This chapter explains how to build the BIRT project. The chapter also explains how to build a new web viewer that employs your modifications to BIRT.
This information is primarily for contributors to the BIRT open source project and to those who want to create a custom version of BIRT. The typical user does not need to build BIRT to extend BIRT or to write scripts for BIRT.
After the build process completes, you can explore the BIRT source code and make changes to the code to suit your needs. Any changes made to the BIRT source are immediately implemented in the BIRT Report Designer. To implement your changes in a web application, you must build and export a new web viewer.