Would like to look at Blender source code on windows 7 MSVC++

Can some one tell me how to open the source code for blender. Also can you post all the links to the correct source code and tell me what is svn and cmake? Do i need to install python to look at the code? Im completely lost and half of the links on compiling the code are either broke or are not Newb compatible. Thanks in advance.


you generate the .sln project file with cmake from an svn checkout