in TheBrain 10 Desktop Beta
Not to say that everything is working for everyone, as I'm sure the issues you're experiencing are real, but I've been using V10 beta in production mode (done two 3-day workshops with it in the last month or so) and it has been rock stable. No issue with sync at all (with quite complex brains containing lots of attachements), doing presentations for 8 hours a day, 3 days in a row, playing video files, displaying charts and slides in presentation mode etc... There are some issues (for example this not working auto update on Windows, and some minor cosmetic issues with attachments/icons that migth be fixed in 23+ builds, I haven't had the time to check) but it's nothing that makes the software itself unstable, at least in my experience. The only things potentially leading to data corruption are when using the software in a non "standard" way, for example me wanting to use the same database from two windows accounts or stuff like that, which I hope will be fixed at some point but doesn't warrant not going to release, as very few users are concerned. I've archived and backup-up all my old V8 brains so I can re-import them in V10 if needed, but I'm using V10 exclusively now, with all my active brains, including those put online as webbrains for the participants of my workshops (V10 is a fabulous improvement in this area, especially the way it shows attachments, that's one of the many reasons why I switched as soon as I could and didn't look back). And that's from someone who entirely skipped V9 as you know because some key features had gone (especially presentation mode), so it's not as if I'm the kind of user who wants to be on the latest and greatest at any cost... So at least for some of us, it's not shocking to see V10 go to release (and it's nice not to have the time limitation of the beta) now that the software is very stable, again for some us PS: not saying this to undermine your comment of course, just to explain why going to release makes sense for those of us who don't experience the issues you are. Most people post in a beta to report issues (I'm the first one to do so) but that gives a distorted view of the larger user base. If you haven't heard much from me recently, it's because I was using the software happily 🙂
TB V10.0.23.0 running in a Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803 VM (Parallels 14) in Mac OS V10.14 (Mojave Public release). Host is a 2018 MBP 13" with 16Gb of RAM, 2TB SSD and i7 @ 2.7Ghz. Win VM has 8GB of RAM and 2 cores available, Mac Host has 8GB of RAM and 2 cores available as well.