Kiwi TCMS 6.8

GitHub Marketplace, improvements and bug fixes

Posted by Kiwi TCMS Team on Fri 03 May 2019 under releases

We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 6.8! This is a small improvement and bug-fix update. You can explore everything at!

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  fca095f95475    994.8 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 6.7


  • Update Django from 2.2 to 2.2.1
  • Update django-simple-history from 2.7.0 to 2.7.2
  • Update django-grappelli from 2.12.2 to 2.12.3
  • Update psycopg2 from 2.8 to 2.8.2
  • Update pygithub from 1.43.6 to 1.43.7
  • Upgrade pip and setuptools inside Docker image
  • Update documentation with newer screenshots and updated Tutotial. Fixes Issue #837 (@Prome88)
  • Document how to enable public read-only views
  • Remove deprecated documentation section about Bugzilla authentication
  • Install PostgreSQL libraries in Docker image which makes it easier to switch the DB backend without rebuilding the entire image
  • Remove npm, libxml2-devel and libxslt-devel from Docker image
  • Database engine configuration now respects the KIWI_DB_ENGINE environment variable which defaults to django.db.backends.mysql. This will make it easier for admins to change DB engine by updating their docker-compose.yml

Bug fixes

  • Pin bootstrap-switch to version 3.3.4 in package.json. Fixes Issue #916



  • Don't use Site.objects.get_current() because it has an internal cache and causes email notifications from tenants to use the wrong URL
  • More changes around renaming of TestCaseRun to TestExecution

GitHub Marketplace

During the past week we have silently launched Kiwi TCMS on GitHub Marketplace. Free plans will be redirected to while paid plans will be hosted under * sub-domains!

Our team is still working on all requirements for GitHub integration and we will issue a formal statement when ready!

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/ 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/ migrate
# repeat until you have reached latest

Happy testing!