I've just committed an HTTP component based on Jakarta HttpComponents.
It seems to work nicely, though I haven't really load tested it.
However, to leverage this asynchronous transport, we will have to enhance
camel-core to be internally mostly asynchronous -- nearly all Processor are
only synchronous :-(
The component name is currently camel-jhc (Jakarta HttpComponent), but
this is a really ugly name, so it can be easily changed...