In response to a few requests for a binary distribution, we just posted artifacts for Virgil.
For simplicity, we're keeping the version number aligned with the version of Cassandra.
(which is important when you are running with an embedded Cassandra ;)
Also, we changed it so you can simply specify the Cassandra instance you want to run against as a command line parameter:
This makes it easy to point the GUI at different Cassandra instances.
Now, all you need to do is download the binary distribution, untar/unzip and type:
bin/virgil -h CASSANDRA_HOST
Let me know if anyone has any trouble.