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MySQL Workbench 6.0.8 Released

Dear MySQL users,

The MySQL developer tools team at Oracle is excited to announce the availability of MySQL Workbench 6.0.8.

MySQL Workbench 6.0 is the new version the GUI Development and Administration tool for MySQL. This maintenance release contains over 50 bug fixes since version 6.0.7

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 Migration Wizard support for SQL Anywhere and SQLite
  • several performance improvements

and much more. For a detailed overview of what’s new in MySQL Workbench 6.0, please visit:

For the full list of bugs fixed in this revision, visit

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, Fedora 19, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 13.04 or sources, from:

In Windows, you can also use the integrated MySQL Installer to update MySQL Workbench and other MySQL products. For RPM package based Linux distributions, you can get and update Workbench using the new MySQL RPM repository at

Quick links:
– Download:
– Bugs:
– Forums:

Read more about MySQL Workbench 6.0 and some of its features in

MySQL Workbench 6.0: What’s New

the MySQL Workbench team

Author: Mike Lischke

Team Lead MySQL Workbench