Reflection X Advantage 5.1 - New Features and Release Notes

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  • 29-Oct-2015
  • 25-Mar-2018

Environment

Reflection X Advantage version 5.1

Situation

This technical notes lists the features and fixes in Reflection X Advantage (RXA) version 5.1, which released October 2015. This version is included with Reflection Desktop for X and Reflection Desktop Pro version 16.0.

Note: Version 5.1 Update 1 released January 2016. For more information, see KB 7021838.

Resolution

What’s New in Version 5.1?

This release includes features and fixes previously released in version 5.0 Service Pack 1 Update 1, as described in KB 7021836, plus the following additional features and fixes:

New Features

  • Attachmate is now part of Micro Focus. The company name has changed for the default user data folder, default installation folder on Windows, Windows Start menu shortcut folder, UNIX Application menu, UNIX installation log file name, and Windows Java installer .msi file name.
  • For new RXA installations on Windows, the X Manager application now uses the user data folder specified in the installer. The new default is %UserProfile%\Documents\Micro Focus\Reflection. In previous releases, the user data folder was %UserProfile%\.attachmate\rx regardless of what was specified in the installer. If an existing installation is upgraded, the previous user data folder remains unchanged.
  • XFixes extension support updated to version 5.0, which enables X client applications to define mouse pointer cursor constraints.
  • XSync extension support updated to version 3.1 (adds support for fences).
  • XInput extension support updated to version 2.2.
  • X Generic Event 1.0 extension added.

Security Features and Updates

  • PKCS#11 support has been added for 64-bit RXA.
  • Windows Certificate Store support has been added for 64-bit RXA.
  • Multiple Oracle Java vulnerabilities are addressed by updating to Java 8 Update 60.

Resolved Issues

  • Domain mode internal communications are now fully compliant with FIPS 140-2 requirements.
  • Fixed a thread spin problem that consumes 100% of a CPU.
  • Keyboard focus could get confused in “My Desktop” windowing mode.
  • Running the X Administrative Console on a server class machine no longer allocates excessive memory.
  • Password prompt dialogs now identify X client host versus Remote Session Services logins.
  • X Manager for Domains will properly switch versions.
  • Fixed an exception involving window property data.
  • Drop-down menus and menu text display properly for certain client applications.
  • Memory-based session load balancing is now based on percentage of memory used, not absolute amount.
  • Fixed settings templates to be backward-version compatible.
  • Fixed default settings to always load.

Known Issues

  • Effective with this release, the following platforms are no longer supported: Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Solaris on Intel 32-bit, Solaris on SPARC 32-bit, and Solaris on SPARC 64-bit.
  • The RXA installer on a Japanese Linux/UNIX system fails to operate in the Japanese language; it instead reverts to English. Once installed, however, the product operates correctly in Japanese.

Additional Information

Legacy KB ID

This document was originally published as Attachmate Technical Note 2830.

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