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From Nick Faiz <>
Subject logging: apacheds as a standalone server and an embedded server
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2005 05:36:22 GMT
Hi all,

I'd like to put forward an idea which has arisen out of the inclusion of 
SLF4J as the logging framework for ApacheDS.

We need to ensure that is not distributed to 
applications which want to embed ApacheDS. However, we also need a 
logging config. present to run ApacheDS as a standalone.

I've written a maven 'standalone' goal for apacheds-main which builds a 
zip, holding all dependencies and a

The standalone build is pretty basic but it would not take much work to 
add files - it would begin to resemble a real 
standalone application.

We would also use the standalone config. to add a logs dir to a 
server.home directory.

I've also added a setting to to ensure that is excluded, by default, from the jar:jar goal. This 
will keep our logging config. from being distributed in apacheds when it 
operates as a dependency (i.e. on a maven repo.) and not the main 

Does this sound reasonable to everyone? If so I'll file a JIRA issue and 
attach the patch there.


P.S. In case anyone missed the logging ideas I put forward they are 
available at .


Confluence - the enterprise wiki - tried it yet?

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