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From sorel <johann.so...@geomatys.fr>
Subject Re: Logger politic in Jackrabbit 2
Date Wed, 29 Jul 2009 12:39:55 GMT
Thanks for your opinion about slf4j.
I don't intent to start a flamewar about loggers and what is neutral or not.
jackrabbit made his choice like all others.

In my maven project I added dependencies to :

When trying to start my test application it raises this error :

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: 
        at org.slf4j.LoggerFactory.<clinit>(LoggerFactory.java:60)

To make it work I have to volontarly add one more dependency like you 
suggested :

I guess that's the only solution for using jackrabbit.

thanks for the informations.

johann sorel

Alexander Klimetschek a écrit :
> Hi,
> slf4j gives you more flexibility in an environment with many libraries
> and code you cannot control, where each uses its own logger
> implementation. With slf4j you can (at deployment time)
> a) essentially map all common logging APIs onto slf4j via the
> so-called bridges and
> b) choose what is used as implementation that writes the log files (or
> whatever output is desired)
> This is the most flexible and "neutral" way available.
> Regards,
> Alex
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 1:36 PM, Martijn Hendriks<martijnh@gx.nl> wrote:
>> Hi Johann,
>> Jackrabbit uses SLF4J in order to be able to choose the logging implementation you
want to use at deployment time (http://www.slf4j.org/). If you include a org.slf4j.slf4j-jdk
jar next to the jackrabbit jars then the default Java logger is used. I hope that helps you.
>> Best regards,
>> Martijn
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: sorel [mailto:johann.sorel@geomatys.fr]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 12:35 PM
>>> To: dev@jackrabbit.apache.org
>>> Subject: Logger politic in Jackrabbit 2
>>> Hello,
>>> I'm starting to work with jackrabbit for a Geographic library,
>>> GeotoolKit (http://www.geotoolkit.org).
>>> Since our library is huge and has plenty of dependencies (jfreechart,
>>> ardor3d, jasperreport ...) total 40Mb, 125 jar files.
>>> Every project we are related to has more or less it's own Logging
>>> politic.
>>> - Log4J
>>> - Commons-logging
>>> - slf4j
>>> - jlo
>>> and some others ...
>>> I believe that everyone will understand that all thoses logging systems
>>> brings some redundant functionalities and a mess when we want to
>>> configure the loggers. So our project has choosen a be neutral and uses
>>> the default Java logger. We even asked some other project if a similar
>>> neutral politic could be adopted too, sometimes with success sometimes
>>> being ignored.
>>> This might be a selfish request, but I would like to know if there is a
>>> reason for the choice of slf4j over the standard logger in jackrabbit ?
>>> Is the standard logger unappropriate ?
>>> johann sorel
>>> Geomatys

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