You do not need to install Joomla on your PC for testing patches.

For the PBF we will prepare some installations ready to use. You will get a list of ready-to-use-installations

    1. Choose one of the Applications from the list.
    2. Sign in to the Joomla backend
      Username: is the install number.
      Password: is the install number.
      If you cannot log in, it's because someone else has reserved this number, so choose another application
    3. Change Joomla backend password to make sure that no other tester can use your application.
    4. Go to the  Joomla Patch Tester Component. Remember that you must have a Instructions: GitHub
      If you have a problem, don't hesitate to ask on the  Glip Chatroom if you have questions.
    5. Click on the "Fetch Data" button.

      Button

    6. Let's go: Fix the error and test the patch: Click here for step-by-step instructions

If you would like to test patches after the PBF, you can get quickly installed Joomla applications here:

Joomla Launch: