User:Oldman/A layman's guide
Having found the official tutorials sometimes hard to understand and ambiguous, my aim was to make these tutorials simple to understand; I hope that I have achieved that and you find them helpful.
What I have written here is from personal experience; if I cannot do it myself, then I cannot write about it.
The guides cover most of the basic things that you will need to know, to become a useful and proficient tester. There are some useful scripts in the Miscellaneous section, which will automate the setting up of a working environment, as described in the guides, along with some scripts to update your local source tree, Etc.
The main section of each guide is based on the Windows environment, but Linux users will find Unix subsections that cover their environment also.
List of guides
A layman's guide to Testing requirements ~ Some advice for would be testers.
A layman's guide to Getting an ISO to test ~ Shows the different places to download an ISO for testing.
A layman's guide to How to compile ReactOS ~ Shows how to get and compile the ReactOS source code.
A layman's guide to How to get a debug log ~ Shows how to get a debug log to report an issue in Jira.
A layman's guide to How to create a JIRA Issue ~ Shows how to report bugs in Jira.
A layman's guide to log2lines ~ Shows how to use log2lines to give more detail to a debug log.
A layman's guide to Regression testing ~ Shows how to find the revision where a bug was introduced.
A layman's guide ~~ Miscellaneous ~ Scripts, Links and various other bits.