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Apr 28, 2010
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: Many issues with 2.1pre5 OS X

Greetings,
@TheBee I’m really sorry; it’s an interaction between pre-Leopard Java and an attempt I made to improve the UI. It’s discussed on the bug tracking site, along with an interim version just to fix that problem, but I never pushed to the broader audience.

I’ll be doing a new release in the next day or so that will include that fix, as well as a bunch for recent eBay issues and changes.

Thanks for bearing with me!

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

 
Apr 28, 2010
Avatar TheBee 2 post(s)

Topic: Many issues with 2.1pre5 OS X

I thought I’d try and install an older version but none is available. The links I found were down..

 
Apr 28, 2010
Avatar TheBee 2 post(s)

Topic: Many issues with 2.1pre5 OS X

Well helloo! :)

it’s reasuring to see this thread as I am going through the same issue and seems so unreal to me that at a moment that I wondered if I was not “drunk without drinking”.. lol

On an iMac G5 2GHz 1GB RAM running latest Tiger (10.4.11) here.

The GUI is beautiful, the idea great, I love it! … but the fact that I cannot see the list ! hehe
indeed I add the items using the huge “+” sign, but they never show up.

at some point I noticed that they were indeed “there”, as by consistently clicking and hovering over the items, a tiny part if whats written appeirs (part of the number, or the title, or the time left) but nerver a whole line and never more than one item. also need to click a lot before the little part appeir.

Why do I say I like it still ? because I manage to run it “blind” lol

I click “max” and then when snipe has not been set, I know that the item hidden right there has to be so I blindky “right-click” and set it. then it disapeir again but unless someone else bid it should be fine.

Let me try to take a snapshot..

Here is one of the window, filled with items.
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9876/screenfullofitems.jpg
I am not kidding. We dont see it but this window is completely filled with items.

Here is another with the same window but force to click and click again, we can manage guess what item, part of it’s description finally appeirs on the list (this is the most information that ever appeired about an item at the same time on the same line so far).
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/1499/screenshot08.jpg

So never know what’s there really, you just try to remember what’s in it and in which order you brought them in, then count down the spaces and guess where is what, right-click, and hope it’s the right one lol.

Asside this tiny issue, as I said, I love it and it would be wonderful to be able to use it normally.

Thanks for this ..

 
Apr 22, 2010
Avatar Frank P. fro... 71 post(s)

Topic: Many issues with 2.1pre5 OS X

…ooops, all auctions are there but only visible when selected … first thought was background could be responsible, but deleting it (after deleting the colour number first without success) didn’t change it (MacOS X 10.4.11)

 
Apr 5, 2010
Avatar krs99 99 post(s)

Topic: Many issues with 2.1pre5 OS X

Are these really “issues”?
I never expected bidwatcher to automatically download all the auctions I’m watching or bidding on.
Not that I read the user guide to see if it should do that.
I use it to snipe and track the closing price of the odd type of auction beyond the timeframe that ebay provides that information.

Seems it is hard enough for Morgan to just keep up with ebay’s constant changes when it comes active auctions without having to worry about the changes ebay implements constantly i the “My eBay” area.

 
Mar 2, 2010
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: Many issues with 2.1pre5 OS X

Greetings,
I want you to know that I’ve read your message, and I really want to answer your questions as much as I can, but my time is limited just now. I’ll get to it as soon as I can, though.

Fundamentally, ‘My eBay’ functionality has always been a thorn in JBidwatcher’s side, because it’s one of the areas eBay experiments with the most.

I’ll try and help, and answer more of your questions, soon.

— Morgan Schweers, CyberFOX!

 
Dec 4, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: Let's all say "Thank You" to Morgan this Holiday Season

Greetings,
Heh… I appreciate the thought, but the forums get a LOT less traffic than the main site, unfortunately.

I also haven’t released a new version in a bit, which always drives some discussion and such.

That said, I really have never felt comfortable charging for JBidwatcher, since eBay can break it at any time, and I’d feel guilty that I’d taken people’s money for a product that wasn’t working. I very much appreciate the donations I get, though, they’re always helpful.

My goal is to release a ‘Next Gen’ version with a few new visible features (and some major improvements under the hood) and optional integration with a web site I’d build.

The integration would include stuff like being able to control your home JBidwatcher in some basic ways (add or cancel snipes, add or delete auctions from what you’re watching, etc.), and a centralized web display of the auctions you’re watching. The other major feature would be a fallback parser, so when JBidwatcher has trouble parsing a page, it can hand it off to the server and ask what it is. This would allow me to fix parsing issues in one spot, and everybody who has the service benefits until I can release a new JBidwatcher version. (It would also allow me to get ‘live copies’ of the troublesome pages early, which is always a problem.)

Anyhow, that would be a service that I could feel comfortable charging some marginal amount for (say $15/year), while the core program would still be open source.

Folks who donated within the last few months would be grandfathered in as the initial set of users, of course.

Anyhow, we’ll see if any of this happens. I’ve got some personal life stuff going on that, while wonderful, is also very much weighing on my available time.

I suppose I should blog about it… :)

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Nov 16, 2007
Avatar nekrad 25 post(s)

Topic: "my items" scan -> "my watched items" ?

BTW: I’ve now managed to switch back to the old (non-beta) “my ebay”.
Does this have any influence ?

 
Nov 15, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: "my items" scan -> "my watched items" ?

Greetings,
It’s supposed to get both. It’s not as easy as it used to be, because ebay’s made those pages more complex, unfortunately.

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!

 
Nov 15, 2007
Avatar nekrad 25 post(s)

Topic: "my items" scan -> "my watched items" ?

Hi folks,

does JBW’s “my items” search also read the “my watched items” list
from ebay ?

I’ve got the strange feeling that it only reads in the items I’m
already bidding on, but not those I’m just watching.

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