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From Ralph Goers <ralph.go...@dslextreme.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] EOL for Log4j 1.x
Date Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:22:45 GMT
We don’t get too much activity on bugzilla. If some of those users don’t get the message
and open Jira issues instead I really don’t have a problem in closing them as being invalid
as it isn’t going to happen very often.  I’d rather do that then give the impression that
by creating an issue in bugzilla that someone is actually going to do something. That hasn’t
been true for at least 5 years.


> On Jul 4, 2015, at 7:42 AM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree that 1.x is ready for EOL and I too feel bad for users that take time to work
in Bugzilla. Closing Bugzilla will just make some users create Jira tickets though. It might
still be good to have an apache place where users can collect 1.x patches and discuss 1.x
issues that we can still monitor, especially since there is much information already there.
Keeping it read only does not quite fit that bill but i get weary of typing "not actively
maintained". I guess closing might help send a clearer message. I see that Struts starts at
2.0 in Jira.
> Do we all feel that 2.x has all the features and compatibility needs to shut down? Seems
like yes to me. Rolling file appenders need some tweaks imo and we have tickets for that.
> I do like the struts FAQ and especially the last entry. 
> I have a big proprietary app server at work on 1.x and started a branch to port it to
2.x last year but I got stalled when it came time to porting our custom appenders and custom
initialization code. It's just too much work. If I had to redo it I would start with using
the 1.2 compatibility jar to get to dealing with our custom bits sooner. That's what I would
advise people to do. 
> Gary
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Christian Grobmeier <grobmeier@apache.org> 
> Date: 07/04/2015 02:30 (GMT-08:00) 
> To: Log4J Developers List <log4j-dev@logging.apache.org> 
> Subject: [DISCUSS] EOL for Log4j 1.x 
> Hi all,
> we are actively working on Log4j 2.x, but Log4j 1.x hasn't been touched
> since the last release. I was doing the last one, and I can't see I will
> find the time or motivation in any time to roll out another one. Nobody
> else stood up since then. That's OK, because I can observe the community
> adapting Log4j 2. No numbers, just feelings.
> I would like to propose to mark an EOL date for Log4j 1.x by the end of
> the year. As we don't fix things (most likely) with 1.x, this is not
> about "maintenance" at all. The future date might be more or less our
> signal that we want to actively help our users migrating to 2.x.
> We can use the remaining time to write or improve documentation, maybe
> even write some migration tool.
> In the announcement we should highlight the history of Log4j 1, it's
> problems and why we think Log4j 2.x is the best way to log in Java
> today.
> Let me know what you think about this idea. All feedback - committer or
> not - is welcome.
> I suggest we leave this discussion open until we reached an agreement or
> at least one week, so everybody got a chance to look into this.
> Regards,
> Christian
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