MySQL Workbench 6.0.6 GA Released

August 12, 2013 – 2:07 pm by akojima

Dear MySQL users,

The MySQL developer tools team at Oracle is excited to announce the first GA (Generally Available) release of MySQL Workbench 6.0.6.

MySQL Workbench 6.0 is the new major update of the GUI Development and Administration tool for MySQL. This release contains more than 30 new features and a redesigned, more modern UI. Over 200 enhancement requests and bugs filed by the community have been addressed since version 5.2.47

Improvements in MySQL Workbench 6.0:

  • a new redesigned Home screen
  • the SQL Editor and Server Administration UIs were merged into a single connection specific interface, allowing for quick access to administration features while simplifying the location of specific features
  • improved model Synchronization, lets you compare and update your EER model or database with ALTER scripts and properly handle corner cases involving objects renamed externally or sync schemas with different names
  • improved support for model printing to PDF files
  • all new Schema Inspector, gives you a detailed overview of all objects in your schemas, plus access to table maintenance operations such as ANALYZE and OPTIMIZE TABLE
  • table data search, lets you perform a text search on any number of tables and schemas for rows matching a given pattern
  • improved Server Status page, gives a quick summary of server status and configuration
  • cascaded DELETE statement generator, automatically performs the tedious task of generating DELETE statements for deleting a row referenced by foreign keys
  • new Migration Wizard support for SQL Anywhere and SQLite
  • several performance improvements

and much more. For a detailed overview of what’s new in MySQL Workbench 6.0, please visit:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/workbench/en/wb-what-is-new.html

For the full list of bugs fixed in this revision, visit
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/relnotes/workbench/en/changes-6-0.html

For discussion, join the MySQL Workbench Forums:
http://forums.mysql.com/index.php?151

Download MySQL Workbench 6.0 now, for Windows, Mac OS X 10.6+, Oracle Linux 6, Fedora 18, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04 or sources, from:
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/tools/workbench/

Quick links:

- Download: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/tools/workbench/
- Bugs: http://bugs.mysql.com
- Forums: http://forums.mysql.com/index.php?151

Read more about MySQL Workbench 6.0 and some of its features in these blog posts:

MySQL Workbench 6.0: What’s New

MySQL Workbench 6.0: Home Screen

Table Data Search

Database Migration from Sybase SQLAnywhere using MySQL Workbench

Model Synchronization Improvements

We will keep posting more about the new features in the coming days, make sure to check often!

the MySQL Workbench team

Alfredo Kojima

  1. 8 Responses to “MySQL Workbench 6.0.6 GA Released”

  2. The latest MySQL Installer for Windows (web version) upgraded my Workbench to 5.2.47. Do we need to wait until the 6.0 release is propagated or upgrading with Installer is just not supported?

    By Álvaro G. Vicario on Aug 13, 2013

  3. Álvaro, the MySQL Installer has been updated to also fetch and install WB 6.0.6. Please try again! Thanks, Mike

    By admin on Aug 14, 2013

  4. Crashes 10 times a day, and gets stuck for several minutes if i dare to type an none existing table.
    As usual, this is one unstable piece of software.

    By Mister on Aug 14, 2013

  5. @Mister, if you have trouble with MySQL Workbench then please file bug reports. This is the only way we can take care for this.

    By Mike Lischke on Aug 15, 2013

  6. It is really cool. Good job.

    By bj on Aug 27, 2013

  7. On Kunbuntu 12.04:

    Release 5 was crashing frequently (a few times every week or so…)

    Release 6 keeps crashing all the time (a few times every hour!!!!)
    It’s a downgrade :(

    By Alexandre on Dec 12, 2013

  8. Why was this released?

    It is so bad! It has so many obvious bugs, that should be presented as a Beta (if not Alpha)!

    It doesn’t even deserves the title of Release Candidate!

    By Alexandre on Dec 16, 2013

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