Category: Main Productivity Database Database Designer 1.9.8 for MySQL

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This release introduces completely new View Parser. Since it was rewritten
from scratch, we'd be happy to receive your reports about possible problems
with it.

Placing of objects pasted from clipboard significantly improved. This fixes
the problem with objects outside visible area if they were pasted from larger
diagram to smaller one.

This release also introduces an ability to arrange views generation
order in View Manager, that may be very useful if you have views
depended on other ones.

Good news for Russian users. V1.9.8 introduces Russian language GUI
support. This feature still experimental.

Application Details:

Version: 1.9.8 for MySQL
License: Shareware
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.19

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What works

Program install successfully. Program launches successfully.

What does not

When creating new project, program crashes.


What was not tested

Can't test anything without creating a new project =)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 14 20091.1.19Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 12.2Mar 26 20091.1.17Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 28 20091.1.13Yes Yes NoBronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 16 20091.1.12Yes Yes NoSilverPavel Golub 

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HowTo / Notes

Install HOWTO


“When’s the Linux version coming out?” - David Fetter was asking me.

“I can’t answer this question yet” - was the answer.

But the magic happens. :) I succeeded to launch Database Designer for PostgreSQL in Wine. The instructions below will help you start Database Designer for MySQL either.


All my tests were made using:

Despite the fact that Wine 1.1.13 marked as development version I strongly suggest you to use exactly this release. Because in 1.0.1 there are a lot of visual artefacts, however functionality is stable.

Configure Wine

Since Database Designer for PostgreSQL uses Microsoft Data Access Components for its Universal and MS Access Database Reverse Engineering we must install appropriate redistributable runtime libraries:

$sh winetricks jet40 mdac28

jet40 - MS Jet 4.0 Service Pack 8
mdac28 - MS MDAC 2.8: Microsoft ODBC drivers, etc.

After this we already can use application with its full functionality. However, fonts used in Designer appear ridged. To fix this we need to install Microsoft Core Fonts (Arial, Courier, Times etc.), but we need to make sure  cabextract utility is present in our system.

In case of Ubuntu we can use the following command to install it:

$sudo apt-get install cabextract

For other distributions it is better to check manuals. To install core fonts we run:

$sh winetricks corefonts

Wine Application Database

In Wine Application Database you can get information on application compatibility with Wine. There are entries for both Database Designers: for PostgreSQL and MySQL.

By the way, you have a good chance to get a free Personal License. Provide some great examples of using Database Designers and results you got under Wine, and receive a license key for free! If you publish them as an article (in your blog, for example), this is only a big plus. Requirements: created with MicroOLAP software, step by step description (How did you make it?), screenshots of the steps taken.

Write a review of MicroOLAP software and publish it on Wine Application Database web-site. You will get a free Personal License key as a reward.

Our goal is to make Database Designers Platinum list member of Wine Application Database. As for now it appears to be Gold List member.


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