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From "Scott Deboy" <sde...@comotivsystems.com>
Subject RE: Some Feedback from using Chainsaw V2 ...
Date Fri, 07 Oct 2005 21:28:33 GMT
Thanks for the feedback -

Chainsaw supports most of what you've suggested.  Here are the details:

- You should be able to open Chainsaw from the command line and specify the configuration
file  by adding -Dlog4j.configuration=chainsaw.xml to the command (log4j.xml has to be in
the classpath).  Example command line (in this example, chainsaw.xml is in \downloads\log4j):

java -Dlog4j.configuration=chainsaw.xml -classpath c:\downloads\log4j;c:\downloads\log4j\jakarta-oro-2.0.8.jar;c:\downloads\log4j\log4j-chainsaw-1.3alpha-7.jar;c:\downloads\log4j\log4j-oro.jar;c:\downloads\log4j\log4j-xml.jar;c:\downloads\log4j\log4j-optional.jar;c:\downloads\log4j\log4j-1.3alpha-7.jar

- If you are using a receiver like LogFilePatternReceiver (log file not stored using XMLLayout)
to view a log file, you can 'reload' the log file by clearing events and restarting the receiver:
  - clear the events from the tab (ctrl-backspace or the trash can icon)
  - open the receiver panel (view-show receivers menu)
  - select the receiver that's loading events from the log file
  - select the third icon from the left in the receiver toolbar (tooltip is 'restarts the
selected Receiver')  

- If you're viewing a log file stored using XMLLayout, you can still clear the current tab
and then choose file-open and open the file

- You can close a tab by right-clicking on a tab and selecting 'hide'  (you can also undock
a tab by double-clicking on the tab-to re-dock 'close' the tab)

- To hide the Welcome tab, press F1, or select the 'view-Welcome tab' menu

- I agree with the pre-defined filters suggestion, and I'll make the change

These are all good questions and should be added to the tutorial.


-----Original Message-----
From: Siegfried Goeschl [mailto:siegfried.goeschl@it20one.at]
Sent: Fri 10/7/2005 12:10 PM
To: log4j-user@logging.apache.org
Subject: Some Feedback from using Chainsaw V2 ...
Hi folks,

I started to use Chainsaw V2 in production and would like to provide 
some feedback ... very politely of course and hoping I didn't miss 
something VERY obvious  .... :-)

+) it would be helpful to use command line parameters, i.e. to open 
chainsaw with XML logfile defined on the command line
+) I think it would be also useful to have a reload button when looking 
at a XML logfile when not using Chainsaw Appender
+) how can I close a tab?!
+) is there a way to get rid of "Welcome" and "chainsaw-log" - our 
sysadmins are slightly confused ....
+) Chainsaw provides a few predefined filter, e.g "LEVEL == INFO" - I 
think "LEVEL > INFO" would be more intuitive for a user

I hope this was helpful and not offending .... ;-)


Siegfried Goeschl

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