Bug #83369 [MySQL Workbench] Option to show incompatible/nonstandard server only once
Submitted: 13 Oct 2016 12:26 Modified: 13 Sep 2018 19:38
Reporter: Christian Hesse (OCA) Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:6.3.7 OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: mysql workbench incompatible nonstandard server mariadb

[13 Oct 2016 12:26] Christian Hesse
When connecting to incompatible/nonstandard server (MariaDB 10.1.18 in this case) you will see a popup warning about that fact:

> Connection Warning (mariadb)
> Incompatible/nonstandard server version or connection protocol detected 
> (10.1.18).
> A connection to this database can be established but some MySQL
> Workbench features may not work properly since the database is not fully
> compatible with the supported versions of MySQL.
> MySQL Workbench is developed and tested for MySQL Server versions 5.1,
> 5.5, 5.6 and 5.7

The popup has two buttons "Continue anyway" and "Cancel".

While the information is correct the popup is annoying as well.

How to repeat:
Connect to incompatible/nonstandard server, for example recent MariaDB.

Suggested fix:
Keep the popup, but add an additional option to suppress the popup for subsequent connects. IMHO a checkbox would fit perfectly:

[ ] Do not show incompatible/nonstandard server version warning again for this connection.
[13 Oct 2016 13:26] MySQL Verification Team
Hello Christian,

Thank you for the report and reasonable feature request!

[5 Jan 2017 6:14] Chiranjeevi Battula
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=83492 marked as duplicate of this one.
[30 Mar 2017 6:11] MySQL Verification Team
Bug #85685 marked as duplicate of this one
[30 Mar 2017 6:19] MySQL Verification Team
Bug #85187 marked as duplicate of this one
[29 Jul 2017 18:48] Mosty Mostacho
Hi. I was wondering if there was any update on this. In which version will this be introduced? Thanks.
[13 Sep 2018 16:15] adam felson
two years later and no progress?
I suspect the sole reason for the annoying popup is to increase sales of the commercial product.
[13 Sep 2018 19:38] Christian Hesse
This is implemented in 8.0.12. Please close.