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Welcome to Helix 6.1.9
Helix 6.1.9 Release Notes

Helix 6.1.9 is a targeted release, designed to address a few key issues reported in Helix 6.1.8. Consequently, the list of changes in Helix 6.1.9 is short. Click each section title to show or hide that portion of the Release Notes.

Linked bullet points take you to to technotes describing the change in greater detail. Items with an R-number correspond to a bug report that can be looked up in techdb.

What’s New (Bug Fixes)
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The following bugs have been specifically addressed. Remember: Bugs that have an “R-number” are written in the ‘negative’ form, as though the bug still exists. All of these bugs have been fixed.

Client/Engine Fixes

  • R6926, R7146: AEPutData (Apple event store record) fails if view is closed
  • R7024: Switching to another user or submenu via keyboard leaves menu bar item highlighted
  • R7042: macOS 10.6 Only: Can't switch users while using HxAutoConnect
  • R7085: Find and Print All fails to post first record on entry view that requires a multipage subform
  • R7130: Validated field triggers crash when not on template
  • R7132: Post adds instead of increments after complex access
  • R7139: Self-referencing multipage subform does not always activate record
  • R7148: Sequence stops after Find and Print All step
  • R7151: High-ASCII character in document file name prevents drag and drop
  • R7184: Sequences can hang if Enter key pressed at wrong time
  • R7197: Document space allocation errors
  • Printing when there is posting “On Print” sometimes crashes
  • Crash when put into the background while processing a list [One specific case fixed]
  • Documents are not properly disposed of when throwing away unentered records
  • Document Import/Export progress dialog shows wrong text, thermometer does not indicate progress.
  • Document import/export error dialog provides little useful information.

Server Specific Fixes

  • R7046, R7113, R7127, R7133: Various Random Server Crashes

    Added defensive programming to handle Client requests that are disturbed by window closing, network delays, queues and caches. Corrected a source of Server "malloc" errors. These fixes should result in a more stable Server and Client.

Client Specific Fixes

  • R7046, R7113, R7127, R7133: Various Random Server Crashes

    Added defensive programming to handle Client requests that are disturbed by window closing, network delays, queues and caches. Corrected a source of Server "malloc" errors. These fixes should result in a more stable Server and Client.

  • Converted more ‘Visit’ strings to ‘Connect’

RADE (Classic) Fixes

  • R7186: The Trim command now leaves a reasonable margin when trimming page rectangle
Installer Issues Resolved

All of the Helix programs are now delivered in simple disk image (.dmg) format. Just open (or ‘mount’) the disk image, agree to the licensing terms, and then drag the Helix application (and utilities) to your Applications folder.

This change addresses these three reports:

  • R6958: Registration Key not Retained
  • R6962: Installer messes up Application folder permissions
  • R6966: Incorrect permissions on “Helix” folder installed into “Applications”

Note that this new installer does not remove older versions of Helix in the “Helix” folder within your “Applications” folder. You can delete that folder if you do not need the older versions anymore.

Known Problems

See the Helix 6.1.10 Release Notes.

Disabled Features

See the Helix 6.1.10 Release Notes.

Specification Changes

Outlines specification changes made during the transition from Classic to macOS. (Opens a separate page.)

Discrepancies

Outlines behavioral differences between Helix in Classic and macOS. Similar to specification changes. (Opens a separate page.)

Other Notes

Helix 6.1.8 Release Notes

Helix 6.1.7 Release Notes

Helix 6.1.6 Release Notes