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Chapter 10. OSGi Bundle Tutorials


This chapter presents tutorials for Apache Camel and Apache CXF applications. Each tutorial describes how to generate, build, run, and deploy an application as an OSGi bundle.

10.1. Generating and Running an EIP Bundle


This section explains how to generate, build, and run a complete Apache Camel example as an OSGi bundle, where the starting point code is generated with the help of a Maven archetype.


In order to generate a project using an Red Hat JBoss Fuse Maven archetype, you must have the following prerequisites:
  • Maven installation—Maven is a free, open source build tool from Apache. You can download the latest version from (minimum is 2.0.9).
  • Internet connection—whilst performing a build, Maven dynamically searches external repositories and downloads the required artifacts on the fly. In order for this to work, your build machine must be connected to the Internet.
  • fusesource Maven repository is configured—in order to locate the archetypes, Maven's settings.xml file must be configured with the location of the fusesource Maven repository. For details of how to set this up, see the section called “Adding the Red Hat JBoss Fuse repository”.

Generating an EIP bundle

The servicemix-camel-osgi-bundle archetype creates a router project, which is configured to deploy as a bundle. To generate a Maven project with the coordinates, org.fusesource.example:camel-bundle, enter the following command:
mvn archetype:generate
The result of this command is a directory, ProjectDir/camel-bundle, containing the files for the generated bundle project.

Running the EIP bundle

To install and run the generated camel-bundle project, perform the following steps:
  1. Build the project—open a command prompt and change directory to ProjectDir/camel-bundle. Use Maven to build the demonstration by entering the following command:
    mvn install
    If this command runs successfully, the ProjectDir/camel-bundle/target directory should contain the bundle file, camel-bundle-1.0-SNAPSHOT.jar and the bundle will also be installed in the local Maven repository.
  2. Install prerequisite features (optional)—by default, the camel-core feature and some related features are pre-installed in the OSGi container. But many of the Apache Camel components are not installed by default. To check which features are available and whether or not they are installed, enter the following console command:
    JBossFuse:karaf@root> features:list
    Apache Camel features are identifiable by the camel- prefix. For example, if one of your routes requires the HTTP component, you can make sure that it is installed in the OSGi container by issuing the following console command:
    JBossFuse:karaf@root> features:install camel-http
  3. Install and start the camel-bundle bundle—at the Red Hat JBoss Fuse console, enter the following command to install the bundle from the local Maven repository (see Section A.3, “Mvn URL Handler”):
    JBossFuse:karaf@root> osgi:install -s mvn:org.fusesource.example/camel-bundle
    After entering this command, you should soon see output like the following being logged to the console screen:
    >>>> MyTransform set body:  Mon Sep 22 11:43:42 BST 2008
    >>>> MyTransform set body:  Mon Sep 22 11:43:44 BST 2008
    >>>> MyTransform set body:  Mon Sep 22 11:43:46 BST 2008
    On Windows machines, be careful how you format the file URL—for details of the syntax understood by the file URL handler, see Section A.1, “File URL Handler”.
  4. Stop the camel-bundle bundle—to stop the camel-bundle bundle, you first need to discover the relevant bundle number. To find the bundle number, enter the following console command (this might look a bit confusing, because the text you are typing will intermingle with the output that is being logged to the screen):
    JBossFuse:karaf@root> osgi:list
    At the end of the listing, you should see an entry like the following:
    [ 189] [Active     ] [            ] [       ] [   60] A Camel OSGi Service Unit (1.0.0.SNAPSHOT)
    Where, in this example, the bundle number is 189. To stop this bundle, enter the following console command:
    JBossFuse:karaf@root> osgi:stop 189