Local by Flywheel 2.3.0 (Pre-release)


Release Date: April 17th, 2018
Operating Systems: macOS & Windows
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Download Local by Flywheel 2.3.0 (Pre-release) for macOS

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Download Local by Flywheel 2.3.0 (Pre-release) for Windows

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What’s New in 2.3.0


  • Environments API 2.0: Environments are decoupled from Local’s core and can directly hook into the UI similarly to add-ons. This opens up the long-awaited ability to update Environments without updating Local!
  • Environment Updates: Environments can be updated for specific sites without updating Local
  • Windows: Added support for 32-bit versions of Windows
  • macOS: If the VirtualBox kernel modules are not loaded, Local will automatically attempt to load them
  • Local will attempt to power cycle the VM if it is unresponsive
  • Notifications are shown at 10% battery and 5% battery since VirtualBox automatically powers down the VM at <5% battery


  • Removed OpenSSL dependency for self-signed site certificate creation
  • If importing to a site with MySQL 5.5, utf8mb4_unicode_520_ci will automatically be changed to utf8mb4_unicode_ci to accommodate MySQL 5.5
  • Local will automatically replace live TLDs (.com, .net, .co, etc) with the default Local TLD (.local) when importing sites
  • Improved error handling for the UI in Local

Bug Fixes

  • Patched docker-machine to not conflict with existing OpenSSH installations
  • Pushing to Flywheel no longer runs a search and replace on MySQL column names
  • Windows: Changed how Local looks for existing installations of VirtualBox
  • Windows: “Trust” button should now properly display “Trusted” if the certificate is trusted

Third-party Dependencies

  • Bumped Electron to 1.8.4

32-bit Windows Support
[Windows] spawn UNKNOWN, stuck on "Checking System"
SSL Trusted Status
Newbie - just installed Local and have SSL error
Local + PHPUnit + PhpStorm
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