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New Docker Desktop Preview for Apple M1 Released

This is just a quick update to let you know that we’ve released another preview of Docker Desktop for Apple M1 chips, which you can download from our Docker Apple M1 Tech Preview page. The most exciting change in this version is that Kubernetes now works.

First, a big thank you to everyone who tried out the previous preview and gave us feedback. We’re really excited to see how much enthusiasm there is for this, and also really grateful to you for reporting what doesn’t yet work and what your highest priorities are for quick fixes. In this post, we want to update you on what we’ve done and what we’re still working on.

Some of the biggest things we’ve been doing since the New Year are not immediately visible but are an essential part of eventually turning this into a supported product. The previous preview was built on a developer’s laptop from a private branch. Now all of the code is fully integrated into our main development branch. We’ve extended our CI suite to add several M1 machines, and we’ve extended our CI code to build and test Docker Desktop itself and all our dependencies for both architectures in Continue reading

Docker Desktop 3.0.0: Smaller, Faster Releases

Today with the release of Docker Desktop 3.0.0, we’re launching several major improvements to the way we distribute Docker Desktop. From now on we will be providing all updates as deltas from the previous version, which will reduce the size of a typical update from hundreds of MB to tens of MB. We will also download the update in the background so that all you need to do to benefit from it is to restart Docker Desktop. Finally, we are removing the Stable and Edge channels, and moving to a single release stream for all users.

Changes Based on Your Feedback

Many of you have given us feedback that our updates are too large, and too time consuming to download and install. Until now, we only provided complete installers, which meant that each update required downloading a file of several hundred MB. But from now on we will be providing all updates as deltas from the previous version, which will typically be only tens of MB per release.

We have also heard that updates are offered at an inconvenient time, when you launch Docker Desktop or when you reboot your machine, which are times that you want Continue reading