#2049 open

can't show about box or help on linux

Reported by Allen | September 12th, 2017 @ 05:39 PM | in 2.1 Release

I'm running a raspberry pi 3 model b with the latest raspbian distro and JBidwatcher 2.99pre5 (extracted from the tarball). It seems to open the main window and log into my account okay. But trying to show the about or help from the toolbar buttons gives the following exception:

Tue Sep 12 18:33:59 MDT 2017: PMQ Caught exception: java.lang.NullPointerException
at java.util.regex.Matcher.quoteReplacement(java/util/regex/Matcher.java:701) at com.jbidwatcher.ui.JBHelp.preprocess(com/jbidwatcher/ui/JBHelp.java:99) at com.jbidwatcher.ui.JBHelp.loadHelp(com/jbidwatcher/ui/JBHelp.java:47) at com.jbidwatcher.ui.JBHelp.loadHelp(com/jbidwatcher/ui/JBHelp.java:55) at com.jbidwatcher.ui.commands.FAQCommand.execute(com/jbidwatcher/ui/commands/FAQCommand.java:29) at com.jbidwatcher.ui.commands.UserActions.DoFAQ(com/jbidwatcher/ui/commands/UserActions.java:74) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(java/lang/reflect/Method.java:497) at RUBY.handle_action(/home/pi/bin/JBidwatcher/lib/jbidwatcher/utilities.rb:165) at com.jbidwatcher.scripting.Scripting.doRuby(com/jbidwatcher/scripting/Scripting.java:148) at com.jbidwatcher.scripting.Scripting.rubyMethod(com/jbidwatcher/script

My previous attempts to run JBidwatcher from the jar would give similar errors when cancelling a snipe. But your latest tarball's script now works to cancel snipes, but the the about/help errors remain.

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  • Morgan Schweers

    Morgan Schweers September 12th, 2017 @ 06:04 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    Huh. I actually have a Raspberry Pi 3 B, but I never thought that it'd run JBidwatcher.

    I'll have to give it a try. That said, the reason it gives that error is that it can't find the .jbh files (JBidwatcher Hypertext, crappy name I know) which are essentially text files embedded in the .jar that contain the info for the FAQ, About, and other pages.

    Not being able to find those files is probably because it can't access files in the .jar file. I'll poke at it on the Raspberry Pi and see if I can't figure out a good way to launch it that might make it work better.

    Thanks for letting me know it runs on the Pi, I really wouldn't have thought it did. :)

    -- Morgan

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