OS X Progress
21 June 2014 — The Helix Client for PowerPC users (OS X 10.4) that shipped on June 19 was found to crash during the connection phase. The new Helix Client for PowerPC users — available via our download page or via the ‘Check for Updates’ menu item in Helix Client — corrects this issue.
19 June 2014 — Stability and Speed: Helix 6.2.4 ships today. This is a free maintenance upgrade for Helix 6.2 owners. Read the detailed Release Notes and the story behind this release in today’s edition of The Latest Word.
19 June 2014 — Our new Find Font and Replace applet is an AppleScript that automates the task of changing structural references of one font to another. This script, while originally created to ease the transition from Classic to OS X Helix, can also be used to make any font changes, from a single template to an entire collection.
25 April 2014 — The wait is over: Helix 6.2.3 ships today. This is a free maintenance upgrade for Helix 6.2 owners, with more than 50 improvements. Read the detailed Release Notes and the story of this important step forward in today’s edition of The Latest Word.
5 March 2014 — With good progress being made toward the release of Helix 6.2.3, today’s edition of The Latest Word announces the opening of the much-heralded (oft-threatened?) 2014 Feature Game, in which you get to weigh in on what will happen to Helix now that the long trip to OS X is finally over.
6 January 2014 — Helix 6.2.2 ships today, featuring full Mavericks compatibility and the return of the PowerPC Client. Read today’s edition of The Latest Word and the complete Helix 6.2.2 Release Notes for the details about this exciting new release.
6 November 2013 — The complete family of Helix products is now available in version 6.2.1, including Helix RADE, Helix Server, Helix Client and Helix Engine. Our special thanks to our intrepid beta testing team. Read today’s edition of The Latest Word and the complete Helix 6.2.1 Release Notes for details, and to get your hands on the latest and greatest Helix products.
10 June 2013 — Three full years since our first Alpha build; Two full years since the beginning of the Europa Pioneer Plan: Helix RADE 6.2 ships today. Read all about it in today’s edition of The Latest Word and in the Helix RADE 6.2 Release Notes.
OS X Compatibility
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) compatibility of all Helix products is covered in this technote.
OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) compatibility of all Helix products is covered in this technote.
OS X 10.7 (Lion) compatibility of all Helix products is covered in this technote.
Helix Server, Client, and Engine version 6.1.6 and later are compatible with OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). See this technote for Helix Maintenance Manager compatibility information.
Helix Server, Client, and Engine version 6.1 and later — as well as Helix Maintenance Manager 1.0.5 — are compatible with OS X 10.5 (Leopard).
The “for PowerPC” version of Helix Server, Client, and Engine version 6.1 and later — as well as Helix Maintenance Manager 1.0.5 — are compatible with OS X 10.4 (Tiger). Helix RADE 6.1 is compatible with Classic mode with OS X 10.4.
Compatibility for older products can be found on our system requirements page.
Older Announcements & More…
Older announcements and other information that has appeared on this home page in the past can now be found on the news archive page.