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Using the Abbot plugin

There are 2 possible ways to use the plugin:

  • Using the abbot:test goal. You would call this goal from inside your application project. This project needs to define all your application required dependencies in its project.xml.
  • Using the abbot:test-webstart goal. You would call this goal if you wish to test a WebStart application that is already installed on some server. In this mode your project does not require to define any dependency.

Using the abbot:test goal


There are no pre-requisites.

Using the abbot:test-webapp goal


The following environmental dependencies need to be present before executing the Abbot plugin:

  • Some mandatory environment-dependent properties need to be defined. See the Properties page for the details.


The following limitations are known for the abbot:test-webstart goal:

  • You need to provide a key to sign your webstart jars. This is required as we're packaging local filesystem jars into the application's JNLP and we need to have the permissions to do so (granted if the jar are signed).