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From "Robert Simmons" <robert.simm...@norcom.de>
Subject Re: Porting Cocoon Logging to Log4j - Proposal and Discussion
Date Thu, 28 Aug 2003 09:40:55 GMT
Actually, I was proposign the removal of the avalon logging mechanism
completely.

-- Robert

"Carsten Ziegeler" <cziegeler@s-und-n.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:LKENJPKDAIKAPKHEOCMMIEBEEOAA.cziegeler@s-und-n.de...
> The Avalon Logging can be changed to use Log4J. Currently the usage of the
> LogKit
> is hard-coded in Cocoon. I added the possibility to configure which
logging
> framework you want to use to the avalon core, but never had time to test
it.
> If this is working, only minor changes have to be made to Cocoon (changing
> three
> or four lines of code) and you can use Log4j in Cocoon.
>
> Carsten
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: news [mailto:news@sea.gmane.org]On Behalf Of Robert Simmons
> > Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 11:32 AM
> > To: dev@cocoon.apache.org
> > Subject: Porting Cocoon Logging to Log4j - Proposal and Discussion
> >
> >
> > One of the major implementaiton complaints I have about Cocoon is its
lack
> > of Log4J logging functionality. Log4j, is without a doubt the best
logging
> > package for java. No other package can even hope to compare to
> > it. If Cocoon
> > was built to use Log4j instead of the avalon logging mechanism, it would
> > gain an enormous amount of functionality that it lacks now.
> >
> > Personally, when working in a production environment, I dont want my log
> > files to be put into direcroies in my web app. Id rather have
> > them forwarded
> > to a central log accumulation server or even sent out via JMS.
> > Log4j allows
> > this and many more configurations. Furthermore, it allows you to
> > turn on and
> > off logging on individual components with ease. Finally, Log4J is
> > used in so
> > many other products that it is a recognized standard logging
> > mechanism that
> > many organizations and even network engineers are quite familiar with.
> >
> > Therefore, I think Cocoon should migrate to Log4j. In order to
contemplate
> > this, its important that we discuss the complexities of it in the
> > following
> > quesitons.
> >
> > 1) Why has this not already been done? Is it a question of a lack of
> > manpower or expertise? If so then I as well as others would most likely
be
> > happy to volunteer time to accomplish it.
> >
> > 2) How difficult is it to rip out the avalon logging from the cocoon
core
> > components? Im no avalon expert so I couldnt answer this myself.
> >
> > 3) Is there standard expressions that can be used for locatting logging
> > lines in cocoon?
> >
> > 4) Do we upgrade some of the blocks or leave them as is and only upgrade
> > core cocoon?
> >
> > I would be interested in comments and opinions.
> >
> > -- Robert
> >
> >
> >
>
>




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