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Integrating and Extending BIRT by Iana Chatalbasheva, Jane Tatchell, Tom Bondur, Don French, Jason Weathersby

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Chapter 15. Building the BIRT Project

This chapter explains how to download the BIRT 2.1 source code and build the BIRT project. This information is primarily for contributors to the BIRT open source project. You do not need to build BIRT to extend BIRT or write scripts for BIRT.

About building the BIRT project

Building the BIRT project consists of the following tasks:

  • Assuring that you have the correct software on your system

    Your Eclipse version and your Java JDK must be compatible with the version of BIRT you are building. BIRT also requires several additional Eclipse plugins.

  • Configuring your Eclipse workspace to compile BIRT code

    You must configure your Eclipse workspace correctly to be able to build BIRT. Switching workspaces causes the Eclipse ...

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