[Mono-dev] [PATCH] EventLog implementation

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Sun Aug 13 11:14:39 EDT 2006

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 Atsushi Eno
>> Sent: zondag 13 augustus 2006 15:32
>> To: Gert Driesen
>> Cc: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
>> Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] [PATCH] EventLog implementation
>> Hello Gert,
>> Here are my thoughts:
>> 	- As I mentioned at #mono, Current code end up to have
>> 	  *no* implementation from the point of already-built
>> 	  System.dll. There should be ways to enable local file
>> 	  impl. and winapi impl. without rebuilding System.dll
>> 	  Using environment variable would be mandatory. Having
>> 	  configuration section would be optional goodness.
> I'll look into adding this later.
>> 	- You don't mention that which you are targetting exactly
>> 	  when you talk about registry stuff, so I'm guessing
>> 	  the worst case i.e. you are also trying to make changes
>> 	  on local file based implementation with related to get
>> 	  log store.
> Not sure what you mean with this. Registry is indeed used for event log
> registration (for both win32 event log, and log file implementations), and I
> think we should keep it that way.

I never insisted that you should *remove* registry based log location
retrieval. There is nothing you should worry about that.

>> 	  I prefer having different option i.e. current environment
>> 	  variable based solution, than *totally* relying on the
>> 	  registry, since it would rather make debugging difficult
>> 	  than reducing little coding cost.
> I understand your concerns, but in this case I think its important enough to
> maintain compatibility with MS.NET.

No, you don't truly understand my concern. There is nothing "important"
to kill alternatives for indicating log location.

> If the only thing you want to do is write to local log files, you should use
> a logging framework. No ?

No. I have been speaking about debugging. Your "formal beauty" helps
no people.

> Event log could be considered something Windows specific, and as such I
> think users expect it to behave like the MS implementation.
>> 	- Other than above, I support your plan. Thanks also to
>> 	  latexer, it became pretty cute.
> I'm currently fixing quite some bug in the Unix Registry API (almost
> complete now), and I'll await approval on that patch before I propose a
> patch for the registry/event log file store changes.

Sadly it is really going to take much longer than I expected.
I should have just committed my code when Miguel showed go-sign.
I'll make really harmless changes on current code so that EventLogs
*just* work.

I won't reply anymore to your messages today, so you should enjoy
your birthday without hacking (still enough time to argue next week).

Atsushi Eno

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