Webscale Packaging and Main Promotions for S

Registered by James Page on 2013-03-28

[GOAL]
Promote Nginx and Varnish to main

[RATIONALE]
There are some newer technologies floating around that we may want to consider adding to the supported seed. These include:

* Nginx - Has become de-facto scalable web server, and grown up as an OSS project now
* Varnish

Having these packages in the Ubuntu Main/Supported archive will help with Charm development around these technologies.

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
Dave Walker
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Ubuntu Server Team
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
None
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for saucy
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-13.10

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[USER STORIES]
Patrick has a requirement to use NGINX; specifically for its excellent caching of backend content; he's able to use a fully security supported package with Ubuntu 13.10.

Hendrick want to accellerate some lame web applications; he deploys varnish, now fully security support in Ubuntu 13.10, as a transparent web-caching solutions and see improved end-user performance.

[ASSUMPTIONS]
Varnish is suitable for main inclusion.
Nginx is suitable for main inclusion.

[IN SCOPE]
Nginx + deps
Varnish + deps

[OUT OF SCOPE]

[USER ACCEPTANCE]

[RELEASE NOTE/BLOG]
Ubuntu 13.10 includes NGINX in main.

Ubuntu 13.10 includes Varish in main, providing a fully support transparent web-caching solution for application acceleration.

(?)

Work Items

Work items for ubuntu-13.08:
Identify specific advantages of nginx over apache: POSTPONED
Review security track record of nginx: POSTPONED
Speak with nginx upstream re main inclusion appetite: POSTPONED
Prepare MIR for nginx: POSTPONED
Determine if there is value in including varnish in main: POSTPONED
Prepare MIR for varnish: POSTPONED

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