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Jul 20, 2007
Avatar zc-cruiser 4 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

David, could you email me a copy of your Mac CVS build please, I’ll put it up on my server for download as a binary for users like me who have no idea about this CVS stuff.

Nice one David – thanks very much for that.

This is the URL for the complete app zipped up – just unzip and go – works well for me on OSX 10.4.10:

http://www.macneto.com.au/JBidWatcher-1.0.2pre1.zip

Thanks again to David M :-)

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar David M 19 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

I have compiled the most recent version from Morgan’s CVS and compiled it on Mac OSX 10.3.9 with Java 1.4.2-12. I can report that most things seem to work again except for those related to shops (ie. Registered as a business seller). For them, some sales show up in JBidWatcher as ending months in the future when they have in fact already ended (eg. 320138511858). Other sales cannot be loaded into JBidWatcher by either dragging or copying, irrespective of whether they are an auction (eg. 320138806939) or BIN (eg. 200118062378, 320139468352).

Incidentally, I noticed when using Hans’ hack (which I also compiled) that similar problems existed (ie. although the sales would be updated they were sometimes updated with the wrong time). Perhaps other people should check whether their “updated” auctions are in fact correct.

I think that not all of the format changes by eBay have yet been captured in the updates, as these changes seem to differ depending on the type of sale.

David

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar Martin Bürkel 18 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Im getting Konsole ogs with different items as already said.
plus:
Fri Jul 20 12:37:20 CEST 2007: Error parsing date (ul-20-07 03:23:03 PD), setting to completed.
java.text.ParseException: Unparseable date: “ul-20-07 03:23:03 PD”
at java.text.DateFormat.parse(DateFormat.java:337)
at AuctionServer.figureDate(AuctionServer.java:761)
at AuctionServer.figureDate(AuctionServer.java:729)
at ebayServer$ebayAuction.parseAuction(ebayServer.java:2334)
at AuctionServer.loadAuction(AuctionServer.java:656)
at AuctionServer.reloadAuction(AuctionServer.java:691)
at AuctionEntry.update(AuctionEntry.java:1214)
at Auctions.doUpdate(Auctions.java:234)
at Auctions.doNextUpdate(Auctions.java:262)
at Auctions.check(Auctions.java:285)
at AuctionsManager.checkAuctions(AuctionsManager.java:104)
at AuctionsManager.check(AuctionsManager.java:130)
at TimerHandler.run(TimerHandler.java:68)
when a action that has endet shoult transfer to “complete”
when i want to stop jbitwatcher he wont let me:
Fri Jul 20 10:14:20 CEST 2007: Serious error, consider dying.
java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

There seems to bee a memory leak (this was seen also with the working 1.01 – if i have to much items in “completet” – i use this as database for enedt items of the same thing to find the price i have to bid)
previous version destroyed the data from time to time and if runnung to long (1 week or so) cant also be stopped.

maybe someone can find this problemsas im not a programmer.
Martin

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar huntz 6 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Ok,
I have built the CVS version under my mac and I have tested it on my Centos Linux box, my XP box and of course under my OS X 10.4.10. All seems working well, I have made a bid and synchronized my eBay items on all three platforms without any problem.

Good work Morgan, as always :)

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar kliere 11 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Great!

Big THX to Hans for the hack. Works great on my Mac running 10.4.10 with Java 1.5.

Cheers,

k.

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar hawkeye 25 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Hi everyone, Great bit of software Morgan, must have saved me ££££, yes I’m in the UK. Second big thanks to Hans for getting a temp fix. I am running a Mac on 10.4.10 build 8R218 Java J2SE5 and Hans your fix is working, I have tried a “snipe” and that worked and it has updated all my ebay stuff. So Mac users can use this link http://tinyurl.com/2vpbrq

I am going to send an amount to Morgan via paypal as a thank you for your great efforts and quick response to the problem, I would like to think that everyone will donate something as “freeware” should be supported

Looking forward to the official new release, cheers, Malcolm

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar Martin Bürkel 18 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Apart from fixed-priced items ther are other items broken (on MacOSX 10.4.10 with JRE 6 updt1 (developer)
All items from Austria (im in Germany) and one i cant see why: 170130243355

Konsole says:
MQ Caught exception: java.lang.NullPointerException
java.lang.NullPointerException
at ebayServer$ebayAuction.parseAuction(ebayServer.java:2327)
at AuctionServer.loadAuction(AuctionServer.java:656)
at AuctionServer.addAuction(AuctionServer.java:559)
at AuctionEntry.prepareAuctionEntry(AuctionEntry.java:289)
at AuctionEntry.(AuctionEntry.java:334)
at AuctionsManager.newAuctionEntry(AuctionsManager.java:320)
at JBWDropHandler.messageAction(JBWDropHandler.java:48)
at PlainMessageQueue.run(PlainMessageQueue.java:70)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:637)
maybe this helps.
Martin

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Greetings,

Wow… eBay’s all over the map on this one. Auctions, BIN+Auction, Motors, Mature Audiences, Stores, BIN-only (Fixed Price), all have much more different formats than they’ve ever had. :(

Stores items are especially broken; they have no start date, no end date, and no duration. They are ‘infinite’, and I don’t have a good way to show that…

CVS is available as described at:
http://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=3914

I’ve checked in a few fixes for the various pieces, and it’s mostly working, but Stores are still fubared.

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar zc-cruiser 4 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Good work Hans, Big improvement on my Mac (10.4.10)

Now, some auctions can be added and update OK but others will not update and cannot be added.

This one was already in my list but with your .jar file will NOT update: (Red Eye)
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280134706281

This one WILL update OK: (No Red Eye)
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170132225030

I tried removing one that was not updating and trying to add it again but it would not add it to the list.

Interestingly, even before I changed to your .jar file, JBidWatcher still successfully sniped an item already in it’s list even though it had the Red Eye…

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar RBEmerson 22 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

FWIW, SuSE Linux 10.0 is still unhappy although I do install all updates and patches released for this distro:
system@wxsat:~:44> java -Xmx512m -jar ~/JBidWatcher-1.0.1.1-java1.5.jar
Exception in thread “main” java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: JBidWatch (Unsupported major.minor version 49.0)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass0(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:539)
at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:123)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:251)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(URLClassLoader.java:55)
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:194)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:187)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:289)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:274)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:235)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoader.java:302)

However, it does work on my WinXP system.

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar huntz 6 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Hi,
I have 3 OS in my computer ecosystem :) (Mac/Win/Linux) and I can build java, but I don’t know where going to checkout the CVS repository to test the last Morgan work (the old jbidwatcher.cvs.sf.net is not working anymore…).

Anyone have the actual working and updated address?

Thank you.

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar Bob3 9 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

I forgot to mention before that the 1.5 version that Hans was so kind to post is running, adding auctions, and successfully sniping on my Linspire 5-0 (Debian) machine.
The inability to fill in the forum post except by pasting text is still kinda odd though.

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar raman 2 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Hi all,

The fix worked for a snipe even though I didn’t win, sob…. So, I’d say “go for it till the full fix comes out”…

raman (on a Mac)

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar krs99 99 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Re: …….fixed-price (‘Buy It Now’) listings have an additional issue. Namely there is no longer any evidence of an ‘End Time’ on the listing. It used to be in the title, and for auctions it’s still in the body, but fixed price items have nothing clear that indicates when the listing ends… :(

For “Buy-it-Now” auctions, I see the end time in parentheses.
can you not use that?
Example:

End time: 17 hours 12 mins (Jul-20-07 12:15:39 PDT)

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar gmajean 1 post

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

hi
bless you!! did the .jar and all appears well..was fudging around in it all afternoon and all it did was load in car part auctions..:-) xp system

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar raman 2 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Greetings all,

First, Morgan thank you for working so hard to get this issue fixed, we all need our daily “Ding” fix… I too installed the 1.5 Jar fix from Hans (Thank you Hans) on my Mac and so far so good… I’ll let you know if my next snipe works. Wonderful program, great support and very helpful forum, thank you all!

raman

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Greetings,

Also David, you shoulld know that JBidwatcher cannot perform a ‘Buy’ on 290131477119, because it’s an ‘Immediate payment required’ listing. That means that the BIN flow goes through PayPal, and JBidwatcher doesn’t do that.

You’re probably already aware of that, but you should know, just in case…

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Greetings,

They won’t work any better right now; fixed-price (‘Buy It Now’) listings have an additional issue. Namely there is no longer any evidence of an ‘End Time’ on the listing. It used to be in the title, and for auctions it’s still in the body, but fixed price items have nothing clear that indicates when the listing ends… :(

There’s ‘Starting Time’, and ‘Duration’, but that’s a terrible way to figure out when the listing ends.

Anyhow, I’m trying to figure out a good way to handle that…

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Jul 20, 2007
Avatar David 1 post

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Hans, thanks so much for your patch!

Here are a couple of auctions that still won’t update for me:

290131477119
110148561239

Maybe someone who has the CVS version built could see if they work with Morgan’s fix?

 
Jul 19, 2007
Avatar Hans 12 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Thanks husk, cyberpip, L Smith and all the others,

keep them success reports coming! My guess is the “Exception”-guys are running a really outdated Java engine?

Keep on jbidwatchin’ ! Hans

 
Jul 19, 2007
Avatar psiberware 2 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

I just had a successful snipe using the precompiled jar hack on a WinXP Pro machine. I’m running Java 6 Update 2. I lost the item, however, the snipe executed perfectly.

 
Jul 19, 2007
Avatar Bob3 9 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

ding!! we have a winner (so far) with the 1.5 version.
Thanks Hans!

 
Jul 19, 2007
Avatar Bob3 9 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Geeze… not able to enter text into the box unless it’s pasted in…

Looks like I’ll be updating the Java, if my poor abused machine doesn’t run away from me. ;-)

 
Jul 19, 2007
Avatar Bob3 9 post(s)

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

Exception in thread “main” java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:620)
at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:124)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:260)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(URLClassLoader.java:56)
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:195)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:188)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:306)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:268)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:251)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoader.java:319)

 
Jul 19, 2007
Avatar L Smith 1 post

Topic: Has ebay broke it? (19 July 07)

I’m running Windows XP Media Center and the .jar that Hans posted is working fine when I run with “javaw.exe”. No snipes yet but it’s getting all the new watchlist items. Thanks!