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From Leon Finker <leon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Log4j 2.7-rc1
Date Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:39:00 GMT
+1
Tested with various services and use cases (only async logging). No issues
observed.

On Sep 26, 2016 11:50 AM, "Ralph Goers" <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:

This is a vote to release Log4j 2.6.2, the next version of the Log4j 2
project.

Please download, test, and cast your votes on the log4j developers list.
[] +1, release the artifacts
[] -1, don't release because...

The vote will remain open for 72 hours (or more if required). All votes are
welcome and we encourage everyone to test the release, but only Logging PMC
votes are “officially” counted. As always, at least 3 +1 votes and more
positive than negative votes are required.

Changes in this version include:

New features:
o LOG4J2-1578:  RoutingAppender can be configured with scripts. Add
Script in a Routes element.
o LOG4J2-1597:  Add a ScriptAppenderSelector to create an Appender
specified by a Script.
o LOG4J2-1349:  (GC) Added support for garbage-free ThreadContext map.
Disabled by default, users need to enable this explicitly.
o LOG4J2-1447:  (GC) Changed LogEvent's internal data structure for
context data to be garbage-free. Added method
LogEvent#getContextData(), deprecated method #getContextMap().
o LOG4J2-1010:  Users can now inject context data from other sources
than ThreadContext. Values can be any Object, not just Strings. Thanks
to Mikael Ståldal.
o LOG4J2-1568:  Added support for
java.util.concurrent.LinkedTransferQueue to AsyncAppender.
o LOG4J2-1430:  Added optional support for Conversant
DisruptorBlockingQueue in AsyncAppender. Thanks to John Cairns.
o LOG4J2-1439:  Added optional support for JCTools MPSC bounded
lock-free queue in AsyncAppender. Thanks to Anthony Maire.
o LOG4J2-1558:  SocketAppender now supports IO buffering.
o LOG4J2-1557:  Add a Builder for the SocketAppender (deprecates
factory method).
o LOG4J2-1609:  Add a Builder to ServletAppender and deprecate factory method.
o LOG4J2-1553:  AbstractManager now implements AutoCloseable.
o LOG4J2-1528:  Added ability to generate Log4j 2-style XML
configuration file from ConfigurationBuilder.
o LOG4J2-1181:  Added Logging API for Scala 2.10 and 2.11.
o LOG4J2-1512:  Added options to exclude stack trace from JSON, XML
and YAML layouts.
o LOG4J2-1539:  Added Core API Configurator.shutdown(LoggerContext,
long, TimeUnit).
o LOG4J2-1501:  FileAppender is now able to create files on-demand.
o LOG4J2-1504:  RollingFileAppender is now able to create files on-demand.
o LOG4J2-1471:  [PatternLayout] Add an ANSI option to %xThrowable.
o LOG4J2-1472:  org.apache.logging.log4j.core.LoggerContext now
implements Closeable.
o LOG4J2-1458:  [PatternLayout] Add an ANSI option to %message.
o LOG4J2-1505:  Create a Builder for the FileAppender plugin to
facilitate adding attributes in the future.
o LOG4J2-1507:  Allow Builders to be completely generic.
o LOG4J2-1508:  Allow a Builder to subclass another Builder.
o LOG4J2-1516:  Add ThreadContextMap2 interface supporting method
putAll(Map<String, String>). Thanks to Gary Gregory.
o LOG4J2-1519:  Add ThreadContext.putAll(Map<String, String>).
o LOG4J2-1520:  Add JUnit Rule implementations to manage the thread context.
o LOG4J2-1547:  The Core AbstractConfiguration now tracks its
LoggerContext and add Configuration.getLoggerContext().
o LOG4J2-1540:  The Core AbstractManager now tracks its LoggerContext.
o LOG4J2-1577:  Add a Builder to the RoutingAppender and deprecate
factory method.

Fixed Bugs:
o LOG4J2-1611:  Improved performance of context data injector for web
applications to be on par with standalone applications.
o LOG4J2-1591:  Introduced new interface LifeCycle2 with
stop(long,TimeUnit) method to avoid breaking backwards compatibility
with new Configurator.shutdown(LoggerContext, long, TimeUnit) API.
o LOG4J2-1590:  Fixed issue with filters extending AbstractFilter that
did not override methods with unrolled varargs.
o LOG4J2-1583:  Fixed scrambled log messages triggered by nested
logging from toString() method of a logging parameter object. Thanks
to Larry West.
o LOG4J2-1259:  Log4j threads are no longer leaking on Tomcat
shutdown. Thanks to Misagh Moayyed, Steffen Offermann.
o LOG4J2-1051:  When starting on Google App Engine, Interpolator now
suppresses the NoClassDefFoundError stack trace  for the jvmrunargs
lookup. Thanks to Lukasz Lenart.
o LOG4J2-1582:  When initializing on platforms where JMX is not
available, Interpolator component no longer prints stack trace for
warning messages.
o LOG4J2-1581:  Unregistering JMX components no longer prints a stack
trace when the MBean has already been unregistered.
o LOG4J2-1313:  Support Property values to be specified in
configuration as a value attribute as well as an element. Thanks to
Philipp Knobel, Leon Finker.
o LOG4J2-1575:  (GC) LoggerConfig now stores configuration properties
in a List, not a Map to prevent creating temporary Iterator objects.
Added method LoggerConfig#getPropertyList(), deprecated method
#getProperties().
o LOG4J2-1457:  Fixed class loader deadlock when using async logging
and extended stack trace pattern. Thanks to Leon Finker.
o LOG4J2-1563:  Fix to prevent Log4j 2.6.2 and higher from losing
exceptions when a security manager is present. Thanks to Jason Tedor.
o LOG4J2-1530:  Fixed issue where LogEvent.getContextStack() returned null.
o LOG4J2-1518:  Prevent deadlock in Async Loggers when queue is full
and logged Object's toString() logs another message. Thanks to Leon
Finker.
o LOG4J2-1542:  Prevent ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException in
ParameterizedMessage.formatTo for single-char or empty messages.
Thanks to Rogério Lecarião Leite.
o LOG4J2-1549:  Fixed issue where
AsyncLoggerContextSelector+PropertiesConfigurationBuilder defaulted to
includeLocation=true. Thanks to Jason Bedard.
o LOG4J2-1562:  Prevent SocketAppender memory usage from growing
unbounded if it cannot connect to a server.
o LOG4J2-1559:  Prevent NPE in Level.isInRange. Thanks to Andrey Plotkin.
o LOG4J2-1511:  DynamicThresholdFilter filtered incorrectly when
params were passed as individual arguments instead of varargs. Thanks
to Srikanth Surukuntu.
o LOG4J2-1548:  [CronTriggeringPolicy] ConfigurationScheduler
scheduled the task infinitely after first fire.
o LOG4J2-1506:  Log4j should not unregister JMX MBeans when
log4j2.disable.jmx property is true. Thanks to Johannes Schleger.
o LOG4J2-1490:  Log4j2 should postpone creating log file until the
appender actually receives an event. Thanks to Krzysztof Taborski.
o LOG4J2-1320:  Support loading custom plugins from jar files and
directories whose classpath entries use the "vfs" URL protocol. Thanks
to Paresh Varke, Pierrick Hymbert.
o LOG4J2-1541:  Fix file handle resource leak in
XmlConfiguration.XmlConfiguration(ConfigurationSource).
o LOG4J2-1538:  Prevent NPE when dynamically removing filters. Thanks
to Igor Karpov.
o LOG4J2-1532:  Attributes were not merged properly in composite
configurations.
o LOG4J2-1529:  Attributes were not merged properly in composite
configurations. Thanks to Sridevi Narra.
o LOG4J2-1527:  Prevent NPE in
RingBufferLogEvent.getFormattedMessage() when used in web
applications. Thanks to Jose Leon.
o LOG4J2-905:  Added ability to disable (date) lookup completely for
compatibility with other libraries like Camel. Thanks to Moritz Löser.
o LOG4J2-1526:  Added support for setting StatusLogger destination in
ConfigurationBuilder.
o LOG4J2-1448:  Allow comma separated agents, host list to be passed
to FlumeAppender. Thanks to Keith Laban.
o LOG4J2-1500:  Merging configurations failed with an NPE when
comparing Nodes with different attributes. Thanks to Jose Leon.
o LOG4J2-1482:  Fixed improper header in CsvParameterLayout. Thanks to
Sumit Singhal.
o LOG4J2-1199:  Documented that JVM Input Arguments Lookup (JMX) is
not available on Google App Engine.
o LOG4J2-1438:  (GC) Added method getParameter() to ObjectMessage (and
ReusableObjectMessage).
o LOG4J2-1488:  (GC) Fixed ISO8601 %date conversion pattern with a
period '.' separator for milliseconds is now garbage free. Thanks to
Richard Zschech.
o LOG4J2-1489:  (GC) Fixed %date conversion patterns with a timezone
parameter are now garbage free. Thanks to Richard Zschech.
o LOG4J2-1279:  Prevent NullPointerException in
FastDateParser$TimeZoneStrategy. Thanks to Tony Baines.
o LOG4J2-1341:  (GC) HighlightConverter and StyleConverter are now
GC-free. Thanks to Richard Zschech.
o LOG4J2-1467:  [OSGi] Fixed missing import package. Thanks to Ralf,
Gary Gregory.
o LOG4J2-351:  [OSGi] Fixed wrong Fragment-Host in manifest files.
Thanks to Roland Weiglhofer.
o LOG4J2-1313:  Properties declared in configuration can now have
their value either in the element body or in an attribute named
"value". Thanks to Philipp Knobel.
o LOG4J2-1235:
org.apache.logging.log4j.core.appender.routing.IdlePurgePolicy was not
working correctly. Thanks to Niranjan Rao, Sascha Scholz, Aleksey
Zvolinsky.
o LOG4J2-1502:  Fixed issue where CsvParameterLayout and
CsvLogEventLayout inserted NUL characters if data starts with {, (, [
or " Thanks to Sumit Singhal.
o LOG4J2-1573:  Layout is no longer optional. Thanks to Steffen Offermann.
o LOG4J2-1608:  ServletAppender does not provide throwable object to
ServletContext.
o LOG4J2-1599:  Prevent potential NPE in
org.apache.logging.log4j.message.ParameterFormatter.formatMessage3(StringBuilder,
char[], int, Object[], int, int[]).
o LOG4J2-1600:  Prevent potential NPE due to
org.apache.logging.log4j.core.layout.MarkerPatternSelector.createSelector(PatternMatch[],
String, boolean, boolean, Configuration).
o LOG4J2-1601:  Prevent potential NPE due to
org.apache.logging.log4j.core.layout.ScriptPatternSelector.createSelector(AbstractScript,
PatternMatch[], String, boolean, boolean, Configuration).
o LOG4J2-1602:  Prevent potential NPE in
org.apache.logging.log4j.core.util.datetime.FormatCache.MultipartKey.equals(Object)
when object is null.
o LOG4J2-1603:  Redo hashCode() and equals() methods in
org.apache.logging.log4j.core.net.ssl classes.
o LOG4J2-1610:  Add targetNamespace to log4j-config.xsd. GitHub #43.
Thanks to Shubhankar.

Changes:
o LOG4J2-1604:  Log4j2 TcpSocketServer in background. Thanks to Colin Hillman.
o LOG4J2-1574:  Allow the RollingFileAppender to use default pattern layout.
o LOG4J2-1556:  Custom Log4j threads now extend Log4jThread.
o LOG4J2-1605:  Improve error messages for TcpSocketServer and UdpSocketServer.
o LOG4J2-1458:  Updated Jackson from 2.7.5 to 2.8.0.
o LOG4J2-1494:  Updated Jackson from 2.8.0 to 2.8.1.
o LOG4J2-1569:  Updated Jackson from 2.8.1 to 2.8.2.
o LOG4J2-1598:  Updated Jackson from 2.8.2 to 2.8.3.
o LOG4J2-1495:  Updated LMAX Disruptor from 3.3.4 to 3.3.5.
o LOG4J2-1496:  Updated Kafka client from 0.9.1.0 to 0.10.0.0.
o LOG4J2-1533:  Updated Kafka client from 0.10.0.0 to 0.10.0.1.
o LOG4J2-1487:  Updated JMS test from ActiveMQ 5.13.3 to 5.13.4.
o LOG4J2-1551:  Updated JMS test from ActiveMQ 5.13.4 to 5.14.0.
o LOG4J2-1543:  Removed deprecated Core API
org.apache.logging.log4j.core.util.Constants.UTF_8.
o LOG4J2-1544:  Removed deprecated Core API
org.apache.logging.log4j.core.util.Assert.requireNonNull(T, String).
o LOG4J2-1545:  Removed deprecated Web API
org.apache.logging.log4j.web.WebLookup.getServletContext().

Tag:


a)  for a new copy do "git clone
https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/logging-log4j2.git" and then
"git checkout tags/log4j-2.7-rc1”
b) for an existing working copy to “git pull” and then “git checkout
tags/log4j-2.7-rc1”

Web Site:  <http://rgoers.github.io/log4j2-site/index.html>http://rgoers.github.io/log4j2-site/index.html

Artifacts: https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachelogging-1021/

You may download all the artifacts by executing:

wget -e robots=off --cut-dirs=7 -nH -r -p -np --no-check-certificate
https://repository.apache.org/content/repositories/orgapachelogging-1021/org/apache/logging/log4j/

Ralph

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