[Mono-dev] local file based EventLog implementation

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Wed Aug 9 04:43:13 EDT 2006

Cool! BTW Andreas asked me to keep existing "do nothing"
implementation, so please post a patch before committing code
so that we can meet his request.

Atsushi Eno

Gert Driesen wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-devel-list-
>> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Kornél Pál
>> Sent: woensdag 9 augustus 2006 10:10
>> To: Atsushi Eno
>> Cc: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com; Gert Driesen
>> Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] local file based EventLog implementation
>> Hi,
>>>> And there is another important thing: Messages have to come from a
>>>> DLL file.
>>> I never tried it, but isn't it achieved when we use Windows Event
>>> Logging API?
>> This is how it is achieved in MS.NET:
>>>> MS.NET has a file called EventLogMessages.dll that contains a message
>>>> table resource with messages "%1" that is registered with the event
>>>> source and the entire message will be stored as an argument for this
>> "%1"
>>>> message.
>>> To my understanding, we were talking about Windows unmanaged API to
>>> implement EventLogImpl (or whatever we are going to have) that works
>>> only under Windows. We are not going to mimick the entire event
>> system
>>> for non-Windows land.
>>> If anyone tries to implement it, that would be fine though.
>> I was speaking only about Windows because you were discussing
>> possibilities on Windows as well. So these informations may help
>> implementing event logging on Windows.
>> And of course knowing how Windows does event logging helps to mimic the
>> same on other OSes.
> Sure. I'll start by implementing the registry based methods (for
> creating/deleting event sources, retrieving event logs, ...).
> That code can be shared on both windows and Linux. 
> After that we'll need to look into creating two implementations of an
> "EventLog persistence provider", meaning native win32 eventlog on Windows,
> and a file-based (or SQL-based) implementation on Linux. These "only" have
> to provide implementations for reading and writing event log entries.
> I'll try to get the registry stuff done later today (and check it in ?), and
> work on unit tests after that.
> Gert

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