Release Notes: In addition to many performance improvements, bugfixes, and other small enhancements, this release adds JMX support, mapped diagnostic contexts, JDBC logging, a graphical log viewer (chainsaw), and buffered IO capability. One important change is the replacement of the Category class with a Logger class, and the Priority class with the Level class, in order to facilitate migrating from the JDK 1.4 logging API to log4j. All changes except the removal of deprecated methods are backward compatible such that log4j 1.2 can be considered a drop in replacement for log4j 1.1.3.
Release Notes: This version is identical to version 1.2.8, except that several key methods have been deprecated in preparation for version 1.3.0, the next major release of log4j. These changes are intended to enforce the rule that client code should never refer to the Category class directly, but use the Logger class instead. Similarly, client code should not refer to the Priority class but to the Level class instead.
Release Notes: This is a purely maintenance release which fixes a parsing problem of log4j configuration files written in XML observed with certain versions of Xerces.
Release Notes: This release searches for the file log4j.xml as well as the file log4j.properties during initialization.
Release Notes: This is a minor maintenance release. The most significant change is the addition of the "log4j.ignoreTCL" system property.
No changes have been submitted for this release.