I am not sure where to begin...
I suppose the main purpose of this thread is to inquire as to where you guys are with the bug fixing? Version 0.4.8-a has been entirely unusable for me. Most of today I have spent working every trick I could dig out of the forum, to little avail.
After initially installing 0.4.8-a on top of 0.4.7 on my windows 7 machine, and the wallet refusing to connect to the network for 45 minutes, I decided to uninstall everything and freshly install 0.4.8-a. While the the wallet was re-indexing the blockchain, I imported my private key from the previous wallet, and so far so good.
The current very frustrating dilemma I am facing is the new wallet spontaneously crashing every 5-10 minutes. Every time it crashes, I cannot re-open the wallet, so I am forced to restart my computer in order for the program to launch again (maybe there is another way? I'm not super tech savvy). Anyways, once it is launched again, the blockchain resumes indexing at an agonizingly slow pace (still 29 days out at the moment), and then of course the wallet crashes 5 minutes later and so the process repeats.
I have read that others were experiencing crashes on the previous versions, but I never ran into this problem until now. Also, in all the previous versions I never had the wallet refuse to connect with the network (0 connections) like it did before I wiped and re-installed. I send the bug report each time it crashes, but please let me know if there is something more specific I might be able to send to you guys as I assume this issue might be effecting other people as well?
Anyways, I just thought I'd bring these issues to your guys attention, even though I know you are working hard and I am very appreciative of everything you have done so far.
The main reason I have even bothered spending so much time on this today is that I just bought some more BTSX on BTER and I wanted to move them locally as soon as possible, since I never know how safe they will be on the centralized exchanges (especially with BTERs recent NXT breach)
In any case, I am a patient man, so if you guys tell me you think you'll have a wallet upgrade in the next few days, I'll probably just wait for that rather then spending any more time messing with this one.
EDIT: I see that there is now an 0.4.8-b, but is there a windows version out yet? The version from the website is still the -a