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All-GUI MySQL on Mac
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aka “How to use multiple MySQL Servers and Workbench in Snow Leopard without using Terminal… and live happily ever after”

The MySQL Community is a world of command-line aficionados. Many people, including myself, show their love to the simple-but-powerful interface of the mysql command-line client, but not everybody is keen to use a bash shell and give up its GUI, no matter how powerful the software is.

Until recently, GUI tools for MySQL were half baked solutions: in the end, there was always something that you had to do via the command line. Today, you can install, set up and use MySQL on your Mac with Snow Leopard without using Terminal, at all.

My Special Needs

Before digging into the details of the installation, let me describe what I need on my Mac. I use various versions of MySQL and I often need to run 2 or more

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MySQL Workbench 5.2 goes GA – partial support for MySQL Cluster
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Configure MySQL Server nodes for MySQL Cluster

The new version of MySQL Workbench (5.2.25) has just gone GA – see the Workbench BLOG for details.

So what’s the relevance to MySQL Cluster? If you have a Cluster that uses MySQL Servers to provide SQL access then you can now use MySQL Workbench to manage those nodes:

  • Start & stop the mysqld processes
  • Configure the per-mysqld configuration data held in my.cnf or my.ini

The reason that I describe the support as ‘partial’ is that these MySQL Servers are treated as independent entities (no concept of them being part

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Breakfast seminar on what’s new with MySQL – London
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If you’re in London on Thursday 24th June then there’s a great chance to find out what’s new in MySQL.

Join us for an Oracle MySQL Breakfast Seminar to better understand Oracle’s MySQL strategy and what’s new with MySQL!
Agenda:
09:00 a.m.    Welcome Coffee/Tea
09:30 a.m.    Oracle’s MySQL Strategy
10:00 a.m.    What’s New – The MySQL Server & MySQL Cluster
10.45 a.m.    Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 a.m.    What’s New – MySQL Enterprise & MySQL Workbench
11:45 a.m.    Q&A
12:00 noon    End of the Breakfast Seminar

Cost?
None, it’s a free event! But places are









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InfiniDB Alpha 1.1.2 on 64-bit Windows and MySQL Workbench
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This week has been rough on my computers and I had to reinstall Vista on my main Windows system. But being a 'glass half full' guy, I took it as an opportunity to load the new alphas for both InfiniDB and MySQl Workbench.

I downloaded the InfiniDB software from http://infinidb.org/downloads/cat_view/40-binary-release/137-112-alpha-binary-releases and Workbench from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/ respectively. In stalled them in that order and started the database and then Workbench.

I was expecting to have to fiddle with configuring one or the other to get them to work together. But I received a delightful surprise. Both worked out of the chute with no customization. Congratulations to the folks writing the install scripts at both companies!
A Useful Tool to Centrally Manage Many MySQL Instances
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I have been talking with a group of folks who have been making a product that has lots of free functionality, including the ability to centrally manage many MySQL instances. The administration functions include starting and stopping MySQL, seeing status and system variables, seeing and managing the MySQL config file (/etc/my.cnf), seeing and managing accounts, a small dashboard of overall health graphs, and more.

With this free tool you can look at and manage local and remote databases. It supports ssh tunneling, including ssh using password-protected ssh keys. It’s pretty neat, and I have been working with the product manager to add features. I think this took will become the de facto standard for centralized GUI administration of MySQL.

The tool is
MySQL workbench….Surprise! One of the best new features for the

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MySQL Workbench 5.2.16 Beta
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MySQL Workbench 5.2.16 is a beta release, which comes with upgraded query browser, upgraded system administrator and addition features of workbench as a all in one bundle.

I was using workbench 5.0 earlier and the changes in 5.2.16 is very much visible. Best thing I could utilize is printing the ER diagrams to pdf files and other file formats. It’s now lot more easier to use and seems like many bugs have been addressed.

The 5.2.16 beta release is enabled to store passwords in OSX-keychain, gnome-keyring or on windows in a encrypted password-vault-file
New wizard added and reworked the “new server instance”.
Features like SQL templates from object context-menu to copy statements to clipboard or right into the query area
Administration module stabilization has been improved
Added option to change the placement of the sidebar in query mode



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Updates in unstable repo (not only) for openSUSE
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I already mentioned this repository several times on my blog. It is the repository where I’m trying to keep bleeding edge stuff for MySQL. I’ve been updating it recently and we’ve got new package there and some interesting updates I want to mention.

MariaDB and MySQL

First thing to mention is that this repository contains MariaDB builds. MariaDB is fork of MySQL and their goals are certainly interesting. For list of differences, try upstream page. As I consider it interesting, I’m keeping eye on it Maybe our users may benefit from it.

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MySQL Unstable Builds
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It’s been some time already since I informed you about server: database: UNSTABLE repository in openSUSE Build Service. Today I want to mention what is going on there. As the name of the repository suggests, it’s probably not the best idea to use anything from here on your production servers

MySQL 5.4

I’m keeping there MySQL 5.4. Currently in version 5.4.3 beta. 5.4 branch of MySQL contains some patches to improve performance. That is the reason why it might be interesting. Downside is that it isn’t released as often as 5.1 and it is not considered production ready. I already

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MySQL Workbench 5.1.16 is GA!
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MySQL Workbench Version 5.1.16 the General Availability build can be downloaded at http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/5.1.html.Congratulations to the Workbench team for their great effort in this release.
MySQL Workbench - Export Features
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MySQL Workbench has some nice export features. They include:Forward engineer SQL Create ScriptForward Engineer SQL ALTER ScriptSynchronize With SQL Create ScriptExport as PNGExport as SVGExport as Single Page PDFExport as Single Page PostScript FileExport options (just choose File Menu then Export option):
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