We use git as our source code management software.
If you don't know how to use Git (you should, it's one of the best programmer's tools out there), just google it: there are plenty of tutorials and good resources out there, even for people that come from previous experience with cvs or svn.
Quick compile guide
if you're a developer, probably you don't need this. Since we use the Qt C++ framework from Nokia, you need to:
- be able to read and write C++ code
- know the fundamentals of the Qt framework (but you can learn this easily)
- have a compiler installed in your system (gcc or msvc suggested)
Anyway there are 2 ways for compiling the source code into an executable for your machine. The easy one is to install
QtCreator from Nokia. With one package you have a good
IDE and all the tools you need to build the executables.
Or you can do it all by hand. In this (worst ;-) case the steps are: 1. open the console and go to the source code directory 2. run qmake 3. run make and finally 4. you'll have the executable ready for launching.
Here is a video showing how the code base grew up over time ;-)
Done with gource.