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From Remko Popma <remko.po...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ANN] Log4j 2.8.2 released
Date Sat, 08 Apr 2017 23:36:39 GMT
Blogged: https://blogs.apache.org/logging/entry/log4j-2-8-2-released

On Sun, Apr 9, 2017 at 1:53 AM, Matt Sicker <mattsicker@apache.org> wrote:

> The Apache Log4j 2 team is pleased to announce the Log4j 2.8.2 release!
>
> Apache Log4j is a well known framework for logging application behavior.
> Log4j 2 is an upgrade to Log4j that provides significant improvements over
> its predecessor, Log4j 1.x, and provides many other modern features such as
> support for Markers, lambda expressions for lazy logging, property
> substitution using Lookups, multiple patterns on a PatternLayout and
> asynchronous Loggers. Another notable Log4j 2 feature is the ability to be
> "garbage-free" (avoid allocating temporary objects) while logging. In
> addition, Log4j 2 will not lose events while reconfiguring.
>
> This release primarily contains bugfixes and minor enhancements. More
> details on the new features and fixes are itemized below.
>
> Note that subsequent to the 2.6 release a minor source incompatibility was
> found due to the addition of new methods to the Logger interface. If you
> have code that does:
>
> logger.error(null, “This is the log message”, throwable);
>
> or similar with any log level you will get a compiler error saying the
> reference is ambiguous. To correct this either do:
>
> logger.error(“This is the log message”, throwable);
>
> or
>
> logger.error((Marker) null, “This is the log message”, throwable);
>
> The Log4j 2.8.2 API, as well as many core components, maintains binary
> compatibility with previous releases.
>
> <https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#ga-release-282>GA
> Release 2.8.2
>
> Changes in this version include:
>
> <https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#new-features>New
> Features
>
>    - LOG4J2-1863 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1863>: Add
>    support for filtering input in TcpSocketServer and UdpSocketServer.
>    - LOG4J2-1848 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1848>: Add
>    JSON encoding support to EncodingPatternConverter %encode{}.
>    - LOG4J2-1843 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1843>: Add
>    support for appending common suffix to each line of throwable stack trace.
>    Thanks to Zilong Song.
>    - LOG4J2-1838 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1838>: Add
>    support for appending common suffix to each line of extended and root
>    throwable stack trace. Thanks to Zilong Song.
>
>
> <https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#fixed-bugs>Fixed
> Bugs
>
>    - LOG4J2-1861 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1861>: Fix
>    JavaDoc on org.apache.logging.log4j.ThreadContext about inheritance.
>    - LOG4J2-1862 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1862>: Fix
>    JavaDoc about @Order and OrderComparator ordering. Thanks to wangyuntao.
>    - LOG4J2-1849 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1849>:
>    Fixed daylight savings time issue with FixedDateFormat.
>    - LOG4J2-1850 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1850>: Fix
>    CassandraRule and unit tests on Windows. Thanks to Ludovic Hochet.
>    - LOG4J2-1840 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1840>: Fix
>    typo in %replace converter documentation. Thanks to Pradeep Balasundaram.
>    - LOG4J2-1846 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1846>:
>    Handle when LogEvent.getLoggerName() returns null in
>    LoggerNameLevelRewritePolicy.
>    - LOG4J2-1845 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1845>:
>    Handle when LogEvent.getLoggerName() returns null in KafkaAppender.
>    - LOG4J2-1853 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1853>: The
>    default value of RandomAccessFileAppender.Builder append field is
>    wrong. Thanks to wangyuntao.
>    - LOG4J2-1835 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1835>: Fix
>    documentation about the licensing for JeroMQ.
>    - LOG4J2-1836 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1836>:
>    Update the API version to 2.6.0.
>    - LOG4J2-1831 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1831>:
>    NullPointerException in HtmlLayout. Thanks to Edward Serebrinskiy.
>    - LOG4J2-1820 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1820>:
>    Log4j 2.8 can lose exceptions when a security manager is present. Thanks to
>    Jason Tedor.
>
>
> <https://github.com/apache/logging-log4j2/blob/master/RELEASE-NOTES.md#changes>
> Changes
>
>    - LOG4J2-1827 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1827>:
>    Move integration tests to their own module to speed up build.
>    - LOG4J2-1856 <https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-1856>:
>    Update Jackson from 2.8.6 to 2.8.7.
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Apache Log4j 2.8.2 requires a minimum of Java 7 to build and run. Log4j
> 2.3 was the last release that supported Java 6.
>
> Basic compatibility with Log4j 1.x is provided through the log4j-1.2-api
> component, however it does not implement some of the very implementation
> specific classes and methods. The package names and Maven groupId have been
> changed to org.apache.logging.log4j to avoid any conflicts with log4j 1.x.
>
> For complete information on Apache Log4j 2, including instructions on how
> to submit bug reports, patches, or suggestions for improvement, see the
> Apache Apache Log4j 2 website:
>
> https://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/
>

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