Docker for Windows Release notes

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Here are the main improvements and issues per release, starting with the current release. The documentation is always updated for each release.

For system requirements, please see What to know before you install.

Release notes for stable and edge releases are listed below. (Starting with the CE release model, beta releases are called edge releases.) You can learn about both kinds of releases, and download stable and edge product installers at Download Docker for Windows.

Stable Release Notes

Docker Community Edition 17.09.0-ce-win33 2017-10-06 (Stable)

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  • Bug fixes
    • Fix Docker For Windows unable to start in some cases : removed use of libgmp sometimes causing the vpnkit process to die.

Docker Community Edition 17.09.0-ce-win32 2017-10-02 (Stable)

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  • Upgrades
  • New
    • Windows Docker daemon is now started as service for better lifecycle management
    • Store Linux daemon configuration in ~.docker\daemon.json instead of settings file
    • Store Windows daemon configuration in C:\ProgramData\Docker\config\daemon.json instead of settings file
    • VPNKit: add support for ping!
    • VPNKit: add slirp/port-max-idle-timeout to allow the timeout to be adjusted or even disabled
    • VPNKit: bridge mode is default everywhere now
    • Add Skip This version button in update window
  • Security fixes
    • VPNKit: security fix to reduce the risk of DNS cache poisoning attack (reported by Hannes Mehnert https://hannes.nqsb.io/)
  • Bug fixes and minor changes
    • Kernel: Enable TASK_XACCT and TASK_IO_ACCOUNTING
    • Rotate logs in the VM more often (docker/for-win#244)
    • Reset to default stops all engines and removes settings including all daemon.json files
    • Better backend service checks (related to https://github.com/docker/for-win/issues/953)
    • Fix auto updates checkbox, no need to restart the application
    • Fix check for updates menu when auto updates was disable
    • VPNKit: do not block startup when ICMP permission is denied. (Fixes docker/for-win#1036, docker/for-win#1035, docker/for-win#1040)
    • VPNKit: change protocol to support error messages reported back from the server
    • VPNKit: fix a bug which causes a socket to leak if the corresponding TCP connection is idle for more than 5 minutes (related to docker/for-mac#1374)
    • VPNKit: improve the logging around the Unix domain socket connections
    • VPNKit: automatically trim whitespace from int or bool database keys
    • Do not anymore move credentials in credential store at startup

Docker Community Edition 17.06.2-ce-win27 2017-09-06 (Stable)

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Docker Community Edition 17.06.1-ce-rc1-win24 2017-08-24 (stable)

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Bug fixes and minor

Docker Community Edition 17.06.0-ce-win18 2017-06-28 (stable)

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New

  • Windows Server 2016 support
  • Windows 10586 is marked as deprecated; it will not be supported going forward in stable releases
  • Integration with Docker Cloud, with the ability to control remote Swarms from the local command line interface (CLI) and view your repositories
  • Unified login between the Docker CLI and Docker Hub, Docker Cloud.
  • Sharing a drive can be done on demand, the first time a mount is requested
  • Add an experimental DNS name for the host: docker.for.win.localhost
  • Support for client (i.e. “login”) certificates for authenticating registry access (fixes docker/for-win#569)
  • New installer experience

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Fixed group access check for users logged in with Active Directory (fixes docker/for-win#785)
  • Check environment variables and add some warnings in logs if they can cause docker to fail
  • Many processes that were running in admin mode are now running within the user identity
  • Cloud federation command lines now opens in the user home directory
  • Named pipes are now created with more constrained security descriptors to improve security
  • Security fix : Users must be part of a specific group “docker-users” to run Docker for windows
  • Reset to default / uninstall also reset docker cli settings and logout user from Docker Cloud and registries
  • Detect a bitlocker policy preventing windows containers to work
  • Fixed an issue on filesharing when explicitly disabled on vmswitch interface
  • Fixed VM not starting when machine had very long name
  • Fixed a bug where Windows daemon.json file was not written (fixes docker/for-win#670)
  • Added patches to the kernel to fix VMBus crash
  • Named pipe client connection should not trigger dead locks on docker run with data in stdin anymore
  • Buffered data should be treated correctly when docker client requests are upgraded to raw streams

Docker Community Edition 17.03.1-ce-win12 2017-05-12 (stable)

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Upgrades

  • Security fix for CVE-2017-7308

Docker Community Edition 17.03.0, 2017-03-02 (stable)

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New

  • Renamed to Docker Community Edition
  • Integration with Docker Cloud: control remote Swarms from the local CLI and view your repositories. This feature is going to be rolled out to all users progressively

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Match Hyper-V Integration Services by ID, not name
  • Don’t consume 100% CPU when the service is stopped
  • Log the diagnostic id when uploading
  • Improved Firewall handling: stop listing the rules since it can take a lot of time
  • Don’t rollback to the previous engine when the desired engine fails to start
  • Don’t use port 4222 inside the Linux VM
  • Fix startup error of ObjectNotFound in Set-VMFirmware
  • Add detailed logs when firewall is configured
  • Add a link to the Experimental Features documentation
  • Fixed the Copyright in About Dialog
  • VPNKit: fix unmarshalling of DNS packets containing pointers to pointers to labels
  • VPNKit: set the Recursion Available bit on DNS responses from the cache
  • VPNKit: Avoid diagnostics to capture too much data
  • VPNKit: fix a source of occasional packet loss (truncation) on the virtual ethernet link
  • Fix negotiation of TimeSync protocol version (via kernel update)

Docker for Windows 1.13.1, 2017-02-09 (stable)

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Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Add link to experimental features
  • New 1.13 cancellable operations should now be properly handled by the Docker for desktop
  • Various typos fixes
  • Fix in Hyper-V VM setup (should fix ObjectNotFound errors)

Docker for Windows 1.13.0, 2017-01-19 (stable)

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Upgrades

New

  • Windows containers
  • Improved UI for Daemon.json editing
  • VHDX file containing images and non-host mounted volumes can be moved (using “advanced” tab in the UI)
  • Support for arm, aarch64, ppc64le architectures using qemu
  • TRIM support for disk (shrinks virtual disk)
  • VM’s time synchronization is forced after the host wakes from sleep mode
  • Docker Experimental mode can be toggled

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Improved Proxy UI
  • Improvements to Logging and Diagnostics
  • About Box is now Copy/Paste enabled
  • Improvements in drive sharing code
  • Optimized boot process
  • Trend Micro Office Scan made the Api proxy think no drive was shared
  • Show a link to the virtualization documentation
  • Always remove the disk on factory reset
  • VPNKit: Improved diagnostics
  • VPNKit: Forwarded UDP datagrams should have correct source port numbers
  • VPNKit: If one request fails, allow other concurrent requests to succeed. For example this allows IPv4 servers to work even if IPv6 is broken.
  • VPNKit: Fix bug which could cause the connection tracking to underestimate the number of active connections
  • VPNKit: add a local cache of DNS responses

Docker for Windows 1.12.5, 2016-12-20 (stable)

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Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.5
  • Docker Compose 1.9.0

Skipped Docker for Windows 1.12.4 (stable)

We did not distribute a 1.12.4 stable release

Docker for Windows 1.12.3, 2016-11-09 (stable)

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New

  • Restore the VM’s configuration when it was changed by the user

  • Detect firewall configuration that might block the file sharing

  • Send more GUI usage statistics to help us improve the product

  • The path to HyperV disks is not hardcoded anymore, making the Toolbox import work with non-standard path

  • Verify that ALL HyperV features are enabled

  • Added Moby console to the logs

  • Save the current engine with the other settings

  • Notary version 0.4.2 installed

  • Reworked the File Sharing dialog and underlying mechanism

    • Pre-fill username
    • Faster and more reliable feedback when the user/password is not valid
    • Better support for domain users
    • Error message in Logs when File Sharing failed for other reasons

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.3
  • Linux Kernel 4.4.27
  • Docker Machine 0.8.2
  • Docker Compose 1.8.1
  • aufs 20160912

Bug fixes and minor changes

General

  • Added the settings to the diagnostics

  • Make sure we don’t use an older Nlog library from the GAC

  • Fix a password escaping regression

  • Support writing large values to the database, specially for trusted CAs

  • Preserve the Powershell stacktraces

  • Write OS and Application versions at the top of each log file

  • Don’t recreate the VM if only the DNS server is set

  • The uninstaller now kills the service if it failed to stop it properly

  • Improve debug information

Networking

  • VpnKit is now restarted if it dies

  • VpnKit: impose a connection limit to avoid exhausting file descriptors

  • VpnKit: handle UDP datagrams larger than 2035 bytes

  • VpnKit: reduce the number of file descriptors consumed by DNS

File sharing

  • Faster mount/unmount of shared drives

  • Added a timeout to mounting/unmounting a shared drive

Hyper-V

  • Make sure invalid “DockerNat” switches are not used

Moby

Docker for Windows 1.12.1, 2016-09-16 (stable)

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Important Note:

The auto-update function in Beta 21 will not be able to install this update. To install the latest beta manually if you are still on Beta 21, please download the installer here:

https://download.docker.com/win/beta/InstallDocker.msi

This problem is fixed as of Beta 23 for subsequent auto-updates.

New

  • To support trusted registry transparently, all trusted CAs (root or intermediate) on the Windows host are automatically copied to Moby

  • Reset Credentials will also unshare the shared drives

  • Logs are now rotated every day

  • Support multiple DNS servers

  • Added mfsymlinks SMB option to support symlinks on bind mounted folder

  • Added nobrl SMB option to support sqlite on bind mounted folders

  • Detect outdated versions of Kitematic

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.1
  • Docker machine 0.8.1
  • Linux kernel 4.4.20
  • aufs 20160905

Bug fixes and minor changes

General

  • Uploading a diagnostic now shows a proper status message in the Settings

  • Docker will stop asking to import from Toolbox after an upgrade

  • Docker can now import from Toolbox just after HyperV is activated

  • Added more debug information to the diagnostics

  • Sending anonymous statistics shouldn’t hang anymore when Mixpanel is not available

  • Support newlines in release notes

  • Improve error message when Docker daemon is not responding

  • The configuration database is now stored in-memory

  • Preserve the stacktrace of PowerShell errors

  • Display service stacktrace in error windows

Networking

  • Improve name servers discovery
  • VpnKit supports search domains
  • VpnKit is now compiled with OCaml 4.03 rather than 4.02.3

File sharing

  • Set cifs version to 3.02

  • VnpKit: reduce the number of sockets used by UDP NAT, reduce the probability

  • slirp: reduce the number of sockets used by UDP NAT, reduce the probability that NAT rules will time out earlier than expected

  • Fixed password handling for host file system sharing

Hyper-V

  • Automatically disable lingering net adapters that prevent Docker from starting or using the network

  • Automatically delete duplicated MobyLinuxVMs on a reset to factory defaults

  • Improved the HyperV detection and activation mechanism

Moby

  • Fixed Moby Diagnostics and Update Kernel

  • Use default sysfs settings, transparent huge pages disabled

  • Cgroup mount to support systemd in containers

Known issues

Docker for Windows 1.12.0, 2016-07-28 (stable)

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  • First stable release

Components

  • Docker 1.12.0
  • Docker Machine 0.8.0
  • Docker Compose 1.8.0

Edge Release Notes

Docker Community Edition 17.11.0-ce-rc4-win39 2017-11-17 (Edge)

Docker Community Edition 17.11.0-ce-rc3-win38 2017-11-09 (Edge)

  • Upgrades
  • New
    • Use Microsoft localhost port forwarder for Windows and LCOW Containers when it is available (insider build RS4)
  • Bug fixes and minor changes
    • Fix docker build exits successfully but fails to build image moby/#35413
    • Fix bug during Windows fast-startup process. Fixes for-win/#953
    • Fix uninstaller issue (in some specific cases dockerd process was not killed properly)
    • Do not propose toolbox migration popup after clicking “Try LCOW” on first startup
    • Fix docker.for.win.localhost not working in proxy settings. Fixes for-win/#1130

Docker Community Edition 17.11.0-ce-rc2-win37 2017-11-02 (Edge)

Docker Community Edition 17.10.0-ce-win36 2017-10-24 (Edge)

Docker Community Edition 17.09.0-ce-win34 2017-10-06 (Edge)

  • Bug fixes
    • Fix Docker For Windows unable to start in some cases : removed use of libgmp sometimes causing the vpnkit process to die.

Docker Community Edition 17.09.0-ce-win31 2017-09-29 (Edge)

  • Upgrades
  • Bug fixes and minor changes
    • VPNKit: security fix to reduce the risk of DNS cache poisoning attack (reported by Hannes Mehnert https://hannes.nqsb.io/)

Docker Community Edition 17.09.0-ce-rc3-win30 2017-09-22 (Edge)

Docker Community Edition 17.09.0-ce-rc2-win29 2017-09-19 (Edge)

  • Upgrades
  • Bug fixes and minor changes
    • Kernel: Enable TASK_XACCT and TASK_IO_ACCOUNTING
    • Rotate logs in the VM more often (docker/for-win#244)
    • Vpnkit : do not block startup when ICMP permission is denied. (Fixes docker/for-win#1036, docker/for-win#1035, docker/for-win#1040)
    • Fix minor bug on update checks

Docker Community Edition 17.09.0-ce-rc1-win28 2017-09-07 (Edge)

  • Upgrades
  • New
    • Add Skip This version button in update window
  • Bug fixes and minor changes
    • VPNKit: change protocol to support error messages reported back from the server
    • Reset to default stops all engines and removes settings including all daemon.json files
    • Better backend service checks (related to https://github.com/docker/for-win/issues/953)
    • Fix auto updates checkbox, no need to restart the application
    • Fix check for updates menu when auto updates was disable

Docker Community Edition 17.07.0-win26 Release Notes (2017-09-01 17.07.0-win26) (edge)

Docker Community Edition 17.07.0-rc4-win25 Release Notes (2017-08-24 17.07.0-win25) (edge)

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • VPNKit: Fixed a bug which causes a socket to leak if the corresponding TCP connection is idle for more than 5 minutes (related to docker/for-mac#1374)

Note: The link above goes to Docker for Mac issues because a Mac user reported this problem, which applied to both Mac and Windows and was fixed on both.

Docker Community Edition 17.07.0-rc3-win23 Release Notes (2017-08-21 17.07.0-win23) (edge)

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New

  • Store Linux daemon configuration in ~\.docker\daemon.json instead of settings file
  • Store Windows daemon configuration in C:\ProgramData\Docker\config\daemon.json instead of settings file
  • VPNKit: Added support for ping!
  • VPNKit: Added slirp/port-max-idle-timeout to allow the timeout to be adjusted or even disabled
  • VPNKit: Bridge mode is default everywhere now

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • VPNKit: Improved the logging around the Unix domain socket connections
  • VPNKit: Automatically trim whitespace from int or bool database keys

Docker Community Edition 17.07.0-ce-rc2-win22 Release Notes (2017-08-11 17.06.0-win22) (edge)

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Docker Community Edition 17.07.0-ce-rc1-win21 Release Notes (2017-07-31 17.07.0-win21) (edge)

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New

  • Windows Docker daemon is now started as service for better lifecycle management

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Keep Docker info in the same place as before in the registry, used by Visual Studio 2017 (Fixes docker/for-win#939)
  • Fix config.json not being released properly (Fixes docker/for-win#867)
  • Do not anymore move credentials in credential store at startup

Docker Community Edition 17.06.1-ce-rc1-win20 Release Notes (2017-07-18 17.06.1-win20) (edge)

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Bug fixes and minor changes

Docker Community Edition 17.06.0-win17 Release Notes (2017-06-28 17.06.0-win17) (edge)

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Docker Community Edition 17.06.0-win16 Release Notes (2017-06-21 17.06.0-rc5-ce-win16) (edge)

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Docker Community Edition 17.06.0-win15 Release Notes (2017-06-16 17.06.0-rc4-ce-win15) (edge)

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Docker Community Edition 17.06.0-win14 Release Notes (2017-06-08 17.06.0-rc2-ce-win14) (edge)

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New

  • Added reset to defaults button in error report window
  • Unified login between Docker CLI and Docker Hub, Docker Cloud.

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Fixed group access check for users logged in with Active Directory (fixes docker/for-win#785)
  • Check environment variables and add some warnings in logs if they can cause docker to fail

Docker Community Edition 17.06.0-win13 Release Notes (2017-06-01 17.06.0-rc1-ce-win13) (edge)

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New

  • Sharing a drive can be done on demand, the first time a mount is requested
  • Add an experimental DNS name for the host: docker.for.win.localhost
  • Support for client (i.e. “login”) certificates for authenticating registry access (fixes docker/for-win#569)

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Many processes that were running in admin mode are now running within the user identity
  • Cloud federation command lines now opens in the user home directory
  • Named pipes are now created with more constrained security descriptors to improve security
  • Security fix : Users must be part of a specific group “docker-users” to run Docker for windows

Docker Community Edition 17.0.5-win11 Release Notes (2017-05-12 17.05.0-ce-win11) (edge)

Upgrades

  • Security fix for CVE-2017-7308

Docker Community Edition 17.0.5-win9 Release Notes (2017-05-09 17.05.0-ce-win9) (edge)

Upgrades

Security

  • Disable TCP exposition of the Daemon (tcp://localhost:2375), now an opt-in feature.

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Reset to default / uninstall also reset docker cli settings and logout user from Docker Cloud and registries
  • Detect a bitlocker policy preventing windows containers to work
  • Fixed an issue on filesharing when explicitly disabled on vmswitch interface
  • Fixed VM not starting when machine had very long name
  • Fixed a bug where Windows daemon.json file was not written (fixes docker/for-win#670)

Docker Community Edition 17.0.5-win8 Release Notes (2017-04-13 17.05.0-ce-rc1-win8) (edge)

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Docker Community Edition 17.0.4-win7 Release Notes (2017-04-06 17.04.0-ce-win7) (edge)

New

  • New installer experience
  • Experimental Windows Server 2016 support

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Added patches to the kernel to fix VMBus crash

Docker Community Edition 17.04.0-ce-win6 Release Notes (2017-04-03 17.04.0-ce-rc2-win6) (edge)

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Named pipe client connection should not trigger dead locks on docker run with data in stdin anymore
  • Buffered data should be treated correctly when docker client requests are upgraded to raw streams

Docker Community Edition 17.03.1 Release Notes (2017-03-28 17.03.1-ce-rc1-win3) (edge)

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • VPNKit: capture up to 64KiB of NTP traffic for diagnostics, better handling of DNS

Docker Community Edition 17.03.0 Release Notes (2017-03-06 17.03.0-ce-win1) (edge)

New

  • Renamed to Docker Community Edition
  • Integration with Docker Cloud: control remote Swarms from the local CLI and view your repositories. This feature is going to be rolled out to all users progressively

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • VPNKit: fix unmarshalling of DNS packets containing pointers to pointers to labels
  • Match Hyper-V Integration Services by ID, not name
  • Don’t consume 100% CPU when the service is stopped
  • Log the diagnostic id when uploading
  • Improved Firewall handling: stop listing the rules since it can take a lot of time
  • Don’t rollback to the previous engine when the desired engine fails to start

Docker Community Edition 17.03.0 Release Notes (2017-02-22 17.03.0-ce-rc1-win1) (edge)

New

  • Introduce Docker Community Edition
  • Integration with Docker Cloud: control remote Swarms from the local CLI and view your repositories. This feature will be rolled out to all users progressively.

Upgrades

  • Docker 17.03.0-ce-rc1
  • Linux Kernel 4.9.11

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • VPNKit: Fixed unmarshalling of DNS packets containing pointers to pointers to labels
  • Match Hyper-V Integration Services by ID, not name
  • Don’t consume 100% CPU when the service is stopped
  • Log the diagnostic ID when uploading
  • Improved Firewall handling: stop listing the rules since it can take a lot of time
  • Don’t rollback to the previous engine when the desired engine fails to start

Beta 41 Release Notes (2017-02-07 1.13.1-rc2-beta41)

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor improvements

  • VPNKit: set the Recursion Available bit on DNS responses from the cache
  • Don’t use port 4222 inside the Linux VM

Beta 40 Release Notes (2017-01-31 1.13.1-rc1-beta40)

Upgrades

Bug fixes and minor improvements

  • Fix startup error of ObjectNotFound in Set-VMFirmware
  • Add detailed logs when firewall is configured
  • Add a link to the Experimental Features documentation
  • Fixed the Copyright in About Dialog
  • VPNKit: Avoid diagnostics to capture too much data
  • VPNKit: fix a source of occasional packet loss (truncation) on the virtual ethernet link
  • Fix negotiation of TimeSync protocol version (via kernel update)

Beta 39 Release Notes (2017-01-26 1.13.0-beta39)

Upgrades

  • Linux kernel 4.9.5

New

  • DNS forwarder ignores responses from malfunctioning servers
  • DNS forwarder send all queries in parallel, process results in order
  • DNS forwarder includes servers with zones in general searches
  • Significantly increased single-stream TCP throughput

Bug fixes and minor improvements

Beta 38 Release Notes (2017-01-20 1.13.0-beta38)

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New

  • The storage location of the Linux volume can now be moved
  • Reclaim disk size on reboot
  • You can now edit filesharing paths
  • Memory can be allocated with 256 MiB steps
  • Proxy can now be completely disabled
  • Support for arm, aarch64, ppc64le architectures using qemu
  • Dedicated preference pane for advanced configuration of the docker daemon (edit daemon.json)
  • Docker Experimental mode can be toggled
  • Better support for Split DNS VPN configurations
  • Use more DNS servers, respect order

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • You cannot edit settings while docker is restarting
  • Support Copy/Paste in About box
  • Auto update polling every 24h
  • Kernel boots with vsyscall=emulate arg and CONFIG_LEGACY_VSYSCALL is set to NONE in Moby
  • Fixed vsock deadlock under heavy write load
  • If you opt-out of analytics, you’re prompted for approval before a bug report is sent
  • Fixed bug where search domain could be read as DomainName
  • Dedicated preference pane for HTTP proxy settings.
  • Dedicated preference pane for CPU & Memory computing resources.
  • Privacy settings moved to the general preference pane.
  • Fixed an issue where the preference pane disappeared when the welcome whale menu was closed.
  • HyperKit: code cleanup and minor fixes
  • Improvements to Logging and Diagnostics
  • osxfs: switch to libev/kqueue to improve latency
  • VPNKit: improvements to DNS handling
  • VPNKit: Improved diagnostics
  • VPNKit: Forwarded UDP datagrams should have correct source port numbers
  • VPNKit: add a local cache of DNS responses
  • VPNKit: If one request fails, allow other concurrent requests to succeed. For example this allows IPv4 servers to work even if IPv6 is broken.
  • VPNKit: Fixed bug which could cause the connection tracking to underestimate the number of active connections

Beta 37 Release Notes (2017-01-16 1.13.0-rc7-beta37)

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.13.0-rc7
  • Notary 0.4.3
  • Linux kernel 4.9.3

Beta 36 Release Notes (2017-01-12 1.13.0-rc6-beta36)

Important Note: Plugins installed using the experimental “managed plugins” feature in Docker 1.12 must be removed/uninstalled before upgrading.

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.13.0-rc6
  • Docker Compose 1.10-rc2
  • Linux Kernel 4.9.2

Bug fixes and minor improvements

  • Uninstall should be more reliable

Beta 35 Release Notes (2017-01-06 1.13.0-rc5-beta35)

Important Note: Plugins installed using the experimental “managed plugins” feature in Docker 1.12 must be removed/uninstalled before upgrading.

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.13.0-rc5
  • Docker Compose 1.10-rc1

Beta 34 Release Notes (2016-12-20 1.13.0-rc4-beta34)

New

  • Basic UI for Daemon.json editing

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.13.0-rc4
  • Linux Kernel 4.8.15

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Improved Proxy UI
  • Better diagnostics of Windows containers
  • Default Experimental/Debug flags are now set on beta for Windows Containers
  • Windows Containers Reset to default script improvements
  • About Box is now Copy/Paste enabled

Beta 33 Release Notes (2016-12-15 1.13.0-rc3-beta33)

Important Note: Plugins installed using the experimental “managed plugins” feature in Docker 1.12 must be removed/uninstalled before upgrading.

New

  • VHDX file containing images and non-host mounted volumes can be moved (using “advanced” tab in the UI)

Upgrades

  • Linux Kernel 4.8.14

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Bugsnag reports should work again
  • Fixed a memory leak related to logs and Windows Containers

Beta 32.1 Release Notes (2016-12-09 1.13.0-rc3-beta32.1)

Important Note: Plugins installed using the experimental “managed plugins” feature in Docker 1.12 must be removed/uninstalled before upgrading.

Hotfixes

  • Fix Hyper-V Windows Feature detection

New

  • Windows containers settings panel
  • Windows containers: Restart from the settings panel
  • Windows containers: Factory default
  • Windows containers: Modify Daemon.json
  • Windows containers: Proxy settings can be modified
  • Support for arm, aarch64, ppc64le architectures using qemu

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.13.0-rc3
  • Docker Machine 0.9.0-rc2
  • Linux Kernel 4.8.12

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Time drifts between Windows and Linux containers should disappear
  • VPNKit: Improved diagnostics
  • Improvements in drive sharing code
  • Removed the legacy “Disable oplocks” trick for enabling Windows Containers on older insider previews

Beta 32 Release Notes (2016-12-07 1.13.0-rc3-beta32)

Important Note:

Plugins installed using the experimental “managed plugins” feature in Docker 1.12 must be removed/uninstalled before upgrading.

New

  • Windows containers settings panel and options are working. In previous releases, settings were not implemented for Windows containers mode. (See About the Docker Windows containers specific dialogs.)
  • Windows containers: Restart from the settings panel works
  • Windows containers: Factory default
  • Windows containers: Daemon.json can be modified
  • Windows containers: Proxy settings can be modified
  • Support for arm, aarch64, ppc64le architectures using qemu

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.13.0-rc3
  • Docker Machine 0.9.0-rc2
  • Linux Kernel 4.8.12

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Time drifts between Windows and Linux containers should disappear
  • VPNKit: Improved diagnostics
  • Improvements in drive sharing code
  • Removed the legacy “Disable oplocks” trick for enabling Windows Containers on older insider previews

Beta 31 Release Notes (2016-12-01 1.13.0-rc2-beta31)

New

  • HTTP/HTTPS proxy settings are used by the Windows Container daemon to pull images
  • TRIM support for disk (shrinks virtual disk)
  • VM’s time synchronization is forced after the host wakes from sleep mode

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.13.0-rc2
  • Dockerd 1.13.0-rc2 (Windows Containers)
  • Docker Compose 1.9.0
  • Docker Machine 0.9.0-rc1
  • Linux kernel 4.8.10

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • VPNKit: don’t permute resource records in responses
  • VPNKit: reduced the amount of log spam
  • Optimized boot process
  • Diagnostics are improved and faster
  • Log the error when the GUI fails to initialize
  • Trend Micro Office Scan made the API proxy think no drive was shared, fixed
  • Show a link to the virtualizaton documentation
  • Flush logs to file more often
  • Fixed the URL to the SMB/firewall documentation
  • Properly remove duplicate firewall rules

Beta 30 Release Notes (2016-11-10 1.12.3-beta30)

Upgrades

  • Docker Compose 1.9.0-rc4
  • Linux kernel 4.4.30

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Optimized disk on stop
  • Always remove the disk on factory reset
  • Improvements to Logging and Diagnostics

Beta 29.3 Release Notes (2016-11-02 1.12.3-beta29.3)

Upgrades

  • Docker Compose 1.9.0-rc2

Beta 29.2 Release Notes (2016-10-27 1.12.2-beta29.2)

Hotfixes

  • Upgrade to Docker 1.12.3

Beta 29.1 Release Notes (2016-10-26 1.12.1-beta29.1)

Hotfixes

  • Fixed missing /dev/pty/ptmx

Beta 29 Release Notes (2016-10-25 1.12.3-rc1-beta29)

Important Note:

The auto-update function in Beta 21 will not be able to install this update. To install the latest beta manually if you are still on Beta 21, please download the installer here:

https://download.docker.com/win/beta/InstallDocker.msi

This problem is fixed as of Beta 23 for subsequent auto-updates.

Windows Container support relies on the Windows 10 container feature, which is experimental at this point. Windows 10 Pro (1607, build number 14393) requires update KB3192366 (soon to be released via Windows Update) to fully work. Some insider builds may not work.

New

  • Restore the VM’s configuration when it was changed by the user
  • Overlay2 is now the default storage driver. After a factory reset overlay2 will automatically be used
  • Detect firewall configuration that might block the file sharing
  • Send more GUI usage statistics to help us improve the product

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.3-rc1
  • Linux Kernel 4.4.27

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Faster mount/unmount of shared drives
  • Added a timeout to mounting/unmounting a shared drive
  • Added the settings to the diagnostics
  • Increase default ulimit for memlock (fixes https://github.com/docker/for-mac/issues/801)
  • Make sure we don’t use an older Nlog library from the GAC

Beta 28 Release Notes (2016-10-13 1.12.2-rc3-beta28)

Important Note:

The auto-update function in Beta 21 will not be able to install this update. To install the latest beta manually if you are still on Beta 21, please download the installer here:

https://download.docker.com/win/beta/InstallDocker.msi

This problem is fixed as of Beta 23 for subsequent auto-updates.

Windows Container support relies on the Windows 10 container feature, which is experimental at this point. Windows 10 Pro (1607, build number 14393) requires update KB3192366 (soon to be released via Windows Update) to fully work. Some insider builds may not work.

New

  • Path to HyperV disks in no longer hardcoded, making the Toolbox import work with non-standard path
  • Verify that ALL HyperV features are enabled
  • Make it clear why user cannot switch to Windows Containers with a tooltip in the systray
  • Added Moby console to the logs
  • Save the current engine with the other settings
  • Notary version 0.4.2 installed

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.2
  • Kernel 4.4.24

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Fixed a password escaping regression
  • Support writing large values to the database, especially for trusted CAs
  • VpnKit is now restarted if it dies
  • Make sure invalid “DockerNat” switches are not used
  • Preserve the Powershell stacktraces
  • Write OS and Application versions at the top of each log file

Beta 27 Release Notes (2016-09-28 1.12.2-rc1-beta27)

Important Note:

The auto-update function in Beta 21 will not be able to install this update. To install the latest beta manually if you are still on Beta 21, please download the installer here:

https://download.docker.com/win/beta/InstallDocker.msi

This problem is fixed as of Beta 23 for subsequent auto-updates.

New

  • Reworked the File Sharing dialog and underlying mechanism
  • Pre-fill username
  • Faster and more reliable feedback when the user/password is not valid
  • Better support for domain users
  • Error message in Logs when File Sharing failed for other reasons

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.2-rc1
  • Docker Machine 0.8.2
  • Docker Compose 1.8.1
  • kernel 4.4.21
  • aufs 20160912

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Improve the switching between Linux and Windows containers: better errors, more reliable, deal with more edge cases
  • Kill lingering dockerd that users might have still around because they played with Windows Containers before
  • Don’t recreate the VM if only the DNS server is set
  • The uninstaller now kills the service if it failed to stop it properly
  • Restart VpnKit and DataKit when the processes die
  • VpnKit: impose a connection limit to avoid exhausting file descriptors
  • VpnKit: handle UDP datagrams larger than 2035 bytes
  • VpnKit: reduce the number of file descriptors consumed by DNS
  • Improve debug information

Beta 26 Release Notes (2016-09-14 1.12.1-beta26)

Important Note:

The auto-update function in Beta 21 will not be able to install this update. To install the latest beta manually if you are still on Beta 21, please download the installer here:

https://download.docker.com/win/beta/InstallDocker.msi

This problem is fixed as of Beta 23 for subsequent auto-updates.

New

  • Basic support for Windows containers. On Windows 10 build >= 14372, a switch in the systray icon will change which daemon (Linux or Windows) the Docker CLI talks to

  • To support trusted registry transparently, all trusted CAs (root or intermediate) on the Windows host are automatically copied to Moby

  • Reset Credentials will also unshare the shared drives

  • Logs are now rotated every day

Upgrades

  • Linux kernel 4.4.20
  • aufs 20160905

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • We no longer send the same DNS settings twice to the daemon

  • Fixed the lingering net adapters removal on Windows 10 Anniversary Update

  • Uploading a diagnostic now shows a proper status message in the Settings

Beta 25 Release (2016-09-07 1.12.1-beta25)

Important Note:

The auto-update function in Beta 21 will not be able to install this update. To install the latest beta manually if you are still on Beta 21, please download the installer here:

https://download.docker.com/win/beta/InstallDocker.msi

This problem is fixed as of Beta 23 for subsequent auto-updates.

New

  • Support multiple DNS servers

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Improved name servers discovery
  • VpnKit supports search domains
  • Set CIFS (common internet file system) version to 3.02

Known issues

  • Only UTF-8 passwords are supported for host filesystem sharing

  • Docker will automatically disable lingering net adapters. The only way to remove them is manually using devmgmt.msc as documented in Remove stale network adapters under Networking issues in Troubleshooting.

Beta 24 Release (2016-08-23 1.12.1-beta24)

Important Note:

The auto-update function in Beta 21 will not be able to install this update. To install the latest beta manually if you are still on Beta 21, please download the installer here:

https://download.docker.com/win/beta/InstallDocker.msi

This problem is fixed as of Beta 23 for subsequent auto-updates.

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.1
  • Docker Machine 0.8.1
  • Linux kernel 4.4.19
  • aufs 20160822

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • slirp: reduce the number of sockets used by UDP NAT, reduce the probability that NAT rules will time out earlier than expected

Known issues

  • Only UTF-8 passwords are supported for host filesystem sharing.

  • Docker will automatically disable lingering net adapters. The only way to remove them is manually using devmgmt.msc as documented in Remove stale network adapters under Networking issues in Troubleshooting.

Beta 23 Release (2016-08-16 1.12.1-rc1-beta23)

Important Note:

The auto-update function in Beta 21 will not be able to install this update. To install the latest beta manually if you are still on Beta 21, please download the installer here:

https://download.docker.com/win/beta/InstallDocker.msi

This problem is fixed as of Beta 23 for subsequent auto-updates.

New

  • Added mfsymlinks smb option to support symlinks on bind mounted folder
  • Added nobrl smb option to support sqlite on bind mounted folders
  • Detect outdated versions of Kitematic

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.1-rc1
  • Linux kernel 4.4.17
  • aufs 20160808

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Fixed password handling for host file system sharing
  • Automatically disable lingering net adapters that prevent Docker from starting or using the network
  • Automatically delete duplicated MobyLinuxVMs on a reset to factory defaults
  • Docker will stop asking to import from toolbox after an upgrade
  • Docker can now import from toolbox just after hyperV is activated
  • Fixed Moby Diagnostics and Update Kernel
  • Added more debug information to the diagnostics
  • Sending anonymous statistics shouldn’t hang anymore when Mixpanel is not available
  • Improved the HyperV detection and activation mechanism
  • VpnKit is now compiled with OCaml 4.03 rather than 4.02.3
  • Support newlines in release notes
  • Improved error message when docker daemon is not responding
  • The configuration database is now stored in-memory
  • Preserve the stacktrace of PowerShell errors
  • Display service stacktrace in error windows
  • Moby: use default sysfs settings, transparent huge pages disabled
  • Moby: cgroup mount to support systemd in containers

Known issues

  • Only UTF-8 passwords are supported for host filesystem sharing
  • Docker will automatically disable lingering net adapters. The only way to remove them is manually using devmgmt.msc as documented in Troubleshooting.

Beta 22 Release (2016-08-11 1.12.0-beta22)

Unreleased. See Beta 23 for changes.

Known issues

  • Docker will automatically disable lingering net adapters. The only way to remove them is manually using devmgmt.msc as documented in Troubleshooting.

Beta 21 Release (2016-07-28 1.12.0-beta21)

New

  • Docker for Windows is now available from 2 channels: stable and beta. New features and bug fixes will go out first in auto-updates to users in the beta channel. Updates to the stable channel are much less frequent and happen in sync with major and minor releases of the Docker engine. Only features that are well-tested and ready for production are added to the stable channel releases. For downloads of both and more information, see the Getting Started.

  • Removed the docker host name. Containers with exported ports are reachable via localhost.

  • The UI shows whether the user is on beta or stable channel

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.0 with experimental features
  • Docker Machine 0.8.0
  • Docker Compose 1.8.0

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Fixed networking issue when transmitting data to a container via an exposed port.
  • Include the sources for qemu-img
  • Fixed the migration from toolbox when the user has a space in its login
  • Disable the migration from toolbox when hyperV is not yet activated
  • More windows can be closed with ESC
  • Added the channel to crash reports
  • Fixed a path rewriting bug that happens on Windows insider build 14367
  • Simplified the MobyLinux.ps1 script

Known issues

  • Older Kitematic versions are not compatible with Docker for Windows. You need to manually delete the C:\Program Files\Docker\Kitematic folder before you click Open Kitematic… systray link.

Beta 20 Release (2016-07-19 1.12.0-rc4-beta20)

New

  • The UI option to disable port forwarding to localhost has been removed

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Fixed docker.sock permission issues
  • Don’t check for update when the settings panel opens
  • Removed obsolete DNS workaround
  • Use the secondary DNS server in more circumstances
  • Limit the number of concurrent port forwards to avoid running out of resources
  • Store the database as a “bare” git repo to avoid corruption problems

Beta 19 Release (2016-07-14 1.12.0-rc4-beta19)

New

  • Added an option to opt-out from sending usage statistics (will be available on the future stable channel)
  • New error dialog box to upload crash reports

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.0 RC4
  • Docker Compose 1.8.0 RC2
  • Docker Machine 0.8.0 RC2
  • Linux kernel 4.4.15

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • com.docker.slirp: included the DNS TCP fallback fix, required when UDP responses are truncated
  • docker build/events/logs/stats... won’t leak when interrupted with Ctrl-C
  • Disable all buttons on Update Window when a version is downloading

Beta 18.1 Release (2016-07-07 1.12.0-rc3-beta18.1)

Note: Docker 1.12.0 RC3 release introduces a backward incompatible change from RC2. You can fix this by recreating or updating your containers as described in Troubleshooting.

Hotfix

  • Fixed issue resulting in error “Hijack is incompatible with use of CloseNotifier”, reverts previous fix for Ctrl-C during build.

New

  • Forwarding the ports to localhost is now the default
  • Added http/https proxy configuration to the settings
  • The toolbox default machine can be imported on first launch
  • Added UI when a crash report is collected and uploaded
  • The check for update runs every 6 hours

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.0 RC3

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • The docker API proxy was failing to deal with 1.12 features (health check for, for example)
  • When killing the VM process, ignore when the process is already stopped
  • When stopping the VM, always stop the docker proxy
  • Prevent the update windows from downloading the .msi into C:\Program Files\Docker
  • All settings should be disabled when Docker is starting. (This regression was introduced in Beta 17)
  • VPNKit: Improved scalability as number of network connections increases
  • Improve the connection to the database
  • Ignore when the shutdown service is not available

Beta 18 Release (2016-07-06 1.12.0-rc3-beta18)

New

  • Forwarding the ports to localhost is now the default
  • Added http/https proxy configuration to the settings
  • The toolbox default machine can be imported on first launch
  • Added UI when a crash report is collected and uploaded
  • The check for update runs every 6 hours

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.0 RC3

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Interrupting a docker build with Ctrl-C will actually stop the build
  • The docker API proxy was failing to deal with 1.12 features (health check for, for example)
  • When killing the VM process, ignore when the process is already stopped
  • When stopping the VM, always stop the docker proxy
  • Prevent the update windows from downloading the .msi into C:\Program Files\Docker
  • All settings should be disabled when Docker is starting. (This regression was introduced in Beta 17)
  • VPNKit: Improved scalability as number of network connections increases
  • Improve the connection to the database
  • Ignore when the shutdown service is not available

Beta 17 Release (2016-06-29 1.12.0-rc2-beta17)

Upgrades

  • Linux kernel 4.4.14, aufs 20160627

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Support users with spaces in their login
  • Fix some cases where dotnet restore could hang
  • Fixed docker inspect on an image
  • Removed the console from hyper-v manager
  • Improved diagnostic for VPN connection and addedlogs for the service port openers
  • Improve Moby’s boot sequence to adapt to longer boot time when swarm services are running
  • Forcefully turn off a VM that won’t shut down
  • Clicking on a link from the changelog opens a browser
  • Fix links to the documentation
  • Fix the url to download Kitematic
  • Renewed the signing certificates
  • Fixed errors with the firewall and the network switch
  • Fixed parsing errors in the Powershell script

Beta 16 Release (2016-06-17 1.12.0-rc2-beta16)

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.12.0 RC2
  • docker-compose 1.8.0 RC1
  • docker-machine 0.8.0 RC1
  • Alpine 3.4

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Fixes to the VPN mode
  • Fixed the localhost port forwarding performance issue
  • Auto-detect mounted/unmounted drive in the list of shares
    • Changed the name of the application from “DockerforWindows” to “Docker for Windows”
    • Avoid multiple update windows being displayed at the same time

Beta 15 Release (2016-06-10 1.11.2-beta15)

New

  • New experimental networking mode, exposing container ports on localhost
  • New Settings menu to configure sysctl.conf
  • New Settings menu to configure http proxies
  • The VPN mode setting is removed (VPN mode is now the only supported mode)
  • The vSwitch NAT configuration has been removed

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.11.2
  • Linux 4.4.12, aufs 20160530

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Moved Import from toolbox option to the General Settings
  • Increased the timeout to write to the configuration database
  • Fixed an issue where sending anonymous stats to Mixpanel made the application stop
  • Faster boot time
  • All named pipes are now prefixed with the word docker
  • Full version number is now displayed in the update window
  • Default daemon config does not have debug enabled anymore
  • More responsive Settings Panel, with new whales also :-)
  • Improved logs and debug information

Beta 14 Release(2016-06-02 1.11.1-beta14)

New

  • Enabled configuration of the docker daemon (edit config.json)
  • The VPN mode is enabled by default
  • Removed DHCP for VM network configuration
  • User configurable NAT prefix and DNS server
  • New feedback window to upload diagnostics dialog
  • New status indicator in Settings window
  • VM logs are uploaded with a crash report
  • Animated welcome whale

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Support non-ASCII characters in passwords
  • Fixed unshare a drive operation
  • Fixed deserialized of exceptions sent from the service
  • If the backend service is not running, the GUI now starts it
  • The app no longer complains if the backend service is not running and the user just wants to shut down.

Known issues

  • Due to limitation in the Windows NAT implementation, co-existence with other NAT prefixes needs to be carefully managed. See NAT Configuration in Troubleshooting for more details.

Beta 13 Release (2016-05-25 1.11.1-beta13)

New

This Beta release includes some significant changes:

  • Docker communication is over Hyper-V sockets instead of the network
  • Experimental VPN mode, also known as vpnkit
  • Initial support for datakit for configuration
  • Redesigned Settings panel
  • Docker can now be restarted

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Support Net adapters with a different name than “vEthernet (DockerNAT)”
  • Sharing now has a better support for domain users
  • Fixed Toolbox migration (was broken in Beta12)
  • Enabling HyperV (was broken in Beta12)
  • Fixed error message when invalid labels are passed to docker run
  • Mixpanel no longer uses roaming App Data
  • UI improvements
  • Support was added for VMs with other IP addresses out of the 10.0.75.0/24 range
  • Improved FAQ

Known issues

  • Due to limitation in the Windows NAT implementation, co-existence with other NAT prefixes needs to be carefully managed. See NAT Configuration in Troubleshooting for more details.

Beta 12 Release (2016-17-10 1.11.1-beta12)

New

  • The application is now separated in two parts. A back-end service and a front-end GUI.The front-end GUI no longer asks for elevated access.

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Excluded the network drives from the shares list
  • Removed the notification when closing the application
  • Minor GUI improvements

Known issues

  • Due to limitation in the Windows NAT implementation, co-existence with other NAT prefixes needs to be carefully managed. See NAT Configuration in Troubleshooting for more details.

Beta 11b Release (2016-05-11 1.11.1-beta11b)

Hotfixes

  • Fixed an issue with named pipe permissions that prevented Docker from starting

Beta 11 Release (2016-05-10 1.11.1-beta11)

New

  • The GUI now runs in non-elevated mode and connects to an elevated Windows service
  • Allocate VM memory by 256 MB increments, instead of 1 GB
  • Show a meaningful error when the user has an empty password
  • Improved Troubleshooting page

Upgrades

  • docker-compose 1.7.1 (see changelog)
  • Kernel 4.4.9

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Report the VM’s IP in docker port
  • Handle passwords with spaces
  • Show a clear error message when trying to install on Home editions
  • Slower whale animation in the System Tray
  • Proxy is restarting itself when it crashes
  • DHCP process handles exceptions gracefully
  • Moby (Backend) fixes:
    • Fixed vsock half closed issue
    • Added NFS support
    • Hostname is now Moby, not Docker
    • Fixes to disk formatting scripts
    • Kernel upgrade to 4.4.9

Known issues

  • Due to limitation in the Windows NAT implementation, co-existence with other NAT prefixes needs to be carefully managed. See Troubleshooting for more details.

  • Logs for the windows service are not aggregated with logs from the GUI. This will be fixed in future versions.

Beta 10 Release (2016-05-03 1.11.0-beta10)

New

  • Improved Settings panel, allow to configure the VM’s memory and CPUs
  • Co-exist with multiple internal Hyper-V switches and improved DHCP handling
  • Token validation is now done over HTTPS. This should fix issues with some firewalls and antivirus software.

Upgrades

  • Docker 1.11.1

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Fixed Desktop shortcut name and updated icons
  • Preparation to run the backend as service
  • Improved logging and Mixpanel events
  • Improved code quality
  • Improved the build
  • New icons

Known issues

  • Due to limitation in the Windows NAT implementation, co-existence with other NAT prefixes needs to be carefully managed. See Troubleshooting for more details.

Beta 9 Release (2016-04-26 1.11.0-beta9)

New

  • Provide one-click dialog to enable Hyper-V
  • Report clear underlying Hyper-V errors

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Better handling of some networking issues
  • Fixed help menu and start menu getting started URLs
  • Restored “Docker is Initializing” notification on first run
  • Better error messages during authentication
  • Improved logging on error conditions
  • Improved build and tests

Known issues

  • If multiple internal Hyper-V switches exist the Moby VM may not start correctly. We have identified the issue and are working on a solution.

Beta 8 Release (2016-04-20 1.11.0-beta8)

New

  • Auto-update is installed silently, and relaunches the application when it completes
  • Uninstaller can be found in Windows menu
  • Kitematic can be downloaded from the Dashboard menu

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Better UI in the ShareDrive window
  • The firewall alert dialog will not come up as often as it was
  • Configured MobyLinux VM with a fixed memory of 2GB
  • User password is no longer stored on the host-side KVP
  • Uninstall shortcut is available in registry

Beta 7 Release (2016-04-12 1.11.0-beta7)

New

  • Multiple drives can be shared
  • New update window
  • Welcome whale

Upgrades

  • docker 1.11.0-rc5
  • docker-machine 0.7.0-rc3
  • docker-compose 1.7.0-rc2

Bug fixes and minor changes

  • Improved networking configuration and error detection: fixed DHCP renewal and rebind issues
  • Allow DNS/DHCP processes to restart on bind error
  • Less destructive migration from Docker Toolbox
  • Improved documentation
  • Better error handling: Moby will restart itself if start takes too long.
  • Kill proxy and exit docker before a new version is installed
  • The application cannot start twice now
  • The proxy will stop automatically when the GUI is not running
  • Removed existing proxy firewall rules before starting Moby
  • The application now collects more and better information on crashes and other issues
  • Improved all dialogs and windows
  • Added the version to installer’s first screen
  • Better reset to defaults
  • New regression test framework
  • The installation MSI is now timestamped
  • The Hyper-V install mentions Docker Toolbox only if it is present
  • Improved Bugsnag reports: fixed a dependency bug, and added a unique ID to each new report
  • Improved the build
  • Improved code quality

Known issues

  • Settings are now serialized in JSON. This install will lose the current settings.

  • Docker needs to open ports on the firewall. Sometimes, the user will see a firewall alert dialog. The user should allow the ports to be opened.

  • The application was upgraded to 64 bits. The installation path changed to C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker. Users might have to close any Powershell/Cmd windows that were already open before the update to get the new PATH. In some cases, users may need to log off and on again.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed DHCP renewal and rebind
  • Only mention toolbox on Hyper-V install if it’s present
  • The application does not start twice now
  • DNS/DHCP processes are allowed to restart on bind error now
  • Removed the window that opens quickly during bugsnag reports
  • Fixed OS reported by Bugsnag
  • Improved the build
  • Improved code quality

Beta 6 Release (2016-04-05 1.11.0.1288)

Enhancements

  • Docs are updated for Beta 6!
  • Support roaming: DNS queries are forwarded to the host
  • Improved startup times by running a DHCP server on the host
  • New settings dialog design
  • Support windows paths with -v
  • Updated docker CLI and deamon to 1.11.0-rc3
  • Updated docker-machine to 0.7.0-rc2
  • Updated docker-compose to 1.7.0-rc1
  • Now install docker-credential-wincred
  • Allow non-root users in containers to create files on volume mounts
  • Automatically install HyperV
  • The application is now 64bits
  • Improved wording in all dialog boxes and error messages
  • Removed exit confirmation
  • Show clickable URL in the Install HyperV message box
  • Dashboard link to Kitematic (as on Mac)
  • Moby Kernel updated to 4.4.6
  • The registry key was changed to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Docker Inc.\Docker\1.0

Known issues

  • Migration from Docker Toolbox can fail sometimes. If this happens, the workaround is to restart the application.

  • Docker needs to open ports on the firewall, which can activate a firewall alert dialog. Users should allow the ports to be opened.

  • The application was upgraded to 64 bits. The installation path changed to C:\Program Files\Docker\Docker. If users have Powershell/Cmd windows already open before the update, they might have to close them to catch the new PATH. In some cases, users will need to log off and on again.

Bug Fixes

  • Kill VMs that cannot be shutdown properly

  • Improved the diagnostic information sent with bugsnag reports

  • Settings window shows when the drive is shared or not C: drive can be bind mounted with //c or /c. Used to be //c/

  • Don’t try to submit empty tokens

  • Fixed the version shown in the About box

  • Fixed a race condition on the logs

  • Fixed a race condition on the settings

  • Fixed broken links in the documentation

  • Replaced sha1 with actual version in the assemblies

  • Don’t start the unused agent process

Beta 5 Release (2016-03-29 1.10.6)

Enhancements

  • Remove debug console
  • Open browser with hyper-v installation instructions
  • Added Cloudfront for downloads from Europe
  • Capture qemu logs during toolbox upgrades
  • Rename alpha distribution channel to beta

Bug Fixes

  • Fix diagnose section in bugsnag report
  • Fix msi version
  • Don’t truncate Toolbox link

Note: Docker for Windows skipped from Beta 1 to Beta 5 at this point to synch up the version numbering with Docker for Mac, which went into beta cycles a little earlier.

Beta 1 Release (2016-03-24 1.10.6)

Enhancements

  • Display the third party licenses
  • Display the license agreement
  • The application will refuse to start if Hyper-v is not enabled
  • Rename console to debug console
  • Remove machine from notification
  • Open the feedback forum
  • Use same MixPanel project for Windows and macOS
  • Align MixPanel events with macOS
  • Added a script to diagnose problems
  • Submit diagnostic with bugsnag reports
  • MixPanel heartbeat every hour

Bug Fixes

  • Accept all versions of Enterprise 10, Pro 10 and Education 10 during installation (Eval, N, …)
  • Fix Linux kernel crashes with certain applications or somesuch
  • Fix notifications that are not shown
  • Animate the systray whale on reset
  • Shorten the enrollment process timeout
  • Properly unmount shares when the user un-selects the setting
  • Don’t install on unsupported builds

Alpha Release Notes

Alpha 4 Release (A2016-03-10 1.10.4.0)

  • Faster Startup & Shutdown
  • Use host DNS parameters
  • Enrollment System
  • Recreating manually removed vm
  • More MixPanel Events
  • Various Bug Fixes

Alpha 3 Release (2016-03-03 1.10.2.14)

File sharing

  • Create network share automatically
  • Improve Credentials management
  • Support paths with c and C drive

Crashes and Analytics

  • Report crashes with Bugsnag
  • Send analytics through MixPanel

GUI

  • Improve layout of About and Settings dialog
  • Improve Updater
  • Link to Help
  • Link to Send Feeback

General

  • Bug fixes

Alpha 2 Release (2016-02-26 1.10.2.12)

Installer

  • Enhancements
  • Auto-update
  • License agreement

General

  • Bug fixes

Alpha 1 Release (2016-02-22 1.10.1.42-1)

Hypervisor

  • significant performance improvements

Security

  • retrieving Credentials from user

Filesystem

  • hot-mounting host filesystem with credential

General

  • state management
  • stability, logging
  • bugfixes, eye candies

Alpha 0 Release (2016-02-09 1.10.0.0-0)

Hypervision

  • hyper-v backed virtual machines
  • boots moby in a few seconds
  • installs CLI in PATH
  • proxies docker commands to moby

Filesystem

  • mounts host filesystem to support --volume
  • samba client with a hardcoded password
  • allows live reload

Networking

  • live debugging Node.js application
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