Please feel free to ask questions and share your use cases and ideas. One way to do this is by joining the Archipelago Google Groups Forum.
Another way is to visit, subscribe to, and participate in the various active Github repositories, each one covering one part of the functionality
Strawberryfield (Metadata processing, persistence, mangling + smashing and event services)
Format Strawberryfield (Showing your data and media to the world)
Webform Strawberryfield (Adding data to your Archipelago using customizable webforms)
Up to date and evolving documentation can always be found here: https://github.com/esmero/archipelago-deployment/blob/8.x-1.0-beta1.
Deployment HOW-TO and Documentation Consistency
As we moved to our first Beta (8.x-1.0-beta1) on July 30th 2019, we thought it would be just much easier for you and us to have a single place, single repo for our documentation, and that place is Github. So we removed the inline guide here because it was just adding confusion.
To deploy a Local Instance of Archipelago using Docker (docker-compose) and explore the many possibilities, please follow this guide. That Repository and README.md covers in separate documents OSX and Ubuntu 18.04 deployment from CERO in 5 steps. If you want to keep up with changes and fixes there please feel free to "watch" (there is an actual "watch" button) so you never miss an update or a discussion.