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From Donald Whytock <>
Subject Re: Problem designing a camel route for an OSGi system.
Date Tue, 03 May 2011 22:26:21 GMT
I get multiple routes in OSGi by having a service that provides a
singleton CamelContext.  Bundles consume the same CamelContext and
create on it whatever routes they need.

Though I do this in Java, not Spring, so this might not be what you're
looking for.


On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 5:18 PM, Klug, Johannes <> wrote:
> I'm having some troubles with this as well. Could someone enlighten us what the best
way would be to get multiple routes into a single OSGi application?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Doyle []
> Sent: Sun 5/1/2011 10:02 PM
> To:
> Subject: Problem designing a camel route for an OSGi system.
> I have the spring file below. It simply creates a couple of beans
> which are used in a camel route. The camel route is obviously
> configured in the context section. One of the beans is actually an
> OSGi service (id camelParameterProvider) which means it's used by
> multiple service consumer bundles (In this case there are many eclipse
> views using it to get data). Unfortunately this means all service
> consumers share the same bean which has the same route! (I assume the
> same camel context?) This would be fine but I want to filter the
> incoming data using the parameterFilterer bean. The filtering part
> works fine except that all the views are sharing the same service
> provider bean so when one filters the route all the other consumers
> only receive the filtered messages too.
> One way I explored to solve this was to use the bundle scope for the
> bean. Unfortunately the camel route references only a bean uri (the
> "to" part of the route) so no messages are routed. I guess camel has
> no way to know which instance of the bean to route to (and why would
> it).
> Is this a symptom of a bad design or is there a way around this.
> Perhaps creating a bean that provides the OGSi service AND is a
> routebuilder then trying to use that with bundle or prototype scope...
> P.S. I'm not sure if this is a Camel, Spring, or OSGi issue!  :)
> I created a diagram here that may explain the overall view better:
> Spring file:
>       <!-- Acts as a dynamic filter -->
>       <bean id="parameterFilterer"
>                class="org.hbird.rcpgui.camelparameterprovider.ParameterNameFilterer">
>        </bean>
>        <!--
>         Create a camel parameter provider bean for use by the services-context.xml
>         (Spring DM).
>        -->
>        <bean id="camelParameterProvider"
>                class="org.hbird.rcpgui.camelparameterprovider.CamelParameterProvider"
>                autowire="autodetect">
>        </bean>
>        <!-- Create a jms endpoint for the route used by this provider -->
>        <bean id="jms" class="org.apache.camel.component.jms.JmsComponent">
>                snip!
>        </bean>
>        <camelContext id="camelContextBean"
> xmlns="">
>                <route id="fromJmsProcessedParametersOut" autoStartup="false">
>                        <from uri="jms:topic:processedParametersOut" />
>                        <camel:filter>
>                                <camel:method bean="parameterFilterer"></camel:method>
>                                <to uri="bean:camelParameterProvider?method=parameterIn"
>                        </camel:filter>
>                </route>
>        </camelContext>
> Think green - keep it on the screen.
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