Webscale Packaging and Main Promotions for S
Promote Nginx and Varnish to main
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
Having these packages in the Ubuntu Main/Supported archive will help with Charm development around these technologies.
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.
Varnish is suitable for main inclusion.
Nginx is suitable for main inclusion.
Nginx + deps
Varnish + deps
[OUT OF SCOPE]
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 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
* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.