What is Pilot?
Pilot is an experimental tool for writing software. It provides a web browser interface for finding, editing, compiling, and running source files. Its minimalistic interface is inspired by the Processing development environment.
How to use?
Download the Pilot application package. On Mac OS X, it contains a double-clickable application. Open it and after some time a web browser will open with Pilot showing the current directory. There may be a lengthy delay as various libraries are downloaded. There will also be a dialog prompting you, awkwardly, to exit Pilot. Don't click OK until you want to do that!
You'll notice a spde-examples folder next to the application. These samples from the Spde project are provided to give you something to do with Pilot. If you select spde-examples in the Pilot browser a new window will open to work with that project, which is composed of many sub-projects. Pilot has to download all of the dependencies of these projects before you can interact with them, so again there may be a lengthy delay. (Adding some user feedback to this process is Pilot's issue #1!)
Once the project interaction window has loaded, you can browse within the project to open and edit files. If there are sub-projects, you must be within one of these in order to run a program. When you see what looks like a "play" button, click it.
Hey (fellow) Linux users!
Pilot works great on a Linux. Just run the start script inside the app