I tried to get Sass and Compass working on Windows, but I ran into too many problems. Now I have purchased a vintage Macbook Pro (2008). I finally got Drush working on Windows, but I can't seem to get Drush to work on the Macbook.
On the Mac, I am using a MAMP Stack. I tried installing Drush 6.0, but it began to ask for Composer and other such further complications. I installed Pear, but could not figure out the instructions to use Pear to install Drush. So I tried a simple installation of Drush 6.0 from a tar file. I installed it in the '/Applications/MAMP/htdocs' directory. It could download modules and themes, but Drush couldn't do a simple status check or clearing cache. Somehow it could not interact with Drupal.
Next I tried a zip download of Drush 5.9. When I try to launch Drush, Drush can show a status report. It reports Drupal, but incorrectly reports the Garland theme as default theme. By the way this same output happens if I am in the Omega-Theme working directory or the Drupal-Root working directory.
Drush also fails to accomplish clear the cache; it can only clear its own cache.
drush pm-list returns an error message about Drush not being able to bootstrap the Drupal database.
I read the ReadME file in the Drush installation directory; I tried to follow the instructions to set the PHP directory in .bash_profile. Then trying to follow the instructions for configuring php.ini, I got lost in finding out the PHP versions used by the webserver. (I suppose this means MAMP.)
Now I am at a loss as what to do next to get Drush working.
Any help is greatly appreciated.