MySQL Workbench is a nice GUI frontend tool for MySql.
First, to install it i downloaded the rpm package from MySql website. Then i tried installing it by using the rpm installer found by default
in my system. However there were some dependency problems and so it didnt get installed.
Then i found the following tip at stackoverflow.com
- yum localinstall mysql-workbench-whatever.rpm
It was said that the above command would resolve and install the dependencies.But that failed too!
finally in the same website i found another tip to get through the installation. Just execute the following commands:
- wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-11.rpm
- rpm -Uvh remi-release-11.rpm
- yum –enablerepo=remi install mysql-workbench
and yes! finally i succeeded
Then i found something else interesting: Navicat
You can download and use the non-commercial edition for free. Get it <here>
Finally , HP has started going for Open Source addons to its products , like OpenOffice , Evolution etc . Recently, it announced two new open source products, geared to small businesses and educational institutions and has also planned to include Mozilla Firefox for HP Virtual Solution.From this December 15th, HP will also offer Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop on its HP Compaq dc5850 model.
“The FOSS governance initiative allows HP to share the insight gained from its own experiences managing open source software with other enterprises and the broader FOSS community,……….As the No. 1 provider of Linux-based systems for nine years straight, HP’s leadership around this initiative underscores its commitment to address the challenge of managing open source software proliferation, while reducing barriers to adoption .” said Christine Martino, vice president, Open Source and Linux Organization, HP.
Meanwhile , as a part of an agreement,HP will provide consulting, integration and support services for customers implementing MySQL Network database software into their technology environments.
“Combining HP Services with MySQL’s popular database software will help more corporate enterprises attain the benefits of open source technology..” said Marten Mickos, chief executive officer, MySQL AB.
Additional readings :
MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) which has more than 11 million installations. The program runs as a server providing multi-user access to a number of databases.MySQL is owned and sponsored by a single for-profit firm, the Swedish company MySQL AB, now a subsidiary of Sun Microsystems,which holds the copyright to most of the codebase. The project’s source code is available under terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements.
“ 5.1, though it sounds like an incremental release, has got some pretty major features. Probably, we should have called it 6.0, because there’s so much stuff in there and we’ve been working on it for a couple of years.“ : Zack Urlocker, vice president for MySQL products at Sun.
MySql 5.1 has been released .MySQL 5.1 provides a number of new enhancements including:
- Table and index partitioning
- Row-based and mixed replication
- Built-in job scheduler
- Improved XML handling with XPath support
- New SQL diagnostic aids and performance utilities
- The return of the embedded library (libmysqld)
- A new plugin architecture etc
For a complete list of all the features , go here .
But it seems to have some serious bugs. See them here .
Additional readings :
- Installing MySQL 5.1.30 on new servers or upgrading to MySQL 5.1.30 from previous MySQL releases, here.