[development] module announcements and duplication Re: New Drupal Logging to text file Module

Ian Bezanson irb at ianbezanson.ca
Mon Feb 11 13:43:13 UTC 2008


Normally, I would agree with you on your sentiment, and I don't tend to
post new modules to this mailing list.  However, in this case (more
specifically w/the logging module) I am after some thoughts/feedback
from other developers.  My take on this mailing list is that getting
feedback from the dev community is it's purpose (correct me if I'm

I do apologize that the two postings came so close together, but I
hadn't had a chance to work on either of these up until this past


Ian Bezanson
irb at ianbezanson.ca

On Mon, 2008-11-02 at 11:37 -0200, Greg Knaddison - GVS wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for these new modules.  They definitely seem useful.
> Based on the past year of data we get 4.1 new modules per day on Drupal.org
> If people want to know about all of them they can subscribe to
> http://drupal.org/taxonomy/term/14/0
> If they want to know about the "important" ones they can subscribe to
> http://drupaldashboard.com/feed-item/43
> I don't think announcing them on the Development list is a good idea in general.
> On Feb 11, 2008 11:03 AM, Ian Bezanson <irb at ianbezanson.ca> wrote:
> > The company I work for bases all of our projects on the Drupal
> > infratructure.  The watchdog application simply doesn't work for us, so
> > I'd created a module to log messages to file in the format:
> >
> > 00:00:58 [module::function_name][LOG_LEVEL]: Checking to see if user
> > 0c2f977cc24e4e41d8cd6d9a4099ab0b is anonymous.
> This sounds a lot like the syslog and/or trace and/or log4drupal functionality
> http://drupal.org/node/149341
> http://drupal.org/project/trace
> http://www.johnandcailin.com/blog/cailin/log4drupal-logging-api-drupal
> As a module developer, I don't want to have to choose which one of
> these I support or (worse) include calls to all three.  I'd rather see
> this project merged with those projects so we can have the "one true
> logging module" instead of "3 logging modules that do similar things
> and which in the end make life harder for developers and site admins".
> Thanks,
> Greg

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