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Rebranding the RCP Version of the BIRT Report Designer? [message #754007] Mon, 31 October 2011 08:15 Go to next message
js Missing name is currently offline js Missing name
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On this page:

http://download.eclipse.org/birt/downloads/

its possible to download the:

RCP Version of the BIRT Report Designer for report developers

as a standalone application. Is it possible to rebrand this application with our own company splash screen and about box?

Is it further possible to enable the update manager so we can install out own birt related plugins/extensions/menus etc?

Thanks in advance, js.
Re: Rebranding the RCP Version of the BIRT Report Designer? [message #754038 is a reply to message #754007] Mon, 31 October 2011 10:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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You should be able to download the source for the designer and re-brand
it any way you want.

On the update site have a look at:
http://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_How_do_I_create_an_update_site_%28site.xml%29%3F

Jason

On 10/31/2011 8:15 AM, js wrote:
> On this page:
>
> http://download.eclipse.org/birt/downloads/
>
> its possible to download the:
>
> RCP Version of the BIRT Report Designer for report developers
>
> as a standalone application. Is it possible to rebrand this application
> with our own company splash screen and about box?
>
> Is it further possible to enable the update manager so we can install
> out own birt related plugins/extensions/menus etc?
>
> Thanks in advance, js.
Re: Rebranding the RCP Version of the BIRT Report Designer? [message #754053 is a reply to message #754038] Mon, 31 October 2011 11:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
js Missing name is currently offline js Missing name
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I have now checked out:

:pserver:anonymous@dev.eclipse.org:/cvsroot/birt

described here:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/CVS_Howto

and will try to get the designer up and running.

Further I was wondering if there is a way to include the Birt/Reporting perspective in an existing RCP application - which already have multiple perspectives to chose from?

I have tried to add the feature:

<unit id="org.eclipse.birt.osgi.runtime.sdk.feature.group" version="2.6.1.v20100617a-57B185wFfAqPz0Ef8mBsMkG-0hfS"/>

to my target platform and then piece the plugins together in my own feature but maybe there is a better approach to add the birt designer (with all the bells and whistles=menus, views etc) to an existing RCP application?
Re: Rebranding the RCP Version of the BIRT Report Designer? [message #754195 is a reply to message #754053] Tue, 01 November 2011 06:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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If you look at the Eclipse IDE for Java and Report Developers download:
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-ide-java-and-report-developers/indigosr1

This is essentially what it is doing. Look at the features and plugins
for this download that contains several perspectives including the
report designer.

Jason

On 10/31/2011 11:33 AM, js wrote:
> I have now checked out:
>
> :pserver:mailto:anonymous@dev.eclipse.org:/cvsroot/birt
>
> described here:
>
> http://wiki.eclipse.org/CVS_Howto
>
> and will try to get the designer up and running.
>
> Further I was wondering if there is a way to include the Birt/Reporting
> perspective in an existing RCP application - which already have multiple
> perspectives to chose from?
>
> I have tried to add the feature:
>
> <unit id="org.eclipse.birt.osgi.runtime.sdk.feature.group"
> version="2.6.1.v20100617a-57B185wFfAqPz0Ef8mBsMkG-0hfS"/>
>
> to my target platform and then piece the plugins together in my own
> feature but maybe there is a better approach to add the birt designer
> (with all the bells and whistles=menus, views etc) to an existing RCP
> application?
Re: Rebranding the RCP Version of the BIRT Report Designer? [message #754772 is a reply to message #754195] Fri, 04 November 2011 05:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
js Missing name is currently offline js Missing name
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Thanks!

Regarding the standalone RCP designer there seems to be some differences compared to running the designer from an eclipse installation.

1) Its not possible to create a report project where an overview of the files are shown (eg .rptdesign .properties etc.)

2) When adding a resource/.properties file to the report there is no associated .properties editor

So how much is left out in the standalone RCP application compared to running the designer from an eclipse installation?
Re: Rebranding the RCP Version of the BIRT Report Designer? [message #755257 is a reply to message #754772] Mon, 07 November 2011 14:58 Go to previous message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason Weathersby
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There are quite a bit of differences. The RCP designer is setup to be a
simpler environment, removing a lot of the project specific functions.
If you want all of those features just re-brand the allinone instead of
the rcp designer.

Jason

On 11/4/2011 5:42 AM, js wrote:
> Thanks!
>
> Regarding the standalone RCP designer there seems to be some differences
> compared to running the designer from an eclipse installation.
> 1) Its not possible to create a report project where an overview of the
> files are shown (eg .rptdesign .properties etc.)
>
> 2) When adding a resource/.properties file to the report there is no
> associated .properties editor
>
> So how much is left out in the standalone RCP application compared to
> running the designer from an eclipse installation?
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