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HeidiSQL on Mac

jgreco's profile image jgreco posted 2 years ago in General Permalink

Hi, I'm a big fan of your software, you've completely redefined the way I work with MySQL. So thank you for that.

Now I've a mac at my work and I absolutely can't work with other GUI tools for MySQL, seems completely low compared to HeidiSQL.

Is there any chance to make a DMG of this soft for mac ?

I tried to configure it with winebottler, but i didn't succeed to make it work, if someone can help ?

Thanks for your help.

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 2 years ago Permalink

Wine should work quite well, though I have no clue which is the latest version.

If the latest HeidiSQL crashes with Wine at startup, you could try to enable native Direct2D.

quickbooksupport's profile image quickbooksupport posted 2 years ago Permalink

Download jHeidi 1.0. MySQL database manager in Java. HeidiSQL is a MySQL database manager that is very popular on the Windows platform.

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quickbooksupport's profile image quickbooksupport posted 2 years ago Permalink

, Im new here, but joined to ask something that i think is important to the HeidiSQLs community: can i use in my iMac?

quickbooksupport's profile image quickbooksupport posted 2 years ago Permalink

Do you have any idea about HeidiSql for mac??? I know HeidiSql is written with Delphi, so can you build a version runs on mac With RAD .

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 2 years ago Permalink

No, you can't. But you can run HeidiSQL through Wine on a Mac.

eos's profile image eos posted 7 months ago Permalink

I have been using heidisql on mac in wine for years, but recently it stopped working and I have not been able to fix it. Heidisql is by far the best tool. I have been looking at commercial alternatives on the mac, and they are a joke in terms of functionality. If some company were to sell a mac version of heidisql I would gladly pay £60 for it.

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 7 months ago Permalink

Just use a newer Wine version. I heard some recent versions of Wine were not running HeidiSQL on Linux, and I guess these bugs were comparable to the Mac version.

olegderecha@gmail.com's profile image olegderecha@gmail.com posted 6 months ago Permalink

I could run HeidiSQL on Mac using Wine, but used only x86 HeidiSQL version, not x64. And, it doesn't look really cool on Mac... Can work, but looks badly.

WhiteXmasBone's profile image WhiteXmasBone posted 1 month ago Permalink

Love HeidiSQL.

With macOS Catalina wine seems to be an issue (dropped 32bit support). I tried to run it using wine64 and the portable 64bit edition of HeidiSQL => no luck :-(. It starts but then fails with a "crash". VM or bootcamp are not really an option when switching between tasks a lot.

Anyone an idea?

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WhiteXmasBone's profile image WhiteXmasBone posted 1 month ago Permalink

Sorry. Already discussed here

eos's profile image eos posted 1 month ago Permalink

I recommend using virtual box (free), download the windows ISO from MS, and buying a cheap windows license from one of those dodgy but working web license sites for about £10. Then you can run it through windows on the mac for only £10.

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 1 month ago Permalink

I am still hoping I will find a way to work around that crash.

Perhaps you can attach the crash report text file here. And probably it shows something more useful than this System FindOnExceptionDescEntry crash point.

WhiteXmasBone's profile image WhiteXmasBone posted 1 month ago Permalink

Reading into <markdown>[this] (Catalina and the future of Wine on Mac)](forum(dot)winehq(dot)org/viewtopic(dot)php?f=9&t=32590)</markdown> is not very promissing.

cite: Is it possible to run x64 apps on Catalina currently? I've read through the the thread and see the general response of "Technically yes but Practically no"...

Hm...

cite: If the application is really 64Bit then it’s possible to run it using wine64 on macOS Catalina but you will still need to provide 64Bit versions of libfreetype.6.dylib and libpng15.15.dylib for wine64 to function.

Not sure who has to provide those libs and if this does apply to HeidiSQL. Also looking into the directory of HeidiSQL I see files like: libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll.


Here my setup:

  • HeidiSQL_10.2_64_Portable
  • macOS Catalina 10.15.1
  • wine64 --version >> wine-4.0.1
  • Start param: wine64 heidisql.exe

Here what happens:

Console:

0009:fixme:msg:ChangeWindowMessageFilterEx 0x20042 400 1 0x0
0009:fixme:wtsapi:WTSRegisterSessionNotification Stub 0x1007a 0x00000000
0009:fixme:wincodecs:BitmapScaler_Initialize unsupported mode 4 (many times)
...
0009:err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of your distribution.
0009:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventRegister ({5eec90ab-c022-44b2-a5dd-fd716a222a15}, 0x18000122b, 0x1800eae90, 0x1800eaeb0) stub.
0009:fixme:ntdll:EtwEventSetInformation (deadbeef, 2, 0x1800d6c32, 43) stub
0009:fixme:seh:call_stack_handlers nested exception

Crash-Window:

  • See attached screenshots

I'm not sure if this is something that can be solved on HeidiSQL side. Feels more like a general thing for the wine team.

VM or Parallels seems to be the option to go for now. I personally think the wine-team will eventually find a solution too.

2 attachment(s):
  • heidisql_exe_err1
  • heidisql_exe_err2
thecotne's profile image thecotne posted 1 month ago Permalink

macOS Catalina 10.15.x does not support 32bit programs (this includes wine's support for win32 apps) is it possible to compile HeidiSQL for 64bit architecture so that it does not require any 32bit code to work?

in theory this can improve performance for 64bit windows as well because win32 apps support is done by virtualization in windows called WOW64

ansgar's profile image ansgar posted 1 month ago Permalink

HeidiSQL has 64 bit downloads, as you can see on the download page. The installer installs the 64bit version on 64bit Windows, and the 32bit version on 32bit Windows.

But I thought the 64 bit version does not run anyway on the newer Wine version?

thecotne's profile image thecotne posted 4 weeks ago Permalink

i was mistaken that wine works on macOS Catalina and it could be fixed on HeidiSQL side but in actually wine does not run on macOS Catalina at all (wine it self uses 32bit code even when i start wine64)

i was able to start HeidiSQL on macOS Catalina with CROSSOVER 19 and wine will support macOS Catalina in next major release (wine 5)

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