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From "Ralph Goers (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Assigned] (LOG4J2-494) Support composite configurations
Date Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:30:19 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-494?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel

Ralph Goers reassigned LOG4J2-494:

    Assignee: Ralph Goers

> Support composite configurations
> --------------------------------
>                 Key: LOG4J2-494
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-494
>             Project: Log4j 2
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Configurators
>    Affects Versions: 2.0-beta9
>            Reporter: Ralph Goers
>            Assignee: Ralph Goers
> Support was added to XMLConfiguration to allow XIncludes in the XML files. While this
can be useful it does not allow for the use case where someone wants a default configuration
and then a custom configuration to be merged with it.
> I am proposing creating a CompositeConfiguration class that accepts a comma separated
list of configuration files. It would then use the Configuration factories to create the appropriate
Configuration classes for each of the underlying files.  It would then merge the Node hierarchies
created by each into a single tree and then finally construct the actual configuration Objects
from that tree.
> There are a few issues with this - for example each configuration can specify debug and
verbose attributes, duplicate property settings, handling duplicate Appender names, etc. 
Most of these should be fairly easy to resolve.

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