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From Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache Log4j 2.0 released
Date Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:17:12 GMT
Congratulations on the release! I've been looking forward to this for over
a year! :)


On 17 July 2014 00:26, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:

> The Apache Log4j 2 team is pleased to announce the Log4j 2.0 release!
>
> Apache log4j is a well known framework for logging application behavior.
> Log4j 2 is an upgrade to
> Log4j that provides significant improvements over its predecessor, Log4j
> 1.x, and provides
> many of the improvements available in Logback while fixing some inherent
> problems in Logback's
> architecture.
>
> This is the first GA release, after thirteen prior releases over the last
> 4 years.
>
> GA Release
>
> Changes in this version include:
>
> New features:
> o LOG4J2-519:  Added support for generating custom logger wrappers that
> replace the existing log levels
>         and extended logger wrappers that add custom log levels to the
> existing ones.
> o LOG4J2-696:  RegexFilter does not match multiline log messages.
>
> Fixed Bugs:
> o LOG4J2-705:  Fixed issue where Async Logger does not log thread context
> stack data.
>         API change: added method getImmutableStackOrNull() to
> ThreadContext.ContextStack interface.
> o LOG4J2-631:  Update docs to clarify how to use formatter logger and
> standard logger together.
> o LOG4J2-441:  LoggerConfigs with no Level now inherit the Level from
> their parent.
> o LOG4J2-703:  Android: Could not find class
> 'javax.naming.InitialContext', referenced from method
> org.apache.logging.log4j.core.lookup.JndiLookup.lookup. Thanks to Nelson
> Melina.
> o LOG4J2-699:  PatternLayout manual page missing documentation on
> header/footer.
> o LOG4J2-625:  Fixed Serialization error with SocketAppender and Async
> Loggers.
>         (Fixed in RC2, but wasn't included in release notes.)
> o LOG4J2-538:  JMX GUI: fixed occasional ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
> after pressing "reconfigure with XML below".
>         (Fixed in RC2, but wasn't included in release notes.)
> o LOG4J2-666:  AsyncLoggerContextSelector should ensure that different
> AsyncLoggerContext objects created by web app classloaders have unique
> names.
> o LOG4J2-683:  Fix annotation processor warnings on JDK 1.7+. Thanks to
> Jurriaan Mous.
> o LOG4J2-694:  Fix strange compilation error that popped up in a test
> class.
> o LOG4J2-692:  Update documentation to specify only Maven 3 is supported.
> o LOG4J2-690:  Log4j Web test dependencies should be in scope "test" in
> the pom. Thanks to Philip Helger.
> o LOG4J2-682:  Special characters (tab and so on) in PatternLayout do not
> work. Thanks to Scott Harrington.
> o LOG4J2-686:  Core's OptionConverter support for \b is broken (affects
> PatternLayout).
> o LOG4J2-687:  Rename
> org.apache.logging.log4j.core.util.Closer.closeSilent() to closeSilently().
> o LOG4J2-688:  Make org.apache.logging.log4j.core.layout.PatternLayout
> immutable.
> o LOG4J2-707:  Some exceptions are not logged when configuration problems
> are detected.
>
> Changes:
> o LOG4J2-685:  Make org.apache.logging.log4j.core.layout.AbstractLayout
> immutable.
> o LOG4J2-689:  Update Jackson to 2.4.1.
> o LOG4J2-709:  Update Apache Commons Logging to 1.2 from 1.1.3.
>
>
> Apache Log4j 2.0 requires a minimum of Java 6 to build and run. Basic
> compatibility with
> Log4j 1.x is provided through the log4j-1.2-api component, however it does
> not implement some of the
> very implementation specific classes and methods. The package names and
> Maven groupId have been changed to
> org.apache.logging.log4j to avoid any conflicts with log4j 1.x.
>
> For complete information on Apache Log4j 2, including instructions on how
> to submit bug reports,
> patches, or suggestions for improvement, see the Apache Apache Log4j 2
> website:
>
> http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/
>
>
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Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com>

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