Well, our baby is born! Some time ago we analyzed the feedback from users and customers and determined that far too many of our server installs were failing. We have the best open-source database on the planet but no one can see that if we can't get it properly installed. Clearly something had to be done.
So, the new MySQL Installer is born. It's a Windows application that comes delivered in a bundle along with a version of the database server, applications like Workbench, connectors, samples, and documentation. It includes some customized configuration screens that help with setting up the proper configuration files.
One of the great benefits of using the new MySQL Installer is that it comes with all the products very tightly integrated such as automatically creating connection entries in Workbench for the freshly installed server. Our goal with MySQL is to have you up and running in 15 minutes. With the new MySQL Installer, we've got that down to 3 minutes!
The best way to see all the greatness that is MySQL Installer is to download it yourself. You can grab a copy here.
You can also see the Oracle press release on it here.
Thank you for trying out our new MySQL Installer and please let us know what you think!