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From Gary Gregory <>
Subject Re: [logging] Is Apache Commons Logging still alive?
Date Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:30:45 GMT
Apache Log4j 2 is the preferred migration path IMO.

Log4j 2 provides a clean separation between API and implementation and a
ton of powerful features. Version 2.7 was just released.


On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 12:14 AM, Christian Effertz <> wrote:

> Hello,
> we support several applications that rely on Apache Commons Logging and
> Log4j as implementation. After some years we got the budget to polish them.
> So we are currently considering how to update the logging framework those
> applications use. Log4j apparently received an update in recent time,
> whereas Commons Logging is unchanged since 2014.
> So we are wondering if it would be a good idea to (a) propose pull requests
> via GitHub or (b) to migrate away from Commons Logging.
> Probably option (b) is the wiser choice as there has been a similar
> discussion in the related Jira Project,
> Any official or unofficial comments and thoughts on this topic?
> Regards
> Christian Effertz

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