Archive of older news
|eBay has broken bidwatcher||13 Jun 2001|
Ebay has made a change to their web page that has broken bidwatcher
in a critical way, you can no longer add auctions. Since I have
started a new job, I now have zero time to work on bidwatcher. As
a result, I am looking to abandon my fork of bidwatcher and join
forces with the
Ben Byer has made a lot of improvements to that fork, and
fixed most of the bugs that stopped my from using it immediately.
Unfortunately, the sourceforge version doesn't work either, so I
don't have a work around for anyone.
I'll post more news when I get it.
|Changes to eBay causing problems?||9 Dec 2000|
It appears that eBay may be changing their webpage design and this
is causing problems with bidwatcher. In particular, I have suddenly
in the last week gotten four people complaining that bidwatcher is
now registering the ending times incorrectly.
In my experience, eBay will often make test changes on one or two
of their many web servers, and if you are unlucky, you will hit
this server and trigger the bug. Trying to reproduce the bug
tends to be very hard until eBay switches all machines over to the
I'm investigating, but I haven't found what the problem is yet.
|New Webpage||2 Sep 2000|
The webpages for Bidwatcher have been updated, but that's it. I
still regularly use Bidwatcher, it's just that it does everything
I want it to do and none of the bugs (foreign currency support,
ebay motors support, etc.) have bothered me.
|Bidwatcher on sourceforge is active||13 Jul 2000|
With the addition of Ben Byer, the
branch of bidwatcher is now active again!
Ben has converted bidwatcher to
use GTK instead of QT, a big plus for free software and a big step
forward to the possiblity of again having a windows/mac version of
bidwatcher. Ben has been making a bunch of other significant
changes. Stay tuned, it looks like more good stuff to come.
|Redhat RPMs for Bidwatch||10 Jun 2000|
R P Herrold <email@example.com> has
provided RedHat RPM's for downloading. Thanks!
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