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From: Daevid Vincent (daeviddaevid.com)
Date: Mon Feb 02 2009 - 14:21:22 CST
I downloaded this for Ubuntu and installed (after installing libzip1
which was required BTW)
So, Workbench loads, but I don't see any way to connect to my mySQL
server (I'm not running my DB locally as it has > 1/2 Billion rows).
I did a quick search and found this rather disappointing page:
And the link below to download is for the FOSS version, but nowhere do I
see a commercial download link?
Crippling the tool in this way seems like a really bad idea. How do I
know if I even want to buy it, if I don't know if it can handle a huge
database properly. There are plenty of "modelers" out there, I've yet to
find a good one however that don't require hours of re-arranging
table-boxes. Wouldn't it be better to cripple by prohibiting "save" or
"export" or something else? Not that I even think you should be
crippling this tool to begin with -- especially for a linux version that
is still Alpha!!
The very robust and powerful http://www.modelright.com/ community
edition would seem to be your closest competitor (unfortunately they are
On Mon, 2009-02-02 at 18:21 +0100, Johannes Taxacher wrote:
> Dear MySQL users,
> finally it's time to publish new material to show what we were up to
> in the past weeks. This time we have the first "dual-platform-release"
> of MySQL Workbench 5.1.7 alpha version - we published binaries for
> linux and OS X along with the source package (also containing sources
> for both platforms).
> Please note, that in terms of UI linux- and OS X- versions aren't yet
> on the same level of completeness. While we are nearly done having all
> features onboard for the linux-build, we still have some more checkmarks
> to fill on the osx checklist - but we are catching up.
> For the Linux version printing is the biggest feature that is still
> (but you can already export PDFs of course). The Mac version has mostly
> been improved in terms of stability. This second alpha for Mac is still
> Intel only, but we are already preparing for building universal binaries
> from next release on.
> A big "thank you" to all folks helping with trying our work-in-progress-
> versions, reporting problems, building the source on different distros
> letting us know how it works out.
> MySQL Workbench OSS 5.1.7 Alpha - Linux/OS X
> General download page:
> Binaries/Sources for Ubuntu 8.04
> Add following 2 lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
> deb ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/gui-tools/ubuntu/ binary/
> deb-src ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/gui-tools/ubuntu/
> To download and install the binary use the command
> apt-get update
> followed by
> apt-get install mysql-workbench
> Build instructions for Ubuntu 8.04
> General infos on our Developer Central site at
> Please don't use this yet on your production-level-files, as it's
> still considered an alpha release!
> Some of you might be missing a release - 5.1.6 for Linux. No, you didn't
> miss an announcement: For the purpose of unifying the releases for Linux
> and Mac we simply didn't publish 5.1.6 last week. It was considered an
> internal release only and now we're going public with alpha version
> for both Linux and OS X.
> If you need any help don't hesitate to contact us. Keep an eye on our
> development page http://wb.mysql.com where we post news and additional
> infos about our progress.
> Have fun!
> Johannes Taxacher, Software QA Engineer, Developer Tools, Database Group
> Sun Microsystems, Ges.m.b.H