Thanks to Aurelien for pointing this out to me via twitter.
Some additional information about Jubula:
<![endif]>Jubula tests are designed to be at the system / acceptance level. So they are for testing use cases / workflows via the GUI
<![endif]>The approach doesn’t use capture-replay, so there is a focus on writing good, maintainable tests
<![endif]>Jubula’s main target group is testers who are not also programmers, however there is, since January, a client API that makes Jubula more accessible to developers as well: more information on this is here 
<![endif]>We don’t currently have a maven target for use during a maven build, but you could start the Jubula testexec via ant – or get in touch if you want to go down this road, and we can talk about what needs to be
<![endif]>If you’re at Eclipse Con, then I’m happy to chat to you more about Jubula / give you a demo. Just let me know. I’ll also be at the project quality day all day. There will also be some talks / demos about Jubula
<![endif]>You can find downloads, examples and docs for Jubula here .
Hope this information helps!
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I'm interest in implementing full cycle testing for eclipse plugin.
By full cycle I mean, testing starting from installation, launching, execution basic operations(crud for projects/files), perhaps compilation/execution
of some classes(jdt), shutdown, etc.
In other words common scenarios would be:
launch -> installation -> restart-> create project->verify operation->shutdown
launch -> installation -> restart -> uninstallation
Those scenarios should be executed with maven.
Are there any instruments available to implement such testing scenarios?
Any similar examples?