MUP has died and reincarnated many times now and it feels like the latest (?) incarnation https://github.com/zodern/meteor-up/ is drawing it’s last breaths.
To me it feels like the functionality of MUP is pretty vital to Meteor since “manual” deploy is far from straightforward and require skills that is not necessarily found in developers.
I have no real suggestions, I understand very well that just because someone developed something one day that person cannot be held responsible for making it work forever. Specially since we only “pay” by adding issues and requests.
But I do think that the deploy issue should be taken seriously. Maybe tools that does less than MUP but is more flexible and easier to customize? Separate tools for bundle deploy, mongodb connection and nginx integration?
Just throwing ideas out because I believe this is a recurring problem that deserves to be looked at and discussed again.