Since Camel 2.3

The camel-eclipse is a component which allows you to run Camel with Eclipse RCP. This component is needed due Eclipse classloading challenges. The component is a specialized Camel Pluggable Class Resolvers to remedy this.

The resolver is provided in the class org.apache.camel.component.eclipse.EclipsePackageScanClassResolver in the camel-eclipse jar file.

Using with Java DSL

You need to configure the resolver on the CamelContext which is done like this:

  PackageScanClassResolver eclipseResolver = new EclipsePackageScanClassResolver();

  CamelContext context = new DefaultCamelContext();

Using with Spring XML

When using Spring XML its just a matter of defining a spring bean with the Eclipse class resolver as shown:

   <bean id="eclipseResolver" class="org.apache.camel.component.eclipse.EclipsePackageScanClassResolver"/>

  <camelContext id="camel" xmlns="">
      <from uri="seda:start"/>
      <to uri="mock:result"/>


Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

    <!-- use the same version as your Camel core version -->