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8 Dec 2015 — Since this expedition began, our far-ranging feats of creative writing may have dazzled some while surely frazzling others. Despite the care that goes into creating these pages, sometimes things go terribly awry. And so today’s The Latest Word provides clarification of an important point from our last edition. There is also some critical news for those of you still considering making your Helix 7.0 purchase before it ships. Have a look at what may be the shortest edition of The Latest Word you will ever read. (we even considered renaming it The Shortest Word.)
21 Oct 2015 — Radio silence breaks again. We heard the cries in the wilderness, but a severe case of writer’s block dragged on and on, delaying the next edition of The Latest Word until now. Read and be informed!
1 May 2015 — Five-month news blackout lifted. We are still here, forging ahead, but we need your help. Read today’s edition of The Latest Word for more.
31 December 2014 — Our annual end-of-the-year edition of The Latest Word announces three new ‘stocking stuffers’ to tide you over while waiting for Helix 7.
17 October 2014 — OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) compatibility of all Helix products is covered in this new technote.
18 August 2014 — The big winner in this year’s Feature Game makes a cameo appearance in today’s edition of The Latest Word. Bring yourself up to speed on what’s been happening in the afterglow of Helix 6.2.4’s widespread success.
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 automates the task of changing structural references of one font to another. While originally created to ease the transition from Classic to OS X Helix, this AppleScript-based application can also be used to make batch 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 10.11 (El Capitan) compatibility of all Helix products is covered in this technote.
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) compatibility of all Helix products is covered in this technote.
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.