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Nov 24, 2019
Avatar zappram 290 post(s)

Topic: Sign in fail with html error 405

Is it an issue with ebay.co.uk?

As I am not experiencing any problem from USA using ebay.com Can you try to login from ebay.com and see if it makes any differences?

So far, so good and JBW still snipes for me (from USA, 9 seconds before end of auction). But I do find that there are more and more BIN listings, than bidding….. I end up buying more than 95% of the items I purchase from eBay now, and only enjoy bidding on about 5% of the items I buy from eBay.

 
Nov 24, 2019
Avatar carnivalist 1 post

Topic: Sign in fail with html error 405

Me too. I’ve tried every fix recommended on the forums in past years but nothing happens. I fear something has changed on ebay’s site.

As far as I’m aware nobody is updating JBidwatcher anymore so sadly it may be the end.

Can anyone recommend an alternative?

 
Mar 6, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre5-2-g7251940 memory leak?

I think he’s already fixed that one in the not-packaged-yet version. It’s not related to memory usage. See if it goes away when you’re on the current tab, and appears when you’re on the completed tab.

 
Feb 29, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre5-2-g7251940 memory leak?

I’ve found most java programs leak horribly. I usually restart jbidwatcher every couple days or its memory usage grows to where my laptop has problems hibernating.

—Bushytails

 
Feb 14, 2016
Avatar momist 12 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

OK. So JBidwatcher 2.99pre5 is now installed in my downloads directory, and runs from the terminal simply. If I now accept that it lives there, how do I change the launching script in /usr/local/bin/jbidwatcher to make that version run? Currently it opens the old version I still have.
Thanks for any help.

 
Feb 14, 2016
Avatar momist 12 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

@bushytails. Thanks for that, that worked fine only now I’ve lost where it was installed, so my starting script still starts 2.5.3pre3 I had the new one running, I’ll have to go find it . . .

 
Feb 13, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Try the script that came with the 2.99pre5 download.

—Bushytails

 
Feb 12, 2016
Avatar momist 12 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Now then. I’ve very little (and old) C experience, and zilch with Java, so I’m struggling here. I’ve installed JBidwatcher 2.99pre5 which would not run at all, and then discovered that I needed Java 8, so I’ve installed that. I now get the stall at “Starting scripts”. Since I did this the wrong way around, do I now need to uninstall JBw and then re install, or try the ‘long command’ above?
I’m running Linux Mint 7.3 with Cinnamon, and have long since avoided the command line as much as possible, so this is getting painful to my old brain :-)
Can anyone help me out here, or should I go back to 2.5.3pre3 which is the last one which worked for me?

 
Feb 3, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Make sure you’re using the latest Oracle java. It won’t run on OpenJDK, which is what debian includes by default. java -version will tell you what you’re using.

—Bushytails

 
Feb 3, 2016
Avatar ammortiser1 2 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Using GNU/Linux Debian 8 (Jessie) your “long command” method worked on v 2.5.6 but failed on 2.99pre5 giving the following errors:

lib/readline.jar:lib/txtmark.jar:lib/jbidwatcher:main/main.jar com.jbidwatcher.app.JBidWatch

Exception in thread “main” java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/jbidwatcher/app/JBidWatch : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:800)
at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:142)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:449)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(URLClassLoader.java:71)
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:361)
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:355)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:354)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:425)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:308)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:358)
at sun.launcher.LauncherHelper.checkAndLoadMain(LauncherHelper.java:482)

Hope this helps sort it out.

 
Jan 19, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Greetings,
I think I figured out a solution for the ‘Invalid index’ problem; I think it’s notifying an empty tab (known as categories inside JBidwatcher) to mark an auction as being updated, and since that tab is empty, it’s trying to update the zeroth row, and there isn’t one.

I’ve committed a fix for that, so it doesn’t throw exceptions as much, although the more interesting question is why it is trying to notify a tab about an auction that’s not in that tab… :(

— Morgan

 
Jan 13, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Greetings,
2.99pre5 is up now, and for now I’ve included a tarball (.tar.bz2) which has a script to run JBidwatcher, presuming Oracle’s Java 1.8 is in the path. I’ll include the URL in a future version…already committed.

It should also start up a little faster.

— Morgan

 
Jan 13, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Unziping the jar file and running the big long command a few posts above will make it start.

—Bushytails

 
Jan 12, 2016
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: 2.99pre4 won't start, dies at "Starting scripts"

Greetings,
I believe I’ve fixed the script issue, fwiw. And JarClassLoader looks interesting, although the license is problematic.

If a test works out, I’ll see what it would take to get a ‘commercial’ license, as I’m not awfully comfortable with GPLv3.

— Morgan

 
Jan 11, 2016
Avatar bushytails 55 post(s)

Topic: 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 bushytails 55 post(s)

Topic: 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 1,204 post(s)

Topic: 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)

Topic: 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)

Topic: 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 1,204 post(s)

Topic: 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)

Topic: 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)

Topic: 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 bushytails 55 post(s)

Topic: 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)

Topic: 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 Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: 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