[logback-user] Building logback when tests fail

David Roussel nabble at diroussel.xsmail.com
Thu Nov 10 09:16:50 CET 2011

I'm not sure about the commenting on public wiki.  On the one had you encourage feedback, but on the other you now have 2 documentation sets, the main published on and the wiki one.

Also in open source projects that have adopted this approach I generally see this:

Comment 1:
  I tried it but it doesn't work

Comment 2:
  Use the mailing-list

So I'm not sure it's worth setting it up.  Some book websites have the ability to comment on individual paragraphs and sentences, and again this could be valuable, and better than wiki commenting, but is is worth the effort of setting it up?  Pull requests are simple enough.


On 9 Nov 2011, at 09:05, Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen wrote:

> (Not answering inline as this is Outlook)
> I like the git command line for its powers, but navigation in history,
> branches etc. is frequently easier inside an IDE.  I like to have both
> options.
> Regarding what you impose, it is your choice as the dictator, but you may
> want to update the build instructions.  While checking out the instructions
> again, I see you've released 1.0.0.  Congratulations on reaching that
> milestone.  I see you've added a link to Building with an IDE (misspelling:
> udner).  I will have a look at the instructions, notably for Eclipse, at a
> later time.
> The reason for allowing commentary on your existing documentation would be
> exactly that - to allow people to comment without having to submit patches
> to you, have them approved and you at your leisure release a new version.
> Having the Wiki separately would allow you to keep the existing
> infrastructure and approval process, while lowering the threshold for
> submitting information fragments.  If you are not familiar with a grassroot
> wiki and what it may result in as opposed to the tightly controlled
> Wikipedia, check out the original Wiki at http://c2.com/cgi/wiki.  The
> discussion style I'm thinking about is shown at
> http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?OnlySayThingsThatCanBeHeard (which was just picked
> randomly).
> You can then once in a while harvest the best comments for real
> documentation.
> And another thing.  I was wondering why you brought Groovy into it in the
> first place (biting us now making the IDE configuration tedious).  Is it to
> provide for a more expressive configuration language than static XML which
> does not allow writing runnable code, so you have to bring in all kinds of
> interpretation at parse time to essentially allow the user to execute code
> at run time.
> If so, I have had thoughts on whether a tiny Lisp interpreter could be
> useful for having essentially code provided in your configuration files for
> your Java programs.  Much the same thought that caused GNU to create the
> Guile library.   This would give the same tinkering capability as found in
> Emacs if done properly.
> /Thorbjørn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: logback-user-bounces at qos.ch [mailto:logback-user-bounces at qos.ch] On
> Behalf Of ceki
> Sent: 28. oktober 2011 14:43
> To: logback users list
> Subject: Re: [logback-user] Building logback when tests fail
> Answers in-line.
> On 28.10.2011 11:11, Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen wrote:
>> Hi.
>> After quite a bit of poking I found several things:
>> * IntelliJ IDEA 9 didn't support the Scala facet.
> OK although not surprising.
>> * IntelliJ IDEA 10 Community Edition works.  You need to install the 
>> Scala facet _first_ and configure it inside IDEA, and under Windows 
>> install the latest git distribution before using the github method on 
>> the front page to pull out from a VCS.
> Installing the Scala facet first is a good point. I had reached a similar
> conclusion as well. As for git support in IDEA, I personally prefer the
> command line and have no experience with IDEA's support for git.
>> Now I have a workspace without compilation errors and absolutely no 
>> idea of how to continue from here in an IDE I am unfamiliar with.  It 
>> is a testament to the usefulness of logback that I even got this far 
>> without deciding my time is better used on something else.
> Absolutely, imposing IDEA as the IDE for logback is not the most inviting
> proposal for new contributors.
>> May I suggest that you consider lowering the threshold of how much 
>> work is actually needed to be _able_ to contribute to logback?
> Makes a lot of sense.
>> If I want to add a few lines to the current "How to build logback"
>> instructions on the web sites, I am expected to open a _bug report_ 
>> preferably with a patch attached to the underlying html-pages which 
>> you then need to have time to approve, check in, rebuild and deploy the
> website.
> You can fork logback on github, make your changes and submit a pull request.
> Once your changes are verified, thet are fairly trivial to merge. The
> changes will be available with the next release.
> The only serious bottle neck is the verification. I sometimes reject or
> delay good contributions.
>> That is probably not optimal.  As you already know JIRA, you might 
>> also find Confluence (the Atlassian Wiki product) interesting, and it 
>> is free for open source projects 
>> (http://www.atlassian.com/software/views/open-source-license-request).
> Currently, logback documentation consists of plain html file. These files
> are in maintained in git under the logback-site module. Would moving to
> Confluence entail that these files be migrated/moved into Confluence?
>> If you want to keep strict control of the official documentation, then 
>> just have a "Comments" link on the bottom of each page for a 
>> identically named page in Confluence.
> What would that do?
>> For now, I have decided that I will develop the JDK14Appender I need 
>> based on a binary logback distribution instead.
> You can build logback under maven and let Eclipse pickup the .class files
> associated with the STest test classes. Actually, working with the binary
> has the same effect. Right?
>> Thanks for your prompt help
> That's the least I could do.
>> /Thorbjørn
> --
> Ceki
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