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Jul 3, 2010
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Comment Topic: That's SO beta! / 2 issues in JBidwatcher (2.1pre7-8-g61363f2)

Update: now I’m fairly convinced that it was caused by “My JBidwatcher.” I tried turning it off many times in the preferences and it would be right back on after restarting… but after editing the config file directly and deleting my username and password, performance has been solid for the last 18 hours.

 
Jul 2, 2010
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Comment Topic: That's SO beta! / 2 issues in JBidwatcher (2.1pre7-8-g61363f2)

I’m seeing this slowness, and it’s driving me nuts because I’m using JBidwatcher to buy diabetic care supplies, and it keeps missing auctions because it’s so dog slow.

Here’s how I observed the problem. First, I created a new tab and called it “Test Strips.” Then I created a search, updated hourly, for “aviva strips,” that put the results on that tab. I enabled the setting to remember deleted auctions. So every hour, more auctions appear on the tab for test strips for my Accu-Check Aviva. I look them over, delete the ones I don’t want, and set a snipe amount for the rest. It didn’t take long before this incredibly awful performance started showing itself. Killing and restarting helps, but you have to do that once an hour, which defeats the entire purpose of running JBidwatcher.

I’m using 2.1-pre8 on a Macbook.