ZCash Desktop GUI Wallet for Windows


#8

Thanks, I was able to send by splitting into 4 smaller txns


#9

Well done nice to see someone making important development. Hope the zcash team sponsor you well :wink:


#10

Nether I nor @radix42 have received anything from the ZCash company.


#11

Sorry to read that, like radix42, you're also not being sufficiently rewarded by grateful users. I can appreciate that you'd like ZEC donations but can I suggest that you also list other payment addresses?

I should probably go find out from the the github issues page but, when you say that a transactions is too large, do you mean that in terms of bytes or the amount of the transaction?


#12

yes @vaklinov has put a huge amount of effort into the Swing Wallet, which is the only way I know so far to send shielded transactions with a GUI!!! send donation love his way, everyone!


#13

The error message comes from zcashd it is due to technical limitations in transaction size in bytes (not the total value per se). I think this limit is exceeded. It may happen due to too many inputs or outputs that have to be included. However I am not an expert on this…


#14

yeah from the issue someone linked to earlier in this thread, its when there are too many inputs to a JoinSplit (too many notes) or too many recipients, etc.


#15

And, I gather, getting an over-sized transaction to be accepted is not currently fixed by adding a larger transaction fee?


#16

There's some upper limit over which that won't help....they're going to improve error messages for that and try and move the error generation to BEFORE it generates the proof


#17

cool
ill be up late tonight

how do you verify it in windows?

Verifying the download

This step is very important! To verify that the file ZCashSwingWalletUI.jar is an authentic release, you
need to compute its SHA256 checksum, like this:

user@ubuntu:~/Downloads$ sha256sum ZCashSwingWalletUI.jar
e6b877d0811190f398b6465580ec640808b1ea719a2e7f5838658a938153f72f ZCashSwingWalletUI.jar

If the resulting checksum is not e6b877d0811190f398b6465580ec640808b1ea719a2e7f5838658a938153f72f then something is wrong and you should discard the downloaded wallet!


#18

The page that describes the Windows installation points to the same release as exists for Linux (the JAR is the same across platforms). There are sites like this one that can calculate the SHA256 sum for verification.

Generally I recommend to security conscious users to build the wallet from source code. The JAR that is built from source code on one OS can be used on all...


#19

ok thanks, just for a how to Id like to do it all in windows though, easier for windows only users.

problem is... the sprout key is going to take me days to download :frowning:

is there anyway to get it on a site with a faster download speed? maybe my internet is just sucking right now..... maybe ill try to restart my modem.


#20

The commands to build it would be simllar on Windows:

git clone https://github.com/vaklinov/zcash-swing-wallet-ui.git
cd zcash-swing-wallet-ui
ant -buildfile .\src\build\build.xml

but users will need to install Git/JDK/Ant...

@radix42 has shared the keys on a high speed site:
https://zcash.dl.mercerweiss.com/sprout-proving.key and
https://zcash.dl.mercerweiss.com/sprout-verifying.key


#21

oops @vaklinov, you have an extra character at the end of that first url!
Proving key is at:
https://zcash.dl.mercerweiss.com/sprout-proving.key

My all-in-one windows installer will download that in the GUI, and verifies the proving key sha hash on every launch (same as I do on mac)

Going to try and get that out today!


#22

cool, ok maybe I should wait for that then... no point in doing a tutorial that will be out of date in a day.. and besides... gives me a chance to go to bed lOL..

can you reply to me so I get an email notice when you have updated to the all-in-one installer please?

thanks !


#23

Corrected - sorry....


#24

check out this topic @cryptomined :slight_smile:


#25

That server is running pretty slow… I am downloading it now but after that I will seed a torrent of it shit’s ridicuous, seriously. Why is it not already a torrent?


#26

Im having server connection issues at the moment too


#27

I didn’t do a lot to it, just made a dark theme and increased the history length to 5000 entries, but with current Zcash full node only requiring about 14Gb of memory, we are far from needing an electrumX protocol client/server to allow users to run nodes. I mean, probably most people here have smartphones that could still run a zcash full node.

There is numerous improvements I could conceive of to make to this fork of Eleos, but it works great for my needs, about the only thing I have done for my convenience as a miner who is not quite making enough surplus to hodl, I eliminate the need for dealing with a buildup of dust by setting a fixed fee of 0.0001. The Zclassic version of Eleos also ran its inbuilt full node with this parameter (not sure whether this was on the node or in the rpc commands for spends) and I am not accumulating new addresses quite so fast as I was before, specifically when I wanted to empty the main address I am mining to.