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From "Keith Kee" <ke...@netsco.com>
Subject RE: JSR47 vs. log4j
Date Wed, 13 Jun 2001 13:41:17 GMT
I have not looked at log4j recently, but the last time I was looking for a
logging facility, the docs mentioned about static classes which are not
suitable for logging EJBs.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ceki Gulcu [mailto:cgu@qos.ch]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 7:00 AM
> To: general@jakarta.apache.org
> Cc: log4j-dev@jakarta.apache.org; log4j-user@jakarta.apache.org;
> log4j-announce@log4j.org
> Subject: Fwd: JSR47 vs. log4j
>
>
>
> Greetings,
>
> Since yesterday evening a non-negligible number of requests were
> directed to java-logging-input@eng.sun.com. I find Ellis Teer's
> comments (included below) quite interesting.
>
> My critique of the JSR47 API can be found at:
>
>   http://jakarta.apache.org/log4j/docs/critique.html
>
> If you agree with its contents, you are encouraged to send your
> own comments to
>
>   java-logging-input@eng.sun.com
>
> Thanks, Ceki
>
> >Delivered-To: cgu@qos.ch
> >Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 18:35:16 -0700 (PDT)
> >From: Ellis Teer <e_teer@yahoo.com>
> >Subject: JSR47 vs. log4j
> >To: java-logging-input@eng.sun.com
> >
> >To whom it may concern,
> >
> >I feel that the differences between log4j and the JSR47 API
> outlined at the
> >following URL are significant.
> >
> >http://jakarta.apache.org/log4j/docs/critique.html
> >
> >I also feel, that rather than reinventing the wheel the JSR47
> group should
> >incorporate the log4j API rather than recreating it.  The
> standards put forth
> >by the JSR group will eventually replace any similarly
> functioning external API
> >due to its incorporation into the JDK.  For the number of people
> who already
> >use log4j, such as myself, it feels that Sun by way of including
> this new API
> >in the JDK is forcing users of log4j to switch.  I understand
> that there are
> >licensing issues but I suspect Ceki would be accommodating in
> this regard.
> >
> >In addition, by incorporating such projects into the API rather
> than recreating
> >them from scratch I believe Sun will promote more projects like
> these to move
> >forward rather than possibly dissuading programmers from
> creating new API's for
> >fear that their work will become useless by Sun's recreation of
> their features
> >in the next JDK.
> >
> >I point to the success of Tomcat as an example.
> >
> >Sincerely,
> >
> >-Ellis Teer
>
>
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