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From Ralph Goers <Ralph.Go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache Log4j 2.4.1 released
Date Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:00:13 GMT
The Apache Log4j 2 team is pleased to announce the Log4j 2.4.1 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 other modern features such as support for Markers, property substitution using Lookups,
and asynchronous
Loggers. In addition, Log4j 2 will not lose events while reconfiguring.

This is the ninth GA release. It contains several bugfixes and new features.
Log4j 2 requires a minimum of Java 7.

GA Release 2.4.1

Changes in this version include:

New features:
o LOG4J2-1129:  Allow PatternLayout to select a pattern to use based on some selection criteria.

o LOG4J2-1145:  Add %equals to PatternLayout to test and replace patterns with strings. 
o LOG4J2-1147:  Add %equalsIgnoreCase to PatternLayout to test and replace patterns with strings.

o LOG4J2-1146:  Add %notEmpty to PatternLayout to avoid output of patterns where all variables
are empty. 
o LOG4J2-1020:  Add possibility to set shutdown timeout on AsyncAppender. 

Fixed Bugs:
o LOG4J2-1153:  Fixed NullPointerException when only root logger is defined (and no named
loggers) in configuration properties file. 
o LOG4J2-1140:  Fixed bug where headers were not being written to first file with RollingFileAppender.

o LOG4J2-1149:  Fixed bug where PatternLayout predefined date pattern with time zone always
renders default date format. 
o LOG4J2-1050:  Fixed Log4jLookup. 
o LOG4J2-1142:  Fix potential memory leak in web applications by using a straight ThreadLocal
field instead of subclassing ThreadLocal. 
o LOG4J2-1135:  Compression on rollover was broken: log file was renamed to .zip but not compressed.

o LOG4J2-1127:  log4j2.xml cannot be parsed on Oracle Weblogic 12c. 
o LOG4J2-1132:  Do not use MongoDB driver 2.13.3 deprecated methods. 
o LOG4J2-1144:  Add %markerSimpleName in pattern layout should evaluate to marker name (not
toString()). 
o LOG4J2-1126:  Web site corrections and updates. 

Changes:
o LOG4J2-1151:  Performance improvement: backport Java 8 fast ISO-8859-1 String to byte[]
encoder to AbstractStringLayout. 
o LOG4J2-935:  Performance improvement when converting Strings to byte[] arrays. 
o LOG4J2-1040:  Update MongoDB driver from 2.13.3 to 3.0.4. 
o LOG4J2-1128:  Reuse StringBuilder to improve performance for String-based layouts: CSV,
GELF, HTML, RFC524, Syslog. 
o LOG4J2-1131:  Update mongo-java-driver from 2.13.2 to 2.13.3. 
o LOG4J2-1138:  Do not use Jackson deprecated methods. 
o LOG4J2-1139:  Update Jackson from 2.6.1 to 2.6.2. 
o LOG4J2-1150:  Update kafka-clients from 0.8.2.1 to 0.8.2.2. 


Apache Log4j 2.4.1 requires a minimum of Java 7 to build and run. Log4j 2.4 and greater requires
Java 7,
version 2.3 required Java 6.

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/ <http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/>
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