Has something about JWare/AntXtras Logging for Ant (Log4Ant) or this website made you curious, confused, annoyed, or bored? This section contains the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about Log4Ant. For general FAQs about AntXtras or this website read the AntXtras FAQs.

General Information

Q: What is JWare/AntXtras Logging for Ant aka Log4Ant?

JWare/AntXtras Logging for Ant (Log4Ant) is a full bridge to the SLF4J library. By using Log4Ant components you can easily capture, transform, and send Ant messages, AntXtras messages, and standard output and error messages to your real logging and monitoring system. The principal Log4Ant components are described on the Home and Overview pages.

Q: What is the Log4Ant license?

JWare/AntXtras Log4Ant, binary and source form, is released under the Free Software Foundation’s GNU LGPL 2.1. Please read the LGPL carefully before using any of the Log4Ant source in your own application.

Q: What do I need to install to use Log4Ant?

You need the version of Ant, AntXtras, SLF4J, and a logging framework that matches the Log4Ant series you’re downloading. Supported frameworks include java.util.logging, Log4J, and LOGBack. Read the Downloads page for detailed compatibility information. Note that all standalone Log4Ant versions require JRE 5 or newer.

Q: Are there any examples on how to use Log4Ant?

Read the High Speed Tutorial first. Then go to the general Documents page for links to other documentation like the User Guide and JavaDocs.

Q: How do I report bugs, request features, etc.?

Read the general JWare Software Support page for a list of available project trackers. You can also subscribe to either of our two AntXtras mailing lists: “AntX Announcements” and “AntX User Discussions”.

Q: Can I include a link to your website on my website?

You betcha! The best top level URL for Log4Ant is http://jwaresoftware.org/wiki/log4ant/home. You can also use a PURL; the PURL for Log4Ant is http://purl.net/jware/log4ant/.

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