STABLE version (ACTIVELY DEVELOPED)
The current actively developed version of logback supporting Jakarta EE (jakarta.* namespace) is 1.5.0. It requires SLF4J version 2.0.12 and JDK 11.
Older stable versions (INACTIVE)
• Logback version 1.4.14 is the latest in the 1.4.x series. It is the direct ancestor of the 1.5.x series. It supports Jakarta EE (jakarta.* namespace) and requires SLF4J version 2.0.x and JDK 11. The 1.4.x series is no loger actively developed.
• Logback version 1.3.14 is the latest in the 1.3.x series. It supports Java EE (java.* namespace) but otherwise is feature identical to 1.4.14. It requires SLF4J version 2.0.x and JDK 8. The 1.3.x series is no loger actively developed.
• The 1.2.x series has been deprecated for several years and is no longer actively developed.
Binaries in Maven central
Logback artifacts such as .jar, .sources.jar
and javadoc.jar files can be downloaded from Maven
central under the
Since early 2022, all logback binaries are reproducible. To verify fidelity to the source code, check out the source code from github with the tag corresponding to the version you wish to verify. Build and compare.
All logback artifacts published on Maven central are signed. For each artifact, there is an associated signature file with the .asc suffix. See SECURITY.md for detailed instructions.
Third-party tools, extensions or forks (in chronological order)
If you are the author of a logback-related project and would like us to add your project to the list below please drop a line on the logback-dev mailing list.
- Provides logback encoders, layouts, and appenders to log in JSON and other formats supported by Jackson.
- Lilith by Joern Huxhorn
- Lilith is a Logging- and AccessEvent viewer for logback.
- Logback-akka by Ivan Porto Carrero.
- Consists of several akka-based logback utilities, including ActorAppender, HoptoadActorAppender and Logstash redis appender.
- Logback-android by Tony Trinh.
- Logback-Android brings the power of Logback to Android.
- Simpledb-appender by Gabriel Nell
- Logback Appender writing to Amazon SimpleDB. See also Logging the cloud with SimpleDB.
- logback-configuration by Martin Todorov
- A service layer (using Spring) and a REST interface which provides methods to: add or update loggers, resolve a log file, resolve the logback configuration file, and upload a logback configuration file and reload it.
- Logback-gelf by Anthony Marcar
- Logback-gelf can log messages to a Graylog2 server via GELF messages.
- Logback-testng by Scott Babcock
- Logback appender for TestNG Reporter.