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MySQL Workbench 6.0.5 RC released
The MySQL Developer Tools team is pleased to announce the availability of MySQL Workbench 6.0.5 Release Candidate.
MySQL Workbench 6.0 is the new major update of the Development and Administration tool for MySQL. This release includes over 200 bug fixes and implemented enhancement requests, 30 new features and a new redesigned UI.
As a development version, this release is not suitable for production use.  Please test and file your bug reports at

As always, MySQL Workbench is natively available on Windows, Mac, Linux.

Improvements in MySQL Workbench 6.0:

  • a new redesigned Home screen
  • the SQL Editor and Server Administration UIs were merged into a single connection specific interface, allowing for quick access to administration features while simplifying the location of specific features
  • improved model Synchronization, lets you compare and update your EER model or database with ALTER scripts and properly handle corner cases involving objects renamed externally or sync schemas with different names
  • improved support for model printing to PDF files
  • all new Schema Inspector, gives you a detailed overview of all objects in your schemas, plus access to table maintenance operations such as ANALYZE and OPTIMIZE TABLE
  • table data search, lets you perform a text search on any number of tables and schemas for rows matching a given pattern
  • improved Server Status page, gives a quick summary of server status and configuration
  • cascaded DELETE statement generator, automatically performs the tedious task of generating DELETE statements for deleting a row referenced by foreign keys
  • new SQL Anywhere and SQLite targets for the Migration Wizard
  • and much more.

For a detailed overview of newly added major features in MySQL Workbench 6.0, visit the What’s New page

For the full list of bugs fixed in this revision, view the Change Log.
For discussion, join the MySQL Workbench Forums
Download MySQL Workbench 6.0 now, for Windows, Mac OS X 10.6+, Oracle Linux 6, Fedora 18, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04 or sources, from
the MySQL Workbench Team

Author: Mike Lischke

Team Lead MySQL Workbench