zec-qt-wallet v0.3 now ships with an embedded zcash daemon on Windows and Linux!
At startup, if zec-qt-wallet cannot connect to an external zcashd, it can start the embedded zcash daemon using your existing zcash.conf.
For first time users, zec-qt-wallet will additionally
- Create a new zcash.conf with a random password
- Download the zcash sprout/sapling params (~1.7 GB download)
- Start (and then stop) zcashd
Download here: https://github.com/adityapk00/zec-qt-wallet/releases
Please let me know if you have feedback, issues and/or feature requests!