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Does anyone have any good ideas as to native MySQL GUI clients for Ubuntu?

So far I've tried MySQL Workbench, which never seemed to work properly, phpMyAdmin which I found a bit slow, and Navicat which is a windows port and runs under wine, but none of these is perfect. In an ideal world, I'm looking for something like a native version of navicat.

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MySQL Workbench probably is the only native MySQL GUI Client for Linux. –  Marco Ceppi Oct 18 '10 at 19:51
    
What version of Workbench did you try? A lot of the RC versions were unstable. –  Marco Ceppi Oct 18 '10 at 20:31
    
The thing is, MySQL Query Browser and Administrator are far more friendlier than Workbench. To do simple tasks or very precise ones in Workbench I need to do too many steps. In Query Browser I just open it, go directly to the DB and start working. Same for Administrator. Much more friendlier. I rather use (in my opinion) mysql console than workbench until the actually make it friendlier (And also start working on a .DEB version of 5.5.x and 5.6 instead of only rmp and us having to do many steps to get it working. –  Luis Alvarado Dec 1 '11 at 16:15
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MySQL Workbench Install mysql-workbench is probably the most complete tool, but a bit sluggish according to me.

I prefer "MySQL Query browser" and "MySQL Administrator". These two can do all basic stuff, and are very user friendly. Sadly, you can't find them in the Ubuntu Software Centre in later versions of Ubuntu any more. This is because these two pieces of software have reached their end-of-life, and are no longer supported.

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I've been using them for years. Nice, lightweight and useful. –  Javier Rivera Oct 19 '10 at 8:07
    
In my opinion for administrative and DML task phpmyadmin it's a better and easier tool. –  neuromancer Nov 4 '10 at 13:24
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phpMyAdmin is a very nice tool indeed, but it requires running an HTTP server with PHP enabled. MySQL is not only used for web projects. –  W. Goeman Nov 4 '10 at 21:33
    
Note that MySQL Workbench requires oracle login. –  BillMan May 6 '13 at 17:29
    
some of the most complete tools, but still the market is poor ... Valentina studio is superior in terms of dumping , quick export/import, still both of them have trouble with documented databases ... –  decebal Jan 22 at 15:50
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I like Emma. Emma is an open source project that isn't developed by Oracle.

Install via the software center

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In Gnome Ubuntu 13.04, Emma crashes often for me. I moved to using Eclipse SQLExplorer as an Eclipse plugin. –  Eyal Jun 13 '13 at 13:09
    
Crashes even more often than MySQL Workbench. –  Eduard Luca Sep 17 '13 at 12:12
    
Works amazingly for me. I love it. Workbench on the other hand is slow and always causing me issues. –  Gerry Oct 23 '13 at 6:47
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I use a free tool Valentina Studio, is FREE, works on 32/64 bit Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Is the best way to transform your data into meaningful information; create, administer, query and explore Valentina DB, MySQL, Postgre and SQLite databases http://www.valentina-db.com/en/valentina-studio-overview enter image description here

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I use valentina too, switched from WorkBench, but I really find it dificult to run queries in valentina studio ... hangs a lot –  decebal Jan 22 at 15:48
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I know the answer is already accepted but I felt I should add SQLYog to this list anyway since it is such a powerful tool... There is no official build available for Linux but it works quite well on Wine.

SQLyog Datasearch screenshot

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Another alternative is Tora (an opensource Qt multi-platform application).

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Have you any screen shuts? –  shgnInc Dec 29 '13 at 7:38
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MySQL workbench does work on Ubuntu 11.xx but it will hang at some of the loading splash screens. You just need to use Alt+F4 to close the splash window and it will continue.

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Try Devart's dbForge Studio for MySQL! Read about the worth replacement of MySQL Workbench here: http://blogs.devart.com/dbforge/mysql-workbench-worthy-alternative-dbforge-studio-for-mysql.html

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Perhaps you could try these: http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/gui-tools/5.0.html

They're in the software center too.

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These have been EOL'd and rolled into MySQL Workbench. –  Marco Ceppi Oct 18 '10 at 20:31
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One possibility is using SQLExplorer, either as an Eclipse plugin or a standalone "RCP" application. I use it as a plugin, but you can download a Linux standalone version, too. To start the standalone version extract it and execute the sqlexplorer file.

It's being actively developed (last version was in April 2013) and for many people IDE integration is a plus.

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I solved this problem with the following method (I used to install quanta+ 3.5 in ubuntu 12.04. In the same repositories you can find mysql gui tools):

The tutorial is in this blog article.

Follow the tutorial, and replace:

sudo apt-get install quanta

with:

sudo apt-get install mysql-query-browser mysql-admin

but maybe it is mysql-gui-tools, but i'm not sure.

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Hello, yQy, welcome to AskUbuntu! I'm afraid I downvoted your answer. The linked blog article is not in English, and isn't very useful. Furthermore, it's always recommended that answers include the answer, and only provide links for further information. –  Flimm Dec 6 '12 at 19:27
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