It’s time for a new version of the Trade Profiteer. This release includes only one enhancement:

TP-15 – Add commodity buy/sell summary

This feature was showcased in part in an earlier blog post, and now it’s available for everyone to play with. It’s nothing more than just a display of what has been imported for a particular island and could use some enhancements.

Java Access Bridge

There is a new caveat regarding the installer for the Java Access Bridge — it will try to obtain administrator privileges before installing, and Windows may ask you if you want to continue. This is normal, and you need to allow the script to run with administrator privileges.

Mac and Linux versions

Since the Trade Profiteer was initially released, there has been a few posts to the forum asking whether this program will be ported to other platforms. The only answer I’ve been able to give is "eventually".

I do intend to port the application to a framework that allows for easy cross-platform builds. The one I’m eyeing at the moment is wxWidgets. It’s been around for almost 20 years, has a huge community and is well-supported on all platforms I intend to target and then some.

There is one minor caveat. Like the previous version was locked to Windows because of the OCR code, this version is unfortunately tied to Windows because of the Java Access Bridge. There is a version of the Java Access Bridge for Linux and GNOME that I’ve seen around the web, but I’ve not yet found one for Mac OS X — if anyone finds one, please post a comment with the link or send it to me through the forum’s PM.

I’m also considering just porting the library over to wxWidgets — I’m not entirely sure at the moment how feasible that would be.

But once the 1.2 version of the Trade Profiteer has been released — meaning when all features have been finalized and the "insane profit bug" handled in some fashion, among other issues that may crop up — then development will transition over to developing the Trade Profiteer using wxWidgets.

Fair winds.