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Mar 4, 2013
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / Cannot add auction...either invalid or communication error

I got the same problem. kltxfm’s workaround didn’t work for me.

 
Jan 21, 2010
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / feature request - remove auctions after n days / after x complete auctions

I understand. I just thought that the events name would just be some custom name one can choose.

Thanks for your explanation.

If it’s not too much effort, could you post the script you mentioned in your first post in this topic (which would delete old auctions) so I can see your approach ? I would read the logs via script and then trigger an event based on the auction status, which then would delete the respective auctions via url call.

About the forum formatting: Thank you for correcting my post. The help on the right side of the post input field says “bq.” would form a quote which didn’t exactly work out (with or without brakets).

 
Jan 21, 2010
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / feature request - remove auctions after n days / after x complete auctions

Thanks for the information.

I am currently using something like

"wget --http-passwd=$pass --http-user=$user --output-document=- --quiet --tries=1 http://$host:9099/addAuction?id=$ID&action=Add+Auction"
to add auctions via external script for example.

Am I understanding correctly that, once scripting is enabled, I also could do (in this very scenario)

"wget --http-passwd=$pass --http-user=$user --output-document=- --quiet --tries=1 http://$host:9099/delete?name=deleteauction&param=$ID"
or am I getting it wrong ? I tried this approach but it returns

“Error: No such auction in list!
Return to auction list.”

What am I doing wrong here ?

PS: I don’t get the formatting options of this forum script… so please never mind the readability of my post.

 
Jan 21, 2010
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / java -Xmx512m -Xmx256m -Xmx128m

I will have to read more about java then. All I found up until now is that -Xmx$$$m limits the memory java WILL be able to use when it’s needed since -Xms$$$m (s!) determines how much memory it will start uppon. It absolutely makes no sense at all, though, that it uses hundreds of megs for some auction information (even if you load a hundred auctions into jbidwatcher), using the db (which in my oppinion also is present in the memory, at least parts of it) even if one would consider to cache all images into the memory. And by the way: It consumes the memory mentioned above almost instantly after startup (without adding auctions).

I am using a MySQL server with many databases. In order to have a better overview I am using prefixes to my databases (ie. web_project1, web_project2 or app_application1… and so forth). This is why I don’t want to use a database named “jbidwatcher” but rather “app_jbidwatcher” or “app_testing”.

 
Jan 20, 2010
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / feature request - remove auctions after n days / after x complete auctions

I have read everything there is about jbidwatcher scripting but due to the lack of documentation I am not able to get a grasp on it. I am currently using an external script to interact with the webinterface, which unfortunately doesn’t have any commands to remove auctions (at least I didn’t find one).
The additional 10MB wouldn’t be a problem for me to “handle”, if there was a manual on how to use it.

 
Jan 20, 2010
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / java -Xmx512m -Xmx256m -Xmx128m

I am using sun-java6. After running jbidwatcher for some days and adding like hundreds of auctions it finally froze even though consuming 1GB of memory. What exactly is using so much memory ? If it is the db, I would be able to use MySQL… well, would want to, because there is a bug in the MySQL interface (tested on JBidwatcher-2.1pre5);
If I want to use any other database name than “jbidwatcher” it creates the tables in the customly selected database, additionally creates the “jbidwatcher” database and tables (yes, a sepparate db) and then doesn’t work any longer if I delete the “jbidwatcher” db. (got it ?)
At this moment I am using an external script to restart and recreate the derby db every 24 hours, to avoid lockups… this is no perfect solution in my opinion though.

 
Jan 14, 2010
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / java -Xmx512m -Xmx256m -Xmx128m

Funny thing is, I first started jbidwatcher with the -Xmx512m option. It quickly went to consume 1GB of memory. I then started jbidwatcher with the -Xmx256m option three days ago. It now consumes more than 500MB of memory. Can anybody explain this behaviour to me ? It seems like it uses double of what I tell it to use.

 
Jan 12, 2010
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Help / java -Xmx512m -Xmx256m -Xmx128m

I would like to know what – theoretically – could happen on the long run if I limit jbidwatcher to let’s say 128MB and add 300 auctions. Any hints ? (running jbidwatcher on debian lenny)

 
Jan 12, 2010
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / feature request - remove auctions after n days / after x complete auctions

would it be possible to add such feature ? jbidwatcher becomes quite resource hungry if there are hundreds of items in total in the lists.

 
Jan 12, 2010
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Comment Topic: JBidwatcher Development / Possibly clean up some clutter

I don’t know about other ebay sites but here in germany we don’t have to offer paypal in auctions.