Adapt It version 6.9.3 release 28 February 2019

Feature changes and new features in the 6.9.3 release

This release provides updates for the new usability feature to Adapt It that was introduced in version 6.9.0 – the Choose Translation drop down list. This release corrects additional rough edges and non-ideal interface characteristics that were found in versions 6.9.1 and 6.9.2. Those issues were eliminated and other enhancements made available in the current update 6.9.3.

Adapt It has a Choose Translation drop down list that automatically pops open when the phrasebox stops at a location where more than one translation is available from the knowledge base. This feature makes it easy and efficient to select a translation equivalent. The advantage of the drop down list is that selecting a translation equivalent can be done more directly, without having to interact with the modal Choose Translation dialog. The legacy Choose Translation dialog is still available by pressing its icon on the tool bar or by using the F8 or Ctrl+L hot keys. Here is a screen shot of how the new feature appears when the phrasebox lands at a location that has multiple possible translations which are listed in a drop down list in the target text line:

Below is a screen shot of how the new feature appears when the phrasebox lands at a location that does not yet have any translations and the source text is just copied into the phrasebox and selected (notice the phrasebox simply has a rose pink X instead of a drop down button):

  • We reorganized the Language Codes dialog, and clarified some of its text labels and buttons.
  • The list of 2-letter and 3-letter language codes that appear in the Language Codes dialog have been updated with the latest listing from the IANA registry of language codes.
  • Adapt It version 6.9.3 utilizes version 3.1.2 of the wxWidgets library (for Windows and Mac versions). The Linux version 6.9.3 utilizes whatever version of wxWidgets that comes with the Linux distribution being used on the host computer.

Bug fixes in the 6.9.3 release

  • Fixed a problem that could prevent the 2-letter and 3-letter language codes from appearing in the list within the Language Codes dialog.
  • Removed the potential for a “rare” crash, caused by moving the
    phrasebox to a new location before the application had gotten
    a valid pointer to where the phrasebox currently was located.

Windows and Macintosh version downloads are available at:

Linux version 6.9.3 Debian packages are available in i386 and amd64 architectures for Ubuntu Trusty, Xenial, Bionic and Cosmic. There are instructions on how to configure your Linux system to gain access to the SIL repository at:

Basically you need to download and install the repository’s public key on your machine, and then set up your Software Sources with one of the following settings depending on your Linux distribution:

deb trusty main or
deb xenial main or
deb bionic main or
deb cosmic main

The Ubuntu Cosmic distribution only has short term support from Canonical. The Trusty, Xenial, and Bionic distributions are long term service (LTS) distributions which Canonical will support with bug and security fixes for 5 years from their initial release.

If you are using Wasta Linux (14.04, 16.04, or 18.04) the software sources for installing and updating Linux software from the repository are already configured.

Important Note: Installing version 6.9.3 will automatically replace any previously installed Adapt It WX (Unicode) version from 4.0.0 through 6.9.2 (but existing project data is never touched when installing updates).

Adapt It WX is the open source, cross-platform version of Adapt It that is based on the wxWidgets framework (hence the WX in the name).

Please direct bug reports or feedback on the new version to the Adapt It team. On the Adapt It Help menu you can easily send a Problem Report or a Feedback Report directly from within Adapt It (over a secure connection) – see the Help menu. If you cannot use the Help menu’s email reporting functions, you can send a Problem Report or Feedback Report to the Adapt It team using the following email address:

Alternately, you can send an email to one or more of the following team members via their individual email addresses:

Bill Martin      – 
Bruce Waters     –
Erik Brommers    –
Graeme Costin    – (focus on MacOSX)
Kevin Bradford   –
Michael Hore     –
Bob Buss         – (focus on HTML Help system)
Jonathan Marsden –

Adapt It version 6.9.3 now available