Camel 2.15.0 release

 

New and Noteworthy

Welcome to the 2.15.0 release which approx 500 issues resolved (new features, improvements and bug fixes such as...)

  • Component, data format, language and eip documentation now included in the built component JARs. And Java API and JMX API to access that documentation. And APIs to explain an endpoint uri, eip configuration and what all those configured options mean. In other words the same level of complete documentation of your Camel apps at both design and runtime, accessible from Java / JMX and tooling.
  • Component, data format, language and eip can now have associated label(s) which are used for grouping components into: core, database, messaging, http, rest, etc.
  • The XML DSL schema now include documentation
  • Provide Configurer for user to configure the CXF conduit and CXF destination from Java code
  • Added a DelegateEndpoint interface into Camel API
  • Support to setup the SslContextParameters in the camel-restlet component
  • Java DSL - Should support nested choice in doTry .. doCatch
  • MongoDb component now stores OIDs of the inserted records in the message header
  • Recipient List now supports specifying custom Exchange Pattern in the endpoint ur's
  • Type Converter to enum's is now case insensitive, so you can convert safely level=info to an enum with name Level.INFO etc.
  • XSLT and Validation components now provides all their endpoint configurations in the endpoint, and not only in the component, making these components like any other components.
  • Made the Camel Karaf Commands reusable by moving common code into a camel-commands-core module that SPI can extend and plugin Camel commands for other environments.
  • Further hardening of the SJMS component.
  • Rest DSL with embedded routes now supports onException, intercept etc in use for those embedded routes, just like any regular routes. 
  • Rest DSL now by default uses custom error message as-is without attempting to binding output (requires a HTTP error code of 300+ is set as a header)
  • Camel Using PropertyPlaceholder now supports specifying a default value together with the key to lookup.
  • Camel Using PropertyPlaceholder now supports not having to define a PropertiesComponent if all the placeholder keys has default values which are to be used (less configuration needed in those situations).
  • Camel Using PropertyPlaceholder now supports 3rd party functions to lookup the property values, this allow end users to implement their own logic - we provide 3 out of the box functions to lookup values from OS environment variable, JVM system properties, or the service name idiom.
  • RabbitMQ now pools Channels for the producer to avoid sharing same Channel among concurrent producers which are not recommended by RabbitMQ client.
  • Camel commands is now reusable outside Apache Karaf as a base by the commands-core module.
  • Camel commands using Jolokia for remote communication by the commands-jolokia module.
  • More minor processors such as setHeader, removeHeader, removeHeaders and ditto for properties is now also enlisted in JMX under processors.
  • Optimized usage of type conversion during routing reducing the number of attempts needed.
  • Optimized CaseInsentiveMap used as message headers to use a single map instead of two and yield less memory overhead and performance
  • Asynchronous routing engine that are forced to block threads now exposes this using a manager that offers runtime insight using JMX. And as well attempts to free blocked threads during graceful shutdown, to avoid any threads hanging in the JVM.
  • Swagger now supports any kind of runtime environment, as only JMX being enabled is required.
  • XML Security component supports now  XAdES-BES/EPES in the signer endpoint.
  • HL7 MLLP codec now supports Netty4 based transport.
  • Inflight repository now allows to browse the current inflight exchanges to obtain information where these exchanges are inflight and for how long. Expose this information in JMX and Camel commands as well.
  • Graceful Shutdown now logs information about the inflight exchanges that are still present during shutdown and a timeout was hit.
  • Message History which dumps Exchange information not supports the Exchange.LOG_DEBUG_BODY_MAX_CHARS option to limit the max chars outputted in the logs.
  • DefaultClassLoader now fallback and use the application context classloader that may have been set on CamelContext to better be able to load classes/resources from classpath in different runtime environments.
  • Camel JMX now includes current inflight exchanges at processor level, which means we can have a complete breakdown where exchanges are, and as well from the improved InflightRegistry which has APi and JMX api to browse the current inflight with details of the exchange and processing times etc.
  • Support for Jetty 9 using the new camel-component-jetty9 module.
  • The EndpointRegistry now stores endpoints in two caches; a static unbounded cache to keep endpoints for their lifetime, and a dynamic limited cache to keep only the recently used endpoints. 
  • Endpoint's used by routes are kept in the static cache of the EndpointRegistry as long as the lifetime of the routes.
  • Removing a route now also remove its static Endpoint's from the EndpointRegistry (if those endpoints are not shared and used by other routes). Mind that any dynamic endpoint created during routing from dynamic EIPs such as recipient list, routing slip, dynamic router etc, are not removed from the EndpointRegistry when the route is removed.
  • Dead Letter Channel now logs a WARN if a new exception occurred while it was attempting to process the dead letter message. The new exception will by default be handled so the Dead Letter Channel always complete succesfull. The new option deadLetterHandleNewException can be set to false to turn this off.
  • GroovyShell creation process can now be customized using GroovyShellFactory SPI interface.
  • Configuring endpoint uris in XML DSL now allow to specify the uri attribute using multiple lines; this can make it more readable when having very long uris. Notice only the uri attributes support this.
  • Configuring endpoint uris in XML DSL now allow to specify endpoint options using <property>  bean style in the <endpoint> configuration;  this can make it more readable when having very long uris. 
  • Using custom Jackson modules is easier with the Jackson JSON data format.
  • Enabling and disabling features using Jackson data format is easier from both Java and XML DSL.
  • Some HTTP producer now allows GET operations with message body (though a bit unusual to do)
  • Aggregate EIP now supports letting the AggregationStrategy determine if the current group is complete by returning a boolean property on the returned exchange.
  • camel-cdi supports CDI 1.0 onwards now.

Fixed issues

  • Fixed processors was not enlisted in JMX when routes was transacted.
  • Fixed the NullPointerException when using CXF endpoint with enrich
  • Fixed the endpointProperty of restConfiguration doesn't work issue
  • Fixed the issue that CircuitBreakerLoadBalancer fails on async processors
  • Fixed MyBatis consumer ignoring maxMessagesPerPoll option
  • Fixed potential issue with pollEnrich not triggering error handler if an exception was thrown in the polling.
  • Fixed a memory leak if using Dynamic Router that loops many times, and uses any of convertBodyTo or setBody or transform in the loop, causing memory to stack up until the Exchange is done.
  • Fixed and improved how Bean component and Simple language invoking beans detect methods that are overridden, and able to filter and apply this as a single method, to be invoked. Avoids AmbiguousMethodCallException being thrown.
  • Fixed a thread leak if restarting routes using stop/start and the routes is a scheduled poll consumer, such as file/ftp components.
  • Using ?exchangePattern=InOnly or InOut in endpoint uris now take precedence as the pattern in use when sending to the endpoint, using to/recipient list.
  • Mail component no longer includes headers starting with Camel in their keys, as those are consider internal headers and should not be included in the sent emails.
  • Fixed readLock=fileLock on the file component
  • Fixed Stomp not detecting failure when sending, but was assuming a send always succeeded
  • Fixed MQTT sending to broker being more resilient and automatic ensure re-connection when connection failures
  • Fixed sending to FTP may cause the producer to hang in an endless reconnection attempt if the socket connection is dead. (Use soTimeout=10000 or some positive value to potential mitigate this in older releases).
  • Wire Tap and Multicast (in parallel mode) EIPs now copies the message body if its Stream caching based - this allows concurrent threads to work individually using their own copy of the stream, to have reliable access to the body.

New Enterprise Integration Patterns

New Components

  • camel-beanstalk - for working with Amazon Beanstalk jobs.
  • came-cassandraql - Cassandra CQL3 support
  • camel-chunk - for templating with Chunk engine.
  • camel-docker - to communicate with Docker.
  • camel-dozer - Now also as a component to convert messages using the Dozer type conversion framework
  • camel-github - for integrating with github
  • camel-google-calendar - provides access to Google Calendar via the Google Calendar Web APIs.
  • camel-google-mail - provides access to Gmail via the Google Mail Web APIs.
  • camel-hipchat - to integrate with the Hipchat service
  • camel-pgevent - Component for sending/receiving notifications in PostgreSQL via the pgjdbc-ng driver
  • camel-jira - for integrating with JIRA issue tracker
  • camel-kura - for deploying Camel OSGi routes into Eclipse Kura M2M container.
  • camel-scr - for using Camel with SCR (OSGi declarative services) on OSGi containers such as Apache Karaf
  • camel-spring-boot - for using Camel with Spring Boot
  • camel-test-spring40 - for testing with Spring 4.0.x. camel-test-spring is for Spring 4.1.x onwards.
  • scheduler - for timer based scheduler using a scheduled thread pool and with more functionality.

New DSL

  • Added removeProperties to remove the properties from exchange.

New Annotations

New Data Formats

  • camel-univocity-parsers

New Languages

New Examples

New Tutorials

Known Issues

The camel-cxf feature doesn't install the required camel-spring feature by default. Therefore, you have to install it separately before: 'features:install camel-spring'

The camel-swagger feature doesn't install the required scala-reflect bundle by default. Therefore, you have to install it separately before: 'install -s mvn:org.scala-lang/scala-reflect/2.10.4'

Dependency Upgrades

  • AWS-Java-SDK 1.8.3 to 1.8.9.1
  • Codahale Metrics 3.0 to 3.1
  • CXF 3.0.2 to 3.0.4
  • Hazelcast 3.3.2 to 3.4
  • JAXB 2.2.7 to 2.2.11
  • JRuby 1.7.16 to 1.7.18
  • Guava 17.0 to 18.0
  • Jsch 0.1.50 to 0.1.51
  • JsonPath 1.1.0 to 1.2.0
  • Spring 4.0.7.RELEASE to 4.1.5.RELEASE
  • Spring Security 3.1.7.RELEASE to 3.2.5.RELEASE
  • RX Java 0.20 to 1.0.5
  • Disruptor 3.3.0 to 3.3.2
  • ... and many other upgrades

Important changes to consider when upgrading

  • Spring 4.1.x is now the default out of the box Spring version.
  • Unit testing with Spring 4.0.x requires using camel-test-spring40, as camel-test-spring is for Spring 4.1 or better.
  • Remember to add @BootstrapWith(CamelTestContextBootstrapper.class) if upgrading from Spring 3.x or 4.0.x to Spring 4.1 onwards, and using the camel-test-spring module.
  • XSLT component now require configuring transformerFactory using URIs with the #syntax to refer to a bean. Just like any other component would do.
  • Slight refactor in camel-metrics component which may affect users who are using the java endpoint types instead of configuring using uris
  • camel-csv upgraded to Commons CSV 1.x which has a different API than the old 0.x version. End users may need to adjust their code.
  • camel-sjms has been refactored a bit to further harden this component. End users may need to adjust their code.
  • The simple function properties:locations:key has been renamed to properties-location:locations:key, as it would clash with the new functionality to specify a default value after the key name, eg properties:key:default
  • Removed the backlog tracer commands from the Karaf Camel commands as they are not suitable for a CLI environment
  • The need for runtime specific servlets in Swagger has been removed, and instead just use the default servlet which is provided out of the box. 
  • org.apache.camel.spi.InflightRepository now includes additional methods for browsing in-flight exchanges.
  • Using ?exchangePattern=InOnly or InOut in endpoint uris now take precedence as the pattern in use when sending to the endpoint, using to/recipient list.
  • DefaultClassLoader now fallback and use the application context classloader that may have been set on CamelContext to better be able to load classes/resources from classpath in different runtime environments.
  • Mail component no longer includes headers starting with Camel in their keys, as those are consider internal headers and should not be included in the sent emails.
  • Removing a route now also remove its static Endpoint's from the EndpointRegistry (if those endpoints are not shared and used by other routes). Mind that any dynamic endpoint created during routing from dynamic EIPs such as recipient list, routing slip, dynamic router etc, are not removed from the EndpointRegistry when the route is removed.
  • All boolean isFoo methods on the model classes has been removed to ensure the model has consistent java bean getter/setter style with exactly one getter and one setter of the same type.
  • The exchange property language has been renamed from property to exchangeProperty to avoid ambiguity, confusion and clash with properties as a general term. So use exchangeProperty instead of property.
  • The delay option in SNMP has changed from using seconds to millis as time unit.
  • Routing starting from a Bean endpoint is not supported (which wasnt really intended anyway), instead start with a scheduler and use to bean instead.
  • Added copy method to StreamCache api for Stream caching
  • The camel-jetty component is now split into camel-jetty8 and camel-jetty9 to support both Jetty versions. But only one is supported on the the classpath so pick only one of them.
  • Custom components using @UriEndpoint must now include a syntax attribute to document the uri syntax of the endpoint, when using the apt compiler plugin to generate documentation.
  • Scala users should favor using ScalaRouteBuilder instance of RouteBuilder.

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Changelog

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