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Why SL4J is not Used in Tomcat

Amirtharaj Chinnaraj
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Joined: Sep 28, 2006
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Hi ,

My question is regard to SL4j vs Commons-logging. SL4j is also under Apache Licence then why its not used in Tomcat by default. Is SL4J a rival to Commons- logging. Which one is better. Though SL4j is not developed by Apache community, But it is approved by the Apache Software Foundation as compatible with Apache Software License.
Tim Holloway
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do you mean SLF4j?

SLF4J is used to permit the construction of apps from components what may be using different loggers in order to funnel them all into a single unified logging facility.

Tomcat doesn't need something like that because it's mostly self-contained and therefore not at the mercy of multiple logger users.

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