Use the ant script to build masques for testing.
Copy the test masques directory to two different directories. Then create a different user in each installation. Go to the friend tab in each program, copy the friend text from each and add it to the other. You should then see the other friend in each of the programs. You should then be able to test the network.
Note: Currently there seems to be an issue with the friend list. The handle is blank. I'm in the process of fixing it.