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Jaeger website

This repo houses all the assets used to build the Jaeger website, available at

The site is built with Hugo and hosted by Netlify.


Install the "extended" Hugo binary from hugo/releases (use one of the hugo_extended_* binaries) or use a package manager if it is available for your operating system.

The "extended" version of Hugo supports Sass, which is necessary to build the site locally.

The currently used version of Hugo is defined in the netlify.toml configuration file.

Running the site locally

If you want to develop the site locally, you can run a single command (assuming that you've run the setup):

$ make develop

This will start up a local server on localhost port 1313. When you make changes to either the content of the website (in content) or to the Sass and JavaScript assets of the page (in themes/jaeger-docs/assets), the browser will automatically update to reflect those changes (usually in under one second).

Publishing the site

The site is published automatically by Netlify whenever changes are merged to the master branch. The site cannot be published in an ad-hoc way (e.g. through a make command or script in the repo).

Contributing to the site

We strongly encourage you to contribute to this site! For more information, see the contributing guide.


Diagrams included in the documentation are created in the shared Google Slides document, which supports export to SVG. If you need to make changes to the diagrams as part of a PR, please copy the diagram into a new slide deck and include a shared link to it in the PR along with the exported SVG file. The maintainers will update the master deck with the new version upon merging the PR.

Publishing new Jaeger version

Please refer to for instructions on how to release new version of documentation.


There are five admonition types available for the Jaeger docs:

Admonition type Color
info blue
success green
danger red
warning yellow
requirement purple

Here's an example:

{{< danger >}}
We do not recommend that you do this!
{{< /danger >}}

You can also add titles:

{{< success title="New feature" >}}
Jaeger now supports a new thing that you definitely want.
{{< /success >}}

Link checking

You can check internal links by running make check-internal-links and all links, including external links, by running make check-all-links.

Adding new pages and redirects

When new pages are added to the documentation, please add a corresponding entry to themes/jaeger-docs/layouts/index.redirects.


Apache 2.0 License.