== Logging by Tim P. http://logging.rubyforge.org (the "Quixotic Starfish" release) == Description Logging is a flexible logging library for use in Ruby programs based on the design of Java's log4j library. It features a hierarchical logging system, custom level names, multiple output destinations per log event, custom formatting, and more. This release addresses compatibility issues with Rails, seed improvements, and one or two minor tweaks and bug fixes. See the changes section for all the gory details. However, this release is not quite backwards compatible with the 0.6.* and earlier versions. The reason is the Logging::Logger#add method. It was reworked to semantically conform to the Ruby Standard Library's Logger#add method -- this provides the Rails compatibility. For users of earlier versions of logging, you will need to change any usage of the Logging::Logger#add method to use the new Logging::Logger#add_appenders method (it's the old "add" method renamed to "add_appenders"). == Installation sudo gem install logging == What's Important Logging provides a few niceties 1) a rolling file appender than can handle multiple processes logging to the same file 2) a nice e-mail appender 3) sending log messages to Growl (for those on the Mac platform) 4) fine grained control over logging levels for specific classes == Changes 1 major enhancement - Rails compatibility * renamed Logger#add method to Logger#add_appenders * renamed Logger#remove method to Logger#remove_appenders * renamed Logger#clear method to Logger#clear_appenders * added a new Logger#add method that conforms to the calling semantics of the Ruby stdlib Logger 2 minor enhancements - Speed improvements and test coverage - Created a top-level Logging.init method that is used to define the default logging levels 1 bug fix - Tweaked windows detection code == Fun Fact A pregnant goldfish is called a "twit". == Post Script Blessings, TwP
on 2008-02-13 03:22
on 2008-02-13 06:23
On Feb 12, 2008, at 7:21 PM, Tim P. wrote: > 1) a rolling file appender than can handle multiple processes logging > to the same file Forgive my being too lazy to look to night, but what does this mean? Would this feature make it possible to make something like Rails logging multiprocess safe? Obviously I only ask because this project looks freaking awesome Tim. James Edward G. II
on 2008-02-13 17:59
On Feb 12, 2008, at 9:22 PM, James G. wrote: > On Feb 12, 2008, at 7:21 PM, Tim P. wrote: > >> 1) a rolling file appender than can handle multiple processes logging >> to the same file > > Forgive my being too lazy to look to night, but what does this > mean? Would this feature make it possible to make something like > Rails logging multiprocess safe? > That is correct. Multiple Rails processes (i.e. mongrel clusters) can now safely log to the same file, have the file roll, and all the processes will use the newer log file. You can also use the Syslog appender in Logging and dump to the syslog service. This is good for collecting logs from multiple machines. Blessings, TwP
on 2008-02-21 02:11
On Feb 13, 7:58 am, Tim P. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > That is correct. Multiple Rails processes (i.e. mongrel clusters) can > now safely log to the same file, have the file roll, and all the > processes will use the newer log file. > > You can also use the Syslog appender in Logging and dump to the syslog > service. This is good for collecting logs from multiple machines. What's the best way to configure Rails to use Logging? Is there any documentation for setting it up? I looked at http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/HowtoConfi... but it only talks about log4r. Will.
on 2008-02-21 08:47
On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 3:21 AM, Tim P. <email@example.com> wrote: > == Logging > by Tim P. > http://logging.rubyforge.org > (the "Quixotic Starfish" release) I see you are making use of the Ubuntu naming convention ;-) To automate that, you may want to try FireSomething: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/31 Actually I wonder if the adjective-animal namespace might get crowded. Perhaps a new class is in order: Juicy Jacaranda Bearded Beech etc.