We have a Drupal installation with a git repository in the Drupal root folder at .git. Further development is required so we want to clone our repository, make our changes and then push the mods back into the main repository before merging.
The first step is to create a branch, say new-dev, to work on.
We want to build Xdebug and install on XAMPP for OS X 10.6
So we we want to download XDebug, however we need to make sure we get the correct version. So go to http://www.xdebug.org/find-binary.php and paste in the results of running phpinfo() on your XAMPP stack.
The scenario here is that we have a third party shared object library that is built by an external makefile. This is fine but we want to try and maintain the OS X bundle structure and install the library within a framework.