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===Q: What platforms does BIRT support?===
 
===Q: What platforms does BIRT support?===
  
BIRT should work on any platform on which Eclipse itself works. However, the team builds the product on Windows, and this is the best-tested platform. If you encounter a problem on another platform, please let us know via the [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/index.php?page=community.html newsgroups or Bugzilla].
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BIRT should work on any platform on which Eclipse itself works. However, the team builds the product on Windows, and this is the best-tested platform. If you encounter a problem on another platform, please let us know via the [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/community.php  newsgroups or Bugzilla].
  
The set of target operating environments is listed in the [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/index.php?page=project/project_plan_R1_0_1.html Project Plan].
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The set of target operating environments is listed in the [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/project/plan.php Project Plan].
  
 
===Q: What is the licensing for BIRT?===
 
===Q: What is the licensing for BIRT?===
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===Q: How do I install BIRT?===
 
===Q: How do I install BIRT?===
  
See the [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/index.php?page=build/install.html installation instructions].
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See the [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/build/ installation instructions].  
  
===Q: How can I verify that BIRT is installed correctly?===
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To install from an update site:
  
BIRT requires a set of additional plugins listed on the [http://download.eclipse.org/birt/downloads BIRT download page]. If everything is installed correctly, you should see the following plugins within your eclipse/plugins directory:
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Help > Software Updates > Available Software > Manage Sites > Add...
  
* org.eclipse.birt.chart.device.extension_1.0.1
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then add the site you'd like (or enable it if it's already listed but unchecked).
* org.eclipse.birt.chart.device.svg_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.chart.engine.extension_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.chart.engine_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.chart.reportitem_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.chart.ui.extension_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.chart.ui_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.core_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.data.oda_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.data_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.doc_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.flatfile.ui_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.flatfile_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.jdbc.ui_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.jdbc_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.sampledb_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.sampledb.ui_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.designer.core_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.designer.ui_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.emitter.fo_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.emitter.html_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.engine_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.model_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt.report.viewer_1.0.1
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* org.eclipse.birt_1.0.1
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You'll see many other plugins as well, but the above are those required for BIRT.
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[http://wiki.eclipse.org/BIRT_Update_Site_URL Update Manager URLs]
  
 
===Q: How do I start BIRT?===
 
===Q: How do I start BIRT?===
  
Start Eclipse. Then, follow the instructions in the first part of the [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/tutorial/basic/ BIRT tutorial].
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Start Eclipse. Then, follow the instructions in the first part of the [http://www.eclipse.org/birt/phoenix/tutorial/basic/ BIRT tutorial].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 18:17, 21 December 2009

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[edit] General

[edit] Q: What platforms does BIRT support?

BIRT should work on any platform on which Eclipse itself works. However, the team builds the product on Windows, and this is the best-tested platform. If you encounter a problem on another platform, please let us know via the newsgroups or Bugzilla.

The set of target operating environments is listed in the Project Plan.

[edit] Q: What is the licensing for BIRT?

All Eclipse downloads are provided under the terms and conditions of the Eclipse Foundation Software User Agreement unless otherwise specified.

[edit] Download & Install

[edit] Q: How to I download BIRT?

Go to the BIRT download page.

[edit] Q: How do I install BIRT?

See the installation instructions.

To install from an update site:

Help > Software Updates > Available Software > Manage Sites > Add...

then add the site you'd like (or enable it if it's already listed but unchecked).

Update Manager URLs

[edit] Q: How do I start BIRT?

Start Eclipse. Then, follow the instructions in the first part of the BIRT tutorial.