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Subject: Re: [boost] [log] Review-ready version in the Vault
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-11 14:16:36

Peter Simons wrote:
> Now that I have actually experimented with the code, I realize that
> there is no portable implementation of syslog(3), i.e. your library
> cannot submit log entries to syslog from non-POSIX platforms, like
> Windows. Maybe I am missing something terribly obvious?

Yes, the syslog sink uses native API to write logs. I'm not aware of any
syslog client API implemented for Windows, so this sink is not available
on this platform.

> Anyway, the ability to access syslog is important to me, but I don't
> have the time to implement an appropriate sink myself. So, if there is
> some sort of wish-list for things that will be added, I'd be very happy
> to see this particular feature on that wish-list. I suspect some other
> people who work primarily with heterogeneous networks will share that
> sentiment.

I totally agree that lack of syslog client on Windows is a huge gap.
However, I believe such a project should be standalone, and probably
outside of Boost. Maybe, if I have enough time, I will start one.

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