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MySQL Workbench 5.2. Query Functionality Update

Few words about current status of 5.2 branch, its main feature Query Editor, and plans for nearest future about it. 5.2 is still in alpha stage, but we did good progress lately and plan to release beta version soon.
For v5.2.2 major efforts were concentrated on stabilization of existing functionality and code base. There are few improvements in Query Editor visible to end user, while a good bunch of bugs were revealed and fixed – thanks to community for bug reporting. Even more fixes/improvements were merged from 5.1 branch. While we continue to work on stabilization, we plan to add following features before transition to beta stage:

  • Client side sorting
  • Advanced editor for text fields of recordset
  • Saving/retrieving BLOB values
  • Option to propagate changes made to recordset to multiple DBMS instances

Keep an eye on new releases, your feedback is very valuable and helps a lot to come up with a development roadmap and reach product maturity much earlier. Please contribute your remarks for 5.2 and ideas for subsequent versions if you didn’t so yet: Forum: Collecting ideas for MySQL Workbench – SQL IDE

Author: stkachenko

Experience in development of data centric applications, extensible objects frameworks, 4GL parsers, etc.