This is done with the arduino 1.0.5 environment. I'm going to assume that your able to connect to your arduino with the environment you have installed, and are abel to prove that with, say, the basic flashing led demo, even if it dosn't result in something flashing on your arduino.
I'm going to ignore the touch screen for this. Every library ever made for a touch screen seems to work. I care about the graphics.
You need two of files mentioned in
-- download these --
BECAUSE those are dymanic repository links, and tommorows updates may make todays example not work, I have put a copy of each on my site. (ever notice avr libraries have no versions?)
Next unpack the two zip files.
They will unzip into two folders, Adafruit-GFX-Library-master and TFT-Shield-Example-Code-master
Rename Adafruit-GFX-Library-master to Adafruit_GFX and put it under the arduino programs library directory. For me this was /files/Installs/Linux/arduino/arduino-1.0.5/libraries
In the TFT-Shield-Example-Code-master directory there is a directory called SWTFT-Shield rename that to SWTFT and place it in the libraries directory.
You should now have two new directories, in my case
Next you need to cripple the hidden, conflicting, non-compatable Adafruit_GFX. This is done by renaming the libraries directory Robot_Control to Robot-Control.
so where I did have
I now have
Next start (or restart) the arduino program. it SHOULD complain that the robot-control library is going to be unavailable because it contains an illegal character in the folder name. (this is what we want) (WHY IS this stuff under robot control anyhow, arn't libraries upposed to build up????)
Now we can make it happen, click file->examples->SWTFT->graphicstest and it should come up with the example sketch. ( if not, as this seems to intermittently fail click file->open->libraries->SWTFT->examples->graphicstest->graphicstest.pde )
Compile, upload and enjoy.
ooops, I did it all in one step, ah per shame...