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<p class="head">BIRT FAQ</p>
<p class="subhead">Installation &amp; Compatibility</p>
<h2>Q: What platforms does BIRT support?</h2>
<p>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
<a href="../community.html">newsgroups or Bugzilla</a>.
The set of target operating environments is listed in the
<a href="../project/project_plan_R1_0.html">Project Plan</a>.</p>
<h2>Q: What is the licensing for BIRT?</h2>
All Eclipse downloads are provided under the terms and conditions of the
<a href="">
Eclipse Foundation Software User Agreement</a>
unless otherwise specified.
<h1>Download &amp; Install</h1>
<h2>Q: How to I download BIRT?</h2>
<p>Go to the <a href="">
BIRT download page</a>.</p>
<h2>Q: How do I install BIRT?</h2>
<p>See the <a href="../build/install.html">installation instructions</a>.</p>
<h2>Q: How can I verify that BIRT is installed correctly?</h2>
BIRT requires a set of additional plugins listed on the
<a href="">
BIRT download page</a>. 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.
<p class="caution"><span class="caution-head">Release 1.0M* Note:</span>
The above list is accurate for 1.0M1. Later list for later milestones may
change. The numbers will change at the time of the 1.0 release.</p>
<h3>Q: How do I start BIRT?</h3>
<p>Start Eclipse. Then, follow the instructions in the first part of the
<a href="../tutorial">BIRT tutorial</a>.</p>
<h2>Q: OK, I've done all of the above and I don't see a BIRT perspective. Now what?</h2>
<p>Some users have encountered this problem, but we've not yet identified the cause. If
you encounter this, please let us know via the
<a href="../community.html">newsgroup<a> so we can track down the problem.</p>