Reflection Desktop 16.1 SP1 Update 1 Release Notes

1.0 Introduction

Reflection Desktop products are full-featured desktop applications that allow you to run host applications, transfer files, and integrate host data into the latest Windows and Office software applications.

  • Reflection Desktop for IBM provides access to applications running on IBM mainframe and AS400 systems.

  • Reflection Desktop for UNIX and OpenVMS provides access to applications running on UNIX and OpenVMS systems.

  • Reflection Desktop provides access to applications running on IBM, UNIX, and OpenVMS systems.

  • Reflection Desktop for X provides access to applications running on UNIX and OpenVMS systems. It also includes Reflection X Advantage, an X server that allows you to view your UNIX desktop and work with X client applications from a remote workstation.

  • Reflection Desktop Pro includes Reflection Desktop along with Reflection X Advantage, and provides access to applications running on IBM, UNIX, and OpenVMS systems, as well as X clients.

  • The Reflection Desktop for NonStop Add-On is a separately licensed product for connecting to HP NonStop hosts (Tandem 6530).

Reflection 16.1 SP1 Update 1 includes improvements made since the Reflection 16.1 SP1 release.

2.0 What’s New?

Reflection Desktop 16.1 SP1 Update 1 includes several security improvements, and a number of resolved issues and enhancements.

Many of these improvements were made in direct response to suggestions from our customers. We thank you for your time and valuable input. We hope you continue to help us ensure that our products meet all your needs.

2.1 Security Improvements

This update includes the following security improvements:

  • Reflection Desktop for X and Reflection Desktop Pro use a new cryptographic module for secure X Window connections. The module was updated because the previous third party provider announced the end of support for their cryptographic module. Bouncy Castle is the new Java cryptographic provider.

  • Security vulnerabilities CVE-2017-3737 and CVE-2017-3738 were addressed.

2.2 Other Improvements

Several improvements were added for 6530 terminal sessions running in the Reflection Desktop for NonStop Add-On:

  • Improved 6530 scripting to allow running 6530 scripts from the command line, improved search performance, and changed behavior to shut down sessions when scripts end.

  • Added a "Clear Selection" action.

3.0 Resolved Issues

This update includes the following software fixes that resolve previous issues:

  • Problems with non-functional host session links being displaying on the Reflection Recent Documents list after upgrading from Reflection Desktop 16.0 to Reflection Desktop 16.1.

  • Problems that occurred with Shift Alphanumeric Keys in non-English environments and problems with Copy & Paste not wrapping text in the same way as the Rumba and IBM Personal Communications products.

  • Issues that occurred on IBM 5250 terminals, when using unprotected fields with "Mandatory fill" attributes and when running SQL/400 statements.

  • Problems with running Extra! macros and opening and using Extra! sessions.

  • Problems that occurred on VT sessions when using the Num Lock and Divide keys and with VBA macros using the VBA wait method.

  • Problems that occurred when Hotspot text was configured with space delimiters.

4.0 Downloading and Installing

Maintained customers are now eligible to download the latest product releases at You will be prompted to login and accept the Software License Agreement before you can download a file.

NOTE:Update 1 is a cumulative update since 16.1 and, hence, it is not necessary to first install Service Pack 1 (SP1) before installing Update 1.

For information about installing, see the Reflection Help and the Reflection Deployment Guide.

5.0 Previous Releases

For information about the Reflection Desktop 16.1 SP1 release, see the Reflection Desktop 16.1 SP1 Release Notes.

6.0 Contacting Micro Focus

For specific product issues, contact Micro Focus Support at

Additional technical information or advice is available from several sources:

7.0 Legal Notice

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