I finally sat down and spent two hours on using SWTbot. It is a automatic GUI testing tool for RCP/SWT programs. If you are writing AWT/Swing programs, it’s not for you. For AWT/Swing, you may want abbot.
I experienced several problems with setting it up. Finally I installed SWTbot 1.2, configured the launch settings, eliminated a NullPointerException error, and finally got it running. Feeling pretty good now.
SWTbot is being proposed to become an eclipse subproject. The latest version is 2.0. However, you might want to try 1.2 before getting more familiar.