Now that I can post here, ...
Thank you for Electrum. It's a great addition as it opens up bitcoins to a wider audience.
I am trying to use the portable client, but it does not work.
Ran it. Clicked "Create new wallet". Selected the ecdsa.org server.
The window that comes up says
Addresses generated: 0
Kilobytes received: 0.0
And nothing happens. When I close it, I get the window that gives me the seed for the new wallet. Click OK, no password. Electrum opens. On the bottom: Not connected, Blocks: -1.
Is the problem on my end? Anyone else able to use the portable client? Is my computer blocking something? (My computer filters some websites.)
Seemingly unrelated issues. electrum.dat is created, but in the wrong folder. IIUC, it should be created in Electrum_SysFiles\0.60\C_\ElectrumPY . Instead, it's created outside of Electrum_SysFiles. I moved it by hand, no problem.
e.cmd doesn't work out of the box. I had to rewrite it like this:
foo\Electrum_SysFiles\0.60\C_\Python27\python.exe electrum %WALLFILE% %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7
Also, I renamed Electrum_SysFiles\0.60\%System% to Electrum_SysFiles\0.60\sys, so I could use it in the path statement.
Thanks for trying Electrum on Windows! The portable version should work out of the box, We've had a lot of users with very few issues. You shouldn't have to edit or move any files at all for it to work.
No, electrum.dat is not supposed to be created in the ElectrumPY folder.
The portable version should create it in the same directory as the executable (elec060-portable.exe).
The Electrum_SysFiles folder contains all the required Python files and libraries for
Electrum to work properly. Normally, the end-user never has to deal with those.
(FYI, e.cmd is only there for the console mode, which is accessed by holding down
the SHIFT key while starting Electrum, to work properly - it's normal that it does
nothing when executed manually, don't worry about it)
It could be that server ecdsa.org was down at the moment you tried to connect.
What I would suggest is to delete all files, and start over again.
If ecdsa.org does not work for you right now, perhaps you can try
another server, such as electrum.novit.ro for instance.
Let me know if you still encounter those issues.