Just released at the MySQL Forums yesterday an updated source version of MySQL Workbench for Linux available at ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/mysql-workbench-1.0.1.tar.gz.
So can Version 1.0.1 compile when I had no success with compiling 1.0.0?
$ su -
$ cd /src
$ wget ftp://ftp.mysql.com/pub/mysql/download/mysql-workbench-1.0.1.tar.gz
$ tar xvfz mysql-workbench-1.0.1.tar.gz
$ cd mysql-workbench-1.0.1
$ cd mysql-gui-common
$ ./configure --enable-grt --enable-canvas
MySQLGRT/MGRTValueTree.cc:255: instantiated from here
/usr/include/sigc++-2.0/sigc++/adaptors/bound_argument.h:158: error: 'const class sigc::bound_argument
make: *** [MGRTValueTree.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/src/mysql-workbench-1.0.1/mysql-gui-common/source/linux'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/src/mysql-workbench-1.0.1/mysql-gui-common/source'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/src/mysql-workbench-1.0.1/mysql-gui-common'
make: *** [all] Error 2
Arrrrrggggghhhhh!. What do I have to do to get this beast to compile. I am running the most current libsigc++ of 2.0.17, available for download at http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/libsigc++/2.0/
The job made easier this time by the src archive containing the all important README that provides both dependancies and required additional configuration arguments. However it only stated libsigc++ 2.0 which is what I have.
more /src/mysql-workbench-1.0.1/mysql-workbench/README.linux Compiling Workbench from Scratch ================================ Required Software: ------------------ Much of the requirements are common for all GUI tools shipped by MySQL (such as Administrator and Query Browser). Instead of building everything by hand, you should try using the packages supplied by your distribution, preferably using some tool like apt-get, smart or even yum. Do not forget that you need the -devel (or -dev) version of each pacakge as well as the main one. - gtkmm-2.4 or newer and it's dependencies, such as: - glibmm-2.4 - libsigc++-2.0 - gtk-2.4 (or whatever is required by gtkmm) - libpcre-5 - MySQL client libraries and headers for MySQL >= 5.0 - OpenGL libraries and headers - lua 5 (www.lua.org) Building: --------- - unpack workbench - cd mysql-gui-common - ./configure --enable-grt --enable-canvas - make - make install - cd ../mysql-workbench - ./configure - make - make install
I’ve logged as Bug #16880. I understand there are many variables in different Linux Operating Systems, and libraries, however if I meet the minimum requirements, I have no other options. Perhaps some specifics of what exact versions of required libraries were used to compile in an internal environment would be helpful. Are programs compiled on a generic OS distro and not a developers machine, so it can be reproduced and is testable.
In public response to pablo’s comment (click on comments to see, which I think is unqualified, please give more details), MySQL AB do read this, I have had positive comments from MySQL AB staff, and they have been proactive since I’ve raised this an earlier issues. In the space of some 4 hours I’ve had a confirmation and verification of my listed Bug, so in this case, response is excellent. Previously with 1.0.0 I was frustrated in a number of areas, first I’ve been waiting probably 8 months to get my hands on this product, at present I don’t have an alternative Open Source Linux Modelling tool supporting MySQL 5. Second, there seemed to be slow progress or perhaps insufficient feedback of progress from MySQL AB, but unless we raise our voice how will they know.
Again in defense of MySQL AB (of which I am not associated with), this is an developing Open Source Product and what we as the community ultimately get out of the product it what we collectively put in. If for example we just say it’s buggy, but don’t report it, seek advice, try to use our best abilities to reproduce and assist in providing a better product. Unfortunately the language and GUI requirements are skills I am not confident in. If they were I would be more involved in coding to correct this problem to move forward.
Another reason for presenting my information is to seek advice if others are experiencing these issues, to raise awareness to MySQL AB, who are an organisation with limited resources yet continue to provide what I consider is an excellent product for it’s current marketplace targets. I’m keen to see a working product because then I can provide 15 years of database modelling experience in large systems design in the review and testing of the product, and hopefully contribute in identifying useful and practical functionality to continully improve the product.
Again, speaking on MySQL AB’s behalf, the introduction of GUI products released last year on which the MySQL Workbench are built on, are only new products and new products take time to mature. Of course I’ve love a fully working product, but I’m not providing finances to millions or billions in R&D for software development.
I think it’s important that we all embrace the ideals of Open Source. Sure they are not perfect at this time, but this is not the ideal of one company to change the world of computing and computer software, but to all individuals to have an opportunity to contribute.
Pablo, I would be most happy to take this discussion offline and ask some more questions regarding the concerns you have made in your post, and try to help better understand your concerns, but without a suitable valid email address I’m unable to respond.