Bug #24842 GUI-Tools for 5.0 should be renamed in Add/Remove programs
Submitted: 6 Dec 2006 2:24 Modified: 7 Dec 2006 12:07
Reporter: Jared S (Silver Quality Contributor) Email Updates:
Status: Not a Bug Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Administrator Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:1.2.6 OS:Microsoft Windows (WinXP)
Assigned to: Mike Lischke CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: installer, msi, product name

[6 Dec 2006 2:24] Jared S
Hi.  After installing GUI-TOOLS, it appears in control panel as "MySQL Tools for 5.0".  I dont if final release will coincide with 5.1, but anyway I think it should read "MySQL Tools 1.2.6"

How to repeat:
> start > settings > control panel > add remove programs
[6 Dec 2006 7:41] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the report.

Verified as described.

(But name should be "MySQL Tools 5.0-r6" or "MySQL Tools 5.0" as version of MySQL Tools package actually is 5.0-r6)
[7 Dec 2006 11:05] Mike Lischke
This entry is as it should be. There is, by intention, no minor build number.
[7 Dec 2006 12:07] Michael G. Zinner

as the bundle contains a number of tools with mixed version numbers it is not a good approach to give the bundle a separate version number.

Therefore we established the term "for 5.0" means that this bundle is actually "for" the MySQL 5.0 server. It is also used for the default installation path "C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Tools for 5.0"

To distinguish between the bundle releases we are adding a rXX release number. The full terminology is, e.g.

  MySQL GUI Bundle for 5.0 Release 7

    MySQL Administrator 1.2.7
    MySQL Query Browser 1.2.7
    MySQL Migration Toolkit 1.1.7
    MySQL Workbench 1.1.7

I know this is not the optimal solution but it also makes clear that the tools should not be used for MySQL 5.1 and higher and will not support the new functionality found there.

I hope this clears up the confusion.