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Podman Desktop 1.1 Release

· 3 min read
Tim deBoer

Podman Desktop 1.1 Release! 🎉

This is primarily a bug-fix release to fix a few important issues, but we've managed to squeeze in a few enhancements along the way.

  • Podman 4.5.1: Podman 4.5.1 now included in Windows and Mac installers.
  • Extensions: Update extensions from within Podman Desktop.
  • Lima Support: Choose engine type and override its name from the settings.
  • UX and UI Improvements: New loading screen.

Podman Desktop 1.1 is now available. Click here to download it!


Release Details

Podman v4.5.1

Podman Desktop 1.1 moves up to Podman 4.5.1.


Optional extensions will follow their own lifecycle and update independently from Podman Desktop. As of this release you'll be able to see when there is an update available and install from within Podman Desktop #2655.

We've also added options in Settings > Preferences to automatically check for and install extension updates.

Update extensions

Lima Support

Thanks to contributor Anders Björklund, we have some improvements to the Lima extension! In Settings > Preferences you can select which engine type Lima runs on and override the instance name #2674.

Lima preferences

Other UI and UX Improvements

New Loading Screen

We have a new loading screen, Podman Desktop style! #2743.

Other Notable Enhancements

  • Docker-compose can be installed system-wide #2718.
  • Show warning when creating a pod with two containers that use the same port #2671.
  • Display Kubernetes context name in pod label #2634.
  • Add Docker compatibility button using flatpak-spawn #1925.
  • Improve UI consistency of Pull Image page #2604.

Notable Bug Fixes

  • Could not install extensions on Windows 10 #2762.
  • Could not use locally built images on Kubernetes #2710.
  • Dashboard still suggests update after installation #2648.
  • Could not Play Kubernetes YAML to Podman on Windows #2594.
  • Pod label wasn't always shown in list #2614.
  • Dashboard button state was resetting #2584.
  • Change checkbox style so they don't look like stop buttons #2723.

Community Thank You

🎉 We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped to make Podman Desktop even better. In this sprint we received pull requests from the following people:

Final notes

The complete list of issues fixed in this release is available here and here.

Get the latest release from the Downloads section of the website and boost your development journey with Podman Desktop. Additionally, visit the GitHub repository and see how you can help us make Podman Desktop better.