MySQL Workbench 5.2.28 GA Available

We’re proud to announce the next release of MySQL Workbench, version 5.2.28. This maintenance release features improvements to the Workbench scripting Shell as well as various fixes.

Enhancements to the Workbench 5.2.28 Scripting Shell makes development and usage of Workbench Scripts and Plug-ins easier by

  • Providing a new workbench shell scripting file browser
  • Allowing users to more easily create/edit/save/execute Workbench python and lua scripts
  • Including Handy Workbench “Scripting” snippets that can easily be executed or copied.
  • Adding a new script results output panel

For more on Workbench Scripting and Plug-in development see

As always, we want to thank everyone for the great feedback we have received. This helps us to continuously improve and extend the functionality and stability of MySQL Workbench – please keep up on approaching us with any ideas to develop our product even further.

MySQL Workbench 5.2 GA

  • 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 RC 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.
This release also includes improvements to the scripting capabilities of the SQL Editor. You can read more about it in

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

– The MySQL Workbench Team

22 thoughts on “MySQL Workbench 5.2.28 GA Available”

  1. My problem is that I’ve already installed 4.0, and I’m afraid it will cause issues if I uninstall it, and go with 3.5. No rush, really. I was just curious. Thanks for your quick response.

  2. Really, I love the MySQL Workbench but i am missing an essential feature: creation of a database documentation – a HTML or PDF dokument would be great.

    Like Toad of Quest Software.

  3. I’m using Workbench on Ubuntu. Is it possible to have a ppa link for the next releases of the workbench in order to avoid downloading and installing package for each newest releases by hand?

    What about including the migration tools? Is it planned or not?

    Thanks for the good work of the team!

  4. Can I connect to Oracle databases in the Development or Administration windows? I’m at 5.5.28 Windows and when I try to connect, it just freezes up. (I can make connections with other tools from this same Windows machine).

  5. One question: Why does workbench on Linux use gtk instead .net/mono? I don’t know, but it wouldn’t be better if there is only one code in both plattaforms? Because the Linux version has some bugs in interface, and it’s clearly inferior to Windows and Mac version.

  6. hello,

    i am using the gui tools to windows 7 64 bit..will it work? like stopping the service. coz the mysql administrator cant stop the service in win7 64bit

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