Local by Flywheel 2.0.5


Release Date: June 29th, 2017
Operating Systems: macOS & Windows
Available via Auto Updater: No; skipped in favor of 2.0.6

Download Local by Flywheel 2.0.5 for macOS

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Download Local by Flywheel 2.0.5 for Windows

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What’s New in 2.0.5

Bug Fixes

  • macOS: Addressed a problem where WordPress plugin, theme, and core updates would fail when using Faster Docker Volumes (NFS)
  • Sentry error reporter would sometimes cause Local to crash. We fixed this!
  • The hosts updater is now ran a different way to decrease likelihood that it will fail.
  • Fixed an issue where sites would fail to be created or start due to a race condition where Local would sometimes start or create the site container before the Docker network exists.


  • Windows: Improved the way elevated processes are ran. You’ll now see exactly what process is being ran and not just Cmd.exe
  • Windows: Fixed an issue where generic archives (including Flywheel backups) would fail to import
  • Whenever the hosts file is not writable for any reason, Local will now display an error dialog to notify you that it failed. Also, if it detects an EBUSY error, which is typically caused by firewalls locking the hosts file on Windows, it will explain what happened.

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