I've been trying to download and run a working Ethereum client on OSX 10.9 for a few days now to no avail.
I'm not a command-line-savvy person, that's for sure, only using java and android/eclipse, and I'm finding github tutorials near impossible to follow because they always skip a step here or there and don't explain every little detail a true beginner needs. Yesterday I got quite close and everything worked, downloading go-ethereum from github
go get github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum
but there was a new known bug and it wouldn't compile https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/issues/22
Obscuren says the "develop" branch should work for now instead of the default, but I can't find any info on how to specify the branch using the "go get [address]" syntax.
Downloading the precompiled clients hasn't worked either. Also, what does "edge" in the above link context? Google is not helping one bit on any of these problems.
Would I be better off trying a whole different project like cpp-ethereum? I'm only familiar with java so it's all greek to me
Ideally I want to mine and have an environment to start coding contracts.