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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: commons-logging unsuited for cross-context webapplication invocation usage - migrating to slf4j?
Date Tue, 21 Apr 2009 18:30:54 GMT

On Apr 21, 2009, at 11:09 AM, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 5:01 PM, sebb <> wrote:
>> Well, the SLF4J website specifically says it is not necessary to  
>> recompile:
>> i.e. SLF4J chooses the logging implementation based in which logging
>> implementation it finds on the classpath; there must be only one  
>> such.
>> I'm not saying SLF4J is better or worse than CL, but they both allow
>> the implementation to be configured without recompilation.
> Thanks, that means that I'll drawback from this discussion. I'd only
> like to note that I'd clearly prefer, if we all could stick to a
> single logging system, regardless what.

Thanks. But I'd really like to get back to what this topic was meant  
to be about.

Commons currently uses Commons Logging. It is a very minimal API (too  
minimal if you ask me) and apparently still has some issues with how  
it binds to its implementation.

The basic question is, what is next for Commons Logging? Is there any  
point in enhancing it to emulate SLF4J? Should it just stay more or  
less as it is while it slowly loses its customer base?

I don't think there is much point in discussing what logging system  
Commons projects should use in the future without answering this.


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