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From Dennis Lundberg <>
Subject Re: [logging] ServletContextCleaner
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2006 20:43:53 GMT
robert burrell donkin wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-01-18 at 18:01 +1300, Simon Kitching wrote:
>> Hi,
>> When I first proposed the ServletContextCleaner class be bundled with
>> JCL, there was some opposition. 
>> I was finally convinced this wasn't a good idea by one particular
>> argument: that it's difficult for rebundlers (eg creating .rpm packages
>> with the code compiled via gcj) because the servlet library may not be
>> compilable with the same tools. Anyway, having this class in the
>> documentation or on a wiki is also reasonably convenient for users.
>> However I now see on the wiki that this "will ship".
>> Does anyone have more information about this decision?
> yep - that was me trying to get some release preparations started last
> month (but things got a little sidetracked...)
> a couple of observations:
> 1 none of the current artifacts are really particularly suitable for
> rebundlers
> 2 some downstream rebundlers incorrectly declare a dependency on the
> full commons-logging and of the rest, many cut their own from the
> source.
> my proposal was to address rebundlers by adding a separate minimal build
> into the ant file (no dependencies) and then documenting some
> guidelines. if this is done then IMO there's no reason not to ship
> cleaner.
>> NB: I'm hoping to knock JCL1.1 into releasable state over the coming
>> weekend and hold a vote on creating the first RC. Robert/Brian are you
>> out there??
> out there but less active than i'd like to be on commons stuff. lots of
> apache stuff blew up at the foundation level recently :-/
> but if you've got some time over the next week or two, i'll make some
> JCL time. one job that i'd really like to do before shipping 1.1 is to
> finish a comprehensive troubleshooting guide. 
> IIRC you created a best practise document on the wiki. do you know what
> happened to it?
> BTW dennis should have an apache account by now

Yep I'm here, with a fresh account. I have time to spare on JCL right now.

Dennis Lundberg

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