Eclipse Jubula Functional Testing Tool 2.3.0 (Luna) Release Review

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2.3.0 (Luna)


Jubula provides automated functional GUI testing for Java and HTML applications. It is aimed at teams who want their automated tests to be written by test experts from the user perspective, without requiring any coding effort. Jubula tests incorporate best practices from software development to ensure long-term maintainablity of the automated tests.

Technical details

  • Supports Swing, SWT/RCP(3.x and e4 based)/GEF, HTML and JavaFX (with Java 8) applications
  • Platform independent testing on Windows, Linux/Unix and Mac
  • Client-server architecture for distributed testing
  • Heuristic object recognition
  • Command line client for continuous integration
  • Testing of multiple applications supported
  • Context-sensitive help in client
  • Projects stored in multi-user database
  • Portability and version control via exports in XML format
  • Close integration to ALM systems leveraging Mylyn connectors
API Certification

The project leadership certifies that the APIs in this release are "Eclipse Quality".

Architectural Issues

None known.

Security Issues

There are no known security issues.

Non-Code Aspects

Documentation, Cheat Sheets and Online Help have been provided to allow beginners a painless start.

For more complex scenarios there are sample projects included or available from the projects web page.

Usability Details

The release support I18N, but there are only english texts provided. There are some more translations from the Babel project, but those are not tested/reviewed by the project team.

End of Life

No features will be dropped and nothing is deprecated for this release.


The features are based on Eclipse 4.4 with the compatibility layer in place.

The feature requires Java 7, also some bundles (the Remote Control provider) are compiled for Java 5.


Communication Channels:

  • Eclipse Bugzilla
  • Active Jubula Newsgroup @
  • Jubula Mailing List
  • syndicated at Planet Eclipse
This release is part of Luna