The Camel team is working hard on the last pieces for the upcoming Apache Camel 2.9.0 release. In the mean time we decided to cut a release candidate; due to some larger changes like core API refactorings, Spring dependency changes, rewritten simple expression language, etc.
We would highly appreciate any feedback from the community in terms of any upgrade glitches, or other issues discovered in the release candidate.
The release is available to download from Apache, and as well from Central Maven repo.
For the release notes we suggest to take a look at the current in-progress release notes for the 2.9.0 release.