* no replication of wikimedia wiki databases
** joining of user databases with wiki databases
We currently have no plans for having the user databases on the same
servers as the replicated databases. Direct joins will not be
possible, so tools will need to be modified.
* no support for script execution dependency (on ts:
currently done by sge)
There's less of a need for this in Labs. If whatever you are running
is really expensive, you can have your own instance. That said, I was
looking at integrating a global queuing system. It won't be SGE,
If someone is really keen on SGE, then I recommend they work with us
to puppetize it. Thankfully, open grid engine is already packaged in
ubuntu, which should make that much easier.
* no support for servlets
I'm not sure what you mean by servlet?
missing support blockers
* no support for new users not familar with unix based systems
Can you describe how this is handled in Toolserver currently?
* no transparent updating of packages with security
Ubuntu has unattended-upgrades. It's generally enabled on instances.
* license problems (i wrote code at work for my company and reuse parts for
my bot framework. I have not the right to declare this code as open source
which is needed by labs policy.)
This will continue to be a permanent blocker.
You can't decide that on your own, but you can ask your employer if
you can open source the code.
* no DaB.
I'd love DaB to help us improve Labs.
Everything about Labs is fully open. Anyone can help build it, even
the production portions.