Show pageHistoryMedia Last modified: 2018/04/28 15:52 by flocculant

Sitemap

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
qa:new_tester_start [2018/04/28 15:52]
flocculant
qa:new_tester_start [2018/05/14 17:32] (current)
flocculant
Line 1: Line 1:
-Following on from the introduction we have on the website, this takes you through more detailed steps. So, hopefully by the time you've read through these few pages you will feel well enough informed about the basics to join the community, start to help making Xubuntu better, and get testing.+====== Xubuntu Guide for New Testers ======
  
-There are a few terms which we use both within these pages and elsewhere in the Xubuntu world+After reading the [[https://xubuntu.org/contribute/qa| introduction on the website]], this 'New Tester' wiki will take you through the simple steps that will enable you to join the community, start to help making Xubuntu better, and get testing. 
 + 
 + 
 +It's important to remember that pretty much anything that you are able to do during a development cycle is of great use to the Xubuntu community. Even if you've only got 30 minutes during the whole development cycle to test that Xubuntu installs properly then this would be both a very worthwhile contribution and, most importantly, greatly appreciated. 
 + 
 +To avoid confusion, first it's worth clearing up a few terms which we use both within these pages and elsewhere in the Xubuntu world
  
   * OS - Operating System, referring here to Xubuntu   * OS - Operating System, referring here to Xubuntu
-  * ISO/Image - the ISO you download to install Xubuntu +  * ISO/Image - the file you download to install Xubuntu 
-  * Cycle - this refers to the 6 month development cycle which ends with the release of our distro+  * Cycle - this refers to the 6 month development cycle which ends with the release of the next Xubuntu-version
-  * LP - Launchpad - where much of the source code, bug reports are hosted. +  * LP - Launchpad - a site where much of the source code, bug reports are hosted, and where you can ask questions, report bug.  
-  * VM - Virtual Machine, amongst others VMWare, VirtualBox and of course the Linux Kernel based Virtual Machine (KVM)+  * VM - Virtual Machine, software to emulate a computer within a computer; examples of such software are VMWare, VirtualBox and the Linux Kernel based Virtual Machine (KVM) 
 +  * IRC - Internet Relay Chat - a service allowing people to communicate online.
  
 **Right, OK, How do I start helping?** **Right, OK, How do I start helping?**
Line 14: Line 20:
 It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 ... It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 ...
  
-  -[[qa:installing|Install the Xubuntu development version OS (Operating System)]] +  -[[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa:installing|Install the Xubuntu Development version]] 
-  -[[qa:testing |Testing with your Development version]] +  -[[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa:testing |Test your Xubuntu Development version]] 
-  -[[qa:testing_virtual | Testing with your Development version virtually]] +  -[[https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa:report |Report Back with your results]]
-  -[[qa:report |Reporting Back with your results]] +
- +
- +
-It's important to remember that pretty much anything that you are able to do during a development cycle is of great use to the Xubuntu community - If you've even only got 30 minutes during the whole 6 months to test that Xubuntu installs properly then this would be both a very worthwhile contribution and, most importantly, greatly appreciated. +
- +
-The Xubuntu Team makes heavy use of IRC (Internet Relay Chat) to keep in contact with each other, to that end they provide a simple method of contacting them on IRC; simply choose the IRC tab on the [[https://dev.xubuntu.org/developers]] tracker. For more information on IRC we have included it on the last of our New Tester wiki [[link | pages]]. +
- +
- +
  
 +We suggest that you read at least the first two pages before making a decision as to how you can help Xubuntu best. 
  
 +The Xubuntu Team mostly uses IRC to keep in contact with each other. You can contact them there as well: simply choose the IRC tab on the [[https://dev.xubuntu.org/| developers]] tracker, or visit [[http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=xubuntu-devel&nick=tracker.&prompt=1&uio=MTE9MjE131|#xubuntu-devel]] now.
 +More information on IRC is also included in the [[ https://wiki.xubuntu.org/qa/fine_tuning| fine tuning]] wiki page.