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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: Improved logged capacities
Date Fri, 03 Aug 2001 05:59:09 GMT
On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Yannick Menager <> wrote:

> One thing that has been bothering me alot on my current project is
> how constraining the current log architecture of Ant.

I'm not sure I understand what you are after.

> I was considering writing a modification that would use log4J and
> give greater flexibility in control of the logging

Take a look at the <record> task and at writing a custom
BuildListener, what exactly are you missing (<record> should probably
support stuff other than logging to a file).

For Ant2, we've agreed to improve the logging system somewhat (see

> (i.e. including having a tasks like
> <log category="build.gendocs" priority="warning" message="BLA"/>
> )

Except for the category, <echo> pretty much supports that.


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