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From Guillaume Nodet <gno...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Default log color ( was discussion at aries)
Date Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:24:05 GMT
I think we should add a few snapshots to the jira to see several options.
In particular, the theme should be seen on both black and white terminals
to see what it gives.
Here are a few possibilities:

I like this one which should be readable on white terminals too I think (to
be tested).

2016-11-21 10:15 GMT+01:00 Christian Schneider <chris@die-schneider.net>:

> 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.
> Christian
> 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
> http://www.liquid-reality.de
> Open Source Architect
> http://www.talend.com

Guillaume Nodet
Red Hat, Open Source Integration

Email: gnodet@redhat.com
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