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· 2 min read
Cedric Clyburn

We’re honored to announce that Podman Desktop has been recognized with the prestigious 2024 DEVIES Award in the category of Containers & Kubernetes. This award is a testimony to the effectiveness of the Podman Desktop team and greater open-source community's efforts to help developers. Podman Desktop increases developer container workflow efficiency as well as provides an easy transition of applications from containers to Kubernetes, the leading open-source container orchestration platform.

“While Podman Desktop only went into general availability last year, the community response has been very impressive and incredibly gratifying. We are extremely proud to receive this outstanding recognition which celebrates passion, commitment and innovation for shaping the future of container development backed by the vibrant open-source standards that Red Hat supports. ” said Stévan Le Meur, Product Manager on the Podman Desktop team.


What are the DEVIES awards?

The DEVIES Awards, presented by DeveloperWeek, recognize the most innovative and impactful tools, platforms, and technologies in the software development community. Podman Desktop's win as the best innovation in Containers & Kubernetes highlights its significant impact on the industry and its role in revolutionizing the way developers build, ship, and run their applications. DEVIES Award winners are selected from hundreds of nominees by the independent, industry-leading DevNetwork Advisory Board.

Join us in celebrating!

We’re excited to be receiving this award on stage at DeveloperWeek 2024, happening on February 21-23, 2024, in Oakland, CA and February 27-29, 2024 (Virtually). In addition, Red Hat developer advocate Cedric Clyburn will be presenting a session on Podman Desktop, titled “Going from Containers, to Pods, to Kubernetes – Help for Your Developer Environments!”, with a full presentation on Podman, a demonstration of the Podman Desktop experience, and a multi-tier application going from containers, to pods, to finally Kubernetes!

Finally, it would be seal-y to not include and acknowledge that this award was earned by the entire Podman Desktop community of contributors! We also thank the DevNetwork Advisory Board and DeveloperWeek for this honorable award, and for the opportunity to share Podman Desktop's innovations with the greater developer community.

· 6 min read
Tim deBoer

Podman Desktop 1.7 Release! 🎉


We've got a new release with a ton of seal appeal! This release introduces:

  • Podman 4.9.0: Podman 4.9.0 is now included in both Windows and Mac installers.
  • Extension API Improvements: A big update to the extension API enabling more goodness for 🦭 Podman Desktop's extensions.
  • Experimental Kubernetes UI: Get a sneak peek at the more advanced UI for working with Kubernetes clusters.
  • Enhanced Builds, Pods List, and Troubleshooting Pages: Build for different platforms, an upgraded pods view, and more.

Podman Desktop 1.7 is now available. Click here to download it!

Release Details

Podman 4.9

🦭 Podman 4.9 includes key fixes for stability and reliability issues reported by our users. If you've been floundering we highly recommend updating!

If you are on a Mac M3, we are aware of a critical issue in Podman and expect to update very soon to pick up this fix: #21353 - Update to new QEMU (based on #1990 - QEMU issue on M3). If you are hitting this problem there is a workaround here and there.

Extension API Improvements

We have spent a lot of time this release adding new extension API to give upcoming extensions more capability and even better integration into 🦭 Podman Desktop. We have added support for full page webviews, image badges, icons, a navigation API, and API access to more function from the container engine:

  • Webview in the UI #5594
  • Add webview API for extensions #5592
  • Allow extensions to list webviews #5628
  • Create container without starting it #5643
  • Expose create/start Pod and replicatePodmanContainer #5648
  • Expose create/list/delete volumes for extensions #5598
  • Add getImageInspect to API #5596
  • New contribution points for icon of image #5543
  • Add BuildOption #5533
  • Add platform parameter to image build method #5501
  • Expose build image method #5500
  • Navigation api #5558
  • Register badges by extensions for image list/details #5557
  • Install extensions from private registries #5473

Experimental Kubernetes UI

We have been working the last couple months to expand our support for Kubernetes. This support isn't ready to set sail yet, but if you're working with a Kubernetes cluster we'd love to start getting your feedback on the direction!

To 'break the seal' and try it out, go to Settings > Preferences > Kubernetes, and enable the Experimental option:

Kubernetes Preference

This will add three new items to the main navigation, allowing you to view Deployments, Services, and Ingress & Routes:

Kubernetes Deployments Kubernetes Services Kubernetes Ingresses & Routes

In this release you can click on deployments and services to view additional details (like the Summary, Inspect, and YAML tabs), but not yet for ingresses or routes.

We hope things go swimmingly for you, but please open Github issues to let us know what else you'd like to see.

Enhanced Builds, Pods List, and Troubleshooting Pages

When building an image you can now chose which platform(s) to build the image for:

Build platform

We've upgraded the Pods view to use the same table component as images and volumes. This allowing sorting and better column scaling:

Pods table

Having trouble and want a fresh start? The Troubleshooting page has switched to tabs and there is an option to purge your existing install:

Troubleshooting Purge

Other Notable Enhancements

We added over 40 features this release, here are some of the other highlights:

  • Pressing esc exits onboarding #5612
  • Quick pick case-insensitive filtering #5582
  • Add UI badge component #5522
  • Extend connection input type in build image #5499
  • Nav sections #5449
  • Improve Authentication Providers page #5424
  • Adding groupContributions logic #5415
  • Add option to select how to open devtools in dev mode #5274
  • Form progress #5253
  • Improved provider cards #5013

Notable Bug Fixes

We squashed over 25 bugs this release, including the following:

  • Copy volume mounted when copying container to pod #5640
  • Adding missing Labels property #5632
  • Fix UI not being refreshed if container is only created #5619
  • Quick pick filter removes selection #5613
  • Add missing types for createContainer API #5504
  • Use window.showMessageBox instead of custom modal #5421
  • Add cleanupSupport property #5309
  • Empty screen reset filter by default #5307
  • Do not fetch pre-releases of compose #5296
  • providerinfo badge #5268
  • Don't refresh image list when age updates #5267
  • Rename kubectl extension #5255
  • Try to search kubectl on the user path first #5248
  • Dispose the wsl2 command when unregistering extension #5246
  • Handle event when loading images from archives #5240
  • Edit Podman machine support for MacOS only #5239
  • Improve default contribution action icon #5236
  • Color of primary/secondary buttons should be white #5232
  • Disable notification when updating podman (#5228) #5229
  • Allow table columns to specify overflow #5222
  • ProgressImpl properly middleware tasks to set the proper result status #4342


Along with this new version of 🦭 Podman Desktop the documentation has had the following improvements:

  • Update compose blog post link #5547
  • Message when the app terminates because another instance exists #5348
  • Document onboarding id rules #5211
  • Multi-platform extension #5205
  • Blog post on Compose guestbook application #5033
  • Refactored setting up container registries #4965

Community Thank You

🎉 We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone (yes, that means you, Anders!) who helped make 🦭 Podman Desktop even better. In this release we received pull requests from the following people:

Final notes

Fixed Issues

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

Where to Download

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.

· 11 min read
Stevan Le Meur

Podman Desktop 1.6 Release! 🎉


This release introduces:

  • Minikube Featured Extension: Minikube extension to create local Kubernetes clusters in containers.
  • Podman 4.8.2: Podman 4.8.2 is now included in Windows and Mac installers.
  • Setting Page for Command-Line Tools: Manage and update your CLI tools.
  • Kubernetes Contexts Manager: Browse all your kubernetes contexts, set default and remove unused ones.
  • Editable Podman Machine for MacOS: Easy resize and reconfiguration of the Podman runtime environment.
  • Filters for Containers and Pods Lists: Focus on the containers and Pods you are working with.
  • Sorting on Volumes and Images List: Sort volumes or images with your prefered criterias.
  • Environment Colums on Containers and Pods lists: Easy catch of the environment on which a container or a pod is running on.
  • Extension API Improvements: Another set of improvements to the extension API enabling more goodness for 🦭 Podman Desktop's extensions.

Podman Desktop 1.6 is now available. Click here to download it!

Release Details

For developers who need to run Kubernetes locally and reproduce an environment close to production for development and experimentation purposes, Podman Desktop allows users to easily set up that environment on a local machine. There are two extensions providing the capability to configure a open source Kubernetes cluster locally, you can either choose between Kind or Minikube.

The Minikube extension allows you to install Minikube on your workstation and also to setup a Kubernetes cluster locally running in a container! Yes, you read that correctly - in a container similar to how Kind works. The advantage is that it's lighter and faster to start. With Minikube, one of the advantage, is that you can build your images locally with Podman and get them automatically available in your local Kubernetes cluster - which will speed up your turnarounds when you want to test your application. If you want to learn more this, read the following blog post.


Command-Line Tools Configuration: Compose and Kubectl

Configuring and managing your setup is getting easier with the addition of a new section in the Settings to manage command-line tools. In Podman Desktop, extensions can list command-line tools that are helpful to their users or required to make use of the installed extensions.

There are two command-line tools within Podman Desktop that allows you to view whether they are installed or require an update:

  • Compose binary for running 'podman compose' commands.
  • kubectl for interacting with Kubernetes clusters.


From the settings you can see the command-line tools that are installed, and you can see the version - and when a new version is available, you'll get a small notification to allow you easily update to that version.


Kubernetes Contexts Manager

We are introducing a new screen available from the Settings which allows you to easily manage your Kubernetes contexts. Podman Desktop was already providing the handy context switcher available from the status bar, but when you get to work with multiple Kubernetes environments, it's not uncommon to end with a big and long list of Kubernetes contexts.

The new Kubernetes Contexts screen allows you to easily see all your registered Kubernetes contexts. You can use the screen to clean up your registered contexts, or set the current (default) context.

Kubernetes Contexts List

Editable Podman Machine

A Podman machine is a virtual environment specifically designed to run Podman containers on Mac and Windows. It allows users to manage and operate containerized applications in an isolated and controlled setting. When creating a Podman machine, you configure its settings: memory, CPU(s) and disk size.

We've received the feedback regarding the ability to reconfigure your Podman machine on the go. This is now possible for macOS users, and particularly useful when you start with an environment and need to scale it up based on new needs and containers you would like to run in your Podman environment.

Editable podman machine

You'll notice we improved the sliders to configure the Podman machine's options - and also introduced a way to enter numeric values directly.

Tabs/Filters for Containers and Pods

Being able to quickly identify the containers and the pods you are working with is critical when you are iterating on the development of your application. For this reason, we added filters at the top of the lists of Containers and Pods that allow you to easily view all the containers/pods, only those that are running, or only those that are stopped.

Filters for containers and pods

Sorting for Volumes and Images lists

The lists of Volumes and Images have improved and are now have the ability to be sorted by the criteria of your choice. You can for example filter images by their size - which can be convenient when you want to clean up your environment.

Sorting for Volumes and Images

Environment columns on Containers and Pods lists

Podman Desktop is able to work with multiple providers: it could work with multiple container engines and multiple Kubernetes environments too. In order to make it easier to identify the containers and the pods and differentiate them depending on which environment they are running onto, we are introducing a new environment column in the list of Containers and Pods to display a badge.

Environment Column

Better visibility to the containers running in Pods

The list of Pods has been refined to provide easier visibility and access to the containers running within each of them. Each of the containers now have one dot and you can hover each dot to display the info about the container - and if you click on it you'll be able to access the details of the container.

Visibility for containers in Pods

Extension API improvements

The 🦭 Podman Desktop extension API received many improvements, including:

  • Documentation explaining how to create an onboarding workflow for an extension #4837
  • Documented how extensions hook into UI #4633
  • Documented how to implement api client #4636
  • Image checker extension API #4662
  • Added api to register cli updater #5064

Other Notable Enhancements

  • Show container connection type and endpoint #5098
  • Environment column to pods/containers #4583
  • Displaying extension icons in the list of extensions #5101
  • Introduced UI icon image component #5117
  • Added icon to extensionInfo #5089
  • Added encoding option on RunOptions #4942
  • Introduced property for appearance but for now only dark is supported #4887
  • Default table sorting #4860
  • Display notification for completed onboarding in task manager #4811
  • Added purple dot when new content is available in dashboard #4782
  • Argos CI: Introduce Argos CI to track and detect visual regressions on the website
  • Added command palette: add enablement property #4630
  • Added documentation for telemetry and usage data #4618
  • Introduced table component #4545
  • Added ability to abort build image #4538
  • Added support in command palette for category #4531
  • Upgraded flatpak to org.freedesktop.Platform version 23.08 #3968
  • Added open exposed url to pod details #3762

Notable Bug Fixes

  • Fix reconnect to /events if disconnected #4809
  • fix: reset loggerhandlerKey after restarting machine #5168
  • fix: fix: podman machine created with wrong flags #5178
  • fix: avoid to crash if configuration is invalid #5182
  • fix: extension installation checks architecture and os #5191
  • fix: use URL for proxy specification and add validation #4825
  • fix: do not change color and underline of markdown buttons #5138
  • fix: do not reconnect when connection is removed #5131
  • fix: table headers shouldn't allow text selection #5118
  • fix: add style to link #5108
  • fix: launch.json references wrong script #5094
  • fix: don't link to k8s cluster server 5087
  • fix: pass the complete imageInfo to the check function #5069
  • fix: container tabs should match pods #5057
  • fix: revert styling of disabled buttons #5056
  • fix: update current context reactively #5055
  • fix: make ProviderResultPage do not change input values #5030
  • fix: add rowgroup to tables #5005
  • fix: add path prop for route object #4981
  • fix: remove errant hash mark #4971
  • fix: check extension folder contains package.json #4964
  • fix: refactor List UI components #4953
  • fix: succeeded/completed state for Compose onboarding #4947
  • fix: remove flex class from markdown button rendering #4934
  • fix: unable to read wsl version when using chinese as syslang on Windows #4918
  • fix: retain autostart setting #4879
  • fix: use vi.waitUtnil instead of cycles with awaiting promises #4861
  • fix: docker host on windows when executing compose command #4855
  • fix: merged compose deploy to kube page in UI #4827
  • fix: use URL for proxy specification and add validation #4825
  • fix: reconnect to /events if disconnected #4809
  • fix: remove fixed height after patternfly removal #4804
  • fix background colours after patternfly removal #4803
  • fix: report metrics for stopped machines #4787
  • chore: update to docusaurus v3.0.0 #4764
  • chore: drop patternfly #4762
  • fix: avoid to send telemetry usage as this method is called every 5s #4692
  • fix: location of roots.exe in devmode #4654
  • fix: disable create/start container if any port is busy #4637
  • fix: fix setup in build image tests #4625
  • fix: find a free port #4616
  • fix: reduce size of provider cards on the dashboard #4615
  • fix: shorter doc nav section titles #4613
  • fix: report error if container engine action fails in details page #4556
  • fix: remove prev/next bar #4548
  • fix: reduce website footer #4546
  • fix: handle compose format json that is no longer a JSON array object #4540
  • fix: disable push to kind menu item if pushing is in progress #4530
  • fix: check for self signed cert message and use insecure param when editing registry password #4523
  • fix: add autoscroll to summary pages #4504
  • fix: report errors when analyzing extensions #4380
  • fix: allow editing of build containerfile #4471
  • refactor: updated compose onboarding installation #4479
  • refactor: remove compose from the status bar #4492


Coming with this new version of 🦭 Podman Desktop, the documentation has been getting the following improvements:

  • Reorganize doc navigation by provider #4558
  • Added vsc runtime dependency for Windows development #5091
  • Show location of lima podman socket #5090
  • Fixed typo in URI for releases #4909
  • Explain how to create an onboarding workflow for an extension #4837
  • Make it possible for lima to provide both #4789
  • Blog post about minikube/sharing images #4735
  • Remove duplicate text from windows troubleshooting #4652
  • Add step to implement api client #4636
  • Fixed the main lima command for limactl #4623
  • Lima provider cleanup after the improvements in the implementation #4622
  • Update documentation regarding auto merge #4519
  • Using standard OS tabs for registries docs #4497
  • Fixed mahine -> machine #4495
  • Added screenshots and fixed formatting to the registries section #4472

Community Thank You

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

Final notes

Fixed Issues

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

Where to Download

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.

· 8 min read
Florent Benoit

As developers we constantly improve and refine our applications. One of the challenges we face is quickly iterating when working with container images and kubernetes deployments/pods.

For example, when we want to try a new image in a kubernetes pod, this image needs to be available on a private/public registry or on the nodes of the kubernetes cluster. Sometimes we need to call extra commands such as kind load docker-image or minikube cache add <image> or publish the image first to a 3rd party registry.

You'll agree that trying out a new image in a Kubernetes pod should be as seamless as building the image itself.

In this blog post, we will explore the best practice for streamlining the image iteration process in Kubernetes with Podman Desktop.


· 9 min read
Máirín Duffy

Podman Desktop 1.5 Release! 🎉

With this release of Podman Desktop, we're introducing a new onboarding feature that we hope will earn your 🦭 seal of approval! But wait... there's so much more!

  • Onboarding: Guided setup and configuration of Podman and Compose
  • Podman 4.7.2: Podman 4.7.2 is now included in Windows and Mac installers
  • Command Palette: Gain easy access to various commands via a new keyboard-driven command palette
  • Expanded "Summary" tab for Kubernetes pods: Go deep with extended details on Kubernetes pods in the pod "Summary" tab
  • Environment file support: Chart out environment variables for new containers to access on creation
  • Enhancements to the Settings area: Get your bearings with improved Docker compatibility mode controls
  • Improved user experience for state changes: No more dead reckoning on container state with improved visual indication of status
  • Extension API improvements: A boatload of improvements to the extension API enabling more goodness from 🦭 Podman Desktop's extensions

Podman Desktop 1.5 is now available. Click here to download it!


Release Details


We are introducing a new feature providing guided flows for the initial setup of specific 🦭 Podman Desktop extensions. Release 1.5 features two new onboarding flows: Podman and Compose.

To start the Podman onboarding flow, you can start from the dashboard notification by clicking the "Set up" button: podman-onboarding-start podman-onboarding

Visit Settings > Resources screen and click the Compose "Setup ..." button in order to start Compose onboarding: compose-onboarding-start compose-onboarding

Command Palette

A new, search-driven command palette is now available to enable quick access to various commands available across 🦭 Podman Desktop. You can try this new tool out by hitting the F1 key. #4081 && #3979

Expanded "Summary" tab for Kubernetes pods

Kubernetes pods now offer a more comprehensive set of information under the "Summary" tab, including networking, volumes, environment variables, and other key metadata.

Environment file support

When creating a container from the Images list, there's now an option to provide an environment file to set env variables for the new container. #4026 && #4025

Enhancements to the Settings area

The user experience for enabling or disabling Docker compatibility is improved, with a new entry in the Settings > Preferences screen that includes contextual guidance. #4093

Improved user experience for state changes

The user experience around state changes for containers, pods, and other objects in the UI is improved, with clear status messages and improved animated visual indicator of state changes. #4056

Extension API improvements

The 🦭 Podman Desktop extension API received many improvements, including:

  • In addition to pushing and listing image from an extension, it's now possible to pull images from a 🦭 Podman Desktop extension #4155

  • The 🦭 Podman Desktop extension API has been enhanced with both the ability to list images & networks and the ability to create containers & networks. #4172

  • 🦭 Podman Desktop extensions now have a consistent way to run administrative tasks. #4049

  • Extensions now have the ability to register a custom Kubernetes config generator. #3970

  • The ability of extensions to add commands to UI menus has been extended; previously for action menus it was only available in the Image list screen. It is now possible for extensions to add commands to the action menus of items listed on the Containers list screen as well. #3947 & #3963

  • Extensions have gained the ability to contribute menu items in the UI based on specific conditions. #3959

  • Enhanced logic for displaying or hiding properties listed under the Settings > Preferences screens is now available. #4159

Other Notable Enhancements

  • The progress of loading an image into Kind is now visible as a task in the task manager. #4061


  • It's now possible to start a new Podman machine right after creation, or you can create it and wait to start it later. It's up to you! #4046


  • The Podman machine and Kubernetes provider creation forms have an updated look & feel consisted with other forms in the user interface, along with minor bug fixes. #4317

Updated provider creation forms

  • The empty screen message shown when a search filter results in no matches now provides a message specific to filter matching, including the specific filter terms and an explicit button for clearing the filter. Previously, the screen displayed a generic message about how to create new objects of the type displayed on the screen, which led to some confusion about the status of the system. #3988
  • New support for adding spin animations to icons is now available. #4188

  • There is a new indeterminate progress bar type available for the task manager; this is meant for providing limited status for actions whose APIs do not provide detailed status information. #4016

  • For authenticating as admin to perform administrative tasks, 🦭 Podman Desktop now provides touchID support for macOS. #4050


  • Support for connecting to interactive terminals for containers via tty was added. #3900

  • It's now more clear which container/pod providers will autostart when 🦭 Podman Desktop starts. Previously autostart had both a global and a per-provider setting. It has been simplified by removing the global setting. #3840

  • The "Working with containers" section of the documentation has been reworked and improved. #3951

Notable Bug Fixes

  • The disable registry command was not blocking subsequent pulls from disabled registries. This has been corrected. #4183

  • Some users behind network proxies were unable to complete workflow involving the download of online resources. The mechanism for fetching these resources has been fixed to be proxy compatible to address this issue. #3994

  • The status of pods running in Kubernetes that are undergoing the deletion process is now accurately reflected in the 🦭 Podman Desktop UI. #3877

  • The image details page always listed the image as being "not used" even when it was. This has been corrected. #3985

  • Previously, deleting a specific image tag would cause all tags with the same Image ID to be deleted. This has been fixed so only the selected image tag will be deleted. #3837

  • Could not view the pod details for some remote Kubernetes cluster pods due to an encoding error. #4371

  • Error logs were being tracked separately from the actions they applied to. This has been addressed for kind cluster creation failure #4427 and Compose installation failure #4407.

  • For Linux users, 🦭 Podman Desktop previously did not appear under the "Development" menu when installed via Flatpak; it appeared under "Utilities." 🦭 Podman Desktop now appears under the "Development" menu. #3911

  • Podman Machine names are no longer prefixed with the "Podman Machine" string. #3878


  • The initial action state of pods and containers was being displayed as "STARTING" regardless of actual state; this has been corrected. #3889

  • Resizing the application window no longer makes the last lines of a container's terminal invisible. #3993

  • An issue with incorrect terminal behavior in response to long lines in the terminal attached to a container has been resolved. #3955

  • A spacing issue on the run image form has been corrected. [#4089]

  • The "podify" icon & button on the Containers list was unusually large in release 1.4. That regression has been corrected in this release. #4122

  • An error in the instructions for Windows users on migrating from Docker has been corrected. #4157

Community Thank You

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

Final notes

Known Issues

We have a discussion board topic where we have posted known issues with this release. If you run into problems, please check this list before filing a bug - if we already have an issue open for it, it saves you the time and trouble of filing, and there may be a workaround posted in the issue.

Known Issues: Podman Desktop 1.5.2

Fixed Issues

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

Where to Download

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.

· 4 min read
Jeff Maury

Podman Desktop 1.4 Release! 🎉

This is essentially a bug-fix release to fix various issues in UI, but as usual we also added a few new features.

  • Podman 4.6.2: Podman 4.6.2 included with Podman Desktop 1.4
  • Windows Arm64: Native Windows on Arm64 installers and binaries
  • Port range mapping: Start containers and map a range of ports
  • Terminal UX Improvement: Persistent terminal sessions when SSH'ing in a container
  • Volume Creation: Create volume from the Volumes page
  • Bash support: Terminals are now using bash if available.

Podman Desktop 1.4 is now available. Click here to download it!


Release Details

Port range mapping #3654

When starting a new container, you can now map a port range between host and container. If the range is not valid between host and container, an error is raised.

Range mapping

Terminal lifetime #3725

When a terminal is opened for a container, it can now be reused after you switched to another part of the Podman Desktop UI.

terminal lifetime

Create volume #3742

The Volumes tab now has a Create volume button. The Create volume UI has a single field for the volume name.

create volume

bash support #3750

When a terminal is opened for a container, if bash is available within the container, it will be used. Otherwise, sh will be used.

bash sh

Notable Bug Fixes

  • Reduce API calls when listing containers by @benoitf #3489
  • Removing a connection(podman machine) should redirect to previous page by @benoitf #3576
  • Enhance error message when image is not there by @benoitf #3587
  • Dispose kind install button when extension is deactivated (#3586) by @lstocchi #3610
  • Replace backslash/slash on windows when building image (#3465) by @lstocchi #3618
  • Handle null value in container command (#3620) by @lstocchi #3625
  • Add maximum activation time for extensions by @benoitf #3446
  • Handle single non-spread arguments by @benoitf #3641
  • Grab usage data of volumes only on-demand by @benoitf #3635
  • Add arm64 binaries for Windows by @benoitf #3643
  • Include right airgap file for Windows and arm64 by @benoitf #3651
  • Redirect to previous page when removing a kubernetes connection by @benoitf #3650
  • Support port ranges when starting a container (#3204) by @lstocchi #3654
  • Add a strict undefined check to messagebox result (#3692) by @lstocchi #3699
  • Only restart if a machine is running by @cdrage #3491
  • Session to the terminal is reused by @benoitf #3725
  • Disable next button and show try again when onboarding failed (#3616) by @lstocchi #3711
  • Add podman in PATH after updating process environment PATH (#3729) by @lstocchi #3730
  • Allow to create a volume by @benoitf #3742
  • Using bash if available otherwise sh in terminal by @axel7083 #3750
  • Allow to embed existing component to onboarding (#3755) by @lstocchi #3763
  • Some containers never return logs, do not wait for them by @dgolovin #3784
  • Remove cancel button when on final onboarding step (#3771) by @lstocchi #3802
  • Onboarding add link micromark for commands by @cdrage #3747
  • Mounts can be null when using older podman by @afbjorklund #3806
  • Remove redundant step completion check when onboarding gets started by @lstocchi #3798
  • Ability to click enter in pull image name input by @deboer-tim #3850
  • Set proxy environment variable when launching process by @jeffmaury #3838
  • The socket location was moved for new podman by @afbjorklund #3853
  • Don't log console errors when activating lima extension by @afbjorklund #3852

Community Thank You

🎉 We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped to make Podman Desktop even better.

A warm welcome to @tomgoren, @Julian, @Gelob and @cedricclyburn who made their first contribution to the project in this release.

Final Notes

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

· 6 min read
Denis Golovin

Podman Desktop 1.3 Release! 🎉

This is essentially a bug-fix release to fix various issues in UI, extension engine and featured extensions, but as usual we also added a few new features.

  • Podman 4.6.1: Podman 4.6.1 included in Windows and Mac installers
  • Podman user-mode networking support to Windows/WSL: A new switch `User mode networking' is available when creating Podman machine on Windows for Podman 4.6.0+ to configure podman to work in certain VPN setups and other specialized networking configurations
  • Compose group new UI elements: You can now see summary, inspect, deploy to kubernetes, generate kube yaml and view logs
  • Extension packs and extension dependencies: Install group of extensions in one click
  • Resource details page update: See summary and log for resource
  • Create Kind cluster form update: A new Node's container image field can be used to specify the Kubernetes version used for the control-planed
  • Support Docker Desktop extensions using a backend: When loading Docker Desktop extension the containers are created in the backend as described in the vm section of extension's descriptor
  • Podman Initial Onboarding (preview): Install and configure podman using included installer

Podman Desktop 1.3 is now available. Click here to download it!


Release Details

Compose group Logs tab #3176

When clicking on the group of containers, you can now view the logs of the entire group of compose containers and don't need to open log for every component individually.

Screenshot 2023-07-11 at 12 48 47 PM

Podman user-mode networking support to Windows/WSL #3251

Certain VPN setups or other specialized networking configs will block traffic from the virtual WSL networking device, resulting in the podman WSL backend from being unable to contact systems on the VPN, and potentially losing internet access altogether. The new switch allows you to create a podman VM machine configured to work correctly in mentioned above networking environments.


Compose group Summary tab #3317,

Compose group Summary tab shows all containers in the group and let you navigate to Details page for specific container.

Compose group Inspect tab #3316

Compose group Inspect tab shows an array of "container inspect" from docker / podman.

Deploy to kubernetes in compose actions #3299

A button to deploy to kubernetes added to Compose group.

Generate Kube in Compose actions and Kube tab in compose details #3253

Generate Kube item added to Compose actions and "Kube" tab is now available in Compose details view.

Install multiple extensions using extension pack #3150

An Extension pack introduced in Extension engine is a way to declare set of extensions to install them all at once.

Customize icons from extension #3131

Extensions now can customize icons for list elements using when clause.


Resource details page update #1923

If you click on the arrow icon next to a resource name it will open up a details page (similarly to how clicking on a container in the container list opens up a details page).


Node's container image field added to Create a Kind cluster form #3508

The new Node's container image field can be used to specify the Kubernetes version used for the control-planed.


Support Docker Desktop extensions using a backend #3435

Podman Desktop now loads the containers in the backend as described in the vm section of extension descriptor the same way as Docker Desktop does.

Initial onboarding implementation for podman (experimental) #3308

This is the initial implementation for the onboarding feature. It only covers a simple onboarding for podman. Check system requirements -> install podman -> yay! Done!

Notable Bug Fixes

  • Updating videos to be adaptive for mobile by @mairin #3229
  • Consistent max width and padding in settings by @deboer-tim #3232
  • Settings navigation bar resizing by @deboer-tim in #3231
  • Move new registry button to header by @deboer-tim #3245
  • Bigger lima logo by @afbjorklund #3248
  • Horizontal docker logo by @afbjorklund #3236
  • Respect LIMA_HOME environment variable by @afbjorklund #3254
  • Add check before writing to terminal by @lstocchi #3263
  • Wait until remote side has fully initialized the extensions by @benoitf #3257
  • Fix loader not centered horizontally by @benoitf #3270
  • Troubleshooting still waiting after failure by @deboer-tim #3354
  • Store error for build by @cdrage #3365
  • Missing checkbox tooltips by @deboer-tim #3380
  • Load compose logs async not await by @cdrage #3377
  • Set rootful connection when starting rootful machine by @lstocchi #3364
  • Default last page by @deboer-tim #3388
  • Avoid dashboard displaying providers starting while they don't by @benoitf #3451
  • Do not use extensionInfo until it is defined by @benoitf #V
  • Allow BASIC authentication (all caps) by @cdrage #3471
  • Allow single domain registry such as localhost:5000 by @cdrage #3468
  • Create /usr/local/bin directory if it does not exist on binary install by @cdrage #3425
  • Only delete selected pods by @deboer-tim #
  • Add back 'Done' text on the button by @benoitf #3487
  • Do not wait for more than 5s when checking for podman ping by @benoitf #3497
  • Add proxy support for extension using patching get and request approach by @dgolovin #2825
  • Refresh component when field is updated by @benoitf #3525
  • Higher-res icons for featured extensions list by @mairin #3511
  • Main nav selection by @deboer-tim #3510
  • kube event error when switching context by @jeffmaury #3494
  • Reset error message each time we pull image by @benoitf #3550

Community Thank You

🎉 We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped to make Podman Desktop even better.

A warm welcome to @rostalan and @axel7083 who made their first contribution to the project in this release.

Final Notes

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

· 7 min read
Charlie Drage

Podman Desktop 1.2 Release! 🎉

We're excited to announce the release of Podman Desktop version 1.2.0! This release includes many new features (Kubernetes, Compose and extension support!), bug fixes, and improvements to enhance your container management experience. Here's a summary of the key changes in this release:

  • Added start/stop/delete/restart buttons for Compose: You can now make changes to an entire Compose group of containers
  • Kubernetes context on the status bar: Choose from multiple Kubernetes contexts more easily all from the status bar
  • Rename images: Rename an image with a click of a button
  • Protocol handler support: Added support for protocol handlers such as open podman-desktop:extension/redhat.openshift-local
  • Troubleshooting page: A troubleshooting page for helping diagnose Podman Desktop related development issues

Podman Desktop 1.2 is now available. Click here to download it!


Release Details

Added start/stop/delete/restart buttons for Compose

In the last month we've been addind support for more Compose features. Before you were only able to control a group of containers if they were in a Pod. Now we have added the ability to control a group of Compose containers. You can now start, stop, delete and restart a group of containers launched by either docker-compose or podman-compose.

Stay tuned as we add even more features to Compose! If you have any feedback or feature requests, feel free to open an issue or start a discussion on GitHub.

Kubernetes context on the status bar

With Kubernetes context on the status bar, you can switch from one context to another in just a couple of clicks. Easily switch to a different cluster all together. If there are multiple contexts available, you can now click and pick which one to use.

Rename images

Deployed an image but now you need to rename it / add a new tag? Podman Desktop allows you to edit an image now. Thanks to an awesome contributor @tuckerrc who added the new feature.

Troubleshooting page

Developing an extension for Podman Desktop? Want to view the logs of Podman Desktop as well as ping your container connection? We now have a troubleshooting page!

Click on the lightbulb button on the bottom right to access the page.

Protocol handler support

Podman Desktop now supports protocol handling when using the terminal! Want to access your favourite extension directly from a script or the terminal? If you type in open podman-desktop:extension/redhat.openshift-local in the terminal, Podman Desktop will automatically load up to the correct extension.

Other Notable Features

  • Background colors and FormPage (PR #2977)
  • Add ability to add insecure registry / skipping cert verify (PR #2896)
  • Add support for icon contribution (PR #2984)
  • Add warning dialog message that virtual machine has low memory limit (PR #2822)
  • Propose indexed name for new pod (PR #3028)
  • Add restart button after enabling / disabling mac os compatibility (PR #2841)
  • Add environment related helper constants (PR #3079)
  • Allow entrypoint and cmd when starting container (PR #3031)
  • Add a way to debug stores in troubleshooting page (PR #3121)
  • Add custompick component (#2855) (PR #3012)
  • Dynamic breadcrumbs (PR #3119)
  • Icons on form pages (PR #3155)
  • Switch more pages to formpage (PR #3162)
  • Add rename image button (PR #2588)
  • Fixed headers, improved scrollbars (PR #2863)
  • Reports warnings on failed kube deploy, fixes error out (PR #3050)
  • Kube context on statusbar (PR #2755)
  • Install provider if not installed when clicking on create new button (#2706) (PR #2817)
  • Add tag and authenticated push capacity to the extension API (PR #2876)
  • Add navigation bar e2e tests (PR #2950)

Documentation Updates

  • Fix documentation for building image of extensions (PR #2873)
  • Add Minikube install docs (PR #2824)
  • Add Minikube documentation (PR #2694)
  • Updated Building an image procedure (PR #2964)
  • Starting a container (PR #2958)
  • Pulling an image (PR #2956)
  • Updated selecting containers to run in a pod (PR #2970)
  • Pushing an image to a registry (PR #2969)
  • How to add an insecure registry (PR #2953)
  • Add documentation for lima (PR #2995)
  • Replace broken link to (PR #2994)
  • Authenticating to a pre-configured registry (PR #2965)
  • Lima is not a container engine (PR #3051)
  • Using the Troubleshooting page (PR #3083)
  • View and select your current Kubernetes context in the status bar (PR #3090)

Notable Bug Fixes

  • Deleting a running pod generates an error (PR #2827)
  • If kubeconfig is empty, does not try to do things, cancel (PR #2874)
  • Async telemetry startup (PR #2885)
  • Do not block startup while waiting for kube resource refresh (PR #2884)
  • Images list too wide (PR #2918)
  • Compose deactivate function never called (PR #2922)
  • Auto-scrolling on form pages, layout issues (PR #2927)
  • Show current context in quick pick (PR #2920)
  • Remove sticky position of loader in dashboard UI (#2535) (PR #2959)
  • Undo change that broke the website (PR #2992)
  • Detailspage, resizing & consistency (PR #2987)
  • Quick pick click to close and over nav bar (PR #2758)
  • Only show empty screen when no pods (PR #2929)
  • Do not redirect to /pods when deleting pod in containerlist (PR #2963)
  • Bulk delete on pods should call the pod deletion (PR #2979)
  • Update nodejs version to 18 in .nvmrc to fix yarn install failure (PR #2989)
  • Website check targets (PR #2996)
  • Don't show exception to user (PR #3034)
  • Interpret arguments given to info command for example (PR #3015)
  • Change defaults for Podman machine (PR #3061)
  • Normalize development/production folders path (PR #3113)
  • Calculate machine socket path for linux (PR #3070)
  • Replace backslash with slash so to support rendering on Windows (#3120) (PR #3122)
  • Keep stdout and stderr in the error object for Docker Desktop extensions (PR #3014)
  • Mark task completed if there's a failure (PR #3016)
  • Handle invalid kubeconfig file (PR #3129)
  • Do not remove registries when podman extension is stopping (PR #3136)
  • Warning should be amber (PR #3153)
  • Load user extensions from plugins as removable (PR #3152)
  • Images with spaces in entrypoints or commands fail to start (PR #3161)
  • Scrolling offscreen when clicking checkbox (PR #3178)
  • Avoid messagebox expanding offscreen (PR #2778)
  • Release-notes-generator run failure (PR #2752)
  • Unable to do a new build if the previous one failed (PR #2721)

Community Thank You

🎉 We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped to make Podman Desktop even better.

A big shoutout to @afbjorklund, @tuckerrc and @evanshortiss who contributed to this release!

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.

· 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!


· 5 min read
Tim deBoer

Podman Desktop 1.0 Release! 🎉

We still have many things planned, but with a little polish and a few more bug fixes we felt we've reached a level of maturity and it is now time to declare our 1.0 release.

Thank you to everyone who has been with us on this journey so far! Please keep the feedback coming!

  • Highlighting Featured Extensions: Easily find and install new extensions.
  • Featured Extensions: Two new extensions supporting OpenShift.
  • Podman Machine as Root: Ability to run a Podman machine as root.
  • UX and UI Improvements: Opening external websites, editing numbers, and tooltips.

Podman Desktop 1.0 is now available. Click here to download it!


· 4 min read
Tim deBoer

Podman Desktop 0.15 - Cleanliness is next to Podliness!

It has only been two weeks since our last release, but we really wanted to complete a few scenarios, fix a few bugs, and show off several design updates and UI improvements that we have been working on.

  • Podman Version: Podman 4.5 now included in Windows and Mac installers.
  • Kind Ingress: Creating an ingress to expose services outside the Kind cluster.
  • Podliness: Ability to choose external ports when podifying containers.
  • Cleanliness: New navigation bar, dialog, and palette update.
  • UX and UI Improvements: Markdown support for extensions.

Podman Desktop 0.15 is now available. Click here to download it!


· 9 min read
Fabrice Flore-Thebault

In this blog post you will learn to use Podman Desktop to run the Kubernetes documentation example: Deploying PHP Guestbook application with Redis.

On the agenda:

  1. Installing Podman Desktop.
  2. Installing and initializing your container engine: Podman.
  3. Installing and starting your local Kubernetes provider: Kind.
  4. Starting the Redis leader.
  5. Starting and scaling the Redis followers.
  6. Starting and exposing the Guestbook frontend.

· 5 min read
Tim deBoer

Podman Desktop 0.14 - Our Kind-est release yet!

We have been working on a Kind extension for a while now, and decided it is time to promote it into a release just in time for KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe!

We're especially excited about releasing Kind because it finally shows the full purpose of Podman Desktop: not just local container engines, but Kubernetes too. More importantly, providing tools that allow you to manage both environments and seamlessly move between them.

Some of these features were available in development mode over the last few releases, but since they are now in the release build, we will do a full roundup and talk about all the Kind features.

  • Kind Installation: Install Kind from the status bar
  • Manage Kind Clusters: Create and manage Kind clusters from Settings > Resources
  • Using Kind: Deploying YAML and sharing images to a cluster
  • Kind Ingress: Install a Contour ingress controller
  • UX and UI Improvements: Updated preferences and telemetry prompt

Podman Desktop 0.14 is now available. Click here to download it!


· 4 min read
Tim deBoer

This release note covers Podman Desktop 0.13 release changes.

  • Podman Version: Podman 4.4.4 now included in Windows and Mac installers.
  • Compose: Support for installing Docker Compose.
  • Extensions: Improved extension support for Podman Desktop with additional capabilities.
  • UX and UI Improvements: Welcome page, task manager, resources, and update alerts.

Podman Desktop 0.13 is now available. Click here to download it!


· 5 min read
Stevan Le Meur

This release note covers Podman Desktop 0.12 release changes.

  • Podman Version: Podman 4.4.1 now included in Windows and Mac installers.
  • Containers Configuration: Configure port mappings for an image without exported ports.
  • Windows Home Support: Podman Desktop now supports Windows Home Edition.
  • Start minimized: Option to start Podman Desktop minimized to system tray.
  • UX and UI Improvements: Consistent actions, placeholder for logs, unified icons and others.

Podman Desktop 0.12 is now available. Click here to download it!


· 10 min read
Stevan Le Meur

This release note covers Podman Desktop 0.11 release changes.

  • Air-Gapped Installation: New all-in-one binaries for air-gapped installation.
  • Feedback: Submit feedback directly from Podman Desktop.
  • Docker Compatibility Mode: Information about the Docker compatibility mode.
  • Proxy Setting: Toggle on/off the proxy setting.
  • Deploy to Kubernetes: Select the namespace to deploy to Kubernetes.
  • Registry Configuration: Simplified registry configuration for well known registries.
  • UX/UI Improvements: View pod's container logs, better visual feedback, configurable editor font size, and more.

Podman Desktop 0.11 is now available. Click here to download it!

· 5 min read
Dev Kumar

This release note covers Podman Desktop 0.10 release changes.

  • Containers Configuration: Container creation wizzard allowing to define environment variables, networking and more configuration options.
  • Kubernetes Improvements: Play Kubernetes YAML, custom Kubeconfig path support, reload of kube context.
  • Registries Configuration: Revamped registries configuration UI.
  • Podman Version: Podman 4.3.1 now included in Windows and Mac installers.
  • UX/UI Improvements: Improved lists, better contrast, and more.

Podman Desktop 0.10 is now available. Click here to download it!