I'm running OpenSuse 11.3 which comes with MySQL Workbench V 5.12.16-8.2. This version hangs on connections and has several other behavior problems that others have reported. For several reasons, I need 5.2+ .

As a relatively new regular user of OpenSuse, I've learned that it's much better for me if I work within the package environment (read: I've made mistakes and am willing to learn) so I'm reluctant to try to just load the Suse rpm off the MySQL.org site.

So:
  1. is there a more recent release of Workbench in a repository I've not found yet?
  2. if not, what's the safest way to install this as an rpm that will not impact the rest of the package management system?

Thanx for all your help and interest.

Thanx,
Lew