Installing BIRT Designer 4.6.0 to be used with TRIRIGA 3.5.1 and later
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Starting in 3.5.1 a new BIRT engine was introduced with your TRIRIGA installation. This is BIRT engine version 4.6.0. To customize or create new reports, as well to convert your old BIRT 4.3.1 reports, you need the same Designer version.
This designer runs on Neon Eclipse platform and you might use your current java 1.8 with it (usually on old designer you needed a 1.6 32 bits to make it work).
Also this new version install software is optimized for MAC (in old versions a lot of manual steps were needed) and you can have it as an Application there now. For Windows it remains a folder in the place of your choice.
Another topic often raised is about "upgrading from 4.3.1 to 4.6.0". The fact is you can have both installed in your machine. They are separate install. The caveat here is you can not use the same workspace for the 4.6.0 if you already have a 4.3.1 installed, so you just need to rename the workspace used for the first time.
So let's start with what you need:
For Windows this is a simply zip file, that you can decompress anywhere and you will find the executable inside (eclipse.exe). On the other hand, for Mac it installs as an Application in the appropriate folder.
Once installed, use the instructions in the manual to install TRIRIGA plugins and connect to the database: http