I recently had a look at Log4Net before we decided to go with Ruby On Rails. As part of evaluating Ruby and Rails, I had a look at Log4r as well. We want to use Log4r, and we would have a logger that output all levels to console and stdout, and everything above Warn to a database table. But the deployment of log4r doesn't come with a database outputter. Is there any reason for this? Anyway, I've written an outputter for log4r that uses Ruby DBI and the ODBC driver for MySQL. I've also enhanced the basic formatter and logevent to accept an optional extra field after the message. This eventually gets written to the userid column in the database so that we can find out who's been wrecking our system :-D. Because the field is optional, Rails is happy to use log4r to output its own messages. I tried contacting the author of Log4r, but got no response. Does anyone want these enhancements? Should I upload the changes somewhere? In any case I'd like somebody to peer review the enhancements in case there are scalability issues etc. Cheers, Ed.
on 2006-04-04 15:57