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From Christian Schneider <ch...@die-schneider.net>
Subject Default log color ( was discussion at aries)
Date Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:15:49 GMT
I fully agree with Brad that the default color is not very readable. It 
also makes it difficult for users to change their terminal colors on 
their client.

So I propose we change the default log color to the default terminal 
color and only use other colors to highlight special things like exceptions.

If we agree on this I will open a jira issue (if Brad does not do it 
before) and change the color.


On 07.11.2016 17:34, Brad Johnson wrote:

> I realize that Aries isn't the keeper of Karaf but there is more than 
> a little cross-pollination and I'm not on that mailing list.  This is 
> a small but persistent concern.
> It really is time for the default logging colors in Karaf to be 
> changed.  They've been atrocious to read for a very long time.  Yes, 
> they can be changed but I'm bouncing from client to client and version 
> to version and it's a hassle and reading burgundy on black is tiring 
> on the eyes and cyan on black isn't much of a step in the right direction.
> I'm sure most developers are like I and live in the log files and 
> tail:log constantly.  Something as simple as a modification of the 
> color scheme would go a long way toward make the log files easier to 
> work with.
> I'd be willing to say that a color change, any color change, would be 
> better than the defaults.

Christian Schneider

Open Source Architect

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