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
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 wrote something about this, so let’s move to something new.
MySQL Workbench 5.2.8
What can be more interesting is that this repository also contains the newest version of MySQL Workbench. Have you ever used MySQL Administrator or MySQL Query Browser? These tools will die soon. Even versions in 11.2 are some kind of zombies on sedatives. All functionality provided before by MySQL Administrator and MySQL Query Browser should be provided by MySQL Workbench 5.2 in the future. MySQL Workbench already reached beta stage with current version. And it can be found in server: database: UNSTABLE repository. On first sight it look quite nice. I didn’t played with it more deeply, just checked that it is basically working, but you can I tried few things with Administrator plugin, but I will investigate it more deeply and then write something about it.
Last note, to get some more attention screenshot of the main window