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A look at Unicode with bash on Windows

When I wrote this blog about “bash on Windows” a few days ago I omitted one issue, that I already knew about. This is because it needs some elaboration that did not ‘fit in’ the previous blog. So I will do it here.

It is about Unicode. Unicode always was a pain in “cmd” and with the arrival of “bash” in Windows, this has become more significant and important. Actually on any recent *nix platform user will not do anything to make Unicode work ‘out of the box’ in the console and display all or almost all scripts (though I have noticed that the completeness of the ‘monospace’ font mostly used in the Linux console varies between Linux distros – with …

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MyQuery 3.5.6 released

I released version 3.5.6 of MyQuery, and there are quite a number of new features and fixes in there. The #1 bugfix is that the annoying access warnings that poped up from Windows when saving to the registry are gone, as I have now moved the registry to a more Windows 10 acceptable place. Among the new features are:

  • JSON format output when saving results.
  • More flexible CSV format output with many new options.
  • Ability to save Dyncol as JSON in CSV and JSON output.
  • Nicer formatting of numbers in status dialogs.
  • Auto refresh of status dialogs

 As this is a version with many new features, I still consider this a Beta. I have built it on Windows 10 and tested it on Windows 10 and 7, 64-bit, although MyQuery itself is still a 32-bit windows application.

Happy SQL'ing

Windows Nano Server Technical Preview 5 and MySQL

Windows Nano Server is a deployment option of the upcoming Windows Server 2016. It is a “headless” version of Windows Server, pared back to provide the bare essentials necessary to host server / “born in the cloud” applications such as MySQL.…

My endeavour to build MySQL on Windows

I recently worked a lot on getting my local Windows box to compile Windows.
I got a lot of help from the below link that took me a few steps towards the

I had to save away my bison installation, uninstall it and then also
go into a registry editor and remove the various links to the Start Menu referring to
some help for Bison that had spaces in the registry. Resolving this meant that I could
manually run bison on the files in the mysql tarball and get the desired result. But it
was still not enough, I still had the same error when running a full automatic compile.

So then I found the …

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MySQL Group Replication now on Windows

In the previous releases of the Group Replication plugin for MySQL we introduced support for several operating systems like Mac OS X, Solaris, and FreeBSD. But why stop there? So here it is, the 0.7.0 version of Group Replication is now also available on Windows!…

MySQL 5.7 Labs — Using Loopback Fast Path With Windows 8/2012

TCP Loopback fast path

In Windows 8 and Windows server 2012, Microsoft introduced a new “TCP Loopback fast path” feature (see the Microsoft Technet article: Fast TCP Loopback Performance and Low Latency with Windows Server 2012 TCP Loopback Fast Path).…

Track and Optimize Server Connection Methods

The MySQL server supports a variety of client connection methods. To summarize: you have TCP/IP (v4 and v6) on all OSes (with or without TLS/SSL encryption), Unix Domain Sockets on Unix/Linux, and Named Pipes and/or Shared Memory on Windows.

Each of these connection methods has its own set of pros and cons: speed, security, portability, and ease-of-use.…

We've Moved!

I want to take a moment to thank you for reading this blog. We are working very hard on cool tools for you to use with MySQL and we really enjoy spreading the news of these tools to you.  With this in mind I wanted to update you on something that is changing. We are moving to a new blog home at  From this point on all new content will be posted on our new blog and we encourage each of you to update your bookmarks accordingly.  Our aggregator at has already been updated.

Don' t worry! The old posts will still be here so your old bookmarks will still work.  You can find our new Windows focused category at

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For the brave: compiling Workbench 6.3 using Visual Studio 2013 on Windows

Compiling MySQL Workbench yourself is quite a common task for Linux users, even though the application is available precompiled for certain platforms ready from our download page and available in our yum and apt repositories. In this blog post we show you how to compile it on Windows.


Doing a build on Windows is a totally different matter and most users never need to do that. It’s mostly intersting for those wanting own functionality or just being curious. But you should be an experienced Visual Studio user. It’s a complicated task and not a good start for a beginner. The key problem when building on Windows is that we cannot ship any 3rd party library we used. Instead you have to collect them all yourself. In order to ease that task we created the list below. Each library comes with a version number which usually specifies the minimum version to be used. Most of the time it’s not mandatory to use the exact …

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Getting Started With MySQL & JSON on Windows

MySQL is getting native support for JSON.  This blog post will show you how to quickly get the MySQL server with these new features running on your Windows rig and how to write a small C# program in Visual Studio 2015 that stores a JSON document using the new native JSON data type.

Schema or Schemaless

The upcoming 5.7 version of MySQL introduces a ton of new features, some of which I am quite excited about—in particular the …

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