It does, I installed it and it works fine. Just take care not to install it on the same system/vm as your usual client. The chia.net downloads page is very clear on that.
Full wallet sync from scratch was ~6 minutes after entering the 24 word mnemonics for the wallet.
Only thing is, you can’t create a Plot NFT from the light wallet in this Beta version, so no solution for having to sync the blockchain and wallet on the normal client before you can start plotting poolable plots
Maybe after integration with the normal client in v1.2.xx as is planned for the future.
There is also that https://www.chia-database.com/ that should be looked at. He should be looking to legitimize his site (partnering with Space, Flex pools, or Chia). As long as the initial option is to sync for several days, I would consider that this could be a good work-around.
I feel your pain my brother. It sucks and this is why I went to a pool. The partials do add up but the math does not work out for a solo plotter.
Another interesting thing. SO Chia sends out a tweet to say get off of .9 or you will never catch up. So, to put this in context, I have been running as smooth as can be on .9 since we all resolved my rig. I shut down chia, shut down the rig, reboot, download .11, install, and 36 hours later Chia lost its mind and lost connection to the network and there is zero in the logs. Unreal.
I truly wish Chia would DVT the crap out of something before they release it. I had issues with .11 before I downgraded after the dust storm. Chia has some brain power but is anyone watching the cooks in the kitchen as the code sends way too many informational messages and can be hard to parse out what is relevant vs just info. Maybe one day next year The run-up to 108 is nice to see. How long will that last? LOL
After five hours struggling with it, I gave up. I was upgrading from v1.2.6. On github Discussion page there was another guy trying to upgrade from the same version, and also gave up. He ended up gettnig v1.2.10 working. I am installing v1.2.10 right now.
The problem with this ef-ing software that it just says that it is connecting to wallet, and there no logs, nada. How to troubleshoot this POS.
I know, plenty of people upgraded, and things are running fine for them, but if this shit doesn’t work, it just doesn’t work. I guess, as other people were saying - reinstall Windows. What a joke.
It is already December, and those guys cannot fix the shutdown process, so one needs to monitor whether all processes shut down, and still that crap doesn’t close blockchain db but crashes.
About 30 minutes later, v1.2.10 runs. As that guy from github stated.