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From Christian Grobmeier <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Apache Logging log4j 2.0-alpha1 released
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2012 05:38:10 GMT
Have forwarded it right now

On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 7:32 AM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
> I didn't post it on the Apache Announcements list, so it isn't showing up on the main
ASF web site.
>
> Ralph
>
> On Aug 6, 2012, at 10:13 PM, Christian Grobmeier wrote:
>
>> Thank you Ralph for all the hard work!
>>
>> I just wanted to put it on the blog... but it is already there! :-)
>>
>> Cheers and Party on!
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 8:11 PM, Ralph Goers <ralph.goers@dslextreme.com> wrote:
>>> The Apache Logging team is pleased to announce the Apache log4j 2.0-alpha1
>>> 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 of the improvements available in Logback while fixing some inherent
>>> problems in Logback's
>>> architecture.
>>>
>>> This is the first release of Log4j 2 and is being made available to get
>>> feedback from the community.
>>>
>>> Some of the features and improvements in Log4j 2 are:
>>>
>>> * API Separation - The API for Log4j is separate from the implementation. It
>>> is now clear to application
>>> developers what classes and methods they can use with compatibility being
>>> assured, while also
>>> allowing improvements to be made to the implementation.
>>>
>>> * Designed for Audit Logging - Unlike Log4j 1.x and Logback, Log4j 2 will
>>> not lose events during
>>> reconfiguration. Log4j 2 also supports Messages, which easily allow audit
>>> events to be flow through
>>> the framework.
>>>
>>> * Improved Performance - Faster performance than Log4j 1.x in critical areas
>>> and similar performance
>>> to Logback in most circumstances.
>>>
>>> * Support for multiple APIs - While the Log4j 2 API will provide the best
>>> performance, support for SLF4J
>>> and Commons Logging APIs are provided.
>>>
>>> * Automatic Reloading of Configurations - Like Logback, Log4j 2 supports
>>> filtering based on context data,
>>> markers, regular expressions and other components in the Log event and can
>>> be specified to apply
>>> to all events before being passed to Loggers or as they pass through
>>> Appenders. In addition, filters
>>> can also be associated with Loggers, Unlike Logback, a common Filter class
>>> can be used in any
>>> of these circumstances. Log4j 2 currently supports configuration via XML or
>>> JSON.
>>>
>>> * Plugin Architecture - All configurable components are defined as Log4j
>>> plugins. As such, no
>>> Log4j code must be changed to create a new Appender, Layout, Pattern
>>> Converter, etc.
>>> Log4j will automatically recognize properly defined plugins and use them
>>> when they are
>>> referenced in the configuration.
>>>
>>> * Property Support - Properties can be referenced in the configuration and
>>> either be directly
>>> replace or passed to the underlying component where they can be dynamically
>>> resolved.
>>> Properties can come from values defined in the configuration file, system
>>> properties,
>>> environment variables, the ThreadContext Map, and data present in the event.
>>> Users can
>>> further customize the property providers by adding their own Lookup Plugin
>>>
>>> For more information see the Log4j 2 web site at
>>> http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/index.html
>>>
>>> Apache log4j 2.0 requires JDK 5 or later.
>>
>>
>>
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