Re-read my post. I did NOT say that the thread I linked to was the ultimate or current guide. I advised to look at LOS as they had current guides.
I specifically said the OP instructions were outdated!
And thats why I suggested reading the how to build LOS. They probably have the largest device coverage, and have instructions for each device. So if your device was "kirin"Firstly I need some foundations to start moving forward. I would like to start by replicating one of the ROMs that I already know, are working under my device. Basically I want to start with the premise the if someone did it, I could do it again, before I venture in "new devices" into the unknown camp.
But if you look at the base GIT pages for a custom ROM they usually also have instructions on how to build, but not normally device specific or as thorough as LOS. Did i mention you better get comfortable with GIT...
Im not sure how little you know about programming or how much you wish to modify the ROM, so thats like asking how long a piece of string is. READ! where to tweak is going to rely heavily on programming ability. oh, and READING