[logback-user] Logback vs Log4J

Ceki Gulcu listid at qos.ch
Tue Oct 14 18:27:02 CEST 2008

While the general archirecture is very similar, there are many differences. See


for a short presentation on logback. (The presentation used to be called "Ten 
reasons to switch to logback". IMHO, the higher activity seen in logback 
compared to log4j may be your most important reason to switch.

ekkehard wrote:
> I'm using LOGBack as slf4j implementation together with the bridges 
> between legacy APIs and LOG4J in my OSGI enterprise app -
> I'm also using my own bridge between OSGI LogServices and SLF4J.
> I like the Markers from LOGBack and use them to log the OSGI Bundle- and 
> Sercvice Names.
> All will be documented in my blog (the first 3 parts of my blog series 
> "Logging in OSGI Enterprise Applications" are published till now)
> Now I'm interested to see the differences between Log4J and LOGBack.
> I already know about the Markers, which are important for me -
> are there any other differences ?
> thx
> ekke
> -- 

Ceki Gülcü
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