- Download and install Maven. (Currently Maven 2.0.9 is used to build the official releases, some components will not build with 2.1+)
- Get the latest Source
- Java 1.5
- Prince should be in the executable PATH to generate the PDF documentation
To build camel maven has to be configured to use more memory
A normal build
Doing a Quick Build
The following avoids running all the unit test cases, we just skip the test running phase and not the building part
Notice that from Camel 1.4 we have made it even easier:
Using an IDE
If you prefer to use an IDE then you can auto-generate the IDE's project files using maven plugins. e.g.
Adding Camel Eclipse templates to your workspace
You can also find some helpful notes on usage here.
Importing into Eclipse
If you have not already done so, you will need to make Eclipse aware of the Maven repository so that it can build everything. In the preferences, go to Java->Build Path->Classpath and define a new Classpath Variable named M2_REPO that points to your local Maven repository (i.e.,
~/.m2/repository on Unix and
c:\Documents and Settings\<user>\.m2\repository on Windows).
You can also get Maven to do this for you:
Building with checkstyle
To enable source style checking with checkstyle, build Camel with the -Psourcecheck parameter
Building source jars
If you want to build jar files with the source code, that for instance Eclipse can important so you can debug the Camel code as well. Then you can run this command from the camel root folder: