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Welcome to Helix 6.1.8
Helix 6.1.8 Release Notes

Helix 6.1.8 is a targeted release, designed to address a few key issues reported in 6.1.7. Consequently, the list of changes in Helix 6.1.8 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. When an R-number is shown at the end of a line, it corresponds to a bug report that can be looked up in techdb.

What’s New (Bug Fixes)

The following bugs have been specifically addressed. Remember: these bugs are written in the 'negative' form, as though the bug still exists. All of these bugs have been fixed.

Server Specific Fixes

  • R7008: Server crash when Client disposes of view with (internal) subform
  • R7017: Server crash, unknown trigger, part II

Client Specific Fixes

  • R6910: Picture rectangle data gets sent to the wrong view
  • R7117: Keep Value attribute does not work on inert fields
  • R7123: Server Shut Down Notification on unattended Client hangs Server
  • R6859: Client crashes (apparently random)
  • R7103: Client Crash on entering form
  • Helix Client is now pre-enabled to avoid installer issues

Client/Engine Fixes

  • R7116: Subform with no data rectangles causes export to terminate
  • R7109: Use from tile failed in complex case
  • R6795: Sequences fail after one is Terminated
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.)


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

Other Notes

Helix 6.1.7 Release Notes — The release notes for the previous update

Helix 6.1.6 Release Notes — It was brought to our attention that the detailed notes regarding the improvements in Helix 6.1.6 were not made available to the public at that time. For this, we apologize.