>ViewVC is simply a browser. You probably want to get your hands on an easy-to-use client called TortoiseSVN.
Gotcha! If I'd done a bit more research "en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subversion_(software)" for example, things would have started making more sense ...
I'm going to look for a more "lightweight" client at this point, maybe one of the Java-based ... I'm working under a dial-up connection, and TortoiseSVN at >7MB is just too big for now (>25hours to download @ ~5Kps).
>When you download and install this, you check out the repository path "svn://svn.emeraldeditor.com/trunk"
Hopefully, I'll get back in that direction soon ...
>As for building on Windows, I can't help you there as much because I'm the Mac guy.
Well, I'd hoped, for a first look-see, NOT to have to build anything on my own at all!
Still not sure if an SVN client will allow me to get ahold of the "working builds" for Windows or not.
Are executables, etc. included in the repository?
Ok, I'm gonna climb my soapbox for just a minute (promise, won't be too long
So far, my experience digging deeper into one open-source project here, is that you need a high-speed internet connection just to get started! Which I don't have ...
This may be a platform-dependent statement, since I think a lot of the Linux distros include a lot of development tools (been a while since I looked at one, but I'd have problems downloading one of those also).
Of course, I'm aware that almost NO "contemporary" software-development tools of which I'm aware are particularly "light-weight" or "small" ... (I could get going on Borland's original "Turbo" series ... )
I've never worked on any open source projects yet. Have worked on any number of "professional" developments, of various sizes and scopes. Note, "professional" here is NOT intended to imply any "quality" issues, only that someone was paying for things in general.
My only distiction is that in my experience, when someone was paying, there was cash for the usually commercial tools on CD's to install, instead of having to download them ...
Ok, enough soapbox, my conclusion is that although this seems like a very attractive project to get involved with, I'm not sure when of if I'd ever be able to do so, not being able to easily get the required tools, etc. ...
We'll just have to see!