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Guice Maven Plugin

The Guice Maven Plugin allows you to run your Enterprise Integration Patterns using Guice 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.

Goals Supported






Boots up Camel in the context of a separately initiated Java thread using the Guice configuration in the file on the classpath and runs your routing rules



Boots up Camel using the Guice configuration at on the classpath and runs your routing rules



Generates DOT files and then HTML, PNG, SVG files for your EIP routing rules with integration into Maven Reports

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.guice.Main.

Making use of an optional JNDI properties file

Available as of Camel 2.13.0

Optionally if the name of your JNDI properties file is something else other than the default or if it's not on the default classpath, then you can make use of the jndiProperties option as shown below:


The plugin will construct a classpath of any Maven dependency with scope "compile". The classpath is output as an INFO log statement upon startup.

Route Information

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 guice-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 files, the DOT file generated and a nice HTML report created.

GraphViz DOT required

Note to get the nice HTML, PNG and SVG outputs from the DOT files you will need to install the GraphViz DOT executable and add it to your PATH so that the plugin can invoke DOT to generate the PNG/SVG files.

For more details see the guice:dot.

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