As of Beta 21 and the first major release, v1.12.0, Docker for Windows installers are available on two channels – stable and beta.
New features and bug fixes will go out first in auto-updates to users on the beta channel. The beta app comes with the experimental version of Docker Engine, which is described in the Docker Experimental Features README on GitHub.
If you want the latest and greatest Docker experimental builds, use the beta channel.
If you are currently a beta user, your Docker for Windows install will remain on the beta channel, and be automatically updated with future beta releases. To switch to the stable release, simply download and run the stable installer.
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 are added to the stable channel releases.
If you want fewer updates and can wait until new features and enhancements are tested, please use the stable channel.
Where to download stable and beta installers
Both stable and beta installers of Docker for Windows are available here: https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-windows/#/download-docker-for-windows
The Docker website downloads default to the stable installer: https://www.docker.com/products/docker#/windows
You can now report and track issues on GitHub
To get help, or to report and track issues, you can now use our GitHub issue trackers:
- Docker for Windows issues on GitHub. (For full information, see [how to diagnose problems and send feedback on Windows] (https://docs.docker.com/docker-for-windows/#diagnose-and-feedback).)
We recommend reporting issues on the GitHub tracker, rather than Forums, which can serve as a supporting discussion venue.