Apache Camel 3.x Upgrade Guide

This document is for helping you upgrade your Apache Camel application from Camel 3.x to 3.y. For example if you are upgrading Camel 3.0 to 3.2, then you should follow the guides from both 3.0 to 3.1 and 3.1 to 3.2.

Upgrading Camel 3.10 to 3.11

Bean Language

When using beanType (full qualified class name) with the bean language, then the bean language will now lookup in registry and if there is a single instance of the same type, then the existing bean is used. If not then a new bean is created (same behavior as before).

Aggregate EIP

The aggregate EIP will now always use a worker thread pool for processing outgoing messages. Previously a worker pool was only created when parallelProcessing=true. When having parallelProcessing=false then a single-threaded worker pool is created and used by the aggregator.

Camels routing engine works better when a dedicated worker pool that eliminates a hack that otherwise was needed in other EIPs that was affected if using the aggregator in some special configurations.

RemoveHeader EIP

In XML and YAML DSL the headerName attribute has been deprecated, and you should use name instead. This is to make the EIP consistent with the naming used by other similar EIPs.

Routes loader

The default pattern for discovering Camel routes et all from the classpath has changed from only including XML files to now include all files.

The option routesIncludePattern is changed from:




This is from the camel-main module which is for running Camel standalone, but also reused for Camel on Spring Boot, or Camel on Quarkus.


The camel-apns component has been removed as the APNS (Apple Push Notification Service) online service has been retired y Apple.


The streamFilter option should now be configured as endpoint uri parameter, instead of a route property.


The camel-saxon component no longer depends on camel-xslt-saxon. Any applications in needs of XSLT transformation with saxon should now declare an explicit dependency upon camel-xslt-saxon.

camel-maven-plugin with OSGi blueprint

The run goal of the camel-maven-plugin has moved its OSGi Blueprint support out to its own camel-karaf-maven-plugin.

This means if you use Camel on OSGi Blueprint then you need to migrate from:




In the pom.xml file.

Also remember to execute the run goal, you should use camel-karaf:run instead of camel:run as shown:

mvn camel-karaf:run


Support of deprecated use of named dataSource in the URI has been removed.

You have to use sql:select * from table where id=# order by name?dataSource=#myDS instead of sql:select * from table where id=# order by name?dataSource=myDS.

Spring Boot Starters

Some of the Camel Spring Boot starters have additional auto configuration options that clashed with component. Therefore those configurations has renamed their configuration keys:

Old Key prefix

New key prefix





Apache Karaf

The camel-grpc feature has been removed.