Content docs updates aren't being applied to existing installations


(Michael Downey) #1

Continuing the discussion from Unable to pin or create pinned banner:

There have been lots of good improvements to the files in discourse/docs at master · discourse/discourse · GitHub but those updates don’t seem to make it in to existing installations of Discourse, only new ones. As a result, the older installations don’t have accurate/reliable/current documentation.

Reproduce:

  1. Use the Docker upgrade to update to a revision that has updated content in /docs within the repo, e.g., to ADMIN-QUICK-START-GUIDE.md.
  2. Look at the “Quick Start” topic in your local Discourse installation.
  3. Notice that the topic wasn’t updated since installing Discourse.

(Jeff Atwood) #2

That’s expected, though, unless we are proposing some feature to update a Discourse topic from an external source on a regular basis.

This document was not final-ish until V1.0 anyways.

It does link to the latest version at the bottom, though, at least:

This guide is a work in progress and we hope to continually improve it with your feedback.


(Michael Downey) #3

Yes … I think it’s pretty much assumed that if you can update the software you should be able to update the help docs that ship with it. :slight_smile: