Reflection X Advantage 16.1 SP1 Release Notes

1.0 Introduction

Reflection X Advantage is an X server that allows you to view your UNIX desktop and work with X client applications from a remote workstation.

These release notes list the features and fixes in Reflection X Advantage (RXA) version 16.1 SP1, released in November, 2017. This version is included with the 16.1 SP1 versions of Reflection Desktop for X, Reflection Desktop Pro, and InfoConnect Desktop Pro for Unisys with X.

2.0 What’s New?

The following outlines the key features and improvements provided by this version:

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

Reflection X Advantage includes the following security improvements:

  • Applied code changes to address security vulnerabilities associated with the FreeType library.

  • Updated HP UX packages with the Java 8u131 critical patch update.

  • Updated Solaris, Linux and AIX JVM packs to 8u144.

2.2 Enhancements

This service pack includes several product enhancements.

Added the -delete parameter to the RXA rxmgr.exe command line.

Periodically, exiting definitions become invalid and need to be removed. Now there is an easy way to do this.

Added functionality for RXA to remove duplicate client definitions and session definitions from the user database when definition files are imported.

Two options were added to the RXA command line: -delDupClients and -delDupSessions for use along with the -import option. These options delete existing X Client and Session definitions that have the same names as those contained in the rxd file the user is importing. For example:

-noStart -import someRXDFile.rxd -delDupClients -delDupSessions.

The options are not case sensitive. That is, -delDupClients is the same as -deldupclients.

The Delete duplicate X client definitions and Delete duplicate session definitions settings were added to the Import Definitions dialog. These have the same functionality as the two command line options, mentioned above.

Added the Disable UTF-8 encoding in CTEXT clipboard pastes option

When selected, Unicode characters that are not contained in the X Consortium approved standard encoding are replaced with question marks ('?') when converting a selection to a compound text (CTEXT) target.

3.0 Resolved Issues

3.1 Importing RXA session definitions with the command line no longer results in custom keyboard map data being lost

Fixed problems with loss of custom keyboard data that occurred when using the command line to import an RXA definition file that contained a keyboard map.

4.0 Installing Reflection X Advantage

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.

For information about installing, see the Reflection X Advantage Planning & Installation Guide.

5.0 Previous Releases

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

6.0 Contacting Micro Focus

For specific product issues, contact Micro Focus Support at

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7.0 Legal Notice

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