Well the Trade Profiteer has gotten its first bit of good press. Puzzle Pirates forum user JimTheFly has downloaded and tried out the application and so far appears to like it. He’s offered some suggestions for future enhancements as well, one of which is planned.

We hope there will be more good press to come as well.

So what is coming up? Well right now I’m working on re-engineering the OCR components. The reason is that allowing the OCR to support Java 6 without jumping through hoops is the top priority right now. I’m also working to add support for large fonts. I’m hoping how I’ve decided to engineer the new code will allow for both without much difficulty. This’ll take some time to implement and likely won’t be in the first full release of the Trade Profiteer. We’ll see…

I’ve also managed to get a bug tracker up as well, running Bugzilla, one of the better systems out there. I wouldn’t say it’s the best because it is a pain to install on a shared server. It’s also a little intimidating to use, so for the time being I’m going to limit full access to just myself. Any bugs that are reported and enhancements requested will be posted the bug tracker.

Well that’s it for now. I’ll do my best to keep things updated here. If you try the Trade Profiteer and run into issues or have suggestions, use the contact form to report it and I’ll respond as quickly as possible.

Fair winds, everyone.