Tensbai and I discussed this on chat already posting this here mainly to record the decision.
The deployment tag uses the following definition of 'deployment':
Use this tag for questions about deployment, which is about all the activities to make (part of) a system available for use in some target environment.
I feel that this is the non-DevOps definition of deployment, to this end I have added the following to the tag wiki:
It is worth noting the DevOps Practice of Continuous Deployment seeks to separate release from deployment:
For most organisations releasing and deploying are the same thing while in fact, these are 2 separate things:
- Deployment: A technical handling where a new version of the software is deployed to a specific environment
- Release: A business handling where the customers are informed that a new version of the software is available and can be used
Shout out if you feel we should take a different route.