Since we're on a major migration process of this website, some component documents here are out of sync right now. In the meantime you may want to look at the asciidoc in the repository: https://github.com/apache/camel/blob/master/README.md https://github.com/apache/camel/blob/master/components/readme.adoc
Can I use Camel on Java 1.4
Apache Camel was developed to run on Java 1.5 or later to take advantage of the new language features like generics and annotations together with using the Java 5 concurrency code. Starting with version 2.7.0, only Java 1.6 is supported.