script that figures out JAVA_HOME and adds all the dependencies into a class path parameter and stuff like that, and provide a tarball of the app instead of the .jar I have been…

And don’t worry, script tags aren’t allowed into posts. It’s entirely possible for stack traces to cause problems with the formatting of the pages, though.

— Morgan

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,200 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 Won't Launch on OS X 10.11.2

Greetings,
Argh; this is awful. :(

Mountain Lion and later apparently do this thing where they ‘cache’ (hold onto) the app information even if it’s completely replaced. So the fact that the internal executable file has been given a new name in 2.99pr4 completely breaks it. There is no JavaApplicationStub, nor does the application refer to it, but the OS is ‘stuck’ thinking that’s the name of the code to run.

Try moving JBidwatcher.app to some other directory, then moving it back again; that may work. Manual install/upgrade should also work, and just…waiting for OS X to flush that cached information.

I wish I had a solution on my side. :(. I’ll keep looking…

— Morgan

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,200 post(s)

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Tips and Tricks / An alternate "Snipe".

Greetings,
JBidwatcher does not snipe from my servers; that would make me too big a target for hackers, not to mention a single-point-of-failure for eBay to shut down if they got it into their minds,

With JBidwatcher your password exists only on your own computer, and it logs in to eBay directly using HTTPS.

Many people use JBidwatcher for that reason specifically.

I’m not actually that nervous about sniping services, especially long-running ones; I, however, recommend Gixen if you want an off-computer solution. No relationship, just I respect the person who’s running it, and we’ve shared knowledge about eBay issues before.

— Morgan

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar mikebutash 1 post

Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

This seems to be something to due with adding a ruby-based engine. Might be good to mention needing ruby libs now.

I installed jruby and still seem to get this error. Searching for “jruby RubyKernel.java ubuntu” all over seems to be some sort of missing environment definition needed in how it’s calling ruby from the jre. I’d say this is a bug, java most definitely is not my forte.

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