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What I have written here is from personal experience; if I cannot do it myself, then I cannot write about it.
 
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.
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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 '''[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/Miscellaneous | 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 there environment also.
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The main section of each guide is based on the Windows environment, but Linux users will find Unix subsections that cover their environment also.
  
  
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[https://reactos.org/wiki/User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/Getting_an_ISO_to_test Getting an ISO to test]</span> ~ Shows the different places to download an ISO for testing.
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/Testing requirements | Testing requirements]]</span> ~ Some advice for would be testers.
  
 
A layman's guide to  
 
A layman's guide to  
<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[https://reactos.org/wiki/User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/How_to_compile_ReactOS How to compile ReactOS]</span> ~ Shows how to get and compile the ReactOS source code.
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/Getting_an_ISO_to_test | Getting an ISO to test]]</span> ~ Shows the different places to download an ISO for testing.
  
 
A layman's guide to  
 
A layman's guide to  
<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[https://reactos.org/wiki/User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/How_to_get_a_debug_log]</span> ~ Shows how to get a debug log to report an issue in Jira.
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/How_to_compile_ReactOS | How to compile ReactOS]]</span> ~ Shows how to get and compile the ReactOS source code.
  
 
A layman's guide to  
 
A layman's guide to  
<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[https://reactos.org/wiki/User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/How_to_create_a_JIRA_Issue]</span> ~ Shows how to report bugs in Jira.
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/How_to_get_a_debug_log | How to get a debug log]]</span> ~ Shows how to get a debug log to report an issue in Jira.
  
 
A layman's guide to  
 
A layman's guide to  
<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[https://reactos.org/wiki/User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/How_to_use_log2lines]</span> ~ Shows how to use log2lines to give more detail to a debug log.
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/How_to_create_a_JIRA_Issue | How to create a JIRA Issue]]</span> ~ Shows how to report bugs in Jira.
  
 
A layman's guide to  
 
A layman's guide to  
<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[https://reactos.org/wiki/User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/Regression_testing Regression testing]</span> ~ Shows how to find the revision where a bug was introduced.
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/How_to_use_log2lines | log2lines]]</span> ~ Shows how to use log2lines to give more detail to a debug log.
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/Regression_testing | Regression testing]]</span> ~ Shows how to find the revision where a bug was introduced.
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==Supplementary guides==
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A layman's guide --
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/ReactOS installation stages|ReactOS installation stages]]</span> ~ A visual walk through of the installation stages.
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/Installing from a USB memory stick | Installing from a USB memory stick]]</span> ~ How to make a bootable USB memory stick to install from a RamDisk.
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/Altering files in an ISO | Altering files in an ISO]]</span> ~ Alter files in an ISO or add new files to it; the example uses txtsetup.sif.
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/Making wallpaper available in an ISO image. | Making wallpaper available in an ISO image.]]</span> ~ Make wallpaper available to a user, in a locally compiled ISO.
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<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[[User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous]]</span> ~ Scripts, Links and various other bits.
  
A layman's guide ~~
 
<span style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold">[https://reactos.org/wiki/User:Oldman/A_layman's_guide/Miscellaneous Miscellaneous]</span> ~ Scripts, Links and various other bits.
 
  
[https://reactos.org/wiki/Welcome_to_the_ReactOS_Development_Wiki Wiki main page]
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[[Welcome_to_the_ReactOS_Development_Wiki | Wiki main page]]

Latest revision as of 14:23, 22 October 2020

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.

Supplementary guides

A layman's guide -- ReactOS installation stages ~ A visual walk through of the installation stages.

A layman's guide to Installing from a USB memory stick ~ How to make a bootable USB memory stick to install from a RamDisk.

A layman's guide -- Altering files in an ISO ~ Alter files in an ISO or add new files to it; the example uses txtsetup.sif.

A layman's guide -- Making wallpaper available in an ISO image. ~ Make wallpaper available to a user, in a locally compiled ISO.

A layman's guide -- ~

A layman's guide -- Miscellaneous ~ Scripts, Links and various other bits.


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