Now that Java is getting EOL, any plans for updates on JBidwatcher

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Deepak G

08 Feb, 2019 06:06 PM

Jbidwatcher is great tool, and I've used it over the last 5 years+, but now everytime it starts, has issues with Selling DB (not that I sell through Ebay, etc.) - and in general needs updating, especially since Java is now getting EOL …
I don't know if Morgan Schweers has any plans to update this as last time it was Jan, 2016 on last update, and we be in 2019, and especially now since Java is getting EOL. Wondering if anyone else is willing to update it and or other tools like Jbidwatcher which are client based and I"m not sharing my Passwords with the cloud provider so I can have a data /password breach ….
Welcome the discussion and any solution
Thanks

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by cyberfox on 09 Feb, 2019 05:18 AM

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    Greetings,
    Thanks; I'm not sure what you mean by issues with 'Selling DB'?

    I haven't really had the time to focus on JBidwatcher in the last few years. Java isn't really getting EOL'ed, though. It's still being developed by Oracle, and even if it was, the latest versions of JBidwatcher include the runtime embedded in the app, so it doesn't care about your OS version of Java.

    I can appreciate the point of being concerned about data/password breaches, but I recommend you look into https://www.gixen.com/faq.php and check "Do I have to give away my eBay credentials?" which might ease your concerns a little. I have a lot of respect for the guy who runs Gixen; we've interacted a few times over the years, as some of the few people who've developed widely used sniping tools.

    That said, JBidwatcher should still be working, as far as I know, so if you're having trouble launching it, let me know what's happening and I'll try to help.

    -- Morgan

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