Is there anyone out there who has been able to successfully use a Java GUI testing tool with a Java WebStart based application?
Rational Functional Tester seems to work with WebStart applications but I would like to find something less expensive, preferably free.
All of the open source tools that I have evaluated such as Abbot and Marathon all require that the main method of the application be specified so that the tool can load the application. This is a problem for WebStart applications because all of the files are kept in cache, in an unusable format. There does not seem to be any way to launch the application using these tools.