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From Steve Loughran <ste...@apache.org>
Subject Re: question on slf4j and Hadoop
Date Fri, 02 Oct 2009 07:49:12 GMT
Patrick Hunt wrote:
> I was watching this recently, it's very interesting:
> http://www.java-tv.com/2009/09/24/slf4j-and-logback-projects/
> slf4j has some very nice properties, not the least that it solves some 
> problems like simplifying integration of apps that use different logging 
> systems.
> I had noticed that Avro uses slf4j, and that Hadoop in general has it as 
> part of the ivy config (although the code is still log4j based). Is the 
> intent to move all of Hadoop to slf4j over time?
> Patrick

SLF4J is there because jetty uses it. If it had stayed with 
commons-logging it would be that much easier to run different logging 
back ends, as it is I have to have two different bridge libraries to 
integrate hadoop logging with where the data goes in my clusters.

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