Kiwi TCMS 6.2

new Django, database migrations and few improvements

Posted by Kiwi TCMS Team on Fri 02 November 2018

We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 6.2! This is a small release that removes squashed migrations from previous releases and includes a few improvements. You can explore everything at https://demo.kiwitcms.org or find our info booth at OpenFest in Sofia during the weekend and do a live demo with the team!

Supported upgrade paths:

5.3   (or older) -> 5.3.1
5.3.1 (or newer) -> 6.0.1
6.0.1            -> 6.1
6.1              -> 6.1.1
6.1.1            -> 6.2 (latest)

Docker images:

kiwitcms/kiwi       latest  7870085ad415    957.6 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.2     7870085ad415    957.6 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1.1   49fa42ddfe4d    955.7 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1     b559123d25b0    970.2 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.0.1   87b24d94197d    970.1 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       5.3.1   a420465852be    976.8 MB

Changes since Kiwi TCMS 6.1.1

Improvements

  • Update to Django 2.1.3
  • Update Apache config to print logs on the console. Fixes Issue #549
  • https://demo.kiwitcms.org now allows email associations when logging via GitHub. If you have an existing account which shares the same email address with your GitHub profile you will be redirected to that account upon logging in via GitHub! This also resolves a problem where existing users trying to login via GitHub were presented with error message that their email exists in the database! Fixes Issue #573

Database

  • Remove old variants of squashed migrations from earlier releases

Translations

Refactoring

  • Update tcms.tests.factories.BugFactory (Ivaylo Ivanov)
  • Add test for tcms.testcases.views.group_case_bugs (Ivaylo Ivanov)
  • Pylint fixes (Ivaylo Ivanov)
  • Remove unused JavaScript and re-use the existing JSON RPC methods

How to upgrade

If you are using Kiwi TCMS as a Docker container then:

cd Kiwi/
git pull
docker-compose down
docker pull kiwitcms/kiwi
docker pull centos/mariadb
docker-compose up -d
docker exec -it kiwi_web /Kiwi/manage.py migrate

Don't forget to backup before upgrade!

WARNING: kiwitcms/kiwi:latest and docker-compose.yml will always point to the latest available version! If you have to upgrade in steps, e.g. between several intermediate releases, you have to modify the above workflow:

# starting from an older Kiwi TCMS version
docker-compose down
docker pull kiwitcms/kiwi:<next_upgrade_version>
edit docker-compose.yml to use kiwitcms/kiwi:<next_upgrade_version>
docker-compose up -d
docker exec -it kiwi_web /Kiwi/manage.py migrate
# repeat until you have reached latest

Subscription based online service

We are planning to convert https://demo.kiwitcms.org into a subscription based service for people who don't want to bother installing Kiwi TCMS on their own systems and just want to use it for test collaboration with their team.

The income from this service will go towards covering operating costs and supporting the development team. Watch this blog for further announcements about this. Meanwhile you may share your thoughts via Issue #515.

Plans to remove deprecated functionality

TestRun.product_version will be removed from the database schema in favor of TestRun.plan.product_version! With the latest web interface it is not possible to select a product version different than the one selected in the Test Plan. Test runs should only be able to select product builds (after Issue #246 is fixed).

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