To be honest, I’m finding it really difficult to fathom this ‘poor me, betas’ from some – not just you.
Suppose you lived in a large house. You hire an improvement in the west wing. You live in the house as ever, and every few weeks the workmen have an improvement to show…in the part of the house you aren’t living in. Where is the problem?
I think you’re not going to influence anyone to cut you a non-beta stable state, because a) it’s more unnecessary work taking away from real progress, and b) of course, you would complain there because it’s not perfect, but very likely work has already been done on your point, available in the later editions, c) you wouldn’t be contributing at all as a Beta user by reporting your specifics, rather just ‘expecting’.
The consensus is that for a long time, this Beta has been quite stable, for any purposes of writing.
Further, it’s also well accepted that because of Scrivener’s design (that everything you write is actually just in portable .rtf (i.e. portabe Word) files, and that by default there are constant session backups, even if there were a catastrophe, you are highly unlikely to lose work.
What’s being worked on is presentation – now mainly on compiled/printed results. Which again for some time have been quite useful if not perfect in every detail. Which you can compensate for if really required by compiling to Word etc. and formatting.
Using the Beta should get you the ability to work with Scrivener Mac projects.
If it somehow doesn’t work just as you want, you should find that out right away.
Life is not free of small frustrations – including or especially from released software. Particularly that which has not undergone the painstaking care exhibited here.
And then, as also many times stated, if you don’t want to ‘put up with’ a Beta, don’t use it. Wait. Write in something else, and copy the text into Scrivener later, so you can have this program’s advantages in editing the drafts you will then have written.
Your possibilities seem very many…and those of all others who have found this, shall we say, privileged, entitled, certainly unusual way to complain…
/reaction, which I seldom want to see, much less exhibit, but this little song on very small violins is just too much