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MySQL Workbench 1.0.5 beta released
Posted by: Alfredo Kengi Kojima
Date: March 04, 2006 12:57AM

MySQL Workbench 1.0.5 beta has been released.

MySQL Workbench is a database design tool for MySQL.
MySQL objects such as tables, routines and views can be created and edited and their visual representation on the
canvas enables one to
quickly understand and work efficiently with complex and simple database schemas.

Feature highlights:
- Reverse engineering of existing MySQL databases
- Import DBDesigner4 models
- Synchronize edited model with MySQL database
- Generate SQL create script file
- Printing (Windows)
- Powrefull scripting and plugin interface. Plugins can be written in several languages, such as Lua, PHP, Java and
- Fast, OpenGL based graphical canvas
- Quickly accessible "Overview" mode, which zooms out the whole canvas to reveal a more general view.

An OpenGL capable video card with at least 32MB of memory is needed to use MySQL Workbench.

Windows binaries are available at:

Linux/Gtk+ binaries are available at:

The SuSE RPM or the tar.gz should work on most recent distributions.
Binaries for more distributions and architectures will follow.

Mac OS X binaries will be available soon.


Changes since the last alpha version:

All platforms
- Significant speed improvements in the Generic Canvas
- Auto arrange elements
- Markers
- Switchable grid display
- Complete database <-> synchronization
- Reverse engineering is complete
- New feature: plug-ins, which are scripts to be used for certain tasks in WB- DBDesigner4 import

- Significantly faster model load
- Export model as image (png)
- Printing with preview
- Copy Region as Image
- Full GRT integration (including tabbed shell), supported
for scripting, are now: Lua, Python
- Model properties page
- Table options editing
- BUG when deleting objects is still present

- Added several commands for layouting (send back/front etc)
- Object properties tab


The MySQL GUI Team

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/22/2006 10:04AM by Michael G. Zinner.

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