[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] <AWT Dev> Review Request for 6879044

Ismael Juma mlists at juma.me.uk
Mon Sep 21 18:43:13 UTC 2009

Hi Mandy,

Mandy Chung <Mandy.Chung at ...> writes:
> Server-type applications are typical use cases that logging information 
> is very important and useful for diagnosis in the field - long running 
> apps, hard to reproduce problems until running for many days/months.  It 
> is hard to imagine how the logging information is important in client 
> applications.   But you seem to know many client applications use the 
> logging API that I would also be interested to follow up with their 
> requirements.

Having worked on client apps in the past (Swing and Eclipse RCP-based), I have
to disagree with this. Logging is very important in client apps too and it's
very common to check the logs when bugs are reported or unexpected failures
occur. Many applications even offer to email the logs directly to the provider
when an unexpected error occurs.


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