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.
Q: How can I verify that BIRT is installed correctly?
BIRT requires a set of additional plugins listed on the BIRT download page. If everything is installed correctly, you should see the following plugins within your eclipse/plugins directory:
You'll see many other plugins as well, but the above are those required for BIRT.
Q: How do I start BIRT?
Start Eclipse. Then, follow the instructions in the first part of the BIRT tutorial.