MySQL Workbench 5.2.29 GA Available

We’re proud to announce the next release of MySQL Workbench, version 5.2.29. This maintenance release focuses on general product improvement and usability.

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.

New Workbench 5.2.29 Preference/Feature

Say you have been working on a model for hours in Workbench, and you haven’t saved in the last 90 minutes, suddenly the power goes out (or some other force majeure). Now with 5.2.29, if Workbench unexpectedly quits during modeling, the model you were working on will be restored to the last auto-saved version the next time you open that model.
As always, please remember to save and version your models regularly.
Also – you can change the value of Auto-Save Model Interval from its 5 minutes – go to Edit->Preferences and change within the General tab.

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 on

– The MySQL Workbench Team

18 thoughts on “MySQL Workbench 5.2.29 GA Available”

  1. On EER Model from Existing Database, the table box headings are black text on black background. Unreadable 🙁

    No problems when creating new EER diagrams.

    Running Mac OS X 10.6.4 32bit.
    Mac OS X 10.6.4 (10F569)
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB

  2. I’m having the same issue as Randy Melder with black on black in the diagrams while modeling. This issue is resolved when creating new models but persists when importing existing ones.

    I’m running
    Windows 7 64bit
    Nvidia GTX 460
    Core i7 950

  3. I am having the same problem as Randy and Jason. On linux i am able to change the background color per akojima’s comment, but on snow leopard, it does not work at all. The properties bar seems to be inaccessible.

  4. I rollback my version. Because the title of the entity in the diagram is not changeable.

    I tried to setup at the side bar but it doesn’t respond when I double click on the color property.

Leave a Reply