> what has got to be done to get the client running?
In version 0.8 the client is configured to access eXist remotely via
Tomcat. You can either use the bin/startup.bat script instead of
bin/server.bat to start eXist in a Tomcat context or change the uri
setting in the file "client.properties" to access a local server. You
need to uncomment the line for the stand-alone server and comment the
one for Tomcat access out.