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Camel 1.6.3 release

New and Noteworthy

Welcome to the 1.6.3 release which approx 39 issues resolved (new features, improvements and bug fixes such as...)

  • Use UTF-8 as the default charset
  • Locale independent upper case in Getter/Setter introspection
  • Backport per message priority and expiration from 2.x in JMS
  • Fix for sending to wrong address in the Mail component
  • Fix for asynchronous processing in DLC endpoint breaking message handling
  • OSGi related fixes
  • Fix multithreading bug that caused getBody() to sporadically return null
  • Fixes in the CXF, File, XSLT, JDBC, JPA components

New Enterprise Integration Patterns

New Components


New Annotations

New Data Formats

New Languages

New Examples

New Tutorials

API breaking

Known Issues

Important changes to consider when upgrading

  • Upgraded jetty to version 6.1.22
  • Upgrade to use JavaMail 1.4.3

Getting the Distributions

Binary Distributions


Download Link

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Windows Distribution

Unix/Linux/Cygwin Distribution



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Source Distributions


Download Link

PGP Signature file of download

Source for Windows

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


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

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