MySQL Workbench 5.2.32 GA Available

March 5, 2011 – 1:26 pm by tax

We’re proud to announce the next release of MySQL Workbench, version 5.2.32. This is a maintenance release featuring
a new and improved UI appearance and several corrections and other enhancements.

The tabbed interface has been refreshed to obtain a clearer separation between different modules of Workbench, while improving responsiveness when switching between tabs. The Query Formatter has been rewritten and is now faster and more robust on its handling of queries. The layout of the Administration module has been changed to allow for easier future expansion and use less vertical screen space. Parts that had problems managing MySQL 5.5 servers have been fixed along other total of 53 bugs or enhancement requests have been addressed.

As always, we want to thank everyone for the great feedback we have received. This helps us to continuously improve the functionality and stability of MySQL Workbench – we appreciate all your ideas for improving MySQL Workbench.  Please keep sending us your ideas!

MySQL Workbench 5.2 GA

  • Data Modeling
  • Query (replaces the old MySQL Query Browser)
  • Administration (replaces the old MySQL Administrator)

Please get your copy from our Download site. Sources and binary packages are available for several platforms, including Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

To get started quickly, please take a look at this short tutorial.

MySQL Workbench 5.2 RC Tutorial

Workbench Documentation can be found here.

In addition to the new Query/SQL Development and Administration modules, version 5.2 features improved stability and performance – especially in Windows, where OpenGL support has been enhanced and the UI was optimized to offer better responsiveness.
This release also includes improvements to the scripting capabilities of the SQL Editor. You can read more about it in

For a detailed list of resolved issues, see the change log.

If you need any additional info or help please get in touch with us.

Post in our forums, leave comments on our blog pages or if you want to talk to us directly you can visit us on our IRC channel #workbench on

– The MySQL Workbench Team

Johannes Taxacher

  1. 12 Responses to “MySQL Workbench 5.2.32 GA Available”

  2. Well done for new graphical improvements, this tool is getting better and better.

    I’m still waiting for some sugestions that i’ve made but, i’m sure that ui enancements will come on a future version!

    thanks guys!!

    By Flávio Oliveira on Mar 6, 2011

  3. Hi,

    I use 5.2 mysql version in my web site.
    Language support is very bad :/

    What do i do?

    By Model Pictures on Mar 7, 2011

  4. I downloaded But the program won´t start by MySQLWorkbench.exe.

    System: WinXP SP3
    5.2.31 worked without any problems.

    By Jazz on Mar 8, 2011

  5. @Flávio,

    I agree, the new graphical interface looks very nice! When I read about updates to the Tab Interface and Query Formatter, I thought surely two issues I had brought up would have been addressed, but unfortunately that is not yet the case. ( and Only a matter of time 😉

    One thing I noticed in 5.2.32 is that the context menu has changed when right-clicking a table. It is now much smaller, and no longer can you quickly access SQL generation for SELECT/UPDATE/INSERT, as well as Copying column names to clipboard, etc. Has this been pulled, or simply relocated? It was one of the features I probably used the most…

    By Mike Reid on Mar 8, 2011

  6. We’ll see how it fits on a netbook @ 1024 x 600 ?

    By Jim on Mar 9, 2011

  7. Dear MySQL!

    This version of WorkBench keeps quitting unexpectedly on Mac OS X. I think the previous version I had was more stable than this. Shame!

    By marton on Mar 9, 2011

  8. RPM for fedora 12, 13 and 14 are available in my personal repository:

    Will be in fedora official repository ASAP (waiting for mysql-connector-python to be approved first, and need to fix some gcc 4.6 build issues for fedora >= 15).

    By Remi on Mar 9, 2011

  9. I’ve started using the new version and I get corrupt files.

    “Error unserializing GRT data, type mismatch: expected object of type db.mysql.ForeignKey, but got workbench.physical.Connection”

    Tried to restore to an earlier version of the document but all version stored with the new version is corrupt.

    Anyone else experienced this?

    By Jim on Mar 10, 2011

  10. It looks much nicer, but expanding the table tree to see what is in the DB now takes much longer than it did with 5.2.31

    By Andy Gearhart on Mar 10, 2011

  11. Hi,

    where can I download this 5.2.32 version (or another older version)?

    I’ve problems with 5.2.33b version with Windows 2003 (..”Exception Info: System.DllNotFoundException”).


    By Alexander on Mar 24, 2011

  12. It is so irritating to find that there is just no link available to download
    5.2.32 a
    The only version which I am able to download is the version
    5.2.33b which crashes like anythinh

    By Anonymous on May 17, 2011

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