The 2.5.0 release of Apache Camel is finally out. It is the result of some two and a half months of improvements since the last release in July. You can check the release notes for more details and give it a try.
The PMC is planning to focus now on releasing the 3.0 version of Camel in Q1 of next year. The 2.x version will continue to be actively improved for the foreseeable future (at least through 2011) and we plan to have another camel 2.x release this year.
To help planning the new 3.0 release the Camel PMC conducted a survey during the month of October. Many thanks to all who participated in the survey and made their voice heard. The results of the survey will be made public this week during ApacheCon. If you want to see the goodies coming in the 3.0 version, keep an eye on the roadmap.