Chapter 3. Installing Other BIRT Packages

Beyond the BIRT Report Designer packages, BIRT provides a number of other separate packages as downloadable archive files on the Eclipse web site. Some of these packages are stand-alone modules, others require an existing Eclipse or BIRT environment, and still others provide additional functionality to report developers and application developers. This chapter describes the steps required to install the BIRT packages shown in the following list:

  • Chart Engine

  • Data Tools Platform (DTP) Integration

  • Demo Database

  • Report Engine

  • Samples

  • Source Code

  • Web Tools Integration

Installing Chart Engine

Chart Engine supports adding charting capabilities to a Java application. An application can use Chart Engine without using the ...

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