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From Ceki Gülcü <c...@qos.ch>
Subject Re: appenders?
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2002 18:10:34 GMT

Have you looked at the SMTPAppender? It's similar in functionality to
what you want to do. 

At 17:49 04.02.2002 +0100, you wrote:
>I have decided to use log4j in a project we are working on at WEST
>I have a question concerning the use of appenders in log4j.
>The problem is as follows:
>We would like to extend the functionality of our logging by writing a
>appender which has a buffer in it for the log-messeges that are not
>logged but kept in this buffer for later use (fatal exceptions).
>Whether a log-message is actually logged or kept in the buffer depends
>its priority.
>What I have seen from the hierarchy of the appenders in log4j is that it
>is not possible to make a (appender) class which can take different
>types of
>appenders (fileAppender, RollingFileAppender,...) as parameter to
>delegate to.
>It is only possible to extend one of the appender classes at a time and
>is a limitation which we do not want in our system.
>The question is thus: is there a solution for the desired functionality
>described above?
>Yours sincerely,
>-- Ali Mesbah - ali@west.nl - West Consulting B.V. --

Ceki Gülcü

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