The following operating systems are officially supported:
Apple Mac OS X v10.6.1+ (32-bit/64-bit)
Fedora 15 (32-bit/64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
Oracle Linux 6 (32-bit/64-bit)
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (32-bit/64-bit)
Ubuntu 11.04 (32-bit/64-bit)
MySQL Workbench also has the following general requirements:
On startup, the application checks the OpenGL version and chooses between software and hardware rendering. To determine which rendering method is being used, open the Help menu and choose the System Info item.
Requirements for Linux:
The requirements for Linux are embedded within their respective packages. Use the platform specific tool (for example, yum or apt) to install the package and their dependencies.
Requirements for Microsoft Windows:
Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)
For convenience, the Windows libraries are available as the download “Dependencies for Compiling in Windows”.