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Tuesday September 06, 2016

Apache log4net Needs Help

This is a general call-to-arms for everyone who uses log4net as their logging solution. If log4net is the logging framework that you are using and would like to keep using in the future it is time now to get involved. The project needs a larger developing community to move on! We really need more people who want to shape the future of log4net at the Apache Software Foundation.

In all the time since log4net has been started by Nicko Cadell more than ten years ago, there have never been more than two or three people regularly contributing to it. As is normal in open source projects people have come and gone when their interests or just the amount of time they could invest have changed.

At the moment Dominik Psenner and Stefan Bodewig are the only people semi-actively working on log4net and neither of them is able to devote as much time to the project as they'd like to and as would be required.

Realistically log4net is maintenance mode where development of new features is not going to happen.

This has repeatedly made log4net lag behind recent developments in the .NET world. It took a long time to get a version out that properly worked with .NET 4.0 in 2011 and adaptions to .NET 4.5 also took much longer than many users would have wished. We are seeing it again with .NET Core right now. In addition there are many unresolved issues in log4net's JIRA.

Despite this there are more than 2500 downloads of the logging framework every day from nuget. We are asking you, the log4net community, to get your hands dirty.

Right now we are in the process of creating a log4net release that works for .NET Core. It is a very targeted effort and it is very unlikely Dominik and Stefan will be able to contribute more in the future than we did during the past months.

If you are willing to help, please join log4net's dev mailing list and raise your hand. Look through log4net's issue tracker and pick things you'd like to work on. If you don't know where to start, please ask, Dominik and Stefan will be there to help.

If there is anything holding you back from contributing, let's discuss it and get it out of the way. Nothing is carved into stone, neither what the future of log4net holds nor how we make it happen.


log4net's JIRA
dev mailing list
How the ASF works
https://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html, https://www.apache.org/dev/contributors.html


Rechecking Apache HTTP Server http://www.viva64.com/en/b/0427/ The project authors used Coverity to check the earlier versions of Apache HTTP Server. The recent check, however, hasn't revealed any signs of the code being analyzed by other tools. The project's code is of high quality, though PVS-Studio still managed to find a few interesting errors. We already checked the project in 2011. For information about the bugs found during that check, see the article "Leo Tolstoy and static code analysis". The recent analysis was done with PVS-Studio, version 6.08.

Posted by Asya on September 06, 2016 at 01:48 PM UTC #

Hi, I am working on Ionic and Apache Cordova. I am going to use foursquare API. Firstly, I have to do the entrance to the room logic when do i search for places(cafe,bar..etc) and then I have to see everyone in the room. I would say the following application examples : Swarm. i was wondering if you could help me? Thank you for everything

Posted by Tuncay Dogan on September 07, 2016 at 07:32 AM UTC #

Dominik or Stefan, I don't know where to start.

Posted by Charles Bryant on November 07, 2016 at 06:30 PM UTC #

core is already running.

Posted by on November 08, 2016 at 03:19 PM UTC #


Posted by Rrtt on December 14, 2016 at 05:53 AM UTC #

I tried everything on my suse 11 installation to turn logging for access_log off with no success first. the thing was, that commenting out mod_log_config in httpd.conf stoped logging the message but i still got for every message a line "combined" in my access_log file. after a bit digging i found the CustomLog directive in /etc/apache2/sysconfig.d/global.conf but editing this file is useless because it is created on startup. finaly i found the position to disable logging for access_log in the file /etc/sysconfig/apache2 put a # in front of APACHE_ACCESS_LOG="/var/log/apache2/access_log combined" Hope i could help some suse users.

Posted by Sarah8 on January 26, 2017 at 10:36 AM UTC #

It is good to know about the apache log4net.

Posted by gta v cheats on October 10, 2017 at 09:05 AM UTC #

Thanks for all your responses. @Charles Bryant You could get started by subscribing to the dev mailing list and say hello. :-)

Posted by Dominik Psenner on October 11, 2018 at 06:56 AM UTC #

Love t! Nice illustration

Posted by Nizagara on July 19, 2019 at 06:40 PM UTC #

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