ant, for more automated builds (like make and rake)
JSmooth, creates .exe from jar files.
Zip Genius, for unpacking the .tar.gz source files.
Download and install the Java SDK.
Download ant, put contnets of .zip in C:/Program Files/ant/
Now go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced tab and press the set Environment Variables
Create these two new variables
Edit Path to include ant bin and java JDK bin,
C:\Program Files\ant\apache-ant-1.8.0RC1\bin;C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_18\bin;
JSmooth and zip Genius should download and install like standard windows programs
NB: I Kept getting this error when trying to run ant
Unable to locate tools.jar. Expected to find it in C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\li
JAVA_HOME does not point to the bin folder but the folder above 'C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_18' quotes not to be included.