Camel Maven Archetypes

Camel is distributed with the following archetypes for Maven end users.

Archetype Supported

Archetype Description

camel-archetype-blueprint

This archetype is used to create a new Maven project for Camel routes to be running in OSGi using Blueprint.

camel-archetype-api-component

This archetype is used for creating a new Maven project for Camel Components. Use this if there is an API component missing in Camel that you want to create yourself.

camel-archetype-component

This archetype is used for creating a new Maven project for Camel Components. Use this if there is a component missing in Camel that you want to create yourself.

camel-archetype-cdi

This archetype is used to create a new Maven project for Camel routes in the Java Container using CDI to configure components, endpoints and beans.

camel-archetype-dataformat

This archetype is used for creating a new Maven project for Camel Data Formats. Use this if there is a data format missing in Camel that you want to create yourself.

camel-archetype-java

This archetype is used to create a new Maven project for Camel routes using Java DSL.

camel-archetype-main

This archetype is used to create a new Maven project for Camel routes running Camel standalone (camel-main).

camel-archetype-spring

This archetype is used to create a new Maven project for XML DSL routes using Spring.

camel-archetype-spring-boot

This archetype is used to create a new Maven project for Camel routes using Spring Boot.

The maven coordinates for these archetypes is the following:

  <groupId>org.apache.camel.archetypes</groupId>
  <artifactId>${archetype-name}</artifactId>
  <version>${camel-version}</version>

Snapshot archetypes

If you would like to use an archetype from an unreleased version of Camel, you just need to let the maven-archetype-plugin know where to look for it. For example, say someone wanted to create a Java based project based on Camel 3.6.0-SNAPSHOT. He’d need to use the following command

mvn archetype:generate \
  -DarchetypeGroupId=org.apache.camel.archetypes \
  -DarchetypeArtifactId=camel-archetype-java \
  -DarchetypeVersion=3.6.0-SNAPSHOT

When the project is created, you may need to add another repository to the pom.xml file. This is to load a SNAPSHOT version of the camel-maven-plugin

<pluginRepositories>
  <pluginRepository>
    <releases>
      <enabled>false</enabled>
    </releases>
    <snapshots/>
    <id>Apache Snapshot Repository</id>
    <url>http://repository.apache.org/snapshots</url>
  </pluginRepository>
</pluginRepositories>

Examples

See Creating a new Spring based Camel Route for a sample how to use the camel-archetype-java and camel-archetype-spring.