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From "Scott Sanders" <sand...@stonecobra.com>
Subject RE: [VOTE] Move "logging" package from Sandbox to Commons Proper
Date Mon, 03 Dec 2001 22:37:05 GMT
> Well, it's time for me to climb part way down the fence on 
> logging APIs :-).
> 
> I propose that we move the "logging" wrapper API that is 
> currently in jakarta-commons-sandbox into jakarta-commons 
> (making it a normal Commons package).  Further, I propose to 
> add an optional wrapper for JDK 1.4 logging if it is 
> available, and to enhance the mechanism by which a default 
> logging implementation is selected to be (if not explicitly
> selected):
> * Log4J if available
> * JDK 1.4 if available
> * NoOpLog otherwise
> 
> (I would have no objection to seeing optional, 
> self-configuring, wrappers for other logging APIs such as 
> LogKit, added to this list.)
> 
> Finally, I will shortly be proposing that we create a release 
> of this API. To make this more reasonable, I just checked in 
> some Javadoc changes to document how things currently work, 
> with commented-out references to support for the JDK 1.4 
> wrapper that will be uncommented when the wrapper actually exists.
> 
> 
> ----- Cut Here -----
> [X] +1  I support this action, and will work to help
> [ ] +0  I support this action, but cannot help
> [ ] -0  I do not support this action, but do not wish to veto 
> it [ ] -1  I do not support this action, and here are my reasons
> ----- Cut Here -----
> 
> 
> Separately, I will be proposing that the Commons and sandbox 
> packages I'm actively working on (beanutils, digester, 
> modeler, workflow) be modified to use the Commons logging 
> API, rather than logging to System.out as they currently do.  
> But that's a topic for separate mails.

+1 as well.

> 
> 
> Craig

I will look at a LogKit wrapper, as my interest seems to be growing
towards Avalon ;-)

Scott


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