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What is the recommended or best way to install BIRT for RTC 4.0.6


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Yannick Schildknecht (1625) | asked Apr 02 '14, 1:35 p.m.

Hello,

I have been trying to install BIRT for some time now, and it's still tricky at best.
The RTC 4.0.6 online help page "Installing BIRT tools" says :

  1. Go to the BIRT Downloads for build 2_6_2.
  2. Download and extract the following files to a temporary folder:
  3. DTP 1.8.2: dtp_1.8.2.zip
  4. EMF 2.6.2: emf-runtime-2.9.2.zip
  5. GEF 3.6.2: GEF-runtime-3.9.1.zip
  6. WTP 3.2.3: wtp-R-3.2.3-20110217214612.zip
  7. BIRT 2.6.2: birt-report-framework-2_6_2.zip

Unfortunately :

1/ the versions listed and file names do not match (EMF : 2.6.2 or 2.9.2 ? Same for GEF)
2/ these versions are not consistent either with the ones listed on the BIRT 2.6.2 page whose link is given (EMF 2.6.1 instead of 2.6.2).

So, who is right ?

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Lily Wang (4.9k714) | answered Apr 02 '14, 8:24 p.m.
Hi Yannick,
I don't know if the inforcenter is correct or not.
But in my RTC 4.0.4 Eclipse client (also based on Eclipse 3.6.2, which is same as RTC 4.0.6) I installed EMF 2.6.2 and GEF 3.6.2.
You can also install BIRT and dependencies from Helios Update Site http://download.eclipse.org/releases/helios.

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Yannick Schildknecht commented Apr 03 '14, 3:57 a.m.

Hello,

Thanks for your answer, I will try the Helios update site.

It would be convenient to have up-to-date documentation; I have seen several posts on the web which emphasize that you need a specific version of BIRT, sio I tried to stick to what is written.


Yannick Schildknecht commented Apr 03 '14, 6:02 a.m.

Well, helios update does install BIRT, but no perspective shows up.

Same problem already reported on this forum (question 146677).

:-((


Yannick Schildknecht commented Apr 03 '14, 6:19 a.m.

Well, applying the online help instructions, but with the DTP EMF etc. versions listed on the BIRT 2.6.2 page seems to work. Not yet fully tested, though.


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Krzysztof Kaźmierczyk (7.2k34389) | answered Apr 03 '14, 6:08 a.m.
edited Apr 03 '14, 7:37 a.m.
Hi Yannick,
This is a scenario which I usually do:
1. Install Eclipse helios with BIRT embedded from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/helios/sr2
2. Use following technote to install required additional plug-ins: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21502374
3. Install RTC client using P2 installer.
It always works for me.
Let me know whether you have any problems with that order.

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Yannick Schildknecht commented Apr 03 '14, 6:43 a.m.

Hello,

thank you for answering.

As I wrote above, I managed to get one install to work, I will test it further and will try your method if needed.

I was curious about item # 2, but could not open the link, even when logged in at IBM. Does it work for you ?


Krzysztof Kaźmierczyk commented Apr 03 '14, 7:27 a.m.

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