To be able to hot deploy features from the deploy folder, you can simply drop a Feature descriptor on that folder. A bundle will be created and its installation (automatic) will trigger the installation of all features contained in the descriptor. Removing the file from the deploy folder will uninstall the features. If you want to install a single feature, you can do so by writing a feature descriptor like the following:
<features> <repository>mvn:org.apache.servicemix.nmr/apache-servicemix-nmr/ \\ 1.0.0/xml/features</repository> <feature name="nmr-only"> <feature>nmr</feature> </feature> </features>
For more informations about features, see Provisioning.