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General

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.

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.

Download & Install

Q: How to I download BIRT?

Go to the BIRT download page.

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

Q: How do I start BIRT?

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