MySQL Workbench 5.2.25 released, goes GA

Dear MySQL Users,

We’re pleased to announce the release of MySQL Workbench 5.2.25  This release is GA (Generally Available). We hope you will make MySQL Workbench your preferred tool for Design, Development, and Administration of your MySQL database applications.

Special thanks go to all the great MySQL Beta Testers that provided valuable ideas, insights, and bug reports to the Workbench Team. Your beta feedback truly helped us improve the product.

MySQL Workbench 5.2 GA provides:
• Data Modeling
• Query (replaces the old MySQL Query Browser)
• Administration (replaces the old MySQL Administrator)

Please get your copy from our Download site. Sources and binary packages are available for several platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

To get started quickly, please take a look at this short tutorial.

MySQL Workbench 5.2 GA Tutorial

Workbench Documentation can be found here.

In addition to the new Query/SQL Development and Administration modules, version 5.2 features improved stability and performance – especially in Windows, where OpenGL support has been enhanced and the UI was optimized to offer better responsiveness.

For a detailed list of resolved issues, see the change log.

If you need any additional info or help please get in touch with us.

Post in our forums, leave comments on our blog pages or if you want to talk to us directly you can visit us on our IRC channel #workbench on

– The MySQL Workbench Team

Author: Mike Lischke

Team Lead MySQL Workbench

31 thoughts on “MySQL Workbench 5.2.25 released, goes GA”

  1. I can’t install this release on Ubuntu 10.04 amd64!

    (Reading database … 196483 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking mysql-workbench-gpl (from …/mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.25-1ubu1004-amd64.deb) …
    dpkg: error processing /home/dipish/Downloads/mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.25-1ubu1004-amd64.deb (–install):
    trying to overwrite ‘/usr/share/mysql-workbench/’, which is also in package mysql-workbench-ce 0:5.2.24-1ubu1004
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Errors were encountered while processing:

  2. This app is seriously unstable under OS X 10.6.2. I’ve made it crash during data modeling I don’t know how many times.

    IIRC this has been the case since the beginning of Workbench. Don’t get me wrong, the tool itself is great and does exactly what I need. It just doesn’t do it stable enough.

  3. I’ll second the Ubuntu problem, although on 10.04 32-bit Kubuntu this time:

    (Reading database … 387338 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking mysql-workbench-gpl (from mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.25-1ubu1004-i386.deb) …
    dpkg-deb (subprocess): short read in buffer_copy (failed to write to pipe in copy)
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste returned error exit status 2
    dpkg: error processing mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.25-1ubu1004-i386.deb (–install):
    short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./usr/lib/mysql-workbench/′)
    Errors were encountered while processing:

  4. I am using linux mint 9 and mysql workbench version is 5.2.25 . For the past two days the mysql workbench crashes before it can start.
    However it was working perfectly fine two days ago.I even reinstalled it but still got the same problem . The error is :

    Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “rgba”: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    ** (mysql-workbench-bin:17183): WARNING **: Plugin ‘’ from module WbTools has invalid type ”

    ** ERROR **: Failed to register GObject with DBusConnection

  5. Issues under Ubuntu 10.04 as well (AMD 64 bit), installation works, start fails:

    user@node:~$ mysql-workbench

    ** (mysql-workbench-bin:3149): WARNING **: Plugin ‘’ from module WbTools has invalid type ”

    ** ERROR **: Failed to register GObject with DBusConnection

  6. I can confirm that this version crashes while attempting to synchronize a model with a server over SSH. Very frustrating, as this is one of my favorite features. Previous versions worked fine. My OS is Gentoo Linux.

  7. first good job for work done

    a few questions now if it could be the right place :

    – do you have any idea about time needed till next production ready release ?

    – do you think it would be possible to launch python (or lua) tasks from command line to allow automated script jobs (without UI launch) to ease development and production process (like generating alter.sql between two models versions) or something like that ?

  8. Please, take off that annoying alert asking if you want to save the sql query. Or, at least, put a checkbox like: don’t ask this anymore.

  9. hi,

    first of all congratulation for making a great tool.

    is there any plan for providing auto-complete in the sql editor? i searched the bug database for this feature and couldn’t find it.


  10. It’s Grate program for MySQL!

    When I run the sync command, the match does not match the target will tell.

    In addition, the synchronizing Foreign Key creation and modification are not smooth.

    Database design is a very good program hagieneun.

  11. When SQL Editor will remember workspace arrangement from last use, please?

    Always I run WB, especialy SQL Editor, it takes me few clicks to re-arrange workspace (make smaller SQL query space, set right space for left panel, throw out “Connect information” box etc.)

    This “remembering” feature should be more complex, not only for arrangement. For example last used schema could be remembered (option in Preferences) etc. etc.

    And, I think, Some next UI simplifying should be done. I don’t get it, why it is imposible to set default schema with double click in schema overview (left panel in default). And why default schema is not highlighted with bold font. Instead of this that ugly select box at top, soooo irritating to select.

    And there is a lot of next bad UI designs… I pray your UI designers will start think “smart and simple”!

    Though, I use WB every day, and I think it’s good piece of software. But that underdone details … Because details make perfection.

    (Sorry for my english)

  12. Great job guys. Seems cleaned up quite a bit. I think there’s a long way to go on the usability side of the data editing portion of the app but you’re moving in the right direction.

  13. As a senior DBA that manages Oracle and primarily SQL Server instances, I find this tool is very entreprise ready now. We have just assumed responsibility for a good number of MySQL instances, and this version of Workbench with its live Connection/Traffic/Cache/Memory graphs make all the difference. SSH integration is well done also,
    Great Job.

    Hugo Shebbeare
    SQL Server MVP
    Montreal, Canada

  14. Hey, just tried this new version to get the Server Administration functionality. I came across a problem where I tried to open a connection “to Start Querying” to a server that isn’t there anymore (I forgot). I’m not sure the exact sequence but I had it working behind another window, and now there is a transparent gray “Opening SQL Editor” message and then behind it is a regular Windows error message saying “Cannot Connect to Database Server, “Your connection attempt failed for user…”. The error is understood, but the whole screen is stuck. I can’t click close on the error message. I can’t move the Workbench window or close Workbench or anything. I’m not sure if this is a Workbench issue or Windows issue, but it seems like the transparent gray “Opening SQL Editor” message has focus and is being strict about it. Just thought you might like to know.
    Windows XP SP3 updated.

  15. I’m happy that this is now GA, but I was hoping that it would at least support all the functionality of the query browser — namely connecting to mysql servers that uses passwordless ssl for authentication over standard tcp/ip without an ssh tunnel.

    on the mysql command line all we need to specify to connect are:


    no username or pw needed.

    with the query browser we can throw these into a local .cnf file and specify this on the command line and it allowed us to connect without a pw.

    this does not seems to work with workbench and would be highly beneficial. please let me know if i just missed something though…

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