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From Jörg Schaible <>
Subject Re: [Configuration] experimental branch uses java.util.logging?
Date Sat, 11 Apr 2009 13:20:44 GMT
Oliver Heger wrote:

> Ralph Goers schrieb:
>> I just noticed that this was changed from commons.logging.  I'm very
>> strongly opposed to using j.u.l. I much prefer a logging abstraction.
>> While I'm not in love with commons-logging and would prefer SLF4J, using
>> commons-logging is better than using j.u.l directly. As I said, if there
>> is some reason for moving away from commons-logging I'd be happy to do
>> the work to migrate to SLF4J.
>> Ralph
> This change was made by Emmanuel, IIRC for the reason of getting rid of
> a dependency. Personally I was not too happy with this change either.
> IMHO libraries should use logging facades rather than forcing
> applications to use specific logging tools. So we seem to agree in this
> point.
> About the abstraction to use I am a bit indifferent. There is this point
> of eating our own dog food (i.e. commons-logging). But if you prefer
> SLF4J (I haven't used it myself), I am not opposed to moving to it.

Actually I'd be against SLF4J. Additionally I also prefer commons-logging
compared to j.u.l.

- Jörg

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