After watching twitter for the last couple of days, and with the additional of a couple other comments, I have decided to write this post.
What does this post assume… 2 things, You have Mercurial (+ Tortoise HG (Download Here)) and Visual Studio 2010.
Lets get going.
Create a new folder structure that resembles this.. D:\BlogPosts\Orchard
Right click on the Orchard Folder navigate via the sub menus to TortoiseHg –> Clone..
Hit Clone (This will take a while so make a cup of tea :))
Navigate to D:\BlogPosts\Orchard\src\ and open up Orchard.sln in Visual Studio
Hit F5 in Visual Studio
Welcome to Orchard.
Time to create your own area to allow easy maintenance.
Copy and paste Orchard.sln – rename Copy of Orchard.sln to MyNewAwesomeOrchardInstance.sln – Why do this? Its important to allow you to decrease merge pain from the main repo further down the line.
Check in to your new repo thru the Tortoise Workbench - Always use your new solution.