[logback-user] Logback configuration

Gerweck Andy - agerwe Andy.Gerweck at acxiom.com
Tue Mar 13 22:49:48 CET 2007

I thought that there was some agreement that Joran would (or should) include the capability to include a file based on a system property, which provides exactly the required functionality without making this a special case. 

A way to switch the configuration at runtime is a hard requirement for several applications I develop. Making this part of Joran (possibly providing a short sample that gets everything from a property) seems like a great solution that could be helpful in many situations (especially with conditionals and regex captures). 

There was an email thread covering this on 2/8.

 Andy Gerweck

-----Original Message-----
From: logback-user-bounces at qos.ch [mailto:logback-user-bounces at qos.ch] On Behalf Of Ceki Gülcü
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 2:18 PM
To: logback users list; logback-user at qos.ch
Subject: Re: [logback-user] Logback configuration

Hello Anders,

If you don't have a J2EE container, using a context selector is a major 
overkill. If you tell us that it would not be possible to package a 
different copy of logback.xml in each standalone application, then we will 
add the functionality you requested, i.e. specifying the configuration file 
through a system property. (I am not very fond of this feature, but if you 
really need it, we'll be happy to oblige.)

After you have ascertained that packaging a distinct copy of logback.xml in 
each application is not an option, could you please you file a 
bug/enhancement report?

At 01:30 AM 3/13/2007, Anders Wallgren wrote:

>We're not running inside a J2EE container, rather this is a set of standalone
>applications launched out of the same classpath.
>As it stands, I don't think ContextSelector will help, unless there's some
>custom implementation of that interface that I could put together to do the
>right thing.  I'm not yet familiar enough with logback to answer that
>myself, so your input is appreciated.

Ceki Gülcü
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