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BIRT: A Field Guide to Reporting by Nola Hague, Alethea Hannemann, Diana Peh

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Chapter 1. Prerequisites for BIRT

BIRT provides a number of separate packages as downloadable archive (.zip) files on the BIRT downloads page. Some of the packages are stand-alone modules, others require an existing Eclipse environment, and still others provide additional functionality to report developers and application developers. This chapter describes the requirements for each of the available packages:

  • BIRT Chart Engine

  • BIRT Demo Database

  • BIRT Report Designer

  • BIRT Report Designer Full Eclipse Install for Linux

  • BIRT Report Designer Full Eclipse Install for Windows

  • BIRT Report Engine

  • BIRT Rich Client Platform (RCP) Report Designer

  • BIRT Samples

  • BIRT SDK

  • BIRT Test Suite

Requirements for the BIRT report designers

There are two designer applications that ...

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