After a couple of weeks of trying to get all the correct versions of everything together, I finally got my first app to compile. (It was only the walktut, but one has to start somewhere.)
I just thought that I should share my small success. This forum is 99% filled with people's problems, so maybe one small victory can motivate those who are thinking about giving up.
I'm actually just so excited that I can finally get started on my game. Now I should just find some spare time.