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Apache Log4j 1 Reaches End-of-Life

The Apache Software Foundation announced the end of Apache Log4j 1 with recommendations to upgrade to Log4j 2.

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Earlier this month, the Apache Logging Services Project Management Committee (PMC) announced on its blog that Log4j 1.x had reached end-of-life (EOL) and would no longer receive official support. 

First released in 1999 as a logging library for Java, Log4j 1.x was one of the most popular logging frameworks on the market. During its lifetime, the logging framework had 21 updates. Its website describes its ability to "enable logging at runtime without modifying the application binary."

Part of the reason that Apache ended its support for 1.x was due to some "architectural flaws" and a "complex" release process, which resulted in few developers willing to volunteer their time on maintaining its codebase. 

While Apache will no longer be releasing updates, Log4j 1.x will still have its resources and documentation will remain accessible. Users can also continue to download the current framework as it currently is and create projects with it.

To bridge your Log4j 1 to 2, click here.

For more information, visit the Apache Logging site.

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