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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache Log4j 2.8.1 released
Date Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:22:25 GMT
Actually, when I received my own message the HTML styling was gone.  But Remko’s reply had
it. Strange.

Ralph

> On Mar 3, 2017, at 8:44 AM, Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I'm digging the new announcement format! I saw the font and immediately
> though "Isn't that what they use at GitHub?" :P
> 
> On 3 March 2017 at 01:58, Remko Popma <remko.popma@gmail.com <mailto:remko.popma@gmail.com>>
wrote:
> 
>> Blogged: https://blogs.apache.org/logging/entry/log4j-2-8-1-released
>> 
>> 
>> On Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 2:27 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> The Apache Log4j 2 team is pleased to announce the Log4j 2.8.1 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, lambda expressions for lazy logging, property
>>> substitution using Lookups, multiple patterns on a PatternLayout and
>>> asynchronous Loggers. Another notable Log4j 2 feature is the ability to be
>>> "garbage-free" (avoid allocating temporary objects) while logging. In
>>> addition, Log4j 2 will not lose events while reconfiguring.
>>> 
>>> This release primarily contains bugfixes and minor enhancements. More
>>> details on the new features and fixes are itemized below.
>>> 
>>> Note that subsequent to the 2.6 release a minor source incompatibility
>>> was found due to the addition of new methods to the Logger interface. If
>>> you have code that does:
>>> 
>>> logger.error(null, “This is the log message”, throwable);
>>> 
>>> or similar with any log level you will get a compiler error saying the
>>> reference is ambiguous. To correct this either do:
>>> 
>>> logger.error(“This is the log message”, throwable);
>>> 
>>> or
>>> 
>>> logger.error((Marker) null, “This is the log message”, throwable);
>>> 
>>> The Log4j 2.8.1 API, as well as many core components, maintains binary
>>> compatibility with previous releases.
>>> 
>>> <https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#ga-release-281
<https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#ga-release-281>>GA
>>> Release 2.8.1
>>> 
>>> Changes in this version include:
>>> 
>>> <https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#new-features
<https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#new-features>>New
>>> Features
>>> 
>>>   - LOG4J2-1823 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1823 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1823>>:
>>>   Remove deprecation on MessageSupplier lambda functions in Logger API.
>>>   - LOG4J2-1807 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1807 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1807>>:
>>>   [core] Add and implement LogEvent.toImmutable().
>>> 
>>> 
>>> <https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#fixed-bugs
<https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#fixed-bugs>>Fixed
>>> Bugs
>>> 
>>>   - LOG4J2-1804 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1804 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1804>>:
>>>   Allow %i in file pattern to be preceded with characters other than just
>>>   '-'. Thanks to Pierrick Hymbert.
>>>   - LOG4J2-1816 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1816 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1816>>:
>>>   Change minOccur to minOccurs in Log4j-config.xsd. Thanks to shubhankar1100.
>>>   - LOG4J2-1803 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1803 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1803>>:
>>>   Fix Maven POM to ensure JMH generated classes in log4j-perf are included in
>>>   benchmarks jar.
>>>   - LOG4J2-1800 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1800 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1800>>:
>>>   Report errors when sending to Kafka when using syncSend=false. Thanks to
>>>   Vincent Tieleman.
>>>   - LOG4J2-1805 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1805 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1805>>:
>>>   Fixed rare race condition in FixedDateFormat, made
>>>   FixedDateFormat::millisSinceMidnight method public.
>>>   - LOG4J2-1799 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1799 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1799>>:
>>>   Fixed bug in PropertiesUtil::getCharsetProperty that caused
>>>   UnsupportedCharsetException for ConsoleAppender. Thanks to Eduard
>>>   Gizatullin.
>>>   - LOG4J2-1806 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1806 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1806>>:
>>>   Fix Javadoc for DefaultRolloverStrategy::purgeAscending Thanks to
>>>   challarao.
>>>   - LOG4J2-1818 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1818 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1818>>:
>>>   Fix rollover to work when filePattern contains no directory components.
>>>   Thanks to xkr47.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> <https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#changes
<https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#changes>>
>>> Changes
>>> 
>>>   - LOG4J2-1822 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1822 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1822>>:
>>>   Update SLF4J to 1.7.24.
>>>   - LOG4J2-1812 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1812 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1812>>:
>>>   Improved error message when log4j 2 configuration file not found.
>>>   - LOG4J2-1810 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1810 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1810>>:
>>>   Update to use Logback 1.1.10 and then Logback 1.2 for tests.
>>>   - LOG4J2-1819 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1819 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1819>>:
>>>   Update Jackson from 2.8.5 to 2.8.6.
>>> 
>>> ------------------------------
>>> 
>>> Apache Log4j 2.8.1 requires a minimum of Java 7 to build and run. Log4j
>>> 2.3 was the last release that supported 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:
>>> https://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/
>>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Matt Sicker <boards@gmail.com <mailto:boards@gmail.com>>


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