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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:

  • org.eclipse.birt.chart.device.extension_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.chart.device.svg_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.chart.engine.extension_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.chart.engine_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.chart.reportitem_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.chart.ui.extension_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.chart.ui_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.core_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.data.oda_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.data_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.doc_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.flatfile.ui_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.flatfile_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.jdbc.ui_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.jdbc_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.sampledb_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.data.oda.sampledb.ui_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.designer.core_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.designer.ui_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.emitter.fo_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.engine.emitter.html_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.engine_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.model_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt.report.viewer_1.0.1
  • org.eclipse.birt_1.0.1

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.