The MongoDB Perl Driver is being deprecated

From Twitter

We've made this decision using hard data; over the past few years we have surveyed our user base and talked to companies that use the Perl driver. They've told us how they aren't developing new applications using Perl and have moved these applications into maintenance mode. This has meant that they have few demands for new MongoDB feature to be supported in the Perl driver.

We also looked at support requests and questions in the community, and found no questions about the Perl driver had been asked since 2018 on the mongodb-user list.


This release comes with an announcement that the driver will be officially end-of-life, 12 months after its release and over those 12 months we will only be providing critical/security fixes for the driver until its final sunset. That release is version 2.2.0, details of which are below. This version of the driver will be end-of-lifed and unsupported from August 13, 2020.

As this process takes place, we invite any members of the Perl community who wishes to maintain the driver as a community project to work with us; the code will be available to fork but we will be looking to evaluate any releases done under the project's name on CPAN.

See the full announcement at

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