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  • by sigzero (5768) on 2008.08.29 20:19 (#64672) Journal

    Just because you are on Windows does not mean you need to use the event log. I personally don't like it and just use Log4perl.

    • my two worries on that idea is;

      firstly a native windows person (the customer installing the application) may get confused about why this application logs differently than the normal windows apps

      secondly, you then need to choose/install/maintain your own logrotate stuff, if you wish to stop logs growing forever. the event logger, as you would expect for a native operating system function, does it's own housekeeping by default.

      • What, does anyone actually use and/or like the Windows event log?

        • Normally, I hate it for logging. But things have changed in Vista/Server 2008.

          Microsoft has tried to turn the Event log into a syslogd like system. You can have a central server receive and/or monitor all of the other servers events logs, and write monitoring rules (if you see x of y ad level z, email/netsend/script user $)

          Now that it's easier to have a server to monitor logs (like in an ops or helpdesk area), I'm more inclined to use them, at least for Errors/Fatal level events.

          Of course, if you're using s