Easy way to roll back/change version?

Right now I don’t know of a good way to rollback to a previous version. I updated to 1.12.0-rc2-beta15 and it seemingly broke fs watch events for me. It would be useful to have a manual way of rolling back to older releases to pinpoint when a change broke.

Hi Josh,

Beta 16 has been released. Could you update to this version and check your use case? There are some known issues with simultaneous FS access and inotify event delivery but many uses should function fine. If you have a Dockerfile or a repository that exhibits the issue, it would be really helpful to aid us in debugging and resolving the problem.

We currently have no downgrade mechanism, sorry.

Thanks for participating in the Docker for Mac Beta!



Hi David,

Firstly, thanks to you and the team for the great product. Docker for Mac is superb.

Regarding your post, I appreciate you want people to use the latest beta, the problem is when the new beta performs worse than a prior beta version. To me it feels like a downgrade.

I was on beta16 and mounted filesystem access performance was so much better. When I came in this morning and saw the update to beta17, I promptly did and now I’m seeing 39second+ write speeds again. My work flow rate has been significantly reduced and there is no way for me to revert.

A means of rolling back a version, or reinstalling an older version, I believe, would be extremely useful.
I am always happy to upgrade to the latest and check performances, but give us some flexibility at least.


I am having the same performance issue as Bryron with beta17. It would be very useful to have a way to go back to a pervious version.


Beta 18 is incredibly unstable and I’ve lost all my productivity. How do I go backwards in beta? :frowning:

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From https://github.com/docker/docker/issues/24343


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