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From Murray Altheim <murra...@altheim.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (JSPWIKI-376) Move from log4j to slf4j
Date Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:24:29 GMT
Janne Jalkanen wrote:
>> I've come out before against adding Yet Another Logging Package (YALP) to
>> our set of jar files, and while I'd still really prefer to avoid doing
>> that I thought I would offer support for going with java.util.logging, in
>> that if JSPWiki relied entirely on it I'd be willing (and relatively
>> happy) to go to the trouble of moving my own code over to that for the
>> same reasons as you state: I'd like to remove unnecessary dependencies
>> and reduce the overall weight of my installations. The redundancies of
>> the current situation are likewise frustrating.
> 
> Unfortunately, java.util.logging does not reduce our dependencies at 
> all.  Some external jars that we have require commons logging, some 
> require log4j, so we can't get rid of those.
> 
> Moving to jabsorb in preference of jsonrpc lib means that we have to 
> *add* another set of logging libraries, namely slf4j.
> 
> java.util.logging does not really help the situation at all (and in 
> fact, makes it worse, since j.u.l does not support multiple logging 
> configurations per jvm, which is pretty much a showstopper for my own 
> installations, for example.)

Janne,

Yes, in reading further along in the thread I have come to understand
this situation. Yuck. I looked over the j.u.l documentation to see if
there was perhaps some loophole but if there is it's not obvious; seems
there's one LogManager per JVM.

Sorry I have little else to add...

Murray

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