MySQL Workbench 5.1.17 Available

We’re proud to announce the first service release of our current GA product MySQL Workbench 5.1. This maintenance release encompasses a number of stability, performance and quality improvements.
We were able to fix 56 bugs – as always, details on latest changes can be found on our Releases Page.

Please head over to our download page and fetch this new update:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/5.1.html

In addition to the improvements on the application, we also updated our packaging procedure to provide a more up to date selection of packages for recent distributions. Along with the Windows and OSX (intel) binaries we now provide binaries for the following Linux distributions:

Ubuntu 8.04  (32/64bit)
Ubuntu 9.04  (32/64bit)
Fedora 11     (32/64bit)

If you encounter any problems, please report them to our bugtracker. Feel free to contact us any time on IRC (irc.freenode.net, #workbench) for any questions or infos.

– The Workbench Team

MySQL Workbench 5.1 Reaches GA

We’re proud to announce the first General Availability build of our database development tool MySQL Workbench. Version 5.1.16 is now available on our download-servers. On our final run towards GA release of version 5.1 we managed to close 13 bugs and a couple of small issues still found in our previous release. Details on latest changes can be found on our Releases Page. Starting with this release, we recommend to switch from your Workbench 5.0 installation right to the new release (if you haven’t yet) – 5.1 is now our current stable release.

The files for different platforms have been pushed to our main server and will be globally available on our mirrors during the next hours. Please get your copy form our Download page:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/5.1.html

If you encounter any problems, please report them to our bugtracker. Feel free to contact us any time on IRC (irc.freenode.net, #workbench) for any questions or infos.

– The Workbench Team

MySQL Workbench 5.1.15 RC3 Released

We’re proud to announce the availability of our 3rd Release Candidate of MySQL Workbench 5.1. This is the last Release Candidate before 5.1 is released as GA. We keep optimizing and improving the functionality and brushing the last rough corners to be able to provide a shiny Workbench 5.1 GA next week. You can find the details as always on this release on our Releases Page.

Head right over to our Download page to give this last development build a try:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/5.1.html

If you encounter any problems, please report them to our bugtracker. Feel free to contact us any time on IRC (irc.freenode.net, #workbench) for any questions or infos.

– The Workbench Team

MySQL Workbench 5.1.14 RC2 Online

We’ve just released the second RC of the cross-platform version of MySQL Workbench. Version 5.1.14 is now available for download. We closed 5 bugs since last week and worked on more refinements. For the complete list of changes please take a look at our Releases Page.

Please head over to our Download page to give this release a try:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/5.1.html

End of next week we are going to build another RC release before we’re preparing the final GA release of Version 5.1. If you find bugs, please post it to our bugtracker. Feel free to contact us on IRC (irc.freenode.net, #workbench) for any questions or infos.

– The Workbench Team

MySQL Workbench 5.1 Reaches RC Quality

We are proud to announce the release our first Release Candidate of Workbench 5.1. After publishing another alpha version of Workbench 5.2 (the version that will include querying and administration) we have concentrated on getting 5.1 closer to GA. We have fixed 45 bugs since our last beta release and the last tweaks planned for the final product are in place now.

We are now tightening our release circle while moving closer to the planned GA date of the 5.1 version. We will release two additional Release Candidates at the end of upcoming two weeks and plan to complete the final GA build by the end of June – on all our major platforms.

Please head over to our Download page to get the new release and give it a try:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/5.1.html

For the complete list of changes and fixes, see

http://dev.mysql.com/workbench/?page_id=49

Keep in mind that this is still work in progress release and we don’t recommend using it on your production files! If you find any flaws or problems please don’t hesitate to contact us. Report any bugs on our bugtracker:

http://bugs.mysql.com

If you want to get in touch meet us live online on IRC. Connect to irc.freenode.net and join the channel #workbench.

– The Workbench Team

MySQL Workbench 5.2.1 Alpha Available

We’re proud to announce the availability of the 2nd alpha-version of MSQL Workbench 5.2. As you may already know, this is the youngest member of the workbench-family and also the version that adds another role – the one of the database-querying-tool – to the application. There have been major enhancements – not only to the querying part – since we released the first alpha version. Please keep in mind that this is still an alpha version and it’s not recommended for use in a production environment. While most parts of the final application are already in place there are still a few things left to implement or details subject to change. Please download the program, take it for a test-drive and tell us what you think.

Source code and binary packages of MySQL Workbench 5.2.1 OSS for Windows, Mac OS X Leopard and some Linux distributions are freely available for download at:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench

For questions, comments and additional information visit the forums, keep an eye on our developer page or contact us over IRC (irc.freenode.net, channel #workbench).

– The Workbench Team

Give and Take

Have you ever looked at the source code of MySQL Workbench? There are quite some hidden gems there, e.g. the OpenGL canvas and our latest addtion: a new UI port of the famous open source edit control Scintilla. This port allows us to use this fantastic editor control natively on Mac OS X Leopard as a Cocoa framework.

Scintilla, native Cocoa port on OS X In fact, we are using Scintilla for a long time already, mainly on Windows. It allows us to give you a powerful editor interface for SQL code. This includes features like syntax highlighting, text markers (e.g. for marking syntax errors), code folding, code completion and many more. However, so far we could not use it on OS X. There is a Carbon port available, but that did not work well (particularly, if the rest of the UI is using Cocoa) so we decided to write our own port for Cocoa, taking the Carbon code as the starting point. This new framework is by far not complete but works already so well that we have it included in our recently published 5.2. alpha release. But we thought there should be more than that. Since we are committed to open source software (even though we have some productivity features in our SE version of MySQL Workbench, which are not available in source code, however the vast majority of the code is open) we decided to publish our port as a separate project, so that also users who do not use MySQL Workbench, but Scintilla, can make use of it. In the good tradition of publishing MySQL code on Launchpad we created a new project called Scintilla-Cocoa, where everybody can see what changed and can download the new code. Currently you have to use a Bazaar client to create a local branch of the Launchpad project in order to actually get the code.

Additionally, we sent the author of the Scintilla project Neil Hodgson a patch so that he can incorporate our code into the main distribution. If anybody of you is interested in helping to complete the Cocoa port let us know. We can give you write access to the Launchpad project where you can directly work on the actual code.

MySQL Workbench 5.2.0 ALPHA

The MySQL Workbench team would like to announce the availability of the first Alpha release of MySQL Workbench 5.2.

The major new feature in MySQL Workbench 5.2 is the SQL IDE, which offers the ability to edit and execute queries on MySQL servers. The new SQL query editor, based on the Open Source Scintilla text editor component, offers full syntax highlighting and other advanced editing features. The SQL editor was also extended to perform live syntax checking, detecting and indicating any syntax errors in your SQL code even before executing them. The IDE also provides ability to browse and edit the contents of individual table rows.

Note, however, that as this is a development version, there are known and unknown issues that might prevent the smooth use of the application. Backup your models often and before opening them with this version as the file format has changed from Workbench 5.0 and 5.1. Production usage is discouraged.

Source code and binary packages of MySQL Workbench 5.2 OSS for Windows, Mac OS X Leopard and some Linux distributions are freely available for download at:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/5.1.html 

If you prefer a more stable release of MySQL Workbench, you may still use Workbench 5.0, which is in GA status and available for Windows only at:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/5.0.html 

BETA versions of MySQL Workbench 5.1 for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows are also available at:

http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/5.1.html 

If you have general comments, questions or would like to discuss Workbench related topics, http://forums.mysql.com provide a forum for that.Bugs can be reported to http://bugs.mysql.com

For more MySQL Workbench related information and news, visit http://dev.mysql.com/workbench

– The Workbench Team

MySQL Workbench 5.1.12 Beta3 Available

After a turbulent week, where a few of our team were presenting workbench at this years MySQL Users Conference, we have finally uploaded the next beta packages for you to try. We’ve further improved the handling of the application. The problem with the missing table editor in the mac package is fixed in this release as well.

Please grab the package of your choice at our download page and give it a try.

MySQL Workbench 5.1.10 beta2 Available

We have finally uploaded the next beta packages of our upcoming database design tool. We have fixed several bugs and added some enhancements that to the Interface. There’s a new editor for defining/maintaining User Defined Datatypes.

There are binary-packages for Windows, Mac OS X Leopard and Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora) as well as the zipped sources for building Workbench yourself. If you experience problems please let us know by filing bugs at http://bugs.mysql.com or contact us directly on via irc-client on irc.freenode.net channel #workbench.
Thank you all for your feedback and contribution. Fetch the new packages at our main download page and give it another try.