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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: The future of log4j 1.x series
Date Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:39:57 GMT
Yes, 1.2.x is hard to build. I would not spend time refactoring the build
to produce different jars. For me, the fewer jars, the better.

I would say to folks: 1.2 is in maintenance mode based on the desire of
volunteers. 2.0 is actively developed, use that.


On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 11:28 AM, Christian Grobmeier

> Hello,
> I think it is time to discuss the future of log4j 1.x seriously.
> Honestly I was surprised how quick log4j 2 appeared. Under the
> assumption it takes longer I patched 1.x a little bit and we have
> started to refactor 1.x into some smaller jars (I would say it is
> progressed to around 80% - some minor glitches and a first release
> remaining).
> But with the increasing interest of people on log4j2 I was wondering
> if we should really put any more effort into log4j1. It is hard to
> build for most (thus the refactoring) and compared to log4j2 its
> really not so good. We are a small team and we could make log4j2 a
> great success if we would bundle our powers and stop releasing 1.x
> series.
> On the other hand, not everybody can switch to 2.x in a second.
> So what to do? the usual process is to tell people a "end of life" of
> 1.x series and do some bugfixes. I am not sure if that makes much
> sense, as the release cycles were pretty slow in the past and some
> bugs are more hard to fix than the bring benefit (now as we have
> lo4j2).
> I would have most fun to stop maintaining log4j1 and step aboard to
> log4j2. But of course, we have users.
> What do others think on that matter?
> Cheers
> Christian
> PS: I put Ivan on CC as he always has good ideas, but I am not sure if
> he is subscribed to log4j-dev
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