We'd like you all to use the development environment you are used to, and not force you to switch to something else -- no Linux/g++/emacs vs Windows/DevStudio vs Mac/... fights please!
To achieve this without complete chaos, we ask you to install "CMake". CMake lets us describe our programs and libraries in a cross-platform way. CMake takes care of building the makefiles or workspaces needed by whatever development environment you like to work in.
- Read about CMake here: http://www.cmake.org/
- Install CMake from here: http://www.cmake.org/HTML/Install.html
- There's an example you can try here: http://www.cmake.org/HTML/Examples.html
- You can ask for help on the VVV forums: http://eris.liralab.it/vorum/viewforum.php?f=3