Support for Experiment, Beta, and Generally Available features (PREMIUM)
Some GitLab features are released as Experiment or Beta versions and are not fully supported. All other features are considered to be Generally Available (GA).
Support is not provided for features listed as "Experimental" or "Alpha" or any similar designation. Issues regarding such features should be opened in the GitLab issue tracker.
- Not ready for production use
- No support available
- May be unstable or have performance issues
- Can be removed at any time
- Data loss may occur
- Documentation may not exist or just be in a blog format
- Behind a feature flag that is on by default and the UI reflects Experiment status.
- Behind a toggle that is off by default and the UI reflects Experiment status.
- Feedback issue to engage with team
- UX not finalized, might be just quick action access
- Not announced in a release post
Commercially-reasonable efforts are made to provide limited support for features designated as "Beta," with the expectation that issues require extra time and assistance from development to troubleshoot.
- May not be ready for production use and the UI and documentation will reflect this status
- May be unstable and can cause performance and stability issues.
- Configuration and dependencies unlikely to change.
- Features and functions unlikely to change. However, breaking changes may occur outside of major releases or with less notice than for Generally Available features.
- Data loss not likely.
- Support on a commercially-reasonable effort basis.
- Documentation reflects Beta status.
- UX complete or near completion.
- Behind a feature flag that is on by default and the UI reflects Beta status.
- Behind a toggle that is off by default and the UI reflects Beta status.
- Can be announced in a release post that reflects Beta status.
Generally Available (GA)
Generally Available features means that they passed the Production Readiness Review for GitLab.com, and are:
- Ready for production use at any scale.
- Fully documented and supported.
- UX complete and in line with GitLab design standards.