All, just noticed the log4j 1.2 release that happened yesterday, May 9,
from their site:
9 May 2002 - log4j 1.2 final
After a wait of just under a year, log4j 1.2 is now finally released.
This release incorporates many performance improvements, bug fixes, and
log4j 1.2 adds JMX support, Mapped Diagnostic Contexts, JDBC logging,
graphical log viewer (chainsaw), and buffered IO capability. One
important change is the replacement of the Category class with Logger
class and the Priority class with the Level class in order to facilitate
migration from the JDK 1.4 logging API to log4j.
All changes except the removal of deprecated methods are backward
compatible such that log4j 1.2 can be considered a drop in replacement
for log4j 1.1.3.