This is the first private alpha release of the 6.1.x branch.
A global Arrange, Align to Grid preference was added, which affects the Snap To Grid option in the EER Diagram editor. (Bug #11754669, Bug #46306)
A new Performance Reports page was added to the Navigator. It provides a list of Performance Schema based server-wide performance reports.
A new Performance Dashboard was added to the Navigator. It is a graphical representation of the data/query flow of the connected MySQL server that shows status info from SHOW STATUS, P_S and other places.
The 'Visual Explain' feature was rewritten with a new layout. The raw EXPLAIN output and JSON output are also displayed.
A Thread Stack view was added, and can be accessed by right-clicking a connection entry in the Client Connections tab and choosing View Thread Stack.
On the home screen, the model tile layout is wider, and tooltips were added in case the title does not fit. (Bug #17959942, Bug #71154)
When using the main menu to load the administration pages, the tabs only appear or switch if the administration tab was open, and not yet closed. (Bug #17753473)
Event privileges manipulation was added to
Server, Users and
Privileges under the Schema
(Bug #17733771, Bug #70810)
MySQL Workbench now checks and validates MEB related variables before use, when before it assumed they were always defined. (Bug #17509559)
Browsing the "Backup Storage directory" would generate an unhandled exception. The sequence for this browsing is Online Backup, New Job, Options, Browse. (Bug #17307519)
A new MySQL Utilities installation was not detected when installed while MySQL Workbench was open. (Bug #17307175)
Checking the Server Status of a remotely managed MySQL connection would throw an unhandled exception when pressing OK at the password prompt, after not entering a password. (Bug #17300394)
On Microsoft Windows, the plugin icon was cropped if a plugin was installed. (Bug #17300272)
Information in the Object Info panel could not be copied to the clipboard. (Bug #15884708, Bug #67587)
With modeling, a red key now indicates that a key is both a PK and FK. This coincides with a red diamond representing FKs, and a yellow key for PKs. (Bug #11761658, Bug #54172)