Camel Catalog

Each release includes a catalog with all sorts of information about what’s included in the release.

The catalog is shipped in an independent standalone camel-catalog JAR containing the following information:

  • List of all components, data formats, languages, EIPs, and everything else in the release

  • Curated lists for Spring Boot and Apache Karaf runtime

  • JSON schema with extensive details for every option

  • Human-readable documentation for every option

  • Categorization of options (for example, find all database components)

  • XML schema for the XML DSLs

  • Maven Archetype Catalog of all the Camel archetypes

  • Component documentation as ascii doc

  • Validator for Camel endpoint and Simple language

  • API to create Camel endpoint URLs

  • Java API

The catalog provides a wealth of information that tooling can tap into and use.

For example, Camel tooling for IDEA, Eclipse and VSCode uses the catalog in the editor to know all details about every EIP and component Camel supports.

The Camel Maven validation plugin uses the catalog during validation of all the Camel endpoints found while scanning the source code.

Layout of camel-catalog

JAR includes the information using the following directory layout:

└── apache
  └── camel
    └── catalog
      ├── archetypes (Maven archetype catalog)
      ├── components (JSON schema)
      ├── dataformats (JSON schema)
      ├── docs (Ascii docs)
      ├── languages (JSON schema)
      ├── main (JSON schema)
      ├── models (JSON schema)
      ├── others (JSON schema)
      └── schemas (XML schema)

Each directory contains files with the information. Every Camel component is included as JSON schema files in the components directory. For example, the Timer component is included in the file timer.json.