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From Remko Popma <remko.po...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: log4j2 evangelism
Date Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:30:50 GMT
On Monday, 13 June 2016, Remko Popma <remko.popma@gmail.com> wrote:

> In spite of the fact that Log4j 2 has a very compelling story in terms of
> feature set and performance, I get the impression that adoption is quite
> slow. I could be wrong, but how many open source projects use Log4j 2? Or
> even how many Apache projects?
>
> I propose we try to generate some ideas about what we can do to increase
> our uptake. Some things I've been thinking about:
>
> * Rewrite the Wikipedia page on Log4j
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Log4j>. It's mostly about Log4j 1.2 and
> mentions Log4j 2 at the bottom in a footnote. That needs to be the other
> way around in my opinion. The Wikipedia Java logging framework
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_logging_framework> page is even worse.
> * The Apache Logging site <https://logging.apache.org/> has no explicit
> mention that Log4j 1 is EOL.
> * Only the top page on the Log4j 1 site
> <https://logging.apache.org/log4j/1.2/> mentions that the project is EOL,
> but it does so in two modest sentences that don't visually stick out and
> are easily ignored. At the very least the download page needs a mention of
> the EOL and a link to the Log4j 2 project, but it may be good to have a
> notification on every page.
>

How can I update the Log4j 1 site and the Apache Logging site?



> * Can we get other people involved in evangelizing log4j 2? It would be
> great if we can make more people enthusiastic so they write blog posts or
> tutorials etc about Log4j 2.
> * How can we incentivise people to convert their project to Log4j 2? Maybe
> start a page on Projects Using Log4j 2 and mention people who did the
> conversion by name? Or some other way?
>
> Thoughts?
>
> Remko
>

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