GitLab steht wegen Wartungsarbeiten am Montag, den 10. Mai, zwischen 17:00 und 19:00 Uhr nicht zur Verfügung.

Commit 9b539254 authored by Marcia Ramos's avatar Marcia Ramos Committed by Achilleas Pipinellis

Explain the docs' CD, relating to the milestone the doc is set to vs online docs

parent 392d85e4
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Every GitLab instance includes the documentation, which is available from `/help`
(``), e.g., <>.
The documentation available online on is continuously
deployed every hour from the `master` branch of CE, EE, Omnibus, and Runner. Therefore,
once a merge request gets merged, it will be available online on the same day,
but they will be shipped (and available on `/help`) within the milestone assigned
to the MR.
For instance, let's say your merge request has a milestone set to 11.3, which
will be released on 2018-09-22. If it gets merged on 2018-09-15, it will be
available online on 2018-09-15, but, as the feature freeze date has passed, if
the MR does not have a "pick into 11.3" label, the milestone has to be changed
to 11.4 and it will be shipped with all GitLab packages only on 2018-10-22,
with GitLab 11.4. Meaning, it will only be available under `/help` from GitLab
11.4 onwards, but available on on the same day it was merged.
### Linking to `/help`
When you're building a new feature, you may need to link the documentation
from GitLab, the application. This is normally done in files inside the
`app/views/` directory with the help of the `help_page_path` helper method.
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