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From Jukka Zitting <ju...@zitting.name>
Subject Re: [PATCH] log4j to commons-logging conversion
Date Wed, 16 Feb 2005 13:23:40 GMT
Hi,

Ugo Cei asked:
> I have but one question: Why?

Jackrabbit is a content repository _component_ that various applications
can use for managing their content. It is quite likely that a main
application already uses an existing logging framework (not necessarily
log4j), and it would certainly be useful to utilize the same logging
mechanism also for the content repository component. Commons-logging
makes this possible.

Only the "Repository Server" deployment scenario makes Jackrabbit a
standalone application. Even then you might want to make the "Jackrabbit
application" more manageable by using some application framework (like
the late Avalon) with it's own logging mechanism.

Best regards,

Jukka Zitting



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