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Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 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 1,204 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 1,204 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. :)

(alert(‘Testing Javascript in posts’);)

Thanks again,
—Bushytails

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar Dave_Burton 9 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 9 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 1,204 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 1,204 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 1,204 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 1,204 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 1,204 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 3 post(s)

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.

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar FF 6 post(s)

Comment Topic: Announcements / Can't download?

I second this issue – Windows version is 404

 
Jan 10, 2016
Avatar jezmckinley 1 post

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

I’ve got the same issue. Thought it was originally due to using rbenv to have different versions of ruby installed. However, went to using system installed ruby 2.3.0p0 and java 1.8 on ArchLinux and same issue. Downloaded the source and can see the line in the utilities.rb that calls rubygems. Started to hunt for where/how to disable scripting.

However, it seems that I can’t find an obvious call. There is a property ‘mScripting’ in the config object but this is not mapped to any property in the config file I can tell. I also found a comment in JbidWatch.java:

“as of 3.0 and later, scripting is a core part of JBidwatcher and it will not run without it.”

So I guess that’s why there isn’t a mapping.

This was a very quick look and I’ll have to pause my effort for today.

 
Jan 10, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

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

Ok, since this one worked, that means the problem is the <script> in the ruby backtrace. That means this forum lets me include javascript without filtering it? That is SCARY. And dangerous. And makes me very happy I did not use the same login info for this forum as anywhere else.

 
Jan 10, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

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

Third time’s the charm? “Beast” is broken! The backtrace breaks the post. I can not edit the post. I can not delete the post. I can’t even reply to the post! So this one has all the backtraces cut. Please delete the other two duplicate topics.

Just downloaded 2.99pre4, won’t start. Downloaded latest jre, no change. Removed my .jbidwatcher directory, it prompted for my login and tested it, then no change.

Jan 10, 2016 2:57:48 PM com.google.inject.internal.util.$FinalizableReferenceQueue$DecoupledLoader loadFinalizer
WARNING: Could not load Finalizer in its own class loader.
… [more error cut]
… [backtrace cut]
Sun Jan 10 14:57:49 PST 2016: JBidwatcher 2.99pre4-0-g4037824
Sun Jan 10 14:57:49 PST 2016: Oracle Corporation Java, version 1.8.0_66 on Linux
… [cut to avoid breaking forum]
Sun Jan 10 14:58:37 PST 2016: Scripting is enabled.
Loading JBidwatcher Ruby Utilities
Sun Jan 10 14:58:37 PST 2016: JBidwatcher: org.jruby.exceptions.RaiseException: (LoadError) no such file to load — rubygems
org.jruby.exceptions.RaiseException: (LoadError) no such file to load — rubygems
… [backtrace cut]
^C

At this point the startup window is displaying “Starting scripts”. I let it sit there for 15 minutes with nothing happening. Ctrl-C or killing it is required.

2.5.6 is still working fine, where fine includes all the known bugs. (And one that may or may not be known… sometimes during network issues it decides that auctions must have been removed from the server, moving them to the completed list and cancelling snipes…)

The startup process for 2.99pre4, even before where it fails, is SLOW. Probably around a minute “building interface” etc. 2.5.6 does not have this issue.

Thanks,
—Bushytails

 
Jan 10, 2016
Avatar yendor 14 post(s)

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

Both in-app update and fresh DMG install from the website prove unusable on OS X 10.11.2 … a dialog pops up that ‘The application “JBidwatcher.app” can’t be opened. System log entries related to this problem include the following:

2016/10/01 17:46:25.750 Dock239: spawn_via_launchd() failed, errno=111 label=[0×0-0×1f31f3].com.jbidwatcher.JBidwatcher path=/Applications/JBidwatcher.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub flags=1

2016/10/01 17:46:25.917 lsd238: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

2016/10/01 17:46:25.924 com.apple.xpc.launchd1: (com.apple.xpc.launchd.oneshot.0×10000015.JavaApplicationStub6684) Could not find and/or execute program specified by service: 2: No such file or directory: /Applications/JBidwatcher.app/Contents/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub

 
Jan 10, 2016
Avatar zappram 289 post(s)

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

I think ebay sets a token from JBW, and not a password is stored on JBW server, I store my password on my computer’s JBW program, not on someone else server that I have no control with and I trust eBay as that’s where I send the snipe to, so the token is okay for me.

 
Jan 10, 2016
Avatar Krusty 8 post(s)

Comment Topic: Announcements / Can't download?

Sadly the new version 2.9.9 gives an error 404 for both Windows versions for download? Linux & Mac OS X both seem to be okay. Just a temporary minor glitch I’m hoping?

 
Jan 10, 2016
Avatar Krusty 8 post(s)

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

Yes but then you do the same on JBidwatcher, I guess there is an element of risk but Just snipe has been around for around ten years.