MySQL Workbench is a tool with GUI that allows developers to design, model, manage, and generate databases visually. It integrates under a single IDE SQL development, data modeling, server administration, database design/creation/maintenance, etc.

The latest version of MySQL Workbench is 5.2.44 which is available for many platforms. You can find the new changes and bug fixes for this latest release here. In this article, we will see how to install MySQL Workbench 5.2.44 from PPA using Olivier Berten's PPA which is supported by the following distributions:

  • Ubuntu 12.10/12.04
  • Linux Mint 14/13
MySQL Workbench Installation

Open the terminal and issue these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:olivier-berten/misc 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install  mysql-workbench

You can start the tool from the Unity dash or from the terminal with this command:

mysql-workbench &