Camel 1.6.1 release

New and Noteworthy

Welcome to the 1.6.1 release which approx 93 issues resolved (new features, improvements and bug fixes such as...)

  • Performance enhancement when sending high load of messages through Camel
  • Fixes for thread safety for LDAP, Validation, JAXB data format.
  • Use Nexus for releases.
  • Fixed issue with start/stop state machine.
  • Upgraded to CXF 2.2.
  • Security improvements for Jetty.
  • HL7 fixes on Windows platforms.
  • Fixes for header propagation in Bean component.
  • Fixes for using injected Endpoint.
  • Message Exchange Pattern can now be changed directly in the DSL.

New Enterprise Integration Patterns

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New Components

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New Annotations

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New Data Formats

  • GZIP

New Languages

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New Examples

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API breakings

  • From Camel 1.6.0 the camel-cxf producer's serviceClass parameter should be Interface, before that you could specify the serviceClass as a Class or Interface.
  • From Camel 1.6.0 the camel-jetty producer is removed and camel-jetty doesn't need the dependent jetty-client module.

Known Issues

See known issues from previous releases.

Important changes to consider when upgrading

Getting the Distributions

Binary Distributions


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Windows Distribution

Unix/Linux/Cygwin Distribution



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Source Distributions


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Source for Windows

Source for Unix/Linux/Cygwin



Getting the Binaries using Maven 2

To use this release in your maven project, the proper dependency configuration that you should use in your Maven POM is:


SVN Tag Checkout

svn co


For a more detailed view of new features and bug fixes, see:

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