I'd say upgrade camel version yourself isn't a easy task, a lot of dependencies need get updated.
FYI, In terms of Camel 2.10, the upcoming FUSE ESB 7.1 will ship Camel 2.10.x.
Many thanks for your reply.
I've managed to get a cxf webservice (backed by a mongodb connection via MongoTemplate) working on servicemix 4.4.1 which will keep me going until they make their way into the standard feature set.
If anyone is interested here is a spring fragment=>
Many thanks, Tom
Thanks so much for sharing your solution.