This project's main and only goal is to allow the following:
org.apache.juli.logging) calls to org.slf4j (repackaged to
org.apache.juli.logging.org.slf4j) - i.e. handle internal tomcat logging with slf4j and logback binding, make still possible to use logback-access with
logback-access.xmlconfig - using standard functionality of logback-access,
make possible to use independent configuration of slf4j+logback from all web applications which may carry their own slf4j-api,
Using only ANT's build.xml file (based on the file provided with Tomcat), proper source JARs are downloaded from maven repository and unpacked. Then all classes are refactored under
org.apache.juli.loggingpackage, subpackages and then compiled.
The project is currently migrating from
ant build to a mavenized one, you can help out by testing it:
ant/ivybuild will soon be replaced with a maven build. A maven branch currently exists and is ready for user feedback. The build time is rather quick. One major change will be occurring with this. Currently this project requires 4 jars to be placed into
tomcat/bindirectory. Once the maven build is merged into master, it will simply contain a single shaded jar file for
tomcat-julicontaining all that everyone is familiar with. No other changes are necessary.
Additionally, sourceforge builds have not been updated recently. Grzegorz has been quite busy and I have picked up building out this conversion to maven. We hope to have this resolved shortly. In the meantime, feel free to pull down the maven branch and give it a try.
Additionally, as it has been raised multiple times, there are no current plans to move this to maven central. However, that might be an option for those that want to run embedded tomcat. This will be determined at a later time.
It's a huge effort for a a single person, so let's gather and help it.