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From Curt Arnold <carn...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Contribution of TimedDailyRollingFileAppender or CronExpressionFileAppender
Date Tue, 05 Feb 2008 04:42:43 GMT

On Jan 28, 2008, at 7:54 PM, Jacob Kjome wrote:
>> I think it would be better to avoid adding a dependency to pick up  
>> the CronExpression since that would likely force the Policy off  
>> into a yet another companion since we would not want to force  
>> everyone who uses extras to pick up quartz.
>
> Why would this be an issue?  For those wanting to use  
> CronExpressionTriggeringPolicy, they would simply put the dependency  
> in the classpath.  For those that don't use  
> CronExpressionTriggeringPolicy, there would be no runtime  
> dependency, only a compile time dependency.  If we were talking  
> about Log4j-core, then it would be a different story.  But I don't  
> see why log4j-extras has to be shielded from external dependencies?
>
> Jake
>

I likely overstated that.  If I were doing it myself, I'd want to make  
sure that CronExpression added sufficient value to justify the extra  
dependency and that the dependency was ASL licensed (which was  
indicated) and that the project is sufficiently live etc.

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