[vUDS Blueprint 13.10] MongoDB into Ubuntu main

James Page james.page at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 30 12:22:31 UTC 2013

Hi List

MongoDB is becoming a popular core technology for Ubuntu Server, both in 
its own right as a scalable, nosql database to support massive data 
storage, and as a supporting technology for two other key projects; 
OpenStack Ceilometer and Juju.

Both Ceilometer and Juju will most likely be included in Ubuntu main for 
Saucy so I'm proposing that we review MongoDB with the intent of 
including it in Ubuntu main as well, where it will receive the full 
attention of the Ubuntu Security Team for security updates and have 
increased focus from the Ubuntu Server Team for important bug fixes etc...

For Saucy, this would mean supporting the shipped release of MongoDB 
(probably 2.4.x) for 9 months; this gets more challenging for 14.04 
where the support lifetime of the release is 5 years (with at least two 
years of aggressive security and functional bug fixes to get people to 
16.04).   We should apply for a minor release exception from the 
technical board so we can ship point releases from upstream during the 
lifetime of 13.10 and 14.04.

We should also look at improving the support for non-x86 architectures; 
specifically armhf which will be important for Ubuntu Server in 
hyperscale ARM server deployments.  This work would be upstreamed where 

I'd also like to see if we can work with 10gen on the MongoDB license to 
allow us to enable SSL support in MongoDB upstream in Debian (and in 
other distros). This will allow us to decrease the packaging delta 
between Ubuntu and Debian.

I've CC'ed Eliot and Matt from 10gen; please feel free to chip in as 
representatives of MongoDB upstream.  It would also be great if you 
could attend the vUDS session once its agreed and scheduled.

So - what do people think?



James Page
Ubuntu Core Developer
Debian Maintainer
james.page at ubuntu.com

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