MySQL Proxy is currently available as a precompiled binary for the following platforms:
Linux (including Red Hat, Fedora, Debian, SuSE) and derivatives
Mac OS X
Microsoft Windows (including Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008)
Other Unix/Linux platforms not listed should be compatible by using the source package and building MySQL Proxy locally.
System requirements for the MySQL Proxy application are the same as the main MySQL server. Currently MySQL Proxy is compatible only with MySQL 5.0.1 and later. MySQL Proxy is provided as a standalone binary. It is not necessary to have MySQL or Lua installed.