Friday, January 06, 2006

BIRT and Web Tools 1.0

For anyone that is using BIRT in combination with the Web Tools Project(WTP), you will need to be a little careful when you upgrade to the 1.0 version of Web Tools. The WTP is built on Eclipse 3.1.1. BIRT is based on 3.1. Under some environments, particularly Linux, the BIRT plugins are disabled when upgrading from Eclipse 3.1 to 3.1.1.

If after an upgrade to 3.1.1, you find that your BIRT perspective is no longer available. Go the Help --> Software Updates --> Manage and make sure that BIRT is enabled.

A second issue may come up with the EMF and GEF plugins. WTP 1.0 uses , and the BIRT needs to have the 2.1.0 version of EMF and the 3.1.0 version of GEF. Both version of EMF anclipd GEF can be installed in the same Eclipse installation with no apparent conflict.

If you are using the WTP all-in-one download, you will need to go out and pick up the 2.1.0 EMF and the 3.1.0 GEF downloads. They will need to be loaded into the plugins directory along with the BIRT download.

Scott Rosenbaum

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