Well from reading here:
and a little general knowledge about daemons.
I’m “guessing” that having the daemon on just means it’ll shove feathercoind into a service. Most likely irrelevant for you and I though.
And the port can be whatever you want as far as I know, I used this as my .conf when I was solo mining for a little while:
But, I’ve not encountered any stability issues using Windows 8 and feathercoin-qt. x:
Edit: Unless I’m just skim reading too quickly, the documentation for Feathercoin(-qt) isn’t too helpful either. https://github.com/FeatherCoin/FeatherCoin/tree/master/doc