Ok I've successfully checked out the file onto my local hard disk. I've carried out the instructions as stated in the Readme file in the WindowsKit.zip which I might add I stumbed across by accident.
Lads, for us Windows users a line in the first post stating where the installation readme file is would be helpful to say the least :p
I carried out the instructions in the readme file to the letter with one difference. Where you say unzip to root I installed to my programming folder not the root C directory. I don't see how this should cause an issue.
Anyways I loaded each of the 3 dev files in Dev-C++ and got a load of errors for GG. I checked them out and it seems they are referring to .cpp files which are missing whereas the WindowsKit only contains .h files for the GG folder. Do I have to build .cpp somehow from the .h files? There is nothing about this in the readme....?
Also the net folder and SDL folder (which are created in the GG folder when I unzip the WindowsKit) for inclusion in the GG folder within FreeOrion do not exist in the CVS sourceforge copy of the FreeOrion folder; Subsequently I get a question mark on them after I do a checkout.
Also I checked out the Boost installation info and it mentions adding an extra line to the compiler to refer to the Boost dir. The FreeOrion readme doesn't mention this therefore I didn't do it.
When I load each of the 3 dev projects to complile, aside from the multiple "missing GG .cpp" files I don't get so much as one line of code in any of the numerous windows which open. =)
Sorry for being a complete and utter n00b here but I'm a little puzzled.
Thanks for any info,
[EDIT]I deleted and re-checked out the FreeOrion folder. Now I don't get any GG missing file errors.... When I open each of the 3 dev files I get empty windows. No code at all, yet when I open each of the files individually there is code in them. The dev file is opening a window for each file but is not adding the actual code in the file. Strange....