GitHub's release cycle
GitHub's products and features can go through multiple release phases.
|Alpha||The product or feature is under heavy development and often has changing requirements and scope. The feature is available for demonstration and test purposes but may not be documented. Alpha releases are not necessarily feature complete, no service level agreements (SLAs) are provided, and there are no technical support obligations. |
Note: A product or feature released as a "Technology Preview" is considered to be in the alpha release stage. Technology Preview releases share the same characteristics of alpha releases as described above.
|Beta||The product or feature is ready for broader distribution. Beta releases can be public or private, are documented, but do not have any SLAs or technical support obligations.|
|General availability (GA)||The product or feature is fully tested and open publicly to all users. GA releases are ready for production use, and associated SLA and technical support obligations apply.|
Exploring beta releases with feature preview
You can see a list of features that are available in beta and a brief description for each feature. Each feature includes a link to give feedback.
- In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Feature preview.
- Optionally, to the right of a feature, click Enable or Disable.