whether or not anybody finds this post useful is irrelevant. Maybe it will slip down into the archives, maybe not. Hopefully, someone who is facing similar problems as I was will find this post in a search and be helped!
• When installing windriver, you need to select the “DISK_SERIAL_NUM” option at the screen which asks for a Host ID. [This is in the install manual PDF, I just missed it]
• When creating a project, in order to include WPILib properly, do this exactly:
-In the “Select a Wizard” dialog, choose Examples->VXWorks Downloadable Kernel Module Sample Project
-Choose the starting point which suits your project best. We chose “FRC Simple Robot Template”
-It should open and build the sample SimpleRobot demo using the included WPILib binary. Set up the SVN WPIlib source update once they release the SVN info.
Failing to start the projects in this way [if you are not familiar with Windriver] results is it being impossibly hard to link in the library…
I hope this helped someone