Synology Late on New Docker Engine Daemon

Synology Late on New Docker Daemon

Is the new Docker Engine from Synology delayed? If 6 months ago you have sent an inquiry to Synology asking when the new Docker Engine Daemon will be available, the answer provided by Synology via support ticket was clear: Q1 2024 (January – March). Given that it’s the end of May, we are already two months behind schedule and nobody from the Synology team has updated the community of enthusiastic Synology nerds about this.

💡Update May 28, 2024: Docker Engine Version 24.0.2 Available as Beta.

For those of you who are not up to date with the latest news, allow me to remind you that the current Docker Engine Daemon 20.10.23 package version on DSM, Synology’s operating system, is not only outdated, but has not received any security updates for more than 6 months now. Following community pressure, representatives from Synology responded to several tickets reassuring customers by saying that the new Docker Engine Daemon version 24 will be available soon, in the first quarter of 2024.

This has not happened and, obviously, after a two-month delay, one wonders: what’s going on? Why didn’t Synology make an update to its customers? The delay, in this case, could be caused by larger forces, such as the recent earthquakes that have affected the island of Taiwan. Despite this, I am convinced that the new Docker Engine Daemon version 24 or 26 will be released in Q2 of 2024 (April – June).

This is not the first time delays such as this have occurred. Allow me to remind you of my report regarding the outdated PHP version on the SRM operating system. SRM, the operating system of Synology routers, has not received an update to its PHP version for more than 8 years. Despite this, yesterday, May 24, 2024, I saw a post on Synology’s official social media pages praising Synology routers for “shielding your main network from vulnerabilities and external threats” when it has been a good 2 years since my PHP outdated report to Synology’s Security team who, despite acknowledging the issue, have not taken measures to change things.

I have come to the conclusion that there poor communication between Synology and its customers, and this issue should be a priority for Synology as competition is making great strides. More recently, the team’s priorities seem to have been the BeeDrive and BeeStation products which have not gained much attention from the community whose members have been waiting for years now for more powerful CPUs for their NAS devices, in addition to other hardware upgrades, as well as updates to the Kernel and packages such as Docker, PHP and more.

Is your Internet friend Marius in contact with Synology? Many of you have asked me if I have a special line communication with the Synology team. The answer is NO. I have no line of communication and enjoy no favoritism. Marius is exactly like you, a Synology enthusiast who will continue to keep you up to date on the latest news and updates with passion and dedication. To those who sent a support ticket 6 months ago, my advice is to ask the Synology Team again, via support ticket, how long till the release of the new Docker Engine Daemon version.

This post was updated on Friday / May 31st, 2024 at 2:35 PM