On Mar 15, 2007, at 4:25 AM, Daevid Vincent wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a real, quality, professional level mySQL GUI for
> KDE, Gnome, whatever. Doesn't matter. Beggars can't be choosers right.
> Something along the lines of SQLYog (Enterprise ideally).
> I'm kind of disappointed that I can't seem to find anything.
> They're all
> either some Admin tool designed to setup users and all that stuff.
> Yawn. Or
> they're so limited, I might as well just use an XP VMWare and a
> windows GUI
> client instead.
> Sadly SQLYog has no intentions of porting to Linux :-\
> mySQL Query Browser is for the most part useless. It's v1.1.18 and
> almost no benefit to using the CLI mode. You can't sort by clicking
> headings. They UI is awkward to use. You can't even set the font
> sizes, so
> it's HUGE (at least in my KDE it is).
> mySQL Workbench is "Alpha", and I couldn't even get it to connect
> to the
> localhost server (despite the other tools in that package "work")!!?
> phpMyAdmin is wonderful -- for a Web UI tool. But not very
> practical for
> serious development.
> Anything else in my search is either equally amateur or simply just an
> inactive or dead project.
> How is it that mySQL is effectively a Linux native tool for all
> intents and
> purposes, yet there isn't nearly the level of GUIs for it that
> there are for
(Sorry Daevid, I neglected to send this to the entire list)
After searching around, I settled on AquaFold's Aqua Data Studio 6.0
(www.aquafold.com). I've been using it since version 4. It is a
Java app, but it is very professional and works real well. I use it
on my MacBookPro as well as my Linux boxes.
Not cheap though. $399 per license. However, it is the best thing
around. The license allows multiple installs, but you are only
allowed to run one at a time. This is a nice convenience. It also
supports many databases besides MySQL. Again, expensive but worth it
in terms of productivity.