[PreRelease] JBidwatcher 2.1pre6

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Avatar Morgan Schweers Administrator 1,204 post(s)

This update has been a long time in coming, and was spurred by some recent eBay changes that broke drag’n’drop and searches. Other eBay changes broke high-bidder recognition, and determining whether a listing was an auction or a fixed price listing. This should fix all of those, as well as several UI issues, especially for Mac OS X Tiger users.

A great feature in the new version is thumbnail mode, which is essentially a view of your listing that includes the thumbnail on the same line as your auction information. It’s been cleaned up and made to look very nice. You can configure your columns to add the Thumbnail column using the small ‘*’ above the scroll bar on the right, or under the Tab customization menu.

An overview of the features fixed for the new version are:

  • No longer presenting the ‘Need Help!’ dialog, as I am now gainfully employed! I am deeply grateful for the outpouring of help over the last year. Donations are still very welcome, but my family and I are not living off of them anymore.
  • Bugs fixed
    • Fix the blank-screen (but auctions are there, and only visible when selected) on Mac OS X Tiger
    • The newest forms of bad HTML found on eBay listings shouldn’t break the parser anymore
    • Don’t mistake auctions for fixed price listings
    • Recognize eBay’s new URL format.
    • Fix drag-and-drop on Linux (patch by Eric)
    • Don’t initiate sniping until the eBay time has been loaded from the server
    • If the pre-snipe had already fired (2 minutes before the actual snipe), and you changed the snipe amount, it would instantly place a bid for the amount you entered as a snipe. This is fixed.
  • Small features and improvements
    • Don’t present a dialog message when cancelling a multisnipe; events like that should just quietly obey.
    • Reduce the number of unimportant exceptions that show in the log file
    • Provide the ability to easily submit error logs
    • Improve the integration with My JBidwatcher
    • Improve high bidder recognition substantially
    • Simplify tab save/restore handling, and apply a tab ordering fix (patch from Andreas Stempfhuber).
    • Added a patch from mickle_ak which should improve corporate proxy support.
  • Features
    • Initial support for Gixen integration via My JBidwatcher
      • This isn’t complete, but it’s getting close
    • Deep improvements to the Thumbnail view and taking the Mac UI improvements and applying them everywhere, including (I believe) a working implementation on Windows and Linux!

You can get the latest version at http://www.jbidwatcher.com

I also revamped the look of the JBidwatcher home site. Hopefully it pulls it out of the ’90s and at least into this millenium.

Please report any bugs, odd behavior, or issues with either the web site, or JBidwatcher!

Thanks muchly, and I wish you all the best of luck with your auctions!

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

Avatar silver84 26 post(s)

Hello Morgan, so long time later…

(I had many bug with pre5)

This is my first bug for pre6 :

I place a bid on a “buy it now”, I try 2 times and got this error each time :

====== Events Sun May 09 21:01:38 CEST 2010: Purchasing apparently failed for an unknown reason. Check the auction in the browser, to see if it went through anyway. (2) ======

So I buy it directly on Ebay and find perhaps the explanation (?) :
I was obliged to pay immediately to buy.

Hope this help