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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

Server Specific Fixes

Client Specific Fixes

RADE (Classic) Fixes

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

Most of these reports affect only a very small subset of customers. Nonetheless, this is a complete list of problems that have been reported and confirmed in at least one situation. Workarounds, where they exist, are found in the techdb discussion related to the R-number shown.

Disabled Features

Three features available in Classic Helix are disabled in macOS, and will remain so for the indefinite future.

All of these features can be replicated (with extra code) in macOS.

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 6.1.8 Release Notes

Helix 6.1.7 Release Notes

Helix 6.1.6 Release Notes