Docker Desktop release notes

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This page contains information about the new features, improvements, known issues, and bug fixes in Docker Desktop releases. For frequently asked questions about Docker Desktop releases, see FAQs.

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4.32.0

2024-07-04

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New

  • Docker Desktop now takes advantage of Moby 27.
  • Docker Desktop now supports moving data to a different drive on macOS and Windows with WSL2 backend. See docker/for-win#13384.
  • You can now schedule backups for volume exports in the Volumes tab (Beta).
  • Access a terminal shell directly from Docker Desktop (Beta).

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Improved instructions for watch in the Compose File Viewer
  • Added support for Golang projects that don't have dependencies in Docker Init. Addresses docker/roadmap#611
  • Settings Management now lets admins set the default value to ProxyEnableKerberosNTLM.
  • Removed a temporary compatibility fix for older versions of Visual Studio Code.
  • Builds view:
    • Changed icon for imported build record to a "files" icon.
    • Improved the error message when trying to connect to an already connected Docker Build Cloud builder.
    • Fixed an issue where build records would disappear unexpectedly.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented users from being able to re-open an imported build.
    • Fixed an issue where build details were not displayed when a build's state had changed from running to completed.
    • Fixed malformed build source link in build details.
    • Fixed missing build stats for named contexts.
    • Fixed image index/manifest not being displayed anymore in build results.
    • Fixed an issue where build traces exported from the UI would appear as a single, flattened list when imported to Jaeger
    • Fixed truncated digest/sha in build details.
    • Fixed final status animation of active builds.

For Windows

  • Fixed an issue on the WSL 2 engine where Docker Desktop would not detect the existence of the docker-desktop-data distribution if it had been manually moved by the user.
  • The Windows on ARM installer and the privileged service are now built for ARM64.

For Mac

  • Re-added CONFIG_DM_CRYPT kernel module.
  • Re-added CONFIG_PSI kernel module.
  • Re-added CONFIG_GTP kernel module.
  • Re-added CONFIG_NFT_BRIDGE_META kernel module.
  • Fixed a regression where the Another application changed your Desktop configuration warning message appeared whenever /var/run/docker.socket was pointing to an unexpected path.
  • Changed the Configuration Check menu entry and banner to a notification.
  • Improved the performance of read and write operations on bind mounts.
  • Fixed fatal errors with some AMD64 Java images. Fixes docker/for-mac/7286 and docker/for-mac/7006.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Docker Desktop to remove Docker.app when installing from /Applications.
  • Fixed an issue that caused bind mounts to fail. Fixes docker/for-mac#7274.

Known issues

For Mac

  • When running docker-compose after an update, it will return command not found. As a workaround, you can create the following symlink: sudo ln -sf /Applications/Docker.app/Contents/Resources/cli-plugins/docker-compose /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

4.31.1

2024-06-10

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Bug fixes and enhancements

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug where containers, images and volumes created before the update were potentially invisible for users. Fixes docker/for-win#14118.

4.31.0

2024-06-06

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New

  • Air-Gapped Containers is now generally available.
  • Docker Compose File Viewer shows your Compose YAML with syntax highlighting and contextual links to relevant docs (Beta, progressive rollout).
  • New Sidebar user experience.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Newer releases are now displayed in the Software updates settings tab when an update has already been downloaded.
  • Added proxyEnableKerberosNTLM config to settings.json to enable fallback to basic proxy authentication if Kerberos/NTLM environment is not properly set up.
  • Fixed a bug where Docker Debug was not working properly with Enhanced Container Isolation enabled.
  • Fixed a bug where UDP responses were not truncated properly.
  • Fixed a bug where the Update screen was hidden when using Settings Management.
  • Fixed a bug where proxy settings defined in admin-settings.json were not applied correctly on startup.
  • Fixed a bug where the Manage Synchronized file shares with Compose toggle did not correctly reflect the value with the feature.
  • Fixed a bug where a bind mounted file modified on host is not updated after the container restarts, when gRPC FUSE file sharing is used on macOS and on Windows with Hyper-V. Fixes docker/for-mac#7274, docker/for-win#14060.
  • Builds view:
    • New Import builds feature that lets you import build records for builds by other people, or builds in a CI environment.
    • Fixed missing OpenTelemetry traces in build results for failed builds.
    • Fixed default-load appearing as invalid driver-opt for the container driver.
    • Fixed deep link to build details.

For Windows

  • Changed the --allowed-org installer flag to write a policy registry key instead of to the registry.json.

For Mac

  • Moved the setting Automatically check configuration from Advanced settings to General settings.
  • Improved VirtioFS caching by implementing longer attributes timeout and invalidation.

For Linux

  • Added Linux headers to the VM, to ease the compilation of custom kernel modules.

Security

For all platforms

  • Fixed a security bug in Enhanced Container Isolation (ECI) mode where a user could create Docker volumes sourced from restricted directories inside the Docker Desktop VM and mount them into containers, thereby giving the container access to such restricted VM directories.
  • By default, only extensions listed in the marketplace can be installed in Docker Desktop. This can be changed in Docker Desktop's settings. Extension developers will need to change this option in order to test their extensions.

For Windows

  • Fixed CVE-2024-5652 in which a user in the docker-users group can cause a Windows Denial-of-Service through the exec-path Docker daemon config option in Windows containers mode. This vulnerability was discovered by Hashim Jawad ( @ihack4falafel) working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative.

Deprecation

For all platforms

  • The CLI binary that used to be shipped as com.docker.cli is now shipped simply as docker. This release leaves the CLI binary as com.docker.cli, but it will be removed next release.

For Windows

  • Removed support for legacy version packs from the WSL2 engine.

Known Issues

For Windows

  • When upgrading to Docker Desktop 4.31.0, existing containers, images and volumes become invisible for users that created those containers and images using Docker Desktop 4.8.0 or lower, on Windows hosts with WSL only. The data is not lost, it just becomes invisible to Docker Desktop 4.31.0. If impacted, downgrade to version 4.30 or earlier. For more information see: docker/for-win#14118.

For Linux

  • Ubuntu 24.04 LTS is not yet supported, Docker Desktop will fail to start. Due to a change in how the latest Ubuntu release restricts the unprivileged namespaces, sudo sysctl -w kernel.apparmor_restrict_unprivileged_userns=0 needs to be ran at least once. Refer to the Ubuntu Blog.

4.30.0

2024-05-06

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New

For all platforms

For Windows

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Improved Enhanced Container Isolation (ECI) security when running docker build commands in rootless containers.
  • Fixed a bug where docker events exited with Unexpected EOF when Docker Desktop entered/exited Resource Saver mode.
  • Fixed a bug where docker stats --no-stream hung when Docker Desktop was in Resource Saver mode.
  • Fixed a bug in the self-diagnose CLI that incorrectly showed the VM had not started. Fixes docker/for-mac#7241.
  • Fixed a bug where high-throughput port forward transfers could stall. Fixes docker/for-mac#7207.
  • Fixed CLI-plugin symlinks not being removed when CLI apps were removed.
  • Fixed a bug in the shared ports drawer to show the right message for local engines.
  • Dev Environments is being sunset and has moved to the Beta tab in Features in development.
  • Builds view:
    • Better bulk delete for build records.
    • Added action to open the relevant web page for container images and Git sources in build dependencies.
    • Added action to download Provenance and OpenTelemetry traces in Jaeger or OTLP format.
    • Fixed source details for remote build invocations.
    • Fixed a bug where multi-platform builds would show up as separate records when using a cloud builder.

For Mac

  • Fixed a bug where a segmentation fault was triggered with Virtualization Framework, on post-2019 Macs. See docker/for-mac#6824.
  • Enabled CONFIG_SECURITY=y kernel config, for example for Tetragon. Fixes docker/for-mac#7250.
  • Re-added support for SQUASHFS compression. Fixes docker/for-mac#7260.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a new version of Docker Desktop to be marked as damaged.
  • Increased network MTU when using qemu on Apple Silicon.
  • Fixed a bug preventing Docker Desktop to start if Rosetta was not installed. Fixes docker/for-mac#7243.

For Windows

  • Added a simplified provisioning mode for WSL2 that avoids the need for the ancillary docker-desktop-data WSL distribution (experimental).
  • Fixed bash completions for the Docker CLI in a WSL environment.
  • Fixed a regression in Docker Desktop 4.28 that caused host files bind-mounted into containers to not show up properly inside the container, when using Docker-in-Docker (via mounts of /var/run/docker.sock) on WSL.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the following error merging settings: integratedWslDistros type mismatch.

Known issues

For all platforms

  • If you have enabled a feature in Docker Desktop that requires you to be signed in, such as Host networking you must remain signed in to use Docker Desktop. To continue using Docker Desktop or to modify these settings, ensure you are signed in.
  • To enable or disable Manage Synchronized file shares with Compose, Access experimental features and Manage Synchronized file shares with Compose have to be checked or unchecked at the same time.
  • The Docker CLI will sometimes hang when running a container with the autoremove option (--rm) if the container fails to start (e.g.: docker run --rm alpine invalidcommand). In this case, the CLI process may need to be manually killed.

For Windows

  • When starting Docker Desktop as a non-admin user, the following error connect ENOENT \\.\pipe\errorReporter might be triggered if the user is not a member of the docker-users group. This can be resolved by adding the user to the docker-users group. Before starting Docker Desktop, make sure to sign out and then sign back in and unregister docker-desktop distribution if that was created, using wsl --unregister docker-desktop.

For Linux

  • Ubuntu 24.04 LTS is not yet supported, Docker Desktop will fail to start. Due to a change in how the latest Ubuntu release restricts the unprivileged namespaces, sudo sysctl -w kernel.apparmor_restrict_unprivileged_userns=0 needs to be ran at least once. Refer to the Ubuntu Blog for more details.

4.29.0

2024-04-08

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New

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed an issue with dropdown menu opening beyond the application window.
  • Docker Init:
    • Updated the formatting of CLI output to improve legibility.
    • Fixed an issue with .dockerignore to avoid ignoring application files that start with "compose".
    • Improved how Java applications are started based on Spring Boot version. Fixes docker/for-mac#7171.
    • Removed non-official Docker image used for Rust cross-compilation.
  • The maximum number of files per Synchronized file share now exceeds 2 million.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the warning: "The value provided to Autocomplete is invalid." when selecting the Export to local image field.
  • Run Cloud can now be accessed from the Docker Dashboard.
  • Opting out from sending analytics will now also disable collecting data for bug reports.
  • You can now share and unshare a port to the Cloud Engine in the Containers view.
  • Shared cloud can now be accessed from the footer in the right-hand side of the Dashboard.
  • Added beta support for host networking on macOS, Windows and Docker Desktop for Linux docker#238.
  • Added a timestamp to new unread notifications.
  • Fixed typo in the virtualization support error message. Fixes docker/desktop-linux#197.
  • Docker Desktop now allows connections to host.docker.internal to be blocked by a rule in a PAC file.
  • Fixed the placement of the secondary menu in the Images and Containers lists.
  • Fixed a race condition that occurred when starting Docker Desktop with QEMU.
  • Improved the error message when an image pull is blocked by Registry Access Management policy.
  • Re-add CONFIG_BONDING=y in the kernel config.

For Mac

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug where docker run -v would fail after switching between WSL 2 and Hyper-V.
  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop was not stopping its WSL distros (docker-desktop and docker-desktop-data) when it was shutdown. Fixes docker/for-win/issues/13443 and docker/for-win/issues/13938.

For Linux

  • Fixed an issue that caused the list of available experimental features in the UI to become out-of-sync with the backend data.

Security

  • Disabled Electron runAsNode fuse to improve security hardening. For more info, see Electron's documentation..
  • Fixed CVE-2024-6222 which allows an attacker who has gained access to the Docker Desktop VM through a container breakout to further escape to the host by passing extensions and dashboard related IPC messages. Reported by Billy Jheng Bing-Jhong, Đỗ Minh Tuấn, Muhammad Alifa Ramdhan working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative.

Known issues

For Mac

  • Docker Desktop on Apple Silicon doesn't start if Rosetta is not installed. This will be fixed in future releases. See  docker/for-mac#7243.

4.28.0

2024-02-26

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New

  • Settings Management now allows admins to set the default file-sharing implementation and specify which paths developer can add file shares to.
  • Added support for socks5:// HTTP and HTTPS proxy URLs when the SOCKS proxy support beta feature is enabled.
  • Users can now filter volumes to see which ones are in use in the Volumes tab.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed postgis with Qemu. Fixes docker/for-mac#7172.
  • Re added CONFIG_BLK_DEV_DM kernel config for kpartx. Fixes docker/for-mac#7197.
  • Allow SOCKS proxies to be set via a proxy autoconfig pac file.
  • Re added CONFIG_AUDIT kernel config.
  • Fixed a bug with the Rust build on virtiofs. See rust-lang/docker-rust#161.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the missing registry authentication error when pulling Kubernetes images.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Docker Compose commands to hang.
  • Fixed a bug in docker build that caused Docker Desktop to crash. Fixes docker/for-win#13885, docker/for-win#13896, docker/for-win#13899, docker/for-mac#7164, docker/for-mac#7169
  • Docker Init:
    • Improved how Java applications are started based on Spring Boot version. Fixes docker/for-mac#7171.
    • Removed non-official Docker image used for Rust cross-compilation
  • Builds view:
    • Active and completed builds can be found in dedicated tabs.
    • Build details now displays build duration and cache steps.
    • OpenTelemetry traces are now displayed in the build results.
    • Fixed an issue where context builders events were not always triggered.
    • Restyle the empty state view to make the dashboard clearer.

For Mac

For Windows

  • Fixed an issue with DNS timeouts on Windows.
  • Added support for Enhanced Container Isolation Docker socket mount permission on WSL user distros.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the failed to get console mode error when redirecting output from the CLI.
  • Fixed an issue with the engine socket permissions when mounted inside containers. Fixes docker/for-win#13898

Known Issues

For Windows

  • In dark mode, the Disk image location in Resources>Advanced settings is not visible. As a workaround, change to light mode.

4.27.2

2024-02-08

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Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed a bug where the diagnostics ID would not print correctly when uploading diagnostics from the terminal.
  • Fixed a bug where the default settings values were being reset to default on startup, when using Settings Management.
  • Fixed a bug with the dashboard being shown at startup even though the Open Docker Dashboard when Docker Desktop starts option was disabled. Fixes docker/for-win#13887.
  • Fixed a bug in the build backend service that caused Docker Desktop to crash. Fixes docker/for-win#13885, docker/for-win#13896, docker/for-win#13899, docker/for-mac#7164, docker/for-mac#7169.
  • Fixed the Docker Engine socket permissions when mounted inside containers. Fixes docker/for-win#13898.
  • Docker Scout:
  • Docker Debug:
    • Fixed a bug when pulling the image behind resource accesses management
    • Fixed connection issues

For Mac

4.27.1

2024-02-01

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Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For Mac

  • Fixed a bug that caused Docker Desktop to hang when applying an update.

4.27.0

2024-01-25

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New

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • The docker scan command has been removed. To continue learning about the vulnerabilities of your images, and many other features, use the docker scout command.
  • Fixed a bug where automatic updates would not download when the Always download updates checkbox was selected.
  • Fixed typo in the dashboard tooltip. Fixes docker/for-mac#7132
  • Improved signal handling behavior (e.g. when pressing Ctrl-C in the terminal while running a docker command).
  • Re-added kernel modules required by minikube start --cni=cilium.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the installation screen to appear again when admin controls are enabled after sign in.
  • Fixed a bug where Docker would not start if a shared folder is no longer present.
  • Fixed the number of available CPUs displayed in the Containers section of the Dashboard.
  • Re-added kernel modules for btrfs, xfs, vfat, exfat, ntfs3, f2fs, squashfs, udf, 9p and autofs.
  • Container usage charts have been moved to a vertical Resource usage side panel to allow for more space in the containers list. Accessing the usage charts remains the same via the Show charts button.
  • Fixed a bug where selecting Close Application at sign-in was leaving behind a hung backend process.
  • Fixed a bug which caused Docker Desktop to become unresponsive when analytics is disabled through Settings Management.
  • Docker init:
    • Added support for containerizing a Java server
    • Various fixes on Windows
  • Builder settings:
    • You can now refresh storage data for your builder at any point in time.
    • You can now delete the build history for a builder.
  • Builds view:
    • An error message is now shown when a build record cannot be removed.
    • Fixed an issue where a cloud builder could not be created in rootless mode on macOS.
    • Inline cache and Git source are now properly handled in the Build timing section of the Info tab.
    • The Builder used and the author invoking the build is now displayed in past builds on the History tab.
    • Several improvements made to better link past builds on the History tab.
    • Several improvements to make the build name more accurate.
    • Fixed stuck builds in the Active builds list when a builder cannot be reached.
    • Fixed an issue preventing the build record from being deleted in some circumstances.
    • Fixed an issue where build names could be empty.
    • Fixed a general issue with the Builds view when Resource saver mode is enabled.

For Mac

  • Enabled Huge Pages and fixed PHP segmentation fault with Rosetta. Fixes docker/for-mac#7117.
  • Fixed xvfb under Rosetta. Fixes docker/for-mac#7122
  • Fixed ERR_WORKER_INVALID_EXEC_ARGV error under Rosetta. docker/for-mac#6998.
  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop could deadlock if admin-settings.json was syntactically invalid.

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug that prevented UTF-16 strings from being encoded to UTF-8 for some locales. Fixes docker/for-win#13868.
  • Fixed a bug where the credentials store configuration would reset on app restart with the WSL integration. Fixes docker/for-win#13529.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the correct WSL engine errors from propagating to the user.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause Docker Desktop to hang when quitting from Windows Containers mode.

Security

For Windows

  • Mitigated several DLL side-loading vulnerabilities in the Docker Desktop installer on Windows, reported by Suman Kumar Chakraborty ( @Hijack-Everything)

Known issues

For all platforms

  • When using Setting Management, the settings that are not set in the admin-settings.json will be reset to default when Docker Desktop starts.

For Mac

  • Updating to 4.27.0 from the Software updates sometimes hangs. As a workaround, use the 4.27.0 installer from this page.

4.26.1

2023-12-14

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Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Updated feedback links inside Docker Desktop to ensure they continue to work correctly

For Windows

  • Switch the CLI binaries to a version compatible with older versions of glibc, such as used in Ubuntu 20.04 fixes docker/for-win#13824

4.26.0

2023-12-04

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New

  • Administrators can now control access to beta and experimental features in the Features in development tab with Settings Management.
  • Introduced four new version update states in the footer.
  • docker init (Beta) now supports PHP with Apache + Composer.
  • The Builds view is now GA. You can now inspect builds, troubleshoot errors, and optimize build speed.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • You can now provide feedback from the commandline by using docker feedback.
  • Improved the text and position of the startup options in the General settings tab.
  • Redesigned the dashboard's header bar, added links to other Docker resources, improved display of account information.
  • Fixed a bug where enabling the containerd image store and Wasm simultaneously would not enable Wasm.
  • containerd integration:
    • Fixed docker push/pull authentication not being sent to non-DockerHub registries in cases where ServerAddress is not provided.
    • Fixed docker history reporting wrong IDs and tags.
    • Fixed docker tag not preserving internal metadata.
    • Fixed docker commit when the daemon configured with --userns-remap.
    • Fixed docker image list to show real image creation date.
    • Added support for -a flag to docker pull (pull all remote repository tags).
    • Added support for --group-add flag to docker run (append extra groups).
    • Adjusted some errors reported by docker push/pull.
  • Docker Init:
    • Improved cross-compilation in Dockerfiles for Golang and Rust.
    • Improved caching in Dockerfile for ASP.NET Core.
  • Docker Desktop now gives more detailed information about pending updates in the dashboard footer.
  • Fixed a bug in Enhanced Container Isolation mode where docker run --init was failing.
  • Fixed a bug where a notification prompting the user to download a new version of Docker Desktop remained visible after the user started downloading the new version.
  • Added a notification that indicates when Docker Desktop is installing a new version.
  • Fixed a bug where the cursor changed to a pointer when the user hovered over a notification that has no call to action.

For Mac

For Windows

  • Added support for WSL mirrored mode networking (requires WSL v2.0.4 and up).
  • Added missing signatures on DLL and VBS files.

Known issues

For Windows

  • Docker CLI doesn’t work when using WSL 2 integration on an older Linux distribution (for example, Ubuntu 20.04) which uses a glibc version older than 2.32. This will be fixed in future releases. See  docker/for-win#13824.

4.25.2

2023-11-21

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Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed a bug where a blank UI would appear after submitting a response in the Welcome Survey.

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop on WSL 2 would shut down dockerd unexpectedly when idle. Fixes docker/for-win#13789

4.25.1

2023-11-13

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Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

For Windows

  • Fixed an issue where Switch to Windows Containers would not appear on the tray menu for some users. See docker/for-win#13761.
  • Fixed a bug where the WSL integration would not work for users using a shell other than sh. See docker/for-win#13764.
  • Re-added DockerCli.exe.

4.25.0

2023-10-26

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New

  • Rosetta is now Generally Available for all users on macOS 13 or later. It provides faster emulation of Intel-based images on Apple Silicon. To use Rosetta, see Settings. Rosetta is enabled by default on macOS 14.1 and later.
  • Docker Desktop now detects if a WSL version is out of date. If an out dated version of WSL is detected, you can allow Docker Desktop to automatically update the installation or you can manually update WSL outside of Docker Desktop.
  • New installations of Docker Desktop for Windows now require a Windows version of 19044 or later.
  • Administrators now have the ability to control Docker Scout image analysis in Settings Management.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed a spacing problem in the Accept License pop-up.
  • Fixed a bug where the Notifications drawer changed size when navigating between Notifications list and Notification details view.
  • containerd integration:
    • docker push now supports Layer already exists and Mounted from progress statuses.
    • docker save is now able to export images from all tags of the repository.
    • Hide push upload progress of manifests, configs and indexes (small json blobs) to match the original push behavior.
    • Fixed docker diff containing extra differences.
    • Fixed docker history not showing intermediate image IDs for images built with the classic builder.
    • Fixed docker load not being able to load images from compressed tar archives.
    • Fixed registry mirrors not working.
    • Fixed docker diff not working correctly when called multiple times concurrently for the same container.
    • Fixed docker push not reusing layers when pushing layers to different repositories on the same registry.
  • Docker Init:
    • Fixed outdated links to Docker documentation included in generated files
    • Add support for ASP.NET Core 8 (in addition to 6 and 7)
  • Fixed a bug that caused a failure when installing Wasm shims.
  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop exits the Resource Saver mode every 15 minutes, or, if the timer is set above 15 minutes, the resource saver mode never kicks in.
  • Promoted the Enable background SBOM indexing option to General settings.

For Mac

  • Minimum OS version to install or update Docker Desktop on macOS is now macOS Monterey (version 12) or later.
  • Enhanced error messaging when an update cannot be completed if the user doesn't match the owner of Docker.app. Fixes docker/for-mac#7000.
  • Fixed a bug where Re-apply configuration might not work when /var/run/docker.sock is mis-configured.
  • Docker Desktop doesn't overwrite ECRCredentialHelper if already present in /usr/local/bin.

For Windows

  • Fixed an issue where Switch to Windows Containers would show in the tray menu on Windows Home Editions. Fixes docker/for-win#13715

For Linux

Known Issues

For Mac

  • Upgrading to MacOS 14 can cause Docker Desktop to also update to a latest version even if the auto update option is disabled.
  • Uninstalling Docker Desktop from the command line is not available. As a workaround, you can uninstall Docker Desktop from the Dashboard.

For Windows

  • Switch to Windows containers option in the tray menu may not show up on Windows. As a workaround, edit the settings.json file and set "displaySwitchWinLinContainers": true.

For all platforms

  • Docker operations, such as pulling images or logging in, fail with 'connection refused' or 'timeout' errors if the Swap file size is set to 0MB. As a workaround, configure the swap file size to a non-zero value in the Resources tab in Settings.

4.24.2

2023-10-12

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Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop would send multiple requests to notify.bugsnag.com. Fixes docker/for-win#13722.
  • Fixed a performance regression for PyTorch.

4.24.1

2023-10-04

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Bug fixes and enhancements

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug on Docker Desktop for Windows where the Docker Dashboard wouldn't display container logs correctly. Fixes docker/for-win#13714.

4.24.0

2023-09-28

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New

  • The new Notification center is now available to all users so you can be notified of new releases, installation progress updates, and more. Select the bell icon in the bottom-right corner of the Docker Dashboard to access the notification center.
  • Compose Watch is now available to all users. For more information, see Use Compose Watch.
  • Resource Saver is now available to all users and is enabled by default. To configure this feature, navigate to the Resources tab in Settings. For more information see Docker Desktop's Resource Saver mode.
  • You can now view and manage the Docker Engine state, with pause, stop, and resume, directly from the Docker Dashboard.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Docker Init:
    • Fixed an issue formatting Dockerfile file paths for ASP.NET projects on Windows.
    • Improved performance on language detection for large directories with lots of files.
  • Added a timeout to polling for resource usage stats used by the Containers view. Fixes docker/for-mac#6962.
  • containerd integration:
    • Implemented push/pull/save image events.
    • Implemented pulling legacy schema1 images.
    • Implemented docker push --all-tags.
    • Implemented counting containers using a specific image (visible for example in docker system df -v).
    • Validated pulled image names are not reserved.
    • Handle userns-remap daemon setting.
    • Fixed legacy builder build errors when multiple COPY/ADD instructions are used.
    • Fixed docker load causing pool corruption which could some subsequent image related operations.
    • Fixed not being able to reference images via truncated digest with a sha256: prefix.
    • Fixed docker images (without --all) showing intermediate layers (created by the legacy classic builder).
    • Fixed docker diff containing extra differences.
    • Changed docker pull output to match the output with containerd integration disabled.
  • Fixed a grammatical error in Kubernetes status message. See docker/for-mac#6971.
  • Docker containers now use all host CPU cores by default.
  • Improved inter-process security in dashboard UI.

For Mac

  • Fixed a kernel panic on Apple silicon Macs with macOS version below 12.5. Fixes docker/for-mac#6975.
  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop failed to start if invalid directories were included in filesharingDirectories. Fixes docker/for-mac#6980.
  • Fixed a bug where installer is creating root-owned directories. Fixes docker/for-mac#6984.
  • Fixed a bug where installer is failing on setting up the docker socket when missing /Library/LaunchDaemons. Fixes docker/for-mac#6967.
  • Fixed a permission denied error when binding a privileged port to a non-localhost IP on macOS. Fixes docker/for-mac#697.
  • Fixed a resource leak introduced in 4.23. Related to docker/for-mac#6953.

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug where a "Docker Desktop service not running" popup appeared when service is already running. See docker/for-win#13679.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Docker Desktop fail to start on Windows hosts. Fixes docker/for-win#13662.
  • Modified the Docker Desktop resource saver feature to skip reducing kernel memory on WSL when no containers are running, as this was causing timeouts in some cases. Instead, users are encouraged to enable "autoMemoryReclaim" on WSL directly via the .wslconfig file (available since WSL 1.3.10).

Known issues

For Mac

  • Creating a container with the port 53 fails with the error address already in use. As a workaround, deactivate network acceleration by adding "kernelForUDP": false, in the settings.json file located at ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.docker/settings.json.

4.23.0

2023-09-11

Upgrades

New

  • Added support for new Wasm runtimes: wws and lunatic.
  • docker init now supports ASP.NET
  • Increased performance of exposed ports on macOS, for example with docker run -p.

Removed

  • Removed Compose V1 from Docker Desktop as it has stopped receiving updates. Compose V2 has replaced it and is now integrated into all current Docker Desktop versions. For more information, see Migrate to Compose V2.

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • With Docker Scout, you can now:
    • Manage temporary and cached files with docker scout cache.
    • Manage environments with docker scout environment.
    • Configure the default organization with docker scout config.
    • List packages of an image with their vulnerabilities with docker scout cves --format only-packages.
    • Enroll an organization with Docker scout with docker scout enroll.
    • Stop, analyze, and compare local file systems with docker scout cves --type fs.
  • Fixed a bug where docker stats would hang when Docker Desktop was in Resource Saver mode.
  • Fixed a bug where turning off experimental features via Settings in the Docker Dashboard would not fully turn off Resource Saver mode.
  • Fixed a bug where the Containers list action button was clipped.
  • containerd image store:
    • Fixed failed to read config content error when interacting with some images.
    • Fixed building Dockerfiles with FROM scratch instruction when using the legacy classic builder (DOCKER_BUILDKIT=0).
    • Fixed mismatched image rootfs errors when building images with legacy classic builder (DOCKER_BUILDKIT=0).
    • Fixed ONBUILD and MAINTAINER Dockerfile instruction
    • Fixed healthchecks.

For Mac

  • All users on macOS 12.5 or greater now have VirtioFS turned on by default. You can revert this in Settings in the General tab.
  • Improved single-stream TCP throughput.
  • Reinstated the health check for macOS that notifies you if there has been a change on your system which might cause problems running Docker binaries.

For Linux

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug where non-admin users would get prompted for credentials when switching to Windows Containers or after disabling WSL and switching to the Hyper-V engine. This issue would occur after an OS restart, or on a cold start of Docker Desktop.

Security

For all platforms

  • Fixed CVE-2023-5165 which allows Enhanced Container Isolation bypass via debug shell. The affected functionality is available for Docker Business customers only and assumes an environment where users are not granted local root or Administrator privileges.
  • Fixed CVE-2023-5166 which allows Access Token theft via a crafted extension icon URL.

Known Issues

  • Binding a privileged port on Docker Desktop does not work on macOS. As a workaround you can expose the port on all interfaces (using 0.0.0.0) or using localhost (using 127.0.0.1).

4.22.1

2023-08-24

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Mitigated several issues impacting Docker Desktop startup and Resource Saver mode. docker/for-mac#6933

For Windows

4.22.0

2023-08-03

Upgrades

Note

In this release, the bundled Docker Compose and Buildx binaries show a different version string. This relates to our efforts to test new features without causing backwards compatibility issues.

For example, docker buildx version outputs buildx v0.11.2-desktop.1.

New

  • Resource Usage has moved from experimental to GA.
  • You can now split large Compose projects into multiple sub-projects with include.

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Settings Management now lets you turn off Docker Extensions for your organisation.
  • Fixed a bug where turning on Kubernetes from the UI failed when the system was paused.
  • Fixed a bug where turning on Wasm from the UI failed when the system was paused.
  • Bind mounts are now shown when you inspect a container.
  • You can now download Wasm runtimes when the containerd image store is enabled.
  • With Quick Search, you can now:
    • Find any container or Compose app residing on your local system. In addition, you can access environment variables and perform essential actions such as starting, stopping, or deleting containers.
    • Find public Docker Hub images, local images, or images from remote repositories.
    • Discover more about specific extensions and install them.
    • Navigate through your volumes and gain insights about the associated containers.
    • Search and access Docker's documentation.

For Mac

  • Fixed a bug that prevented Docker Desktop from starting. docker/for-mac#6890
  • Resource Saver is now available on Mac. It optimises Docker Desktop's usage of your system resources when no containers are running. To access this feature, make sure you have turned on access to experimental features in settings.

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug where the self-diagnose tool showed a false-positive failure when vpnkit is expected to be not running. Fixes docker/for-win#13479.
  • Fixed a bug where an invalid regular expression in the search bar caused an error. Fixes docker/for-win#13592.
  • Resource Saver is now available on Windows Hyper-V. It optimises Docker Desktop's usage of your system resources when no containers are running. To access this feature, make sure you have turned on access to experimental features in settings.

4.21.1

2023-07-03

For all platforms

For Mac

  • Removed configuration health check for further investigation and addressing specific setups.

4.21.0

2023-06-29

New

  • Added support for new Wasm runtimes: slight, spin, and wasmtime. Users can download Wasm runtimes on demand when the containerd image store is enabled.
  • Added Rust server support to Docker init.
  • Beta release of the Builds view that lets you inspect builds and manage builders. This can be found in the Features in Development tab in Settings.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Docker Desktop now automatically pauses the Docker Engine when it is not in use and wakes up again on demand.
  • VirtioFS is now the default file sharing implementation for new installations of Docker Desktop on macOS 12.5 and higher.
  • Improved product usage reporting using OpenTelemetry (experimental).
  • Fixed Docker socket permissions. Fixes docker/for-win#13447 and docker/for-mac#6823.
  • Fixed an issue which caused Docker Desktop to hang when quitting the application whilst paused.
  • Fixed a bug which caused the Logs and Terminal tab content in the Container view to be covered by a fixed toolbar docker/for-mac#6814.
  • Fixed a bug which caused input labels to overlap with input values on the container run dialog. Fixes docker/for-win#13304.
  • Fixed a bug which meant users couldn't select the Docker Extension menu. Fixes docker/for-mac#6840 and docker/for-mac#6855

For Mac

  • Added a health check for macOS that notifies users if there has been a change on their system which might cause problems running Docker binaries.

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug on WSL 2 where if Desktop is paused, killed, and then restarted, the startup hangs unless WSL is shut down first with wsl --shutdown.
  • Fixed the WSL engine in cases where wsl.exe is not on the PATH docker/for-win#13547.
  • Fixed the WSL engine's ability to detect cases where one of the Docker Desktop distros' drive is missing docker/for-win#13554.
  • A slow or unresponsive WSL integration no longer prevents Docker Desktop from starting. Fixes docker/for-win#13549.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Docker Desktop to crash on startup docker/for-win#6890.
  • Added the following installer flags:
    • --hyper-v-default-data-root which specifies the default location for Hyper-V VM disk.
    • --windows-containers-default-data-root which specifies the default data root for Windows Containers.
    • --wsl-default-data-root which specifies the default location for WSL distro disks.

4.20.1

2023-06-05

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • containerd image store: Fixed a bug that caused docker load to fail when loading an image that contains attestations.
  • containerd image store: Fixed the default image exporter during build.

For Windows

4.20.0

2023-05-30

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Docker Scout CLI now finds the most recently built image if it is not provided as an argument.
  • Improved the Docker Scout CLI compare command.
  • Added a warning about the retirement of Docker Compose ECS/ACS integrations in November 2023. Can be suppressed with COMPOSE_CLOUD_EOL_SILENT=1.
  • Fixed an HTTP proxy bug where an HTTP 1.0 client could receive an HTTP 1.1 response.
  • Enabled Docker Desktop's Enhanced Container Isolation (ECI) feature on WSL-2. This is available with a Docker Business subscription.
  • Fixed a bug on the Containers table where previously hidden columns were displayed again after a fresh installation of Docker Desktop.

For Mac

  • You can now reclaim disk space more quickly when files are deleted in containers. Related to docker/for-mac#371.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented containers accessing 169.254.0.0/16 IPs. Fixes docker/for-mac#6825.
  • Fixed a bug in com.docker.diagnose check where it would complain about a missing vpnkit even when vpnkit is not expected to be running. Related to docker/for-mac#6825.

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug that meant WSL data could not be moved to a different disk. Fixes docker/for-win#13269.
  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop was not stopping its WSL distros (docker-desktop and docker-desktop-data) when it was shutdown, consuming host memory unnecessarily.
  • Added a new setting that allows the Windows Docker daemon to use Docker Desktop's internal proxy when running Windows containers. See Windows proxy settings.

For Linux

  • Fixed an issue with the Docker Compose V1/V2 compatibility setting.

4.19.0

2023-04-27

New

  • Docker Engine and CLI updated to Moby 23.0.
  • The Learning Center now supports in-product walkthroughs.
  • Docker init (Beta) now supports Node.js and Python.
  • Faster networking between VM and host on macOS.
  • You can now inspect and analyze remote images from Docker Desktop without pulling them.
  • Usability and performance improvements to the Artifactory images view.

Removed

  • Removed docker scan command. To continue learning about the vulnerabilities of your images, and many other features, use the new docker scout command. Run docker scout --help, or read the docs to learn more.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Improved docker scout compare command to compare two images, now also aliased under docker scout diff.
  • Added more details to dashboard errors when a docker-compose action fails ( docker/for-win#13378).
  • Added support for setting HTTP proxy configuration during installation. This can be done via the --proxy-http-mode, --overrider-proxy-http, --override-proxy-https and --override-proxy-exclude installer flags in the case of installation from the CLI on Mac and Windows, or alternatively by setting the values in the install-settings.json file.
  • Docker Desktop now stops overriding .docker/config.json credsStore keys on application start. Note that if you use a custom credential helper then the CLI docker login and docker logout does not affect whether the UI is signed in to Docker or not. In general, it is better to sign into Docker via the UI since the UI supports multi-factor authentication.
  • Added a warning about the forthcoming removal of Compose V1 from Docker Desktop. Can be suppressed with COMPOSE_V1_EOL_SILENT=1.
  • In the Compose config, boolean fields in YAML should be either true or false. Deprecated YAML 1.1 values such as “on” or “no” now produce a warning.
  • Improved UI for image table, allowing rows to use more available space.
  • Fixed various bugs in port-forwarding.
  • Fixed a HTTP proxy bug where an HTTP request without a Server Name Indication record would be rejected with an error.

For Windows

  • Reverted to fully patching etc/hosts on Windows (includes host.docker.internal and gateway.docker.internal again). For WSL, this behavior is controlled by a new setting in the General tab. Fixes docker/for-win#13388 and docker/for-win#13398.
  • Fixed a spurious courgette.log file appearing on the Desktop when updating Docker Desktop. Fixes docker/for-win#12468.
  • Fixed the "zoom in" shortcut (ctrl+=). Fixes docker/for-win#13392.
  • Fixed a bug where the tray menu would not correctly update after second container type switch. Fixes docker/for-win#13379.

For Mac

  • Increased the performance of VM networking when using the Virtualization framework on macOS Ventura and above. Docker Desktop for Mac now uses gVisor instead of VPNKit. To continue using VPNKit, add "networkType":"vpnkit" to your settings.json file located at ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.docker/settings.json.
  • Fixed a bug where an error window is displayed on uninstall.
  • Fixed a bug where the setting deprecatedCgroupv1 was ignored. Fixes docker/for-mac#6801.
  • Fixed cases where docker pull would return EOF.

For Linux

Security

For all platforms

4.18.0

2023-04-03

New

  • Initial beta release of docker init as per the roadmap.
  • Added a new Learning Center tab to help users get started with Docker.
  • Added an experimental file-watch command to Docker Compose that automatically updates your running Compose services as you edit and save your code.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Docker Scout CLI can now compare two images and display packages and vulnerabilities differences. This command is in Early Access and might change in the future.
  • Docker Scout CLI now displays base image update and remediation recommendations using docker scout recommendations. It also displays a short overview of an image using docker scout quickview commands.
  • You can now search for extensions direct from the Marketplace, as well as using Global Search.
  • Fixed a bug where docker buildx container builders would lose access to the network after 24hrs.
  • Reduced how often users are prompted for feedback on Docker Desktop.
  • Removed minimum VM swap size.
  • Added support for subdomain match, CIDR match, . and _. in HTTP proxy exclude lists.
  • Fixed a bug in the transparent TLS proxy when the Server Name Indication field is not set.
  • Fixed a grammatical error in Docker Desktop engine status message.

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug where docker run --gpus=all hangs. Fixes docker/for-win#13324.
  • Fixed a bug where Registry Access Management policy updates were not downloaded.
  • Docker Desktop now allows Windows containers to work when BitLocker is enabled on C:.
  • Docker Desktop with the WSL backend no longer requires the com.docker.service privileged service to run permanently. For more information see Permission requirements for Windows.

For Mac

  • Fixed a performance issue where attributes stored on the host would not be cached for VirtioFS users.
  • The first time Docker Desktop for Mac is launched, the user is presented with an installation window to confirm or adjust the configuration that requires privileged access. For more information see Permission requirements for Mac.
  • Added the Advanced tab in Settings, where users can adjust the settings which require privileged access.

For Linux

Security

For all platforms

  • Fixed CVE-2023-1802 where a security issue with the Artifactory Integration would cause it to fall back to sending registry credentials over plain HTTP if HTTPS check failed. Only users who have Access experimental features enabled are affected. Fixes docker/for-win#13344.

For Mac

  • Removed the com.apple.security.cs.allow-dyld-environment-variables and com.apple.security.cs.disable-library-validation entitlements which allow an arbitrary dynamic library to be loaded with Docker Desktop via the DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES environment variable.

Known Issues

  • Uninstalling Docker Desktop on Mac from the Troubleshoot page might trigger an unexpected fatal error popup.

4.17.1

2023-03-20

Bug fixes and enhancements

For Windows

  • Docker Desktop now allows Windows containers to work when BitLocker is enabled on C:
  • Fixed a bug where docker buildx container builders would lose access to the network after 24hrs.
  • Fixed a bug where Registry Access Management policy updates were not downloaded.
  • Improved debug information to better characterise failures under WSL 2.

Known Issues

  • Running containers with --gpus on Windows with the WSL 2 backend does not work. This will be fixed in future releases. See docker/for-win/13324.

4.17.0

2023-02-27

New

  • Docker Desktop now ships with Docker Scout. Pull and view analysis for images from Docker Hub and Artifactory repositories, get base image updates and recommended tags and digests, and filter your images on vulnerability information. To learn more, see Docker Scout.
  • docker scan has been replaced by docker scout. See Docker Scout CLI, for more information.
  • You can now discover extensions that have been autonomously published in the Extensions Marketplace. For more information on self-published extensions, see Marketplace Extensions.
  • Container File Explorer is available as an experimental feature. Debug the filesystem within your containers straight from the GUI.
  • You can now search for volumes in Global Search.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed a bug where diagnostic gathering could hang waiting for a subprocess to exit.
  • Prevented the transparent HTTP proxy from mangling requests too much. Fixes Tailscale extension login, see tailscale/docker-extension#49.
  • Fixed a bug in the transparent TLS proxy where the Server Name Indication field is not set.
  • Added support for subdomain match, CIDR match, . and *. in HTTP proxy exclude lists.
  • Ensured HTTP proxy settings are respected when uploading diagnostics.
  • Fixed fatal error when fetching credentials from the credential helper.
  • Fixed fatal error related to concurrent logging.
  • Improved the UI for Extension actions in the Marketplace.
  • Added new filters in the Extensions Marketplace. You can now filter extensions by category and reviewed status.
  • Added a way to report a malicious extension to Docker.
  • Updated Dev Environments to v0.2.2 with initial set up reliability & security fixes.
  • Added a whalecome survey for new users only.
  • The confirmation dialogs on the troubleshooting page are now consistent in style with other similar dialogs.
  • Fixed fatal error caused by resetting the Kubernetes cluster before it has started.
  • Implemented docker import for the containerd integration.
  • Fixed image tagging with an existing tag with the containerd integration.
  • Implemented the dangling filter on images for the containerd integration.
  • Fixed docker ps failing with containers whose images are no longer present with the containerd integration.

For Mac

  • Fixed download of Registry Access Management policy on systems where the privileged helper tool com.docker.vmnetd is not installed.
  • Fixed a bug where com.docker.vmnetd could not be installed if /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools does not exist.
  • Fixed a bug where the "system" proxy would not handle "autoproxy" / "pac file" configurations.
  • Fixed a bug where vmnetd installation fails to read Info.Plist on case-sensitive file systems. The actual filename is Info.plist. Fixes docker/for-mac#6677.
  • Fixed a bug where user is prompted to create the docker socket symlink on every startup. Fixes docker/for-mac#6634.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Start Docker Desktop when you log in setting not to work. Fixes docker/for-mac#6723.
  • Fixed UDP connection tracking and host.docker.internal. Fixes docker/for-mac#6699.
  • Improved kubectl symlink logic to respect existing binaries in /usr/local/bin. Fixes docker/for-mac#6328.
  • Docker Desktop now automatically installs Rosetta when you opt-in to use it but have not already installed it.

For Windows

  • Added statical linking of WSL integration tools against musl so there is no need to install alpine-pkg-glibc in user distros.
  • Added support for running under cgroupv2 on WSL 2. This is activated by adding kernelCommandLine = systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 cgroup_no_v1=all to your %USERPROFILE%\.wslconfig file in the [wsl2] section.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Docker Desktop to get stuck in the "starting" phase when in WSL 2 mode (introduced in 4.16).
  • Fixed Docker Desktop failing to start the WSL 2 backend when file system compression or encryption is enabled on %LOCALAPPDATA%.
  • Fixed Docker Desktop failing to report a missing or outdated (incapable of running WSL version 2 distros) WSL installation when starting.
  • Fixed a bug where opening in Visual Studio Code fails if the target path has a space.
  • Fixed a bug that causes ~/.docker/context corruption and the error message "unexpected end of JSON input". You can also remove ~/.docker/context to work around this problem.
  • Ensured the credential helper used in WSL 2 is properly signed. Related to docker/for-win#10247.
  • Fixed an issue that caused WSL integration agents to be terminated erroneously. Related to docker/for-win#13202.
  • Fixed corrupt contexts on start. Fixes docker/for-win#13180 and docker/for-win#12561.

For Linux

  • Added Docker Buildx plugin for Docker Desktop for Linux.
  • Changed compression algorithm to xz for RPM and Arch Linux distribution.
  • Fixed a bug that caused leftover files to be left in the root directory of the Debian package. Fixes docker/for-linux#123.

Security

For all platforms

  • Fixed CVE-2023-0628, which allows an attacker to execute an arbitrary command inside a Dev Environments container during initialization by tricking a user to open a crafted malicious docker-desktop:// URL.
  • Fixed CVE-2023-0629, which allows an unprivileged user to bypass Enhanced Container Isolation (ECI) restrictions by setting the Docker host to docker.raw.sock, or npipe:////.pipe/docker_engine_linux on Windows, via the -H (--host) CLI flag or the DOCKER_HOST environment variable and launch containers without the additional hardening features provided by ECI. This does not affect already running containers, nor containers launched through the usual approach (without Docker's raw socket).

4.16.3

2023-01-30

Bug fixes and enhancements

For Windows

  • Fixed Docker Desktop failing to start the WSL 2 backend when file system compression or encryption is enabled on %LOCALAPPDATA%. Fixes docker/for-win#13184.
  • Fixed Docker Desktop failing to report a missing or outdated WSL installation when starting. Fixes docker/for-win#13184.

4.16.2

2023-01-19

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed an issue where docker build and docker tag commands produced an image already exists error if the containerd integration feature is enabled.
  • Fixed a regression introduced with Docker Desktop 4.16 breaking networking from containers with target platform linux/386 on amd64 systems. Fixes docker/for-mac/6689.

For Mac

  • Fixed the capitalization of Info.plist which caused vmnetd to break on case-sensitive file systems. Fixes docker/for-mac/6677.

For Windows

  • Fixed a regression introduced with Docker Desktop 4.16 causing it to get stuck in the "starting" phase when in WSL2 mode. Fixes docker/for-win/13165

4.16.1

2023-01-13

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

4.16.0

2023-01-12

New

  • Extensions have moved from Beta to GA.
  • Quick Search has moved from experimental to GA.
  • Extensions are now included in Quick Search.
  • Analyzing large images is now up to 4x faster.
  • New local images view has moved from experimental to GA.
  • New Beta feature for MacOS 13, Rosetta for Linux, has been added for faster emulation of Intel-based images on Apple Silicon.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed docker build --quiet not outputting the image identifier with the containerd integration.
  • Fixed image inspect not showing image labels with the containerd integration.
  • Increased the contrast between running and stopped container icons to make it easier for colorblind people to scan the containers list.
  • Fixed a bug where the user is prompted for new HTTP proxy credentials repeatedly until Docker Desktop is restarted.
  • Added a diagnostics command com.docker.diagnose login to check HTTP proxy configuration.
  • Fixed actions on compose stack not working properly. Fixes docker/for-mac#6566.
  • Fixed the Docker dashboard trying at startup to get disk usage information and display an error banner before the engine was running.
  • Added an informational banner with instructions on how to opt-out of experimental feature access next to all experimental features.
  • Docker Desktop now supports downloading Kubernetes images via an HTTP proxy.
  • Fixed tooltips to not block action buttons. Fixes docker/for-mac#6516.
  • Fixed the blank "An error occurred" container list on the Container view.

For Mac

  • Minimum OS version to install or update Docker Desktop on macOS is now macOS Big Sur (version 11) or later.
  • Fixed the Docker engine not starting when Enhanced Container Isolation is enabled if the legacy osxfs implementation is used for file sharing.
  • Fixed files created on VirtioFS having the executable bit set. Fixes docker/for-mac#6614.
  • Added back a way to uninstall Docker Desktop from the command line. Fixes docker/for-mac#6598.
  • Fixed hardcoded /usr/bin/kill. Fixes docker/for-mac#6589.
  • Fixed truncation (for example with the truncate command) of very large files (> 38GB) shared on VirtioFS with an incorrect size.
  • Changed the disk image size in Settings to use the decimal system (base 10) to coincide with how Finder displays disk capacity.
  • Fixed Docker crash under network load. Fixes docker/for-mac#6530.
  • Fixed an issue causing Docker to prompt the user to install the /var/run/docker.sock symlink after every reboot.
  • Ensured the Login Item which installs the /var/run/docker.sock symlink is signed.
  • Fixed bug where $HOME/.docker was removed on factory reset.

For Windows

  • Fixed docker build hanging while printing "load metadata for". Fixes docker/for-win#10247.
  • Fixed typo in diagnose.exe output Fixes docker/for-win#13107.
  • Added support for running under cgroupv2 on WSL 2. This is activated by adding kernelCommandLine = systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 cgroup_no_v1=all to your %USERPROFILE%\.wslconfig file in the [wsl2] section.

Known Issues

4.15.0

2022-12-01

New

  • Substantial performance improvements for macOS users with the option of enabling the new VirtioFS file sharing technology. Available for macOS 12.5 and above.
  • Docker Desktop for Mac no longer needs to install the privileged helper process com.docker.vmnetd on install or on the first run. For more information see Permission requirements for Mac.
  • Added WebAssembly capabilities. Use with the containerd integration.
  • Improved the descriptions for beta and experimental settings to clearly explain the differences and how people can access them.
  • Available disk space of VM now displays in the footer of Docker Dashboard for Mac and Linux.
  • A disk space warning now displays in the footer if available space is below 3GB.
  • Changes to Docker Desktop's interface as we become more ADA accessible and visually unified.
  • Added a Build tab inside Extensions which contains all the necessary resources to build an extension.
  • Added the ability to share extensions more easily, either with docker extension share CLI or with the share button in the extensions Manage tab.
  • Extensions in the Marketplace now display the number of installs. You can also sort extensions by the number of installs.
  • Dev Environments allow cloning a Git repository to a local bind mount, so you can use any local editor or IDE.
  • More Dev Environments improvements: custom names, better private repo support, improved port handling.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Containers are now restored on restart with the containerd integration.
  • Fixed listing multi-platform images with the containerd integration.
  • Better handling of dangling images with the containerd integration.
  • Implement "reference" filter for images with the containerd integration.
  • Added support for selecting upstream HTTP/HTTPS proxies automatically via proxy.pac in containers, docker pull etc.
  • Fixed regressions when parsing image references on pull. Fixes docker/for-win#13053, docker/for-mac#6560, and docker/for-mac#6540.

For Mac

  • Improved the performance of docker pull.

For Windows

  • Fixed an issue where the system HTTP proxies were not used when Docker starts and the developer logs in.
  • When Docker Desktop is using "system" proxies and if the Windows settings change, Docker Desktop now uses the new Windows settings without a restart.

For Linux

  • Fixed hot-reload issue on Linux. Fixes docker/desktop-linux#30.
  • Disabled tray icon animations on Linux which fixes crashes for some users.

4.14.1

2022-11-17

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed container DNS lookups when using Registry Access Management.

For Mac

  • Fixed an issue preventing the Analyze Image button on the Images tab from working.
  • Fixed a bug causing symlinks to not be created for the user if /usr/local/lib doesn't already exist. Fixes docker/for-mac#6569

4.14.0

2022-11-10

New

  • Set Virtualization framework as the default hypervisor for macOS >= 12.5.
  • Migrate previous install to Virtualization framework hypervisor for macOS >= 12.5.
  • The Enhanced Container Isolation feature, available to Docker Business users, can now be enabled from the General Settings.

Updates

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Docker Desktop now requires an internal network subnet of size /24. If you were previously using a /28, it is automatically expanded to /24. If you experience networking issues, check to see if you have a clash between the Docker subnet and your infrastructure. Fixes docker/for-win#13025.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents users from creating Dev Environments when the Git URL has upper-case characters.
  • Fix the vpnkit.exe is not running error reported in diagnostics.
  • Reverted qemu to 6.2.0 to fix errors like PR_SET_CHILD_SUBREAPER is unavailable when running emulated amd64 code.
  • Enabled contextIsolation and sandbox mode inside Extensions. Now Extensions run in a separate context and this limits the harm that malicious code can cause by limiting access to most system resources.
  • Included unpigz to allow parallel decompression of pulled images.
  • Fixed issues related to performing actions on selected containers. Fixes https://github.com/docker/for-win/issues/13005
  • Added functionality that allows you to display timestamps for your container or project view.
  • Fixed a possible segfault when interrupting docker pull with Control+C.
  • Increased the default DHCP lease time to avoid the VM's network glitching and dropping connections every two hours.
  • Removed the infinite spinner on the containers list. Fixes https://github.com/docker/for-mac/issues/6486
  • Fixed bug which showed incorrect values on used space in Settings.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Kubernetes not to start with the containerd integration.
  • Fixed a bug that caused kind not to start with the containerd integration.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Dev Environments to not work with the containerd integration.
  • Implemented docker diff in the containerd integration.
  • Implemented docker run —-platform in the containerd integration.
  • Fixed a bug that caused insecure registries not to work with the containerd integration.

For Mac

  • Fixed a startup failure for users of Virtualization framework.
  • Re-added the /var/run/docker.sock on Mac by default, to increase compatibility with tooling like tilt and docker-py.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the creation of Dev Environments on new Mac installs (error "Cannot connect to the Docker daemon at unix:///var/run/docker.sock. Is the docker daemon running?").

For Windows

  • Re-added DockerCli.exe -SharedDrives. Fixes docker/for-win#5625.
  • Docker Desktop now allows Docker to function on machines where PowerShell is disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where Compose v2 was not always enabled by default on Windows.
  • Docker Desktop now deletes the C:\Program Files\Docker folder at uninstall.

Known Issues

  • For some users on Mac OS there is a known issue with the installer that prevents the installation of a new helper tool needed for the experimental vulnerability and package discovery feature in Docker Desktop. To fix this, a symlink is needed that can be created with the following command: sudo ln -s /Applications/Docker.app/Contents/Resources/bin/docker-index /usr/local/bin/docker-index

4.13.1

2022-10-31

Updates

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed a possible segfault when interrupting docker pull with Control+C or CMD+C.
  • Increased the default DHCP lease time to avoid the VM's network glitching and dropping connections every two hours.
  • Reverted Qemu to 6.2.0 to fix errors like PR_SET_CHILD_SUBREAPER is unavailable when running emulated amd64 code.

For Mac

  • Added back the /var/run/docker.sock symlink on Mac by default, to increase compatibility with tooling like tilt and docker-py. Fixes docker/for-mac#6529.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the creation of Dev Environments on new Mac installs and causing error "Cannot connect to the Docker daemon at unix:///var/run/docker.sock. Is the docker daemon running?")

For Windows

  • Docker Desktop now functions on machines where PowerShell is disabled.

4.13.0

2022-10-19

New

  • Two new security features have been introduced for Docker Business users, Settings Management and Enhanced Container Isolation. Read more about Docker Desktop’s new Hardened Docker Desktop security model.
  • Added the new Dev Environments CLI docker dev, so you can create, list, and run Dev Envs via command line. Now it's easier to integrate Dev Envs into custom scripts.
  • Docker Desktop can now be installed to any drive and folder using the --installation-dir. Partially addresses docker/roadmap#94.

Updates

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Docker Desktop now allows the use of TLS when talking to HTTP and HTTPS proxies to encrypt proxy usernames and passwords.
  • Docker Desktop now stores HTTP and HTTPS proxy passwords in the OS credential store.
  • If Docker Desktop detects that the HTTP or HTTPS proxy password has changed then it will prompt developers for the new password.
  • The Bypass proxy settings for these hosts and domains setting now handles domain names correctly for HTTPS.
  • The Remote Repositories view and Tip of the Day now works with HTTP and HTTPS proxies which require authentication
  • We’ve introduced dark launch for features that are in early stages of the product development lifecycle. Users that are opted in can opt out at any time in the settings under the “beta features” section.
  • Added categories to the Extensions Marketplace.
  • Added an indicator in the whale menu and on the Extension tab on when extension updates are available.
  • Fixed failing uninstalls of extensions with image names that do not have a namespace, as in 'my-extension'.
  • Show port mapping explicitly in the Container tab.
  • Changed the refresh rate for disk usage information for images to happen automatically once a day.
  • Made the tab style consistent for the Container and Volume tabs.
  • Fixed Grpcfuse filesharing mode enablement in Settings. Fixes docker/for-mac#6467
  • Virtualization Framework and VirtioFS are disabled for users running macOS < 12.5.
  • Ports on the Containers tab are now clickable.
  • The Extensions SDK now allows ddClient.extension.vm.cli.exec, ddClient.extension.host.cli.exec, ddClient.docker.cli.exec to accept a different working directory and pass environment variables through the options parameters.
  • Added a small improvement to navigate to the Extensions Marketplace when clicking on Extensions in the sidebar.
  • Added a badge to identify new extensions in the Marketplace.
  • Fixed kubernetes not starting with the containerd integration.
  • Fixed kind not starting with the containerd integration.
  • Fixed dev environments not working with the containerd integration.
  • Implemented docker diff in the containerd integration.
  • Implemented docker run —-platform in the containerd integration.
  • Fixed insecure registries not working with the containerd integration.
  • Fixed a bug that showed incorrect values on used space in Settings.
  • Docker Desktop now installs credential helpers from Github releases. See docker/for-win#10247, docker/for-win#12995.
  • Fixed an issue where users were logged out of Docker Desktop after 7 days.

For Mac

  • Added Hide, Hide others, Show all menu items for Docker Desktop. See docker/for-mac#6446.
  • Fixed a bug which caused the application to be deleted when running the install utility from the installed application. Fixes docker/for-mac#6442.
  • By default Docker will not create the /var/run/docker.sock symlink on the host and use the docker-desktop CLI context instead.

For Linux

  • Fixed a bug that prevented pushing images from the Dashboard

4.12.0

2022-09-01

New

  • Added the ability to use containerd for pulling and storing images. This is an experimental feature.
  • Docker Desktop now runs untagged images. Fixes docker/for-mac#6425.
  • Added search capabilities to Docker Extension's Marketplace. Fixes docker/roadmap#346.
  • Added the ability to zoom in, out or set Docker Desktop to Actual Size. This is done by using keyboard shortcuts ⌘ + / CTRL +, ⌘ - / CTRL -, ⌘ 0 / CTRL 0 on Mac and Windows respectively, or through the View menu on Mac.
  • Added compose stop button if any related container is stoppable.
  • Individual compose containers are now deletable from the Container view.
  • Removed the workaround for virtiofsd <-> qemu protocol mismatch on Fedora 35, as it is no longer needed. Fedora 35 users should upgrade the qemu package to the most recent version (qemu-6.1.0-15.fc35 as of the time of writing).
  • Implemented an integrated terminal for containers.
  • Added a tooltip to display the link address for all external links by default.

Updates

Security

For all platforms

  • Fixed CVE-2023-0626 which allows RCE via query parameters in the message-box route in the Electron client.
  • Fixed CVE-2023-0625 which allows RCE via extension description/changelog which could be abused by a malicious extension.

For Windows

  • Fixed CVE-2023-0627 which allows to bypass for the --no-windows-containers installation flag which was introduced in version 4.11. This flag allows administrators to disable the use of Windows containers.
  • Fixed CVE-2023-0633 in which an argument injection to the Docker Desktop installer which may result in local privilege escalation.

Bug fixes and minor enhancements

For all platforms

  • Compose V2 is now enabled after factory reset.
  • Compose V2 is now enabled by default on new installations of Docker Desktop.
  • Precedence order of environment variables in Compose is more consistent, and clearly documented.
  • Upgraded kernel to 5.10.124.
  • Improved overall performance issues caused by calculating disk size. Related to docker/for-win#9401.
  • Docker Desktop now prevents users on ARM macs without Rosetta installed from switching back to Compose V1, which has only intel binaries.
  • Changed the default sort order to descending for volume size and the Created column, along with the container's Started column.
  • Re-organized container row actions by keeping only the start/stop and delete actions visible at all times, while allowing access to the rest via the row menu item.
  • The Quickstart guide now runs every command immediately.
  • Defined the sort order for container/compose Status column to running > some running > paused > some paused > exited > some exited > created.
  • Fixed issues with the image list appearing empty in Docker Desktop even though there are images. Related to docker/for-win#12693 and docker/for-mac#6347.
  • Defined what images are "in use" based on whether or not system containers are displayed. If system containers related to Kubernetes and Extensions are not displayed, the related images are not defined as "in use."
  • Fixed a bug that made Docker clients in some languages hang on docker exec. Fixes https://github.com/apocas/dockerode/issues/534.
  • A failed spawned command when building an extension no longer causes Docker Desktop to unexpectedly quit.
  • Fixed a bug that caused extensions to be displayed as disabled in the left menu when they are not.
  • Fixed docker login to private registries when Registry Access Management is enabled and access to Docker Hub is blocked.
  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop fails to start the Kubernetes cluster if the current cluster metadata is not stored in the .kube/config file.
  • Updated the tooltips in Docker Desktop and MUI theme package to align with the overall system design.
  • Copied terminal contents do not contain non-breaking spaces anymore.

For Mac

  • Minimum version to install or update Docker Desktop on macOS is now 10.15. Fixes docker/for-mac#6007.
  • Fixed a bug where the Tray menu incorrectly displays "Download will start soon..." after downloading the update. Fixes some issue reported in for-mac/issues#5677
  • Fixed a bug that didn't restart Docker Desktop after applying an update.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the connection to Docker to be lost when the computer sleeps if a user is using virtualization.framework and restrictive firewall software.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Docker Desktop to run in the background even after a user had quit the application. Fixes docker/for-mac##6440
  • Disabled both Virtualization Framework and VirtioFS for users running macOS < 12.5

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug where versions displayed during an update could be incorrect. Fixes for-win/issues#12822.

4.11.1

2022-08-05

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed regression preventing VM system locations (e.g. /var/lib/docker) from being bind mounted for-mac/issues#6433

For Windows

4.11.0

2022-07-28

New

  • Docker Desktop is now fully supported for Docker Business customers inside VMware ESXi and Azure VMs. For more information, see Run Docker Desktop inside a VM or VDI environment
  • Added two new extensions ( vcluster and PGAdmin4) to the Extensions Marketplace.
  • The ability to sort extensions has been added to the Extensions Marketplace.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some users to be asked for feedback too frequently. You'll now only be asked for feedback twice a year.
  • Added custom theme settings for Docker Desktop. This allows you to specify dark or light mode for Docker Desktop independent of your device settings. Fixes docker/for-win#12747
  • Added a new flag for Windows installer. --no-windows-containers disables the Windows containers integration.
  • Added a new flag for Mac install command. --user <username> sets up Docker Desktop for a specific user, preventing them from needing an admin password on first run.

Updates

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Added the Container / Compose icon as well as the exposed port(s) / exit code to the Containers screen.
  • Updated the Docker theme palette colour values to match our design system.
  • Improved an error message from docker login if Registry Access Management is blocking the Docker engine's access to Docker Hub.
  • Increased throughput between the Host and Docker. For example increasing performance of docker cp.
  • Collecting diagnostics takes less time to complete.
  • Selecting or deselecting a compose app on the containers overview now selects/deselects all its containers.
  • Tag names on the container overview image column are visible.
  • Added search decorations to the terminal's scrollbar so that matches outside the viewport are visible.
  • Fixed an issue with search which doesn't work well on containers page docker/for-win#12828.
  • Fixed an issue which caused infinite loading on the Volume screen docker/for-win#12789.
  • Fixed a problem in the Container UI where resizing or hiding columns didn't work. Fixes docker/for-mac#6391.
  • Fixed a bug where the state of installing, updating, or uninstalling multiple extensions at once was lost when leaving the Marketplace screen.
  • Fixed an issue where the compose version in the about page would only get updated from v2 to v1 after restarting Docker Desktop.
  • Fixed an issue where users cannot see the log view because their underlying hardware didn't support WebGL2 rendering. Fixes docker/for-win#12825.
  • Fixed a bug where the UI for Containers and Images got out of sync.
  • Fixed a startup race when the experimental virtualization framework is enabled.

For Mac

For Windows

  • Fixed horizontal resizing issue. Fixes docker/for-win#12816.
  • If an HTTP/HTTPS proxy is configured in the UI, then it automatically sends traffic from image builds and running containers to the proxy. This avoids the need to separately configure environment variables in each container or build.
  • Added the --backend=windows installer option to set Windows containers as the default backend.

For Linux

  • Fixed bug related to setting up file shares with spaces in their path.

4.10.1

2022-07-05

Bug fixes and enhancements

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug where actions in the UI failed with Compose apps that were created from WSL. Fixes docker/for-win#12806.

For Mac

  • Fixed a bug where the install command failed because paths were not initialized. Fixes docker/for-mac#6384.

4.10.0

2022-06-30

New

  • You can now add environment variables before running an image in Docker Desktop.
  • Added features to make it easier to work with a container's logs, such as regular expression search and the ability to clear container logs while the container is still running.
  • Implemented feedback on the containers table. Added ports and separated container and image names.
  • Added two new extensions, Ddosify and Lacework, to the Extensions Marketplace.

Removed

  • Removed Homepage while working on a new design. You can provide feedback here.

Updates

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Added additional bulk actions for starting/pausing/stopping selected containers in the Containers tab.
  • Added pause and restart actions for compose projects in the Containers tab.
  • Added icons and exposed ports or exit code information in the Containers tab.
  • External URLs can now refer to extension details in the Extension Marketplace using links such as docker-desktop://extensions/marketplace?extensionId=docker/logs-explorer-extension.
  • The expanded or collapsed state of the Compose apps is now persisted.
  • docker extension CLI commands are available with Docker Desktop by default.
  • Increased the size of the screenshots displayed in the Extension marketplace.
  • Fixed a bug where a Docker extension fails to load if its backend container(s) are stopped. Fixes docker/extensions-sdk#16.
  • Fixed a bug where the image search field is cleared without a reason. Fixes docker/for-win#12738.
  • Fixed a bug where the license agreement does not display and silently blocks Docker Desktop startup.
  • Fixed the displayed image and tag for unpublished extensions to actually display the ones from the installed unpublished extension.
  • Fixed the duplicate footer on the Support screen.
  • Dev Environments can be created from a subdirectory in a GitHub repository.
  • Removed the error message if the tips of the day cannot be loaded when using Docker Desktop offline. Fixes docker/for-mac#6366.

For Mac

  • Fixed a bug with location of bash completion files on macOS. Fixes docker/for-mac#6343.
  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop does not start if the username is longer than 25 characters. Fixes docker/for-mac#6122.
  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop was not starting due to invalid system proxy configuration. Fixes some issues reported in docker/for-mac#6289.
  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop failed to start when the experimental virtualization framework is enabled.
  • Fixed a bug where the tray icon still displayed after uninstalling Docker Desktop.

For Windows

For Linux

  • Fixed a bug when settings cannot be applied more than once.
  • Fixed Compose version displayed in the About screen.

Known Issues

  • Occasionally the Docker engine will restart during a docker system prune. This is a known issue in the version of buildkit used in the current engine and will be fixed in future releases.

4.9.1

2022-06-16

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Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

4.9.0

2022-06-02

New

  • Added additional guides on the homepage for: Elasticsearch, MariaDB, Memcached, MySQL, RabbitMQ and Ubuntu.
  • Added a footer to the Docker Dashboard with general information about the Docker Desktop update status and Docker Engine statistics
  • Re-designed the containers table, adding:
    • A button to copy a container ID to the clipboard
    • A pause button for each container
    • Column resizing for the containers table
    • Persistence of sorting and resizing for the containers table
    • Bulk deletion for the containers table

Updates

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed an issue which caused Docker Desktop to hang if you quit the app whilst Docker Desktop was paused.
  • Fixed the Kubernetes cluster not resetting properly after the PKI expires.
  • Fixed an issue where the Extensions Marketplace was not using the defined http proxies.
  • Improved the logs search functionality in Docker Dashboard to allow spaces.
  • Middle-button mouse clicks on buttons in the Dashboard now behave as a left-button click instead of opening a blank window.

For Mac

  • Fixed an issue to avoid creating /opt/containerd/bin and /opt/containerd/lib on the host if /opt has been added to the file sharing directories list.

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug in the WSL 2 integration where if a file or directory is bind-mounted to a container, and the container exits, then the file or directory is replaced with the other type of object with the same name. For example, if a file is replaced with a directory or a directory with a file, any attempts to bind-mount the new object fails.
  • Fixed a bug where the Tray icon and Dashboard UI didn't show up and Docker Desktop didn't fully start. Fixes docker/for-win#12622.

Known issues

For Linux

  • Changing ownership rights for files in bind mounts fails. This is due to the way we have implemented file sharing between the host and VM within which the Docker Engine runs. We aim to resolve this issue in the next release.

4.8.2

2022-05-18

Updates

Bug fixes and minor enahancements

  • Fixed an issue with manual proxy settings which caused problems when pulling images. Fixes docker/for-win#12714 and docker/for-mac#6315.
  • Fixed high CPU usage when extensions are disabled. Fixes docker/for-mac#6310.
  • Docker Desktop now redacts HTTP proxy passwords in log files and diagnostics.

Known issues

For Linux

  • Changing ownership rights for files in bind mounts fails. This is due to the way we have implemented file sharing between the host and VM within which the Docker Engine runs. We aim to resolve this issue in the next release.

4.8.1

2022-05-09

New

Bug fixes and enhancements

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Kubernetes cluster to be deleted when updating Docker Desktop.

Known issues

For Linux

  • Changing ownership rights for files in bind mounts fails. This is due to the way we have implemented file sharing between the host and VM within which the Docker Engine runs. We aim to resolve this issue in the next release.

4.8.0

2022-05-06

New

Updates

Bug fixes and minor enhancements

For all platforms

  • Introduced reading system proxy. You no longer need to manually configure proxies unless it differs from your OS level proxy.
  • Fixed a bug that showed Remote Repositories in the Dashboard when running behind a proxy.
  • Fixed vpnkit establishing and blocking the client connection even if the server is gone. See docker/for-mac#6235
  • Made improvements on the Volume tab in Docker Desktop:
    • Volume size is displayed.
    • Columns can be resized, hidden and reordered.
    • A columns sort order and hidden state is persisted, even after Docker Desktop restarts.
    • Row selection is persisted when switching between tabs, even after Docker Desktop restarts.
  • Fixed a bug in the Dev Environments tab that did not add a scroll when more items were added to the screen.
  • Standardised the header title and action in the Dashboard.
  • Added support for downloading Registry Access Management policies through HTTP proxies.
  • Fixed an issue related to empty remote repositories when the machine is in sleep mode for an extended period of time.
  • Fixed a bug where dangling images were not selected in the cleanup process if their name was not marked as "<none>" but their tag is.
  • Improved the error message when docker pull fails because an HTTP proxy is required.
  • Added the ability to clear the search bar easily in Docker Desktop.
  • Renamed the "Containers / Apps" tab to "Containers".
  • Fixed a silent crash in the Docker Desktop installer when C:\ProgramData\DockerDesktop is a file or a symlink.
  • Fixed a bug where an image with no namespace, for example docker pull <private registry>/image, would be erroneously blocked by Registry Access Management unless access to Docker Hub was enabled in settings.

For Mac

  • Docker Desktop's icon now matches Big Sur Style guide. See docker/for-mac#5536
  • Fixed a problem with duplicate Dock icons and Dock icon not working as expected. Fixes docker/for-mac#6189.
  • Improved support for the Cmd+Q shortcut.

For Windows

  • Improved support for the Ctrl+W shortcut.

Known issues

For all platforms

  • Currently, if you are running a Kubernetes cluster, it will be deleted when you upgrade to Docker Desktop 4.8.0. We aim to fix this in the next release.

For Linux

  • Changing ownership rights for files in bind mounts fails. This is due to the way we have implemented file sharing between the host and VM within which the Docker Engine runs. We aim to resolve this issue in the next release.

4.7.1

2022-04-19

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed a crash on the Quick Start Guide final screen.

For Windows

4.7.0

2022-04-07

New

  • IT Administrators can now install Docker Desktop remotely using the command line.
  • Add the Docker Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) CLI plugin. The new CLI plugin enables users to generate SBOMs for Docker images.
  • Use cri-dockerd for new Kubernetes clusters instead of dockershim. The change is transparent from the user's point of view and Kubernetes containers run on the Docker Engine as before. cri-dockerd allows Kubernetes to manage Docker containers using the standard Container Runtime Interface, the same interface used to control other container runtimes. For more information, see The Future of Dockershim is cri-dockerd.

Updates

Security

Bug fixes and enahncements

For all platforms

  • Fixed a bug where the Registry Access Management policy was never refreshed after a failure.
  • Logs and terminals in the UI now respect your OS theme in light and dark mode.
  • Easily clean up many volumes at once via multi-select checkboxes.
  • Improved login feedback.

For Mac

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused Docker Desktop to display a blank white screen. Fixes docker/for-mac#6134.
  • Fixed a problem where gettimeofday() performance drops after waking from sleep when using Hyperkit. Fixes docker/for-mac#3455.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Docker Desktop to become unresponsive during startup when osxfs is used for file sharing.

For Windows

  • Fixed volume title. Fixes docker/for-win#12616.
  • Fixed a bug in the WSL 2 integration that caused Docker commands to stop working after restarting Docker Desktop or after switching to Windows containers.

4.6.1

2022-03-22

Updates

Bug fixes and enahncements

  • Prevented spinning in vpnkit-forwarder filling the logs with error messages.
  • Fixed diagnostics upload when there is no HTTP proxy set. Fixes docker/for-mac#6234.
  • Removed a false positive "vm is not running" error from self-diagnose. Fixes docker/for-mac#6233.

4.6.0

2022-03-14

New

For all platforms

  • The Docker Dashboard Volume Management feature now offers the ability to efficiently clean up volumes using multi-select checkboxes.

For Mac

  • Docker Desktop 4.6.0 gives macOS users the option of enabling a new experimental file sharing technology called VirtioFS. During testing VirtioFS has been shown to drastically reduce the time taken to sync changes between the host and VM, leading to substantial performance improvements. For more information, see VirtioFS.

Updates

For all platforms

Security

For all platforms

  • Fixed CVE-2022-0847, aka “Dirty Pipe”, an issue that could enable attackers to modify files in container images on the host, from inside a container. If using the WSL 2 backend, you must update WSL 2 by running wsl --update.

For Windows

  • Fixed CVE-2022-26659, which could allow an attacker to overwrite any administrator writable file on the system during the installation or the update of Docker Desktop.

For Mac

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed uploading diagnostics when an HTTPS proxy is set.
  • Made checking for updates from the systray menu open the Software updates settings section.

For Mac

  • Fixed the systray menu not displaying all menu items after starting Docker Desktop. Fixes docker/for-mac#6192.
  • Fixed a regression about Docker Desktop not starting in background anymore. Fixes docker/for-mac#6167.
  • Fixed missing Docker Desktop Dock icon. Fixes docker/for-mac#6173.
  • Used speed up block device access when using the experimental virtualization.framework. See benchmarks.
  • Increased default VM memory allocation to half of physical memory (min 2 GB, max 8 GB) for better out-of-the-box performances.

For Windows

  • Fixed the UI stuck in starting state forever although Docker Desktop is working fine from the command line.
  • Fixed missing Docker Desktop systray icon docker/for-win#12573
  • Fixed Registry Access Management under WSL 2 with latest 5.10.60.1 kernel.
  • Fixed a UI crash when selecting the containers of a Compose application started from a WSL 2 environment. Fixes docker/for-win#12567.
  • Fixed copying text from terminal in Quick Start Guide. Fixes docker/for-win#12444.

Known issues

For Mac

  • After enabling VirtioFS, containers with processes running with different Unix user IDs may experience caching issues. For example if a process running as root queries a file and another process running as user nginx tries to access the same file immediately, the nginx process will get a "Permission Denied" error.

4.5.1

2022-02-15

Bug fixes and enhancements

For Windows

  • Fixed an issue that caused new installations to default to the Hyper-V backend instead of WSL 2.
  • Fixed a crash in the Docker Dashboard which would make the systray menu disappear.

If you are running Docker Desktop on Windows Home, installing 4.5.1 will switch it back to WSL 2 automatically. If you are running another version of Windows, and you want Docker Desktop to use the WSL 2 backend, you must manually switch by enabling the Use the WSL 2 based engine option in the Settings > General section. Alternatively, you can edit the Docker Desktop settings file located at %APPDATA%\Docker\settings.json and manually switch the value of the wslEngineEnabled field to true.

4.5.0

2022-02-10

New

Updates

Security

For Mac

  • Fixed CVE-2021-44719 where Docker Desktop could be used to access any user file on the host from a container, bypassing the allowed list of shared folders.

For Windows

  • Fixed CVE-2022-23774 where Docker Desktop allows attackers to move arbitrary files.

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Fixed an issue where Docker Desktop incorrectly prompted users to sign in after they quit Docker Desktop and start the application.
  • Increased the filesystem watch (inotify) limits by setting fs.inotify.max_user_watches=1048576 and fs.inotify.max_user_instances=8192 in Linux. Fixes docker/for-mac#6071.

For Mac

  • Fixed an issue that caused the VM to become unresponsive during startup when using osxfs and when no host directories are shared with the VM.
  • Fixed an issue that didn't allow users to stop a Docker Compose application using Docker Dashboard if the application was started in a different version of Docker Compose. For example, if the user started a Docker Compose application in V1 and then switched to Docker Compose V2, attempts to stop the Docker Compose application would fail.
  • Fixed an issue where Docker Desktop incorrectly prompted users to sign in after they quit Docker Desktop and start the application.
  • Fixed an issue where the About Docker Desktop window wasn't working anymore.
  • Limit the number of CPUs to 8 on Mac M1 to fix the startup problem. Fixes docker/for-mac#6063.

For Windows

  • Fixed an issue related to compose app started with version 2, but the dashboard only deals with version 1

Known issues

For Windows

Installing Docker Desktop 4.5.0 from scratch has a bug which defaults Docker Desktop to use the Hyper-V backend instead of WSL 2. This means, Windows Home users will not be able to start Docker Desktop as WSL 2 is the only supported backend. To work around this issue, you must uninstall 4.5.0 from your machine and then download and install Docker Desktop 4.5.1 or a higher version. Alternatively, you can edit the Docker Desktop settings.json file located at %APPDATA%\Docker\settings.json and manually switch the value of the wslEngineEnabled field to true.

4.4.4

2022-01-24

Bug fixes and enhancements

For Windows

Known issues

For Windows

  • Clicking Proceed to Desktop after signing in through the browser, sometimes does not bring the Dashboard to the front.
  • After logging in, when the Dashboard receives focus, it sometimes stays in the foreground even when clicking a background window. As a workaround you need to click the Dashboard before clicking another application window.
  • The tips of the week show on top of the mandatory login dialog when an organization restriction is enabled via a registry.json file.

4.4.3

2022-01-14

Bug fixes and enhancements

For Windows

  • Disabled Dashboard shortcuts to prevent capturing them even when minimized or un-focussed. Fixes docker/for-win#12495.

Known issues

For Windows

  • Clicking Proceed to Desktop after signing in through the browser, sometimes does not bring the Dashboard to the front.
  • After logging in, when the Dashboard receives focus, it sometimes stays in the foreground even when clicking a background window. As a workaround you need to click the Dashboard before clicking another application window.
  • The tips of the week show on top of the mandatory login dialog when an organization restriction is enabled via a registry.json file.

4.4.2

22-01-13

New

  • Easy, Secure sign in with Auth0 and Single Sign-on
    • Single Sign-on: Users with a Docker Business subscription can now configure SSO to authenticate using their identity providers (IdPs) to access Docker. For more information, see Single Sign-on.
    • Signing in to Docker Desktop now takes you through the browser so that you get all the benefits of auto-filling from password managers.

Upgrades

Security

  • Fixed CVE-2021-45449 that affects users currently on Docker Desktop version 4.3.0 or 4.3.1.

Docker Desktop version 4.3.0 and 4.3.1 has a bug that may log sensitive information (access token or password) on the user's machine during login. This only affects users if they are on Docker Desktop 4.3.0, 4.3.1 and the user has logged in while on 4.3.0, 4.3.1. Gaining access to this data would require having access to the user’s local files.

Bug fixes and enhancements

For all platforms

  • Docker Desktop displays an error if registry.json contains more than one organization in the allowedOrgs field. If you are using multiple organizations for different groups of developers, you must provision a separate registry.json file for each group.
  • Fixed a regression in Compose that reverted the container name separator from - to _. Fixes docker/compose-switch.

For Mac

  • Fixed the memory statistics for containers in the Dashboard. Fixes docker/for-mac/#4774.
  • Added a deprecated option to settings.json: "deprecatedCgroupv1": true, which switches the Linux environment back to cgroups v1. If your software requires cgroups v1, you should update it to be compatible with cgroups v2. Although cgroups v1 should continue to work, it is likely that some future features will depend on cgroups v2. It is also possible that some Linux kernel bugs will only be fixed with cgroups v2.
  • Fixed an issue where putting the machine to Sleep mode after pausing Docker Desktop results in Docker Desktop not being able to resume from pause after the machine comes out of Sleep mode. Fixes for-mac#6058.

For Windows

  • Doing a Reset to factory defaults no longer shuts down Docker Desktop.

Known issues

For all platforms

  • The tips of the week show on top of the mandatory login dialog when an organization restriction is enabled via a registry.json file.

For Windows

  • Clicking Proceed to Desktop after logging in in the browser, sometimes does not bring the Dashboard to the front.
  • After logging in, when the Dashboard receives focus, it sometimes stays in the foreground even when clicking a background window. As a workaround you need to click the Dashboard before clicking another application window.
  • When the Dashboard is open, even if it does not have focus or is minimized, it will still catch keyboard shortcuts (e.g. ctrl-r for Restart)

4.3.2

2021-12-21

Security

  • Fixed CVE-2021-45449 that affects users currently on Docker Desktop version 4.3.0 or 4.3.1.

Docker Desktop version 4.3.0 and 4.3.1 has a bug that may log sensitive information (access token or password) on the user's machine during login. This only affects users if they are on Docker Desktop 4.3.0, 4.3.1 and the user has logged in while on 4.3.0, 4.3.1. Gaining access to this data would require having access to the user’s local files.

Upgrades

docker scan v0.14.0

Security

Log4j 2 CVE-2021-44228: We have updated the docker scan CLI plugin. This new version of docker scan is able to detect Log4j 2 CVE-2021-44228 and Log4j 2 CVE-2021-45046

For more information, read the blog post Apache Log4j 2 CVE-2021-44228.

4.3.1

2021-12-11

Upgrades

docker scan v0.11.0

Security

Log4j 2 CVE-2021-44228: We have updated the docker scan CLI plugin for you. Older versions of docker scan in Docker Desktop 4.3.0 and earlier versions are not able to detect Log4j 2 CVE-2021-44228.

For more information, read the blog post Apache Log4j 2 CVE-2021-44228.

4.3.0

2021-12-02

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor changes

For all platforms

For Mac

For Windows

  • Fixed an issue that caused Docker Desktop to fail during startup if the home directory path contains a character used in regular expressions. Fixes docker/for-win#12374.

Known issue

Docker Dashboard incorrectly displays the container memory usage as zero on Hyper-V based machines. You can use the docker stats command on the command line as a workaround to view the actual memory usage. See docker/for-mac#6076.

Deprecation

  • The following internal DNS names are deprecated and will be removed from a future release: docker-for-desktop, docker-desktop, docker.for.mac.host.internal, docker.for.mac.localhost, docker.for.mac.gateway.internal. You must now use host.docker.internal, vm.docker.internal, and gateway.docker.internal.
  • Removed: Custom RBAC rules have been removed from Docker Desktop as it gives cluster-admin privileges to all Service Accounts. Fixes docker/for-mac/#4774.

4.2.0

2021-11-09

New

Pause/Resume: You can now pause your Docker Desktop session when you are not actively using it and save CPU resources on your machine.

Software Updates: The option to turn off automatic check for updates is now available for users on all Docker subscriptions, including Docker Personal and Docker Pro. All update-related settings have been moved to the Software Updates section.

Window management: The Docker Dashboard window size and position persists when you close and reopen Docker Desktop.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor changes

For all platforms

  • Improved: Self-diagnose now also checks for overlap between host IPs and docker networks.
  • Fixed the position of the indicator that displays the availability of an update on the Docker Dashboard.

For Mac

  • Fixed an issue that caused Docker Desktop to stop responding upon clicking Exit on the fatal error dialog.
  • Fixed a rare startup failure affecting users having a docker volume bind-mounted on top of a directory from the host. If existing, this fix will also remove manually user added DENY DELETE ACL entries on the corresponding host directory.
  • Fixed a bug where a Docker.qcow2 file would be ignored on upgrade and a fresh Docker.raw used instead, resulting in containers and images disappearing. Note that if a system has both files (due to the previous bug) then the most recently modified file will be used, to avoid recent containers and images disappearing again. To force the use of the old Docker.qcow2, delete the newer Docker.raw file. Fixes docker/for-mac#5998.
  • Fixed a bug where subprocesses could fail unexpectedly during shutdown, triggering an unexpected fatal error popup. Fixes docker/for-mac#5834.

For Windows

  • Fixed Docker Desktop sometimes hanging when clicking Exit in the fatal error dialog.
  • Fixed an issue that frequently displayed the Download update popup when an update has been downloaded but hasn't been applied yet docker/for-win#12188.
  • Fixed installing a new update killing the application before it has time to shut down.
  • Fixed: Installation of Docker Desktop now works even with group policies preventing users to start prerequisite services (e.g. LanmanServer) docker/for-win#12291.

4.1.1

2021-10-12

Bug fixes and minor changes

For Mac

When upgrading from 4.1.0, the Docker menu does not change to Update and restart so you can just wait for the download to complete (icon changes) and then select Restart. This bug is fixed in 4.1.1, for future upgrades.

  • Fixed a bug where a Docker.qcow2 file would be ignored on upgrade and a fresh Docker.raw used instead, resulting in containers and images disappearing. If a system has both files (due to the previous bug), then the most recently modified file will be used to avoid recent containers and images disappearing again. To force the use of the old Docker.qcow2, delete the newer Docker.raw file. Fixes docker/for-mac#5998.
  • Fixed the update notification overlay sometimes getting out of sync between the Settings button and the Software update button in the Docker Dashboard.
  • Fixed the menu entry to install a newly downloaded Docker Desktop update. When an update is ready to install, the Restart option changes to Update and restart.

For Windows

  • Fixed a regression in WSL 2 integrations for some distros (e.g. Arch or Alpine). Fixes docker/for-win#12229
  • Fixed update notification overlay sometimes getting out of sync between the Settings button and the Software update button in the Dashboard.

4.1.0

2021-09-30

New

  • Software Updates: The Settings tab now includes a new section to help you manage Docker Desktop updates. The Software Updates section notifies you whenever there's a new update and allows you to download the update or view information on what's included in the newer version.
  • Compose V2 You can now specify whether to use Docker Compose V2 in the General settings.
  • Volume Management: Volume management is now available for users on any subscription, including Docker Personal. Ships Docker Public Roadmap#215

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor changes

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug related to anti-malware software triggering, self-diagnose avoids calling the net.exe utility.
  • Fixed filesystem corruption in the WSL 2 Linux VM in self-diagnose. This can be caused by microsoft/WSL#5895.
  • Fixed SeSecurityPrivilege requirement issue. See docker/for-win#12037.
  • Fixed CLI context switch sync with UI. See docker/for-win#11721.
  • Added the key vpnKitMaxPortIdleTime to settings.json to allow the idle network connection timeout to be disabled or extended.
  • Fixed a crash on exit. See docker/for-win#12128.
  • Fixed a bug where the CLI tools would not be available in WSL 2 distros.
  • Fixed switching from Linux to Windows containers that was stuck because access rights on panic.log. See for-win#11899.

Known Issues

For Windows

Docker Desktop may fail to start when upgrading to 4.1.0 on some WSL-based distributions such as ArchWSL. See docker/for-win#12229

4.0.1

2021-09-13

Upgrades

  • Compose V2 RC3
    • Compose v2 is now hosted on github.com/docker/compose.
    • Fixed go panic on downscale using compose up --scale.
    • Fixed a race condition in compose run --rm while capturing exit code.

Bug fixes and minor changes

For all platforms

  • Fixed a bug where copy-paste was not available in the Docker Dashboard.

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug where Docker Desktop would not start correctly with the Hyper-V engine. See docker/for-win#11963

4.0.0

2021-08-31

New

Docker has announced updates and extensions to the product subscriptions to increase productivity, collaboration, and added security for our developers and businesses.

The updated Docker Subscription Service Agreement includes a change to the terms for Docker Desktop.

  • Docker Desktop remains free for small businesses (fewer than 250 employees AND less than $10 million in annual revenue), personal use, education, and non-commercial open source projects.
  • It requires a paid subscription (Pro, Team, or Business), for as little as $5 a month, for professional use in larger enterprises.
  • The effective date of these terms is August 31, 2021. There is a grace period until January 31, 2022 for those that will require a paid subscription to use Docker Desktop.
  • The Docker Pro and Docker Team subscriptions now include commercial use of Docker Desktop.
  • The existing Docker Free subscription has been renamed Docker Personal.
  • No changes to Docker Engine or any other upstream open source Docker or Moby project.

To understand how these changes affect you, read the FAQs. For more information, see Docker subscription overview.

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor changes

For Mac

  • Fixed a bug where SSH was not available for builds from git URL. Fixes for-mac#5902

For Windows

  • Fixed a bug where the CLI tools would not be available in WSL 2 distros.
  • Fixed a bug when switching from Linux to Windows containers due to access rights on panic.log. for-win#11899