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From "Erik Hatcher" <jakarta-...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: ANSI Color Logger
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2002 00:54:02 GMT
There *is* a Log4j BuildListener.... so have your cake and eat it too!  :)

But like Magesh said - we're not talking quite the same thing as log4j, and
if we were to get coupled with a logger we'd use the Commons logging API
probably since its a facade over log4j, logkit, and others.

    Erik

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Brailsford" <brailsmt@yahoo.com>
To: "Ant Developers List" <ant-dev@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: ANSI Color Logger


> Why noy use log4j for logging?  then if you want color logs you can use
> of the myriad log colorizers, which are almost all written in perl which
> is cross-platform.  Why mix two seperate functions?  Logging and
> colorizing shouldn't, IMO, be combined into the same functionality.
>
> No need to reinvent the wheel, when log4j for is very flexible, and IMO
> the best logger out there, and when there are capable log colorizers.
> Heck you could even create a syntax highlighting scheme for your logs
> and use it vim if you want color.
>
> -Michael
>
> On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 04:14:58PM -0500, Magesh Umasankar wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a custom logger that I like using
> > every now and then when I perform a build
> > in non-cron job mode.
> >
> > This custom logger uses ANSI color codes
> > to distinguish various message levels -
> > red for Project.MSG_ERR, of course ;-)
> >
> > It works on standard XTerms (Mindterm
> > interface inclusive).  It also works
> > on Win9x as long as ANSI.SYS is loaded.
> > It doesn't work on WinNT even with
> > ANSI.SYS loaded and in command.com mode.
> >
> > The only use-case is that it is easier/
> > faster to understand the output messages
> > generated.
> >
> > Would it be of interest to you?  If so,
> > I can package it up (doc it, make it color
> > configurable, etc.) and check it in as an
> > additional logger.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Magesh
> >
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