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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <>
Subject Re: cvs commit: jakarta-commons/logging/src/java/org/apache/commons/logging package.html
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2002 03:32:53 GMT
On 1/7/02 8:38 PM, "Paulo Gaspar" <> wrote:

>> Trying to build logging-package-specific knowledge like this into a "thin"
>> wrapper layer seems like a slippery slope.
> For simple file based logging configuration it is actually quite simple
> to do that for the 3 logging APIs we have been talking about. Very light.
> You can have a several modes:
> - Give me some already configured logger (minimal common logging code):
> - Find some logger already configured (just a bit more code);
> - Configure the logger you find to log to this file (just a bit more);
> - Primordial logger and silly simple logger would take more than the
>  previous 2 bits.
> You can find some "log to this file" configuration code in Velocity for
> both Log4J and LogKit. You can find it at:
>   CVS Repository:
>       jakarta-velocity
>   path:
>       \src\java\org\apache\velocity\runtime\log

I have been wanting to jump into this thread and mention it, but I am so
hopelessly behind I can never seem to catch up.

(Maybe I should stop yammering on general@)

Yes, this system seems to work well for us, basically finding the first
supported logging system in the classpath if no logger is configured by the

Geir Magnusson Jr.             
System and Software Consulting
You're going to end up getting pissed at your software
anyway, so you might as well not pay for it. Try Open Source.

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