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Those files are for Camel component developers. The file is used for
component discovery so Camel can automatic find components from the

As a Camel *end user* you should not use those files. Instead if you
want to configure Camel components / routes / endpoints etc you can do
that in many ways. For example using property placeholders which you
can read about here:

On Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 6:30 PM, KARR, DAVID <dk0...@att.com> wrote:
> I haven't really used Camel yet, I'm just reading the manual to familiarize 
> myself with it, as some projects I'll be working with use it.
> I noticed that the way you define the lazy-loaded mappings for components 
> uses properties files that aren't labeled as properties files.  For instance, 
> to define the mapping for a component named "foo", you place a file named 
> just "foo" in "META-INF/services/org/apache/camel/component", instead of 
> "foo.properties".
> I can deal with this, but it just seems odd.  Is there any background on why 
> it was done this way?

Claus Ibsen
http://davsclaus.com @davsclaus
Camel in Action 2: https://www.manning.com/ibsen2

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