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Kiwi TCMS 8.7

We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 8.7!

IMPORTANT: this is a medium sized release which includes improvements, API changes, bug fixes, translation updates and new tests. It is the fifth release to include contributions via our open source bounty program. You can explore everything at https://public.tenant.kiwitcms.org!

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 (or newer)

Docker images:

kiwitcms/kiwi       latest  1f2461b1facd    643 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.2     7870085ad415    957 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1.1   49fa42ddfe4d    955 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1     b559123d25b0    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.0.1   87b24d94197d    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       5.3.1   a420465852be    976 MB

Changes since Kiwi TCMS 8.6

Improvements

  • Update Django from 3.0.9 to 3.1.1

  • Update django-attachments from 1.6 to 1.8

  • Update django-extensions from 3.0.5 to 3.0.8

  • Update psycopg2 from 2.8.5 to 2.8.6

  • Update pygments from 2.6.1 to 2.7.0

  • Update python-gitlab from 2.4.0 to 2.5.0

  • Make it possible to use reCAPTCHA during registration. If you want to enable this then add the following to your settings:

    if 'captcha' not in INSTALLED_APPS:
        INSTALLED_APPS.append('captcha')
    
        RECAPTCHA_PUBLIC_KEY = '......'
        RECAPTCHA_PRIVATE_KEY = '.....'
        RECAPTCHA_USE_SSL = True
    

    For more info see https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin/

  • Replace GlobalLoginRequiredMiddleware with tcms.kiwi_auth.backends.AnonymousViewBackend for anonymous read-only functionality. See section Anonymous read-only access in the documentation

  • Replace the ... in navigation bar with a 3 cogs icon to make the object-level menu more visible

Settings

  • Remove setting PUBLIC_VIEWS

API

  • Remove TestCase.get_components() in favor of Component.filter()
  • Bug.details() method will now return {} instead of failing if it can't find an issue tracker from an URL

Bug fixes

  • Remove documentation references to non-existing environment
  • Don't fail internal calls if Kiwi TCMS bug tracker can't find a bug

Refactoring & testing

  • Add tests for tcms.core.templatetags. Closes Issue #1602 (Mariyan Garvanski)
  • Add tests for tcms.bugs.views.Edit. Closes Issue #1599 (Mfon Eti-mfon)
  • Add tests for tcms.bugs.views.AddComment. Closes Issue #1600 (Mfon Eti-mfon)
  • Make paths used in migrations & settings platform aware in order to enable development mode on Windows (Mfon Eti-mfon)
  • Add new linter checker to check for use of db_column argument in model field definition. Closes Issue #736 (Bryan Mutai)
  • Add tests for Bug.details API method
  • Replace deprecated ifequal/ifnotequal template tags
  • Adjust migrations_order for Django 3.1 compatibility
  • Add npm audit check in CI
  • Resolve several pylint issues

Kiwi TCMS Enterprise v8.7-mt

  • Based on Kiwi TCMS v8.7
  • Overrides for setting PUBLIC_VIEWS have been removed
  • Update django-ses from 1.0.2 to 1.0.3
  • Update kiwitcms-github-app from 1.1 to 1.2
  • Update kiwitcms-tenants from 1.2.1 to 1.3.1

For more info see https://github.com/kiwitcms/enterprise/#v87-mt-16-sep-2020

How to upgrade

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

cd path/containing/docker-compose/
docker-compose down
docker-compose pull
docker-compose up -d
docker exec -it kiwi_web /Kiwi/manage.py migrate

Refer to our documentation for more details!

Happy testing!

GitHub Star nomination

After our recent success we again ask the community to support Kiwi TCMS.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Go to https://stars.github.com/
  2. Click the Sign in button and Authorize the GitHub-Stars application
  3. Make sure you are on the Nominate page, https://stars.github.com/nominate/
  4. Type kiwitcms as the username. The @ character is provided automatically
  5. Type the following text for your reasoning: they took an abandoned project and turned it into the leading open source test management system with more than 150k downloads with users & contributors across the world!
  6. Click on the checkbox to acknowledge your nomination
  7. Click the Submit nomination button!

Expected results:

  1. You fit into the 180 characters provided for nomination
  2. Your submission is recorded by GitHub

Why are we doing this

GitHub Stars is a program that recognizes those who go above and beyond and help inspire and educate their communities which is exactly what the Kiwi TCMS team has been doing from our very start! Checkout our community blog posts for more information!

This program will give us access to cool new features on the GitHub platform and also let us showcase what we do before a larger audience!

Thank you for helping us and happy testing!

Click here to vote for Kiwi TCMS

Kiwi TCMS is happy to announce that our website https://kiwitcms.eu is a finalist in the 2020 .eu Web Awards in the Leaders category! Big Thank You to everyone who voted for us!

Our team is also very happy that we are not the only open source finalist. Congratulations to the OpenScan project and their community!

We are still committed to keeping our earlier promise and use the award to represent the larger open source community! The decision is now in the hands of the jury. Wish us good luck!

Kiwi TCMS 8.6

We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 8.6!

IMPORTANT: this is a high severity security update which includes improvements, bug fixes, database migrations, API changes, translation updates and new tests. It is the fourth release to include contributions via our open source bounty program. You can explore everything at https://public.tenant.kiwitcms.org!

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 (or newer)

Docker images:

kiwitcms/kiwi       latest  f2c21b370cd9    639 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.2     7870085ad415    957 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1.1   49fa42ddfe4d    955 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1     b559123d25b0    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.0.1   87b24d94197d    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       5.3.1   a420465852be    976 MB

Changes since Kiwi TCMS 8.5

Security

  • A high severity vulnerability which allows unprivileged data access via JSON-RPC endpoints has been fixed:
    • Affects all previous versions of Kiwi TCMS
    • Instances on public networks, such as Amazon EC2, are at higher risk
    • Instances on private networks are still vulnerable to anyone who can access the same network
    • This vulnerability has been disclosed by Michael Longmire (ShastaQA) and Stone Pack (ShastaQA)
  • Update marked from 0.8.2 to 1.1.1 for a medium severity vulnerability, see SNYK-JS-MARKED-584281

Improvements

  • Update django from 3.0.8 to 3.0.9

  • Update django-attachments from 1.5 to 1.6

  • Update prismjs from 1.20.0 to 1.21.0

  • Update pygithub from 1.51 to 1.53

  • Replace deprecated bleach-whitelist with bleach-allowlist

  • Make django-extensions a production dependency because it provides many useful manage.py commands

  • Enable syntax highlight for code blocks

  • Remove file attachments when related objects are deleted

  • Add image and file upload buttons to text editor. Fixes Issue #977

  • Require auth.view_user permission when trying to view user profiles. Fixes Issue #1685

  • Multiple pages now explicitly require view permissions before displaying read-only information. This gives administrators a finer grained control:

    • /bugs/<id>/ -> bugs.view_bug
    • /bugs/search/ -> bugs.view_bug
    • /cases/search/ -> testcases.view_testcase
    • /case/<id>/ -> testcases.view_testcase
    • /plans/search/ -> testplans.view_testplan
    • /plan/<id>/* -> testplans.view_testplan
    • /runs/search/ -> testruns.view_testrun
    • /runs/<id>/ -> testruns.view_testrun

    Previously these pages only required the user to be logged in

Warning:

The auth.view_user permission is not granted by default because the profile page contains personal information like names and email address. Administrators can grant this permission on a group or individual basis if they are OK with sharing this information.

Database

  • Migrations which manipulate data (contain RunPython) can now be rollbacked. See ./manage.py migrate --plan for the order in which migrations are applied (Bryan Mutai)
  • Increase Product.name size from 64 to 255 characters

API

  • Remove method TestExecution.create() in favor of TestRun.add_case()
  • Add method User.add_attachment()
  • Multiple API methods now explicitly require view permissions before returning read-only information. This is in-sync with the per-page changes listed above:
    • Bug.filter() -> bugs.view_bug
    • Bug.report() -> testruns.view_testexecution
    • Build.filter() -> management.view_build
    • Category.filter() -> testcases.view_category
    • Classification.filter() -> management.view_classification
    • Component.filter() -> management.view_component
    • PlanType.filter() -> testplans.view_plantype
    • Priority.filter() -> management.view_priority
    • Product.filter() -> management.view_product
    • Tag.filter() -> management.view_tag
    • TestCase.get_components() -> testcases.view_testcase
    • TestCase.get_notification_cc() -> testcases.view_testcase
    • TestCase.filter() -> testcases.view_testcase
    • TestCaseStatus.filter() -> testcases.view_testcasestatus
    • TestExecution.filter() -> testruns.view_testexecution
    • TestExecution.get_links() -> linkreference.view_linkreference
    • TestExecutionStatus.filter() -> testruns.view_testexecutionstatus
    • TestPlan.filter() -> testplans.view_testplan
    • TestRun.get_cases() -> testruns.view_testrun
    • TestRun.filter() -> testruns.view_testrun
    • User.filter() -> auth.view_user
    • Version.filter() -> management.view_version

Bug fixes

  • Update documentation to reflect that test cases cannot be rearranged from within a TestRun but only from a TestPlan. Fixes Issue #1805 (@Prome88)
  • Incorrect code formatting for HTML <pre> tags. Closes Issue #1300
  • Fix a bug with the history handler when importing objects with ID field set. Resolves a crash when trying to restore backup data
  • Delete comments when Bug is removed

Refactoring & testing

  • Add linter to warn about missing backwards migrations callable in RunPython and fix all pylint offenses. Fixes Issue #1774 (Bryan Mutai)
  • Teach linter to check API for @permissions_required. Fixes Issue #1089
  • Refactor NewExecutionForm to use ModelForm (Rosen Sasov)
  • Refactor UpdateExecutionForm to use ModelForm (Rosen Sasov)
  • Add tests for tcms.bugs.api. Closes Issue #1597 (Mfon Eti-mfon)
  • Add tests for tcms.bugs.views.New. Closes Issue #1598 (Mfon Eti-mfon)
  • Add tests for tcms.rpc.api.testplan. Closes Issue #1627 (@lcmtwn)
  • Add tests for percentage() function References Issue #1602 (Mariyan Garvanski)
  • Add the migrations_order command to help test rollbacks
  • Adjust code for deprecation warnings from Django 3.1
  • Use Python 3 style super() without arguments
  • Update login page to match our new website design

Kiwi TCMS Enterprise v8.6-mt

  • Based on Kiwi TCMS v8.6

For more info see https://github.com/kiwitcms/enterprise/#v86-mt-23-aug-2020

How to upgrade

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

cd path/containing/docker-compose/
docker-compose down
docker-compose pull
docker-compose up -d
docker exec -it kiwi_web /Kiwi/manage.py migrate

Refer to our documentation for more details!

Happy testing!

Hello testers, we have very important news around how container images for Kiwi TCMS will be distributed! Recently Docker has announced several changes in their storage plans which makes it less viable for our team to continue using their services in full!

Information about official upstream container images

The official upstream Kiwi TCMS container image will continue to be publicly available via Docker Hub as before. In addition all existing and new images will be available via Quay.io. These images are available as

Content is exactly the same between the two registries and you may use the one which you like best!

Warning: after November 1st 2020 older versions will not be available from Docker Hub, only from Quay.io! The reason is that Docker is enforcing a 6 month image retention limit for free plans!

Information about private containers for subscribers

Subscribers enjoy the benefit of having read-only access to tagged versions of the upstream Kiwi TCMS container images as well as access to tagged versions of Kiwi TCMS Enterprise container images! Previously these containers were distributed via Docker Hub and are now available via Quay.io:

  • mrsenko/kiwitcms -> quay.io/kiwitcms/version (version tagged upstream images)
  • mrsenko/kiwitcms-enterprise -> quay.io/kiwitcms/enterprise (enterprise images)

Important: existing subscribers have been notified and granted access to the new repositories on Quay.io. We advise you to update your docker-compose.yml files and start using the new images at your earliest convenience!

Warning: existing subscribers will continue having access to private repositories on Docker Hub until December 31st 2020! Private repositories on Docker Hub will become unavailable after January 31st, 2021 when Docker's new storage plans will be forced into effect!

Why did we chose Quay.io

There are multiple container registry services available! We think Quay.io delivers the best price/quality ratio for our own use-case. In particular we like the billing model around number of private repositories instead the one around the number of users in your organization. That's very similar to how we provide access to Kiwi TCMS via our own subscriptions!

Also it just looks cool if you employ your imagination, especially for non-native English speakers: quay -> qu-ai -> QA!


Thanks for reading and happy testing!

QGIS has chosen Kiwi TCMS

We are happy to announce that QGIS has chosen Kiwi TCMS for the basis of their Quality Assurance methodology and infrastructure improvement program! Kiwi TCMS will play a central role in storing test case definitions, organizing test cycles, and assigning and tracking test executions by testers from the QGIS community.

QGIS is a free and open source geographic information system which contains desktop, server, web and mobile applications for various operating systems. It is an established project with very large and diverse community and also one of the very well known open source GIS systems.

The proposal QEP#180 is the highest voted proposal in the 2020 QGIS Grant Program and has been awarded a budget of 5000€! This grant will allow the proponents to spend significantly more time setting up the infrastructure and planning a methodology for manual testing.

Scope of proposal

QEP#180 aims to create the necessary infrastructure and methodology to organize and encourage systematic testing before each QGIS release:

  • Setup a test management system to organize test cycles, assign and track tests execution;
  • Elaborate and document a methodology to execute testing to help testers;
  • Resurrect and move the tester plugin to QGIS repositories. Publish it in the QGIS official repository
  • Create an initial set of relevant test cases;
  • Organize and execute the initial test cases for the next releases.

This effort will steer members & volunteers of the QGIS community towards a more systematic and organized testing during a feature freeze period before a release. The focus here is on integration testing, manual & semi-automated workflows for important functionality that should never regress and is hard or impossible to cover via unit tests.

The proposal is lead by Alexandre Neto, Giovanni Manghi and Alexander Bruy!


On behalf of the Kiwi TCMS community welcome aboard and happy testing!

Kiwi TCMS Enterprise v8.5.2-mt

We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS Enterprise version 8.5.2-mt and extended support hours for subscribers in America.

Note: this is only available to customers with an active Enterprise subscription!

Docker images:

mrsenko/kiwitcms-enterprise   8.5.2-mt      633291dd5219    887MB

Changes since Kiwi TCMS Enterprise v8.5.1-mt

  • Based on Kiwi TCMS v8.5
  • Update django-ses from 1.0.1 to 1.0.2
  • Update kiwitcms-github-app from 1.0 to 1.1

This release includes improvements and bug-fixes for kiwitcms-github-app.

An important change is how issues reported via our 1-click bug report feature are presented on GitHub. For public repositories issues reported via Kiwi TCMS + GitHub App integration will be opened by @kiwitcms-bot with Kiwi TCMS as shown below:

Extended support hours

Working hours have been updated as follows:

  • 09-21 UTC/Mon-Fri with response within 24 hours for Enterprise subscribers
  • 09-17 UTC/Mon-Fri with response within 72 hours for Private Tenant subscribers

Happy testing!

Kiwi TCMS 8.5

We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 8.5!

IMPORTANT: this is a medium sized release which includes many improvements, database migrations, translation updates and new tests. It is the third release to include contributions via our open source bounty program. You can explore everything at https://public.tenant.kiwitcms.org!

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 (or newer)

Docker images:

kiwitcms/kiwi       latest  4379e2438e43    636 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.2     7870085ad415    957 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1.1   49fa42ddfe4d    955 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1     b559123d25b0    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.0.1   87b24d94197d    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       5.3.1   a420465852be    976 MB

Changes since Kiwi TCMS 8.4

Improvements

  • Update django from 3.0.7 to 3.0.8
  • Update django-colorfield from 0.3.0 to 0.3.2
  • Update django-modern-rpc from 0.12.0 to 0.12.1
  • Update django-simple-history from 2.10.0 to 2.11.0
  • Update mysqlclient from 1.4.6 to 2.0.1
  • Update python-gitlab from 2.2.0 to 2.4.0
  • Update python-bugzilla from 2.3.0 to 2.5.0
  • Add middleware to warn for unapplied migrations. Fixes Issue #1696 (Bryan Mutai)
  • Add "insert table" button to SimpleMDE toolbar. References Issue #1531 (Bryan Mutai)
  • Implement kiwitcms-django-plugin. Resolves Issue #693 (Bryan Mutai)
  • Add missing permission check for TestExecution.add_link() API method (Rosen Sasov)
  • Add missing permission check for TestExecution.remove_link() API method (Rosen Sasov)
  • Admin interface will now appear translated
  • Propagate server side API errors to the browser. Closes Issue #625, Issue #1333
  • Improvements for Status Matrix telemetry page:
    • Make the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom always visible
    • Make the header row always visible
    • Add button to show columns in reverse. Fixes Issue #1682
    • Make it possible to display TestExecutions from child TestPlans. Fixes Issue #1683

Database

  • Update existing Bug tracker records to match the changes introduced with the new EXTERNAL_BUG_TRACKERS setting

Settings

  • Add EXTERNAL_BUG_TRACKERS setting which is a list of dotted class paths representing external bug tracker integrations. Plugins and Kiwi TCMS admins can now more easily include customized integrations

Refactoring & testing

  • Add new linter to check for label arguments in form field classes. Fixes Issue #738 (Bryan Mutai)
  • Add new linter to check if all forms inherit from ModelForm. Fixes Issue #1384 (Bryan Mutai)
  • Enable pylint plugin pylint.extensions.docparams and resolve errors. Fixes Issue #1192 (Bryan Mutai)
  • Migrate 'test-for-missing-migrations' from Travis CI to GitHub workflow. Fixes Issue #1553 (Bryan Mutai)
  • Add tests for tcms.bugs.api.add_tag(). References Issue #1597 (Mfon Eti-mfon)
  • Add tests for tcms.bugs.api.remove_tag(). References Issue #1597 (Mfon Eti-mfon)
  • Add test for tcms.testplans.views.Edit. References Issue #1617 (@cmbahadir)
  • Add tests for markdown2html(). Fixes Issue #1659 (Mariyan Garvanski)
  • Add test for Cyrillic support with MariaDB. References Issue #1770

Kiwi TCMS Enterprise v8.5-mt

  • Based on Kiwi TCMS v8.5
  • Update django-ses from 0.8.14 to 1.0.1
  • Update kiwitcms-tenants from 1.1.1 to 1.2
  • Update social-auth-app-django from 3.4.0 to 4.0.0
  • Start tagging non-Enterprise images of kiwitcms/kiwi - will be provided via separate private repository for enterprise customers. See here

For more info see https://github.com/MrSenko/kiwitcms-enterprise/#v85-mt-10-july-2020

Vote for Kiwi TCMS

Our website has been nominated in the 2020 .eu Web Awards and we've promised to do everything in our power to greet future FOSDEM visitors with an open source billboard advertising at BRU airport. We need your help to do that!

How to upgrade

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

cd path/containing/docker-compose/
docker-compose down
docker-compose pull
docker-compose up -d
docker exec -it kiwi_web /Kiwi/manage.py migrate

Refer to our documentation for more details!

Happy testing!

Kiwi TCMS is opening a call for proposals: Tell us how do you deploy, backup and upgrade your Kiwi TCMS containers? What environment do you use, how do you migrate data or ensure the system is always up and running? How do you go about testing if a newer version doesn't break the features that you use ? What best practices have you identified that can help others?

We are going to collect your feedback and update the existing documentation.

Please submit your responses here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-kioT_e3UHwV5irwLroR2Jsk5oYM_Ls6acVeLVcBn7Kpt7Q/viewform. All fields are optional, including your email address!

Thank you and happy testing!

Django plugin for Kiwi TCMS

We're happy to announce the initial release of kiwitcms-django-plugin! This package allows you execute your Django test suite and report the results into Kiwi TCMS! This plugin has been developed by contributor Bryan Mutai as part of our open source bounty program.

To install:

pip install kiwitcms-django-plugin

and then in your settings.py specify:

TEST_RUNNER = 'tcms_django_plugin.TestRunner'

This plugin needs the ~/.tcms.conf configuration file:

[tcms]
url = https://tcms.server/xml-rpc/
username = your-username
password = your-password

Product information and how to report can be controlled via environment variables which are documented here. Example results from the plugin's own test suite are reported in TP-296!

Happy testing!

We are happy to announce that versioned releases of Kiwi TCMS container images are now available to customers with an active enterprise subscription.

For a long time our release policy has been to push only latest version of our upstream kiwitcms/kiwi containers. This upstream channel doesn't carry version tags and receives versioned releases only when there are backwards incompatible database migrations! This proved challenging to administrators who don't upgrade immediately to the latest version as soon as it comes out.

For example this happens in environments where admins use the upstream images as proof of concept and later switch to a production grade installation. Quite often they migrate to the Kiwi TCMS Enterprise containers during the same time.

Starting today versioned releases of Kiwi TCMS (single tenant) will be available via the mrsenko/kiwitcms private repository on Docker Hub. This repository includes tagged versions of the same docker images coming from the kiwitcms/kiwi channel! Access is granted automatically to all existing enterprise subscribers!

Kiwi TCMS 8.4

We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 8.4!

IMPORTANT: this is a medium sized release which includes minor security fixes, many improvements & bug-fixes and translations in several new languages. It is the second release to include contributions via our open source bounty program. You can explore everything at https://public.tenant.kiwitcms.org!

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 (or newer)

Docker images:

kiwitcms/kiwi       latest  602dddcf41a7    646 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.2     7870085ad415    957 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1.1   49fa42ddfe4d    955 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1     b559123d25b0    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.0.1   87b24d94197d    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       5.3.1   a420465852be    976 MB

Changes since Kiwi TCMS 8.3

Improvements

  • Update Django from 3.0.5 to 3.0.7 - security update for functionality not used by Kiwi TCMS
  • Update bleach from 3.1.4 to 3.1.5
  • Update django-grappelli from 2.14.1 to 2.14.2
  • Update django-simple-history from 2.9.0 to 2.10.0
  • Update markdown from 3.2.1 to 3.2.2
  • Update pygithub from 1.50 to 1.51
  • Update python-redmine from 2.2.1 to 2.3.0
  • Update patternfly from 3.59.4 to 3.59.5
  • Add manage.py set_domain command to change Kiwi TCMS domain. Fixes Issue #971 (Ivajlo Karabojkov)
  • GitHub bug details now works for private issues
  • Gitlab bug details now works for private issues
  • JIRA bug details now works for private issues
  • Redmine bug details now works for private issues
  • New feature: 1-click bug report for Bugzilla
  • New feature: 1-click bug report for Gitlab
  • New feature: 1-click bug report for JIRA
  • New feature: 1-click bug report for Redmine
  • Reverting to older historical version via Admin panel now redirects to object which was reverted. Fixes Issue #1074
  • Documentation updates

Important

Starting from v8.4 all supported bug trackers now feature 1-click bug report integration! Here's an example of how they look like for GitHub and JIRA:


Note

Some external bug trackers like Bugzilla & JIRA provide more flexibility over which fields are required for a new bug report. The current functionality should work for vanilla installations and would fall back to manual bug reporting if it can't create a new bug automatically!

Database

  • Force creation of missing permissions for m2m fields from the tcms.bugs app:
    • bugs.add_bug_tags
    • bugs.change_bug_tags
    • bugs.delete_bug_tags
    • bugs.view_bug_tags
    • bugs.add_bug_executions
    • bugs.change_bug_execution
    • bugs.delete_bug_execution
    • bugs.view_bug_executions

Warning

TCMS admins of existing installations will have to assign these by hand to users/groups who will be allowed to change tags on bugs!

Settings

  • Define the KIWI_DISABLE_BUGTRACKER=yes environment variable if you wish to disable the internal bug tracker. Closes Issue #1370

Bug fixes

  • Workaround missing MariaDB CHARSET/COLLATION support, see our docker-compose.yml. Fixes Issue #1700
  • Install missing /usr/bin/mysql in container
  • Warning message for unconfigured Kiwi TCMS domain does not show HTML tags in Admin anymore. Fixes Issue #964
  • Unescape the &amp; string when trying to open new windows after clicking the 'Report bug' button in TestExecution. Fixes Issue #1533
  • Try harder to restore the original navigation menu instead of leaving bogus menu items. Fixes Issue #991
  • Robot Framework plugin is now GA. Close Issue #984
  • Add LinkReference to TestExecution after creating bug via 1-click. The UI still needs to be refreshed which will be implemented together with the redesign of the TestRun page
  • Update documented signature for API method TestCase.add_component to match current behavior, see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/61648405/

Refactoring & testing

  • Migrate check-docs-source-in-git to GitHub workflows. Fixes Issue #1552 (@Prome88)
  • Migrate build-for-pypi to GitHub workflows. Fixes Issue #1554 (@lcmtwn)
  • Add tests for TestCaseAdmin (Mariyan Garvanski)
  • Add tests for BugAdmin. Fixes Issue #1596 (Mariyan Garvanski)
  • Omit utils/test from coverage reports. Fixes Issue #1631 (@cmbahadir)
  • Omit tcms/tests from coverage reports. Fixes Issue #1630 (@cmbahadir)
  • Add tests for tcms.core.forms.fields - Fixes Issue #1629 (@cmbahadir)
  • Add tests for TestExecution.update() for case_text_version field (Rosen Sasov)
  • Refactor bulk-update methods in TestRun page to use JSON-RPC. Fixes Issue #1063 (Rosen Sasov)
  • Start using _change_reason instead of changeReason field in django-simple-history
  • Remove unused StripURLField & Version.string_to_id()
  • Refactoring around TestCase and TestPlan cloning methods
  • Start testing with the internal bug tracker disabled
  • Start testing with all supported external bug trackers. Fixes Issue #1079
  • Start Codecov for coverage reports
  • Add tests for presence of mysql/psql binaries in container
  • Add APIPermissionsTestCase with example in TestVersionCreatePermissions
  • Move most test jobs away from Travis CI to GitHub workflows

Translations

Note

Some of the translations in Chinese and German and all of the strings in Japanese and Korean have been contributed by a non-native speaker and are sub-optimal, see OpenCollective #18663. If you are a native in these languages and spot strings which don't sit well with you we kindly ask you to contribute a better translation via the built-in translation editor!

Kiwi TCMS Enterprise v8.4-mt

  • Based on Kiwi TCMS v8.4
  • Update social-auth-app-django from 3.1.0 to 3.4.0
  • Add django-python3-ldap add-on for LDAP logins

For more info see https://github.com/MrSenko/kiwitcms-enterprise/#v84-mt-03-june-2020

Vote for Kiwi TCMS

Our website has been nominated in the 2020 .eu Web Awards and we've promised to do everything in our power to greet future FOSDEM visitors with an open source billboard advertising at BRU airport. We need your help to do that!

How to upgrade

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

cd path/containing/docker-compose/
docker-compose down
# !!! docker tag to keep older image version on the machine
docker pull kiwitcms/kiwi
docker pull centos/mariadb-103-centos7
docker-compose up -d
docker exec -it kiwi_web /Kiwi/manage.py migrate

Refer to our documentation for more details!

Happy testing!

We are happy to announce that Kiwi TCMS is going to partner with Pionir on the development of open source hardware for testers! Pionir is a free school focused on creating a new generation of digital leaders, an exponential culture and solving challenges using technology. They are located in Kikinda, Serbia.

Pionir students

This is not our first collaboration - the students are already aware of the Kiwi TCMS project and last year they participated in presentation & workshop hosted by Alex. Zamphyr, the organization behind Pionir, is also one of the first open source projects on our OSS program!

Black boxes for black-box testing

Black-box testing is a method of software testing that examines the functionality of the subject under test without peering into its internal structures or workings. It is often performed by manipulating the possible inputs and examining the resulting output. Experienced black-box testers often develop a hunch for where bugs my be and it is not uncommon for them to discover some obscure problems nobody else thought about. More often than not the basis for this is developing an understanding/expectation how the SUT works by careful exploration during many iterations. Thus being able to explore a SUT, observe its behavior, keep mental notes about possible relations between input-behavior-output and analyzing what is happening under the hood becomes an important skill for testers.

The idea for having something unknown to explore & train your skills first comes from James Lyndsay’s Black Box Puzzles and was more recently implemented by Claudiu Draghia. Now it's our turn!

Project description

Pionir will be developing hardware black boxes for teaching exploratory testing in cooperation with Kiwi TCMS. We have dedicated €2000 from our bounty program for students of the free school towards completing this project.

The goal of the project is to produce at least 3 boxes and reference designs that will serve as a didactic tool for teaching, but also be free and open hardware, and as such, available to everyone to build from source.

This project will be trusted to the students of the free school who will get opportunity to take part in the challenging process of building a digital appliance, from designing the machine logic, to develop and prototype hardware.

The project includes designing, assembling, programming, documenting and delivering this hardware to us! Everything is expected to be open source: list of components, assembly instructions, 3D design files, source code, documentation and instructions! Our goal is that this will be relatively cheap and easy to build so everyone else can build their own boxes. During the next several months there will be new repositories created under https://github.com/kiwitcms to host the various boxes.

The black boxes are expected to be available in October 2020 - just in time for the upcoming conference season where members of the larger testing and open source communities will be able to practice with them!

Call for sponsors

We are also calling upon teams and organizations who use Kiwi TCMS in their testing workflows. Please consider making a one-time donation or becoming a regular sponsor via our Collective. You can contribute as low as € 1! The entire budget will be distributed to the community!

Vote for Kiwi TCMS

Our website has been nominated in the 2020 .eu Web Awards and we've promised to do everything in our power to greet future FOSDEM visitors with an open source billboard advertising at BRU airport. We need your help to do that!

Happy testing!

We're happy to announce the initial release of kiwitcms-robotframework-plugin! This package allows you execute your Robot Framework test suite and report the results into Kiwi TCMS! This plugin is the brain child of our Luca Valentini and Aniello Barletta and has its roots in the Robot Framework Milano user-group.

To install:

pip install kiwitcms-robotframework-plugin

and then make use of it like so:

robot --listener zealand.listener.KiwiTCMS

The plugin needs the ~/.tcms.conf configuration file:

[tcms]
url = https://tcms.server/xml-rpc/
username = your-username
password = your-password

and you can also specify the ${plan_id}, ${product} and ${build_user_email} variables in your .robot files. If any of these are missing it will attempt to discover the necessary information from your environment. The exact behavior is documented here.

This plugin uses the upstream robotframework/WebDemo test suite with SeleniumLibrary in a combination with a downstream test with the OperatingSystem library. The results are reported in TP-290. For more information checkout our package repository on GitHub!

Happy testing!

Kiwi TCMS is donating € 10000 (ten thousand euro) to our community to enable more hands working together and give an opportunity for people to get exposed to open source contributions. You can read more about the rules of the program in Round 01!

Bounties announced in Round 02

Custom pylint plugins:

#736, #738, #1126, #1303, #1384

Automation tests:

#1596, #1597, #1598, #1599, #1600, #1601, #1602, #1603, #1604, #1605, #1606, #1607, #1608, #1609, #1610, #1611, #1612, #1613, #1614, #1615, #1616, #1617, #1618, #1619, #1620, #1621, #1622, #1623, #1624, #1625, #1626, #1627, #1628, #1629, #1630, #1631

Call for sponsors

We are also calling upon teams and organizations who use Kiwi TCMS in their testing workflows. Please consider making a one-time donation or becoming a regular sponsor via our Collective. You can contribute as low as € 1! The entire budget will be distributed to the community!

Vote for Kiwi TCMS

Our website has been nominated in the 2020 .eu Web Awards and we've promised to do everything in our power to greet future FOSDEM visitors with an open source billboard advertising at BRU airport. We need your help to do that!

Happy testing!

Kiwi TCMS 8.3

We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 8.3!

IMPORTANT: this is a small release which updates 3rd party libraries, provides several improvements, includes minor API updates and new translations. It is the first release to include contributions via our open source bounty program. You can explore everything at https://public.tenant.kiwitcms.org!

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 (or newer)

Docker images:

kiwitcms/kiwi       latest  c5dbd9a7ded6    562 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.2     7870085ad415    957 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1.1   49fa42ddfe4d    955 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1     b559123d25b0    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.0.1   87b24d94197d    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       5.3.1   a420465852be    976 MB

Changes since Kiwi TCMS 8.2

Improvements

  • Update django-colorfield from 0.2.2 to 0.3.0
  • Update django-simple-history from 2.8.0 to 2.9.0
  • Update prismjs from 1.19.0 to 1.20.0
  • Update psycopg2 from 2.8.4 to 2.8.5
  • Update pygithub from 1.47 to 1.50
  • Update python-gitlab from 2.1.2 to 2.2.0
  • It is now possible to reopen closed bugs - Fixes Issue #1152 (@cmbahadir)
  • Visual improvements for Status matrix telemetry:
    • columns now link to test runs
    • tool-tips show test run summary
  • Show TOTAL in tool-tip for Execution trends telemetry
  • Self-signed SSL certificate is now built more frequently and is valid for 10 years
  • Improved documentation around self-signed certificates
  • Improved documentation around e-mail backend configuration. Closes Issue #1070 (@Schwarzkrieger)

API

  • Methods TestPlan.create, TestPlan.update and TestRun.update now use Django's ModelForm to properly validate input data against the model
  • Method TestCase.update now also accepts username and email values for fields author, default_tester and reviewer

Refactoring

  • Migrate bandit test job to GitHub workflows, Closes Issue #1550 (@lcmtwn)
  • Migrate doc8 test job to GitHub workflows. Closes Issue #1551 (@Prome88)
  • Add 2 more tests (Mariyan Garvanski)
  • Convert TP edit page to class based view
  • Convert forms to ModelForm

Kiwi TCMS Enterprise v8.3-mt

Includes internal refactoring and upgrades around Tenant schema names/domain names validation and better visual hints when creating tenants. For a list of changes see https://github.com/MrSenko/kiwitcms-enterprise/#v83-mt-27-apr-2020

Vote for Kiwi TCMS

Our website has been nominated in the 2020 .eu Web Awards and we've promised to do everything in our power to greet future FOSDEM visitors with an open source billboard advertising at BRU airport. We need your help to do that!

How to upgrade

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

cd path/containing/docker-compose/
docker-compose down
# !!! docker tag to keep older image version on the machine
docker pull kiwitcms/kiwi
docker pull centos/mariadb-103-centos7
docker-compose up -d
docker exec -it kiwi_web /Kiwi/manage.py migrate

Refer to our documentation for more details!

Happy testing!

bounty program banner

Kiwi TCMS is donating € 10000 (ten thousand euro) to our community to enable more hands working together and give an opportunity for people to get exposed to open source contributions. You will help us complete pending tasks faster while learning something new and receive a bonus for your efforts! This blog post outlines the rules of our open source bounty program.

Who is eligible to participate

Everyone who meets the following criteria is eligible to participate:

  • Has an account on https://opencollective.com - needed to follow program updates and request payments
  • Has a bank account - needed for actual money transfer, more info below!

If you are beginner in Python, Django or some other technology that we use please consider available documentation, your local user group, developers forum and StackOverflow to get help. Do not turn GitHub issues into a "getting started in programming" discussion.

Engagement rules

FIFO order for code review

  • Contributions will be reviewed and merged in a rolling first-in-first-out order, that is we review 1 PR and while waiting for updates continue on the next in the queue
  • In case of collisions, multiple contributions that try to resolve the same problem, our team will review the first one, then the second one, etc. The pull request which is first to pass DoD and code review will be merged and the conflicting ones closed
  • Please comment on issues and work together with other community members to split the work and avoid collisions as much as possible

About issues

Our team will try to clearly describe each task and what constitutes a successfully completed task, e.g. definition of done (DoD). If this isn't the case please ask questions and seek clarification about such tasks.

  • Only Issues under the bounty-program milestone AND labelled with a specific monetary amount are eligible for payout!
  • Unlabelled issues need further refinement before they can be accepted for bounties!

Payout rules

Once DoD has been met and the contribution is merged you may claim the assigned bounty. You must perform the following steps:

  • Submit an expense to the Kiwi TCMS Collective
  • All expenses submitted to the Kiwi TCMS Collective must follow the invoicing rules of our Fiscal Host. Here is an invoice template (Google Doc) you can use. Fill-in the blue parts and leave the black parts
  • Invoice & expense description contains the number of issue(s) and PR(s) for which bounty is claimed

Identity cross validation:

Once an expense has been submitted add a comment with your GitHub/Crowdin username to it + open a new issue in GitHub /new discussion in Crowdin with link to the expense submission. This will help us cross-validate that we are talking to the same person between platforms.

Note on bank transfers

A message from our Fiscal Host:

We currently prefer to do payouts using bank transfers. We used to support PayPal but fees were way too high for the collectives.

About bank transfer, we do EU transfers as well as non EU (which takes more time obviously).

We noticed that several collectives are now using Revolut bank accounts which is the easiest and cheapest way (it’s free) to receive money anywhere in the world.

It looks like the fastest & cheapest way to get paid is via Revolut account if you have one, followed by standard bank transfer and PayPal account is last!

Bounties: translation related tasks

Bounties: test automation plugins

  • Django test runner reporting plugin - #693
  • py.test reporting plugin - #1511
  • JUnit plugin: annotation & improvement for test case mapping - #1512
  • TestNG plugin - #692

Bounties: assorted technical issues

Call for sponsors

We are also calling upon teams and organizations who use Kiwi TCMS in their testing workflows. Please consider making a one-time donation or becoming a regular sponsor via our Collective. You can contribute as low as € 1! The entire budget will be distributed to the community!

Vote for Kiwi TCMS

Our website has been nominated in the 2020 .eu Web Awards and we've promised to do everything in our power to greet future FOSDEM visitors with an open source billboard advertising at BRU airport. We need your help to do that!

Happy bounty hunting!

Click here to vote for Kiwi TCMS

Scenario: Display open source advertising in Brussels airport
    Given one of the prizes is a 2 month billboard advertising campaign
    And the awards ceremony is on Nov 18th 2020
    When Kiwi TCMS wins
    Then there is good chance this campaign coincides with FOSDEM

Out team promises to do everything in our power so that visitors to FOSDEM 2021 start feeling the community vibe directly at the airport!

Please vote and share.

Thank you!

Kiwi TCMS 8.2

We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 8.2!

IMPORTANT: this is a small release which updates 3rd party libraries, provides minor improvements, minor API changes and some new translations. You can explore everything at https://public.tenant.kiwitcms.org!

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 (or newer)

Docker images:

kiwitcms/kiwi       latest  7c1b947b9a43    561 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.2     7870085ad415    957 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1.1   49fa42ddfe4d    955 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.1     b559123d25b0    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       6.0.1   87b24d94197d    970 MB
kiwitcms/kiwi       5.3.1   a420465852be    976 MB

Changes since Kiwi TCMS 8.1

Improvements

  • Update bleach from 3.1.1 to 3.1.4
  • Update django from 3.0.4 to 3.0.5
  • Update django-colorfield from 0.2.1 to 0.2.2
  • Update pygithub from 1.46 to 1.47
  • Update python-gitlab from 2.0.1 to 2.1.2
  • Update marked(js) to version 0.8.2
  • Change default MariaDB charset and collation to utf8mb4. Will only affect new installations. Closes Issue #327
  • Document TCMS_PLAN_ID ENV variable supported by automation framework plugins
  • Test case Search page now allows searching for records containing the specified text. Closes #1209 @Schwarzkrieger
  • Provide ../site-packages/tcms_settings_dir/ when installing Kiwi TCMS which is an empty pkgutil-style namespace where other packages can drop their configuration
  • Hide empty values in Execution trends chart tooltips

API

  • Remove Auth.login_krbv() method
  • Method TestRun.update() will now accept %Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S timestamp format. The previous format %Y-%m-%d is also supported
  • Method TestExecution.create() now defaults to first neutral status instead of searching for the hard-coded IDLE. That means newly created test executions which do not specify status will be created with the first neutral status found in the database

Refactoring

  • Fix pylint errors. Closes Issue #1510 (@cmbahadir)
  • Add tests for TestRunAdmin.delete_view() (Mariyan Garvanski)
  • Revert "[l10n] Add Serializer class which returns untranslated models"

social-auth-kerberos v0.2.4

A new version of our Kerberos authentication backend has been released as well. For more info check https://github.com/kiwitcms/python-social-auth-kerberos#changelog. This version is included with Kiwi TCMS Enterprise.

tcms-api v8.2.0

New version of our tcms-api library has been released as well. Notable changes include the bug-fixes for Kerberos support and the ability to use Kerberos on Windows. For more information see https://github.com/kiwitcms/tcms-api/#changelog.

tap-plugin & junit.xml-plugin v8.2

Both plugins are now using the latest version of tcms-api library and include additional improvements like being able to specify existing TestPlan and setting stop_date for the automated TestRun. For more information see https://github.com/kiwitcms/tap-plugin#changelog and https://github.com/kiwitcms/junit.xml-plugin/#changelog

How to upgrade

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

cd path/containing/docker-compose/
docker-compose down
docker pull kiwitcms/kiwi
docker pull centos/mariadb-103-centos7
docker-compose up -d
docker exec -it kiwi_web /Kiwi/manage.py migrate

WHERE: docker-compose.yml has been updated from your private git repository! The file provided in our GitHub repository is an example. Not for production use!

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

Happy testing!

Kiwi TCMS is the proud winner of a $10,000 award from Mozilla, Indeed, Open Collective, Ford Foundation & Simply Secure. Read below for the full story!

At the end of January Zahari alerted our team about the Open Source Speed Dating FOSDEM 2020 event and Alex was very swift in filing the application form. Just as we landed in Brussels, ready to host Testing and Automation devroom and the Open Source Test Management stand, we got the news - Kiwi TCMS has been selected as a participant.

What followed was a very hasty day of preparing a 5 min pitch and rehearsing it as much as possible so we can be ready to present our project. Alex prepared the pitch and made final review and polishing together with Anton. For the record everything was written down on paper, including important facts about the project and schedule - when and where is our slot, how is Alex going to get there, when does he need to leave to be on time, etc. We believe that preparation was key here and that's why our team always tries to be prepared when we participate at events! It was as good as it can get, no more changes!

On Feb 1st all hell broke loose - it was day #1 of FOSDEM, the Testing an Automation devroom was full with amazing speakers and packed with people, watch videos here, there was barely time to eat or drink water and at 5PM Alex had to rush across town to pitch Kiwi TCMS!

Then everything went like clockwork - weather was warm for the season, Alex decided to walk from ULB to La Tricoterie, both so he doesn't get stuck in traffic but also to regulate stress level and be clear minded for what comes next. He arrived just on time to meet with new folks and have a glass of wine before taking his turn with the judges.

Open Source Speed Dating is a format where projects pitch to a team of 3 judges who then follow up with various questions. Their goal is to assess how suitable your project is for the money they are giving away but also how would actually receiving an award help the project. You do get guidance how to prepare and what sort of information the judges are looking for. However you have no idea who the other participants are and who are you competing against! All you have is a 15 minutes slot where you have to give the best of you and hope it is enough.

Afterwards we reunited together, did even more walking, played the SPACESHIP at Let Me Out escape room and finished with a mandatory team dinner in the hearth of Brussels.

Following an internal selection process and due diligence we finally received the award. $10,000 for open source!

As a side note we also got to know who the other winners are, which can be seen from Open Source Speed Dating records: F-Droid, ossia, MNT Research GmbH and Kiwi TCMS!

We’re giving all of it to our community

All money from the Kiwi TCMS Collective will be going towards funding development tasks. Like Alex told the judges - this will help us enable more hands working on Kiwi TCMS and complete pending work faster. Stay tuned for our bounty program announcement!

Happy testing!

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