Here's some feedback, Chip.
a) Downloaded & installed on Win7-32 laptop. It would NOT launch. Have checked event viewer & used procmon to try to figure out why, but I can't see anything suspicious. No window pops up at all. Tried downloading twice. Tried changing compatibility settings, nothing. Laptop does have the old stable release on it. I will play more to see if I can figure out why, but don't have a lot of time.
hmm, possibly there are some runtime files that are not included in Win7, but if the old release worked on it, then there shouldn't have been any problem there. maybe a folder permissions issue, or maybe it has something to do with bit_che.exe being compiled on a x64 machine. I'll have to do more testing myself there.
b) On main machine - Win7-64. Fine. The app launched & downloaded a DLL. I performed a search, it found nothing. I noticed it had not checked any sites (!). I then *manually* downloaded the script pack & it worked. So that's a bug. On first install, it should download the script pack.
actually.. it does download the script pack automatically IF you have an empty script folder.. BUT, here, you had a previous installation which uses the same /scripts directory. I will change this to download the script pack IF you have no bit che 2.0 scripts in the /scripts directory OR its completely empty.
Another bug: The completion dialog after the scripts are updated is "All scripts are updated!12341234". This "feature" exists in the current (old) stable release, too.
it's using the language file from bit che 1.60 which is where that "12341234" gets pulled from. delete your /languages folder... OR move "bit_che.exe" to another folder and stick "settins.ini" in with "bit_che.exe" and you'll see that go away (since theres no language folder). also you'll notice it downloads the script pack automatically theres no /script folder.
Another bug: I have the seeders column clicked to sort by seeders. As it scrapes the results, it does not auto-sort. When it has finished grabbing all results, it does not auto-sort. I had to manually click after the search was over. 3 times ("search descending -> no search -> search ascending -> search descending). ALSO (usability) shouldn't the app default to sort by seeders (descending)? Who wouldn't want this??
Fundamentally, though, the app does work.
YES!! I need that working.. driving me crazy!
I think its both on the Results window and also the Torrents Details windows.
thank you for the feedback!! making progress