Ah found it at last. You know when you just look WAY too hard for something...
Okay my two cents then:
Be prepared to read a lot of things.
You need an IDE (maybe) - since you are a beginner - first build a single hello world program on the command line - then get an IDE of your choice (I use Eclipse)
This will put a lot of power at your fingertips. Be prepared to read a lot of things.
Has all manner of awesome tools including one of these
You need a TC (Toolchain) - This helpful thing prevents you having to cross compile half of the workload for every build (read: it saves you 40 mins over Cross Tools NG)
I recommend the CS (Code Sourcery) 2008q1
2007q3 now since it is the last TC that compiles natively (Runs applications without replacing the onboard system libraries) for the Kindle 3
- other kindles will require a later chain for example...
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS THREAD
and you wont go far wrong.
I have several TC's installed for the purposes of testing following this excellent - painless - method. (PICTURE ENC.)
well... That's enough to get you started.
There are several threads on Things That Go Wrong - I expand on this below I believe
Get those simple steps working and you are a big leap closer.
Thanks mate for the great resources, hope these tips helps someone one day.