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From "Gert Driesen" <>
Subject RE: Apache log4net Needs Help
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2016 04:18:56 GMT
Hey Stefan,

I've got my hands full at the moment, but I'll try to step up and contribute
to log4net on a best effort basis.
Surely don't want to let log4net fade out.


-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Bodewig [] 
Sent: dinsdag 6 september 2016 06:12
Subject: 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.


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