So you're saying you'd like the docs to include some basic introductory info on what a class path is, what system properties are, and how to configure them all? Sounds like a good idea considering log4j is such a fundamental library that I wouldn't expect all users to know that sort of thing by default.
On 1 December 2016 at 21:08, Arash Rouhani Kalleh < aras...@vng.com.vn.invalid> wrote: > Hi Log4j community! > > After getting a constructive response from mr. Gary Gregory on Twitter on > one of my rage-tweets. I decided to take him up on that and send some > feedback to this community. > > My bad experience came from spending maybe over an hour trying to just get > the framework to pick up my config file. So here I come with a practical > suggestion to remedy this: On this docs page, under "Automatic > Configuration". You would change the first occurrence of "system property" > and "classpath" into a hyperlink pointing to more information *how to > set *those > values. The problem is that many casual programmers don't know (I didn't). > Would that make sense? > > Note that the mere definition of system property/classpath (the results I > would find when Googling the terms) are still of no use, because they lack > practical information on how to include the log4j2 configuration file > inside my jar and having it being read by log4j2. > > Lastly, thanks to everybody who've contributed to this well-documented, > well-designed, efficient logging framework. The experience is good once > you've got the framework to pick up your configuration file. And the more > users who don't get frustrated in the phase before that, the more users > that have energy left over to contribute back. :) > > Cheers, > Arash Rouhani > > > : https://twitter.com/ArashRouhani/status/775969974397480960 > : http://logging.apache.org/log4j/2.x/manual/configuration.html > -- Matt Sicker <boa...@gmail.com>