[Mono-dev] local file based EventLog implementation
gert.driesen at telenet.be
Wed Aug 9 04:49:04 EDT 2006
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mono-devel-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-devel-list-
> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Atsushi Eno
> Sent: woensdag 9 augustus 2006 10:43
> To: Gert Driesen
> Cc: 'Kornél Pál'; mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
> Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] local file based EventLog implementation
> 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.
Ok, no problem. I'll only commit some new (2.0) classes to svn.
> Gert Driesen wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
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> >> [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
> >>> 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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