Camel Maven Plugin
The Camel Maven Plugin allows you to run your Enterprise Integration Patterns using Spring for Dependency Injection inside Maven along with being able to support Visualisation along with integration of the Visualisation diagrams into the standard maven reports for your project.
Adding the plugin to your pom.xml
Add the following in your <build><plugins> section
You can also specify what Main class to use when running the plugin. By default this is org.apache.camel.spring.Main.
File based spring configuration files
From Camel 1.4 onwards loading Spring context files via a file location is also supported. You configure this with the fileApplicationContextUri option. Paths may be split using a semi-colon (;). This sort of file location is useful for web application projects that store spring configuration files in WEB-INF. It can also be used to replace configuration that requires an OSGi container with an equivalent non-OSGi configuration.
The plugin will construct a classpath of any Maven dependency with scope "compile". The classpath is output as an INFO log statement upon startup.
Information about the generated routes is available through the GraphViz report, and also through the log statements generated by the run goal. If you would like to see this information then add a log4j (or other commons-logging implementation) config file with the following levels.
This should produce a log statement similar to:
Integration into Maven Reports
If you add the camel-maven-plugin to your <reporting> section of your pom you will automatically get the Visualisation reporting generated for your project as part of the regular maven site generation.
For example add the following into your pom
Then when you run
Your context will be booted up via the META-INF/spring/*.xml files, the DOT file generated and a nice HTML report created.