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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Can SLF4J be made the official logging API for Eclipse projects?

On Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 10:56 AM Ed Willink <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I've started to action this for OCL;

and hit a silly problem; who redistributes SLF4J?

If it's standard, surely the platform should redistribute so that a copy
can be found in e.g. ?

Platform doesn't use slf4j nor log4j thus it makes no sense to redistribute them. I should add to the mix that there is the OSGi LogService which might be the proper API to use in OSGi projects as it will not add yet another dependency. I'm not an expert in the area so I would appreciate some more guidance in case what I said is not correct.


There is no SLF4J there. There is no log4j either. Where does log4j come
form? It turns out that EGit redistributes both log4j and SLF4J. Very
helpful, but surely not right?

What is the preferred policy for redistribution of SLF4J? Does every
project need to redistribute it itself to avoid piggy-backing on EGit or
mandating that users manually add Orbit to their Install sites?


Ed Willink

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