Re: Why is camel-kafka-starter excluding (transitive) dependency to Kafka artifacts (i.e. kafka-clients)?
Oh it may be that spring boot comes with a set of -starter OOTB and
camel prefer to use those. I assume there is a spring-boot-kafka
dependency you can add which brings in the supported Kafka version for
> I am trying to figure out why camel-kafka-starter is excluding the transitive dependency to kafka-clients: https://github.com/apache/camel/blob/99c0a691f35868aa43c9c159e9076de0ea5e0c38/platforms/spring-boot/components-starter/camel-kafka-starter/pom.xml#L47 > The whole idea with Spring Boot Starters is "a one-stop-shop for all the Spring and related technology that you need without having to hunt through sample code and copy paste loads of dependency descriptors" (from https://github.com/spring-projects/spring-boot/tree/master/spring-boot-project/spring-boot-starters). In order to use camel-kafka, you obviously need a dependency to one or more Kafka artifacts, and I think those dependencies should be pulled in with camel-kafka-starter. So why the exclusion?
> This means that a cannot only depend on camel-kafka-starter to "get started", but I also have to explicitly add the dependency to kafka-clients. And maybe also kafka_2.11? I don't know, and I think that these exclusions ruin the starter concept for camel-kafka.....
> The versions of Kafka artifacts will be managed by Spring Boot BOM, but some artifact must declare the dependencies, and I think it should be camel-kafka-starter in this case.
> Is there any rationale behind that I do not understand?
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