Dear fellow developers:
I am very new to using a Mac, and just recently bought one. I am a Java developer would like to develop on my new system. I have already installed eclipse, and would now like to install and setup MySQL. I have already downloaded MySQL Community Server 5.5.5 m3 32 bit version, but I am wondering if I need the 64 bit version? I have used windows throughout my development career, and honestly, am truly a child when it comes to getting started on the mac, and need very basic instructions on what to do after downloading the right package. What I need is:
1. What is the correct package do I need for Mac OS X 10.6, 32 bit vs 64 bit?
2. After downloading the package, how do I install it?
3. I don't really want MySQL set up as a service. I'd rather launch when I want to use it, and shut it down when I'm finished, so I'd like someone to show me, how to do this.
4. Show me how to setup a front-end GUI for use with MySQL, like MySQL workbench.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance to all who reply.