I am going to put here a zip that contains the complete package, Eclipse, Java, Tomcat, SiteMesh and the example projects all setup with no dependencies on the OS.
The reader will be able to unzip, click Eclipse and see SiteMesh in action and use the same environment to follow the tutorials.
Using the SiteMesh Starter Kit on Windows
The SiteMesh Starter Kit was put together to be as unobtrusive as possible. As such there is no installation.
Unzip the ssk folder to a root folder. For example C:\ or D:\.
For the rest of this tutorial we will assume you are using the folder C:\SSK.
Start the Development Environment by launching the file, C:\SSK\sts-2.6.1.SR1\STS.exe
Launch the Cafe Example
Depending on your setup of Windows you may get a warning dialog as shown,