Spent some time tidying up my Windows build, added a basic Windows GUI frontend to prompt for auction number and bid price, and provided a nice Windows install for it.
Thanks for all your work!
I just tested an EsniperWin.exe install, and get this error message:
Looks like you don't have the CA certificate file on your system. Not surprising, since you probably don't have the development environment used by mgillespie. I can think of two solutions:
1. bundle CA certs file with esniper.
2. don't bother checking CA certs, just blindly connect to https sites.
#2 is generally bad practice, but since we know what site we are always connecting to, it might be a valid approach. It will certainly eliminate this type of bug report. It's just a one-line change to esniper (change one parameter passed to libcurl). I'll think about it.
OK, Fixed the cert issue, sorry about that!!. a new installer is uploaded to the same URL as before.
The eSniper EXE is also rebuilt fromt the latest CVS (12/12/2006).
Any problems, please let me know, otherwise, I'll send the source to Scott or inclusion on SF...
Did you use cygwin or mingw? What did you use for the GUI? Would you like to contribute code so that the source can be part of the regular distribution?
More than happy to contribute it. I simply used a VB Script for the prompts, and made no sourcecode changes (I debated however making it possible to pass in the password as a commandline option to make it slightly slicker, but didn't have the time). I will fix the CERT issue, rebuild the install, and then ZIP it all up and send it to you.
Thanks for your great work on esniper!
Being clueless, I not only don't have the CA certs, I know not what they are.
CA is certificate authority. When you connect to somebody with SSL (or https), they send you a certificate. You can then verify that they are who they say they are by checking with a certificate authority. I've place a certificate file here:
Download it and place it on your disk in the directory specified in the error message (/usr/share/curl). You'll probably have to create this directory.
That seems to have fixed the bug, thanks.
Sorry about that issue, my sloppy testing. I will update the installer to deploy the certificate in the next couple of days and re-upload a fixed installer.
Aside from this issue, is everything else working?
> Aside from this issue, is everything else working?
I have used esniper in Windows, during the last couple weeks, for a handful of snipes, and it works find. Thanks for your help with this. Bruce Hallman
OK, everything I did, posted in the patch..
Posted updated Windows build of esniper 2.16.1
Updated the Windows build/install this evening, to pick up CVS changes, as I realize that the ebay changes had broken things, and Scott had working fixes in CVS (well they work well for me!)
Anyway, Windows download at the following URL:
It does use new CURL, but things seem to be OK. Report any problems in this thread.
Windows 2.17.1 online, posted to the same URL as above.
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