Exporting and Deploying an Extension Point Plug-in
To deploy the plug-in, export it by using the Manifest Editor, as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5 Exporting the plug-in.
After exporting the plug-in, copy it to the BIRT Designer install/eclipse/plugins folder. This method works with BIRT 2.6 and 3.7. If you're deploying the BIRT Viewer, copy the plug-in to the WEB-INF/platform/plugins directory in the Viewer installation.
Note that if you're installing the plug-in to BIRT Viewer 3.7, you need to extract commons-lang.jar from the deployed plug-in and copy the plug-in JAR and commons-lang.jar to the WEB-INF/lib folder. The BIRT 3.7 runtime deployment environment is based on Plain Old Java Objects (POJO) and doesn't contain a plugins directory.