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From "Christian Grobmeier" <>
Subject Re: [OGNL] Make use of logging?
Date Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:46:18 GMT
On 10 Nov 2013, at 21:24, henrib wrote:

> Would you share why ? I'm sure it would be beneficial to others 
> (including
> the commons logging community).

Sorry I was short in my reply because I mentioned this a few times 
already. Didn't find the mails, so here we go:

As you probably know, I have an interest in logging in general.

Commons Logging doesn't support modern logging features. If you compare 
it to the Log4j2 API
or to slf4j its just outdated. That said, people are already having a 
lot of problems with their
logging dependencies. It's definitely not nice to have commons-logging 
in path, just because OGNL uses it.
 From all the log4j talks I gave recently there were zero people using 
commons-logging. For me it is dead.
And I certainly don't recommend anybody to use it.

Ok, lets say you have an interest in fixing Commons-Logging and 
implement modern API features.

Why wouldn't you spend the time in Log4j2s API? It serves the same 
purpose, just with a better API. It's already there. Log4j2 users can 
use different logging implementations under the hood, if they like. Now 
why should there be another logging facade which needs a *lot* of work?

Before the small maintenance release this year there was a 5 yrs break. 
Logging went on. Commons Logging did not. It's too late. Even if Commons 
would put a lot of effort I doubt anybody would accept it.

Now we probably need some logging at OGNL. Do I want that outdated, 
irregulary maintained Commons Logging which seems to be used only at 

No absolutely not.

Instead I am thinking commons logging implementation should stop. We 
will not win the fight against slf4j anymore. The only way out is 
unbelievable big marketing effort for the log4j2 api OR a new logging 

E-mail went longer than thought, sorry. Hope you understand a bit better 
why I can't support commons-logging going into OGNL. If any more 
questions please shout.


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