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Log4r - A flexible logging library for Ruby This release: 1.1.9 - ALPHA Release date: XX/Jun/2010 License: LGPLv3 Maintainer: Colby Gutierrez-Kraybill Contributors: Leon Torres Original Maintainer Martain Stannard RollingFileOutputter Steve Lumos SyslogOutputter Andreas Hund YamlConfigurator Jamis Buck log4r.gemspec Charles Strahan log4jxml/chainsaw integration Nitay Joffe STARTTLS David Siegal Smart updates to RollingFileOutputter Homepage: http://log4r.rubyforge.org/ Download: http://rubyforge.org/frs/?group_id=203 Summary ------- Log4r is a comprehensive and flexible logging library written in Ruby for use in Ruby programs. It features a hierarchical logging system of any number of levels, custom level names, logger inheritance, multiple output destinations per log event, execution tracing, custom formatting, thread safteyness, XML and YAML configuration, and more. Requirements ------------ * (required) Ruby >= 1.7.0 (use log4r 1.0.2 for Ruby 1.6) * (optional) RubyGems for installing Log4r as a gem * (optional) Ruby syslog library for SyslogOutputter * (optional) XML configuration requires REXML * (optional) log4j chainsaw integration requires 'builder' >= 2.0 * (optional) STARTTLS email login, requires 'smtp_tls" if Ruby <= 1.8.6 More Info --------- * Installation instructions are in the file INSTALL * Comprehensive examples are provided in examples/ and can be run right away * Log4r homepage: doc/index.html Online: http://log4r.rubyforge.org/ * Manual: doc/manual.html Online: http://log4r.rubyforge.org/manual.html * RDoc API reference: doc/rdoc/index.html Online: http://log4r.rubyforge.org/rdoc/index.html * The changelog * Log4r is hosted by RubyForge, which provides news, bug tracking and a forum * Feel free to bug the maintainer with any questions (listed at top of file) Usability --------- Log4r works really well, so please take advantage of it right away! :) All versions since 0.9.2 have been stable and backward-compatible. The code is stable enough that updates are infrequent and usually only for adding features or keeping the code up to date with Ruby. Platform Issues --------------- Log4r is known to work on Linux and WindowsXP. It's safe to assume that Log4r will work on any Ruby-supported platform. When Trouble Strikes -------------------- Log4r comes with an internal logger. To see its output, create a logger named 'log4r' before any others and give it a suitable outputter, trouble = Logger.new['log4r'] trouble.add Outputter.stdout Try running the unit tests provided (run the file tests/runtest.rb). Let the maintainer know what's up and feel free to explore and fix the code yourself. It's well documented and written in Ruby. :) Also, try out the bug/request tracking system at http://rubyforge.org/tracker/?group_id=203