Hervé Boutemy created MNG-6093:

             Summary: create a slf4j-simple provider extension that supports 
level color rendering
                 Key: MNG-6093
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MNG-6093
             Project: Maven
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: Logging
            Reporter: Hervé Boutemy

With color support, core Maven and plugins do general message colorization (or 
more high-level "message styling" through maven-shared-utils)
slf4j provider however has to add color:
- for log level output (DEBUG/INFO/WARNING/ERROR)
- for stacktrace rendering
That's why we use Gossip slf4j provider: it has sufficient little extension 
points to add this (see 

The issue with switching to Gossip slf4j provider is that people don't know it 
and it does not have the same features as slf4j-simple, the configuration file 
is not the same (name nor content).
But the extension points are not that big: if slf4j-simple provider just made a 
few methods protected instread of private, it would be extensible

What if we just copy slf4j-simple to change the signatures and create small 
extension classes? The license permits it, we can try it and eventually see 
with slf4j if the modification can go into official release

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