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From "Remko Popma" <>
Subject RE: [logging] log4j TRACE support justifies minor release
Date Thu, 16 Mar 2006 07:24:09 GMT

Thanks for getting back to me.
I will try the latest nightly build and let you know if I have any problems.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Lundberg
Sent: Thursday, March 16, 2006 3:58 PM
To: Jakarta Commons Users List
Subject: Re: [logging] log4j TRACE support justifies minor release


Commons Logging 1.1.0 is currently at release candidate 6, which was
announced yesterday. A quote from that announcement:
 "No major issues have been found in the last 5 candidates.
  It is believed that release candidate 6 is ready for a full release."

So it should be available real soon now ;-)

Dennis Lundberg

Remko Popma wrote:
> I hope this is the correct mailing list, apologies if dev would have been
> better.
> Support for TRACE-level logging has been available for about eight months
> now (log4j 1.2.12 was released in August 2005).
> As you are probably aware, the current commons.logging release (1.0.4)
> outputs Log.trace() calls at DEBUG level, even if the underlying log4j
> version supports the TRACE level.
> I understand that this will be fixed in the upcoming JCL 1.1 release, but
> this release will also include many other features and fixes, and the
> Release Plan wiki page
> (
> does not have a release date and shows the status as "Preparations for
> Alpha 1".
> This sounds like a release is still a long time (several months) away.
> I also saw that plans for a 1.0.5 release (with support for log4j TRACE
> level logging) were cancelled because developers wanted to include so many
> new features that a 1.1 release was justified.
> I think it is great that developers are so enthusiastic and have many
> ideas about how to improve JCL. For servlet-related work, the JCL 1.1
> release is probably a great step forward. However, there must be many
> developers working on both servlet and non-servlet projects who would
> *really* like to have proper TRACE support in commons.logging soon, and
> who don't like to wait for the JCL 1.1 release.
> Please don't become like log4j 1.3, which has a zillion great features and
> will be released Real Soon Now...
> I believe that TRACE support alone would justify a minor release.
> Would it be a lot of work to release a new version of commons.logging
> (1.0.5) with *only* the TRACE issue fixed, and no other changes?
> Respectfully,
> --Remko Popma

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