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JBidwatcher 1.0.1 released!

JBidwatcher, a high quality, popular open source, cross-platform eBay bidding/sniping/monitoring application, announces the release of 1.0.1. This version is a bugfix release for the major 1.0 release late last year. Mostly oriented towards minor eBay changes and error message cleanups, the release also includes an updated in-program FAQ, a wholly new FAQ on the web site, and new community forums at:
http://forum.jbidwatcher.com.... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2007-04-30

JBidwatcher 1.0pre6 released!

JBidwatcher, a high quality, popular open source, cross-platform eBay bidding/sniping/monitoring application, announces the release of 1.0pre6. This version is a stepping stone to a major 1.0 release, but includes fixes for recent eBay changes that made JBidwatcher non-functional. Many UI cleanups and enhancements have been added as well.

For more information visit us at:
http://www.jbidwatcher.com
or read the release notes at:
http://www.jbidwatcher.com/changelogs/1.0pre6.shtml ... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2006-03-31

JBidwatcher 0.9.7 released!

JBidwatcher, a high quality, popular open source, cross-platform eBay bidding/sniping/monitoring application, announces the release of 0.9.7. This version is a major overhaul, with several major new features and dozens of bugfixes.

The top four features are Customizable Columns, Buy It Now support, automatically Subtract Shipping from Snipes, and RSS Feeds.

For more information visit us at:
http://www.jbidwatcher.com
or read the release notes at:
http://www.jbidwatcher.com/changelogs/0.9.5.shtml ... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2005-07-06

JBidwatcher 0.9.5 is released!

I am pleased to announce that JBidwatcher 0.9.5 is now available for download. This is a major revision, adding SSL support (mandatory for eBay's new login process), supporting loading auctions from My eBay, several improvements in the user interface, and a lot of tuning for performance and memory usage.

JBidWatcher is a java-based auction site (eBay, etc.) bidding, sniping and auction management tool. Version 0.9.5 is a required upgrade, because eBay broke the prior versions substantially by requiring https-based logins.... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2004-10-05

JBidwatcher 0.9.3 is released!

We are pleased to announce that JBidwatcher 0.9.3 is now available for download, fixing many small issues with recognizing values and return codes from eBay, as well as adding several new features, and cleaning up the UI substantially! JBidWatcher is a java-based auction site (eBay, etc.) bidding, sniping and auction management tool. Version 0.9.3 is a recommended upgrade, adding features and fixing things which have broken as eBay changed their site. This version also improves the UI substantially, and adds a few interesting features.... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2004-07-13

JBidwatcher 0.9.2 is released

We are pleased to announce that JBidwatcher 0.9.2 is now available for download, fixing a major issue with eBay's newest site changes! JBidWatcher is a java-based auction site (eBay, etc.) bidding, sniping and auction management tool. Version 0.9.2 is a mandatory upgrade, since eBay broke bidding and sniping on Monday. This version also improves the UI, and adds a few minor features.

For more information read the release notes at:
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=186802... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2003-09-27

JBidwatcher 0.9 is released

JBidWatcher is a java-based auction site (eBay, etc.) bidding, sniping and auction management tool. Version 0.9 is a highly recommended upgrade, as it fixes a problem synchronizing with 'My eBay', as well as adding several new features, and many UI improvements.

This version has gone nine months without needing a major upgrade and, outside of the current My eBay problem (fixed by 0.9), hasn't needed any upgrade since last Christmas. I'm very proud of this version, and the work and feedback from my users that went into it. Look over the changelog, and you'll see how much went into making this version a really incredible program. There are dozens of huge feature improvements since 0.8, including a whole new search manager, Dutch auction support, massive UI improvements, vastly improved currency support, and in general much better international user support, the internal webserver has been heavily improved, it's faster, a better guest on all platforms, and very, very useful.... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2003-03-16

JBidwatcher 0.8 released!

Greetings,

JBidWatcher is a java-based auction site bid and auction management tool, available at http://www.jbidwatcher.com, currently only supporting eBay, but with an eye towards supporting other auction sites in the future.

0.8 is a highly recommended upgrade.

It's gone through the wringer, in this version, with six months of pre-releases, getting a lot of great feedback from the community, and a lot of user-oriented improvement. I'm very proud of this version, and the work and feedback that went into it. Look over the changelog, and you'll see how much went into making this version a really great program.... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2002-06-29

Release of eBay tool, JBidwatcher 0.7!

Greetings,

JBidWatcher is a java-based auction site bid and auction management tool, hosted at http://jbidwatcher.sourceforge.net, currently supporting only eBay, but with an eye towards supporting other auction sites in the future.

This release, 0.7, is a recommended upgrade.

This fixes display issues with Checkout-enabled auctions after auction close, a few stablity issues, and most of the issues with nasty memory utilization over long periods of time with lots of auctions.... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2001-12-16

JBidWatcher reaches 0.6!

Greetings,

JBidWatcher is a java-based auction site bid and auction management tool, hosted at http://jbidwatcher.sourceforge.net, currently supporting only eBay, but with an eye towards supporting other auction sites in the future.

This release, 0.6, is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED UPGRADE.

During the last month since the prior release, eBay has heavily changed their login process for 'My eBay', and adult auctions. This release especially fixes the login format issues, making synchronizing with My eBay work properly, as well as loading items you're selling, and viewing and bidding on adult items.... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2001-10-12

JBidWatcher steps up to 0.5.1!

Greetings,

JBidWatcher is a java-based auction site (eBay, Yahoo, etc.) bid and auction management tool, hosted at http://jbidwatcher.sourceforge.net, currently supporting only eBay, but with an eye towards supporting Yahoo and others in the future.

The 0.5.1 release is a bugfix for a nasty problem with setting a custom snipe timer. Basically, it didn't work at all through the UI. This is fixed, and a firewall / web proxy configuration screen has been added.... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2001-08-16

JBidWatcher reaches 0.5!

Greetings,

JBidWatcher is a java-based auction site (eBay, Yahoo, etc.) bid and auction management tool, hosted at http://jbidwatcher.sourceforge.net, currently supporting only eBay, but with an eye towards supporting Yahoo and others in the future.

With the 0.5 release, the program is much closer to feature complete, supporting the full range of eBay's online auctions, multiple platforms, synchronization with 'My eBay', a good UI, monitoring of auctions the user is selling in, XML save/load, preservation of deleted auctions, adult auction monitoring, useful information displays, support for pounds, yen, Canadian dollars, DM, and Francs, configurable sniping, adding auctions through drag and drop, private comments on auctions, web-viewable and controllable, supports SOCKS gateways, and many other useful features.... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2001-06-27

JBidWatcher 0.4 released!

JBidWatcher is a java-based auction site (eBay, Yahoo, etc...) bid management tool hosted at http://jbidwatcher.sourceforge.net

The 0.4 release marks its escape from the pre-alpha space. The program is even more stable, easier to configure, and better documented.

The eBay code also supports eBayMotors and eBay Disney, as well as synchronization with users 'My eBay' pages.

Now HTTP outbound proxy support has been added, as well as SOCKS support.... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2000-10-20

JBidWatcher 0.3.0alpha released!

JBidWatcher is a java-based auction site (eBay, Yahoo, etc...) bid management tool hosted at http://jbidwatcher.sourceforge.net

The 0.3.0alpha release adds a lot of stability, a much cleaner save-file format, better use of color to indicate information about bids and auctions, a synchronized time display, a web-management interface, a mascot (Jay Bidwatcher!), per-auction event logging, many UI cleanups and improvements. The program is MUCH faster to start up now, smarter about handling auctions that completed while it was not running, and not losing information about auctions that are deleted off of auction sites.... read more

Posted by Morgan Schweers 2000-08-16