Kiwi TCMS 7.1

improvement release with DB, API and translation changes

Posted by Kiwi TCMS Team on Tue 29 October 2019 under releases

We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 7.1! This is a small improvement update which includes database schema and API changes, several other improvements, internal refactoring and updated translations. 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  c8cf36ac5ca5    602 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 7.0


  • Update django from 2.2.5 to 2.2.6
  • Update python-gitlab from 1.11.0 to 1.12.1
  • Update pygithub from 1.43.8 to 1.44
  • Update psycopg2 from 2.8.3 to 2.8.4
  • Add help tooltips in all telemetry pages
  • Better styling for checkboxes in 'Add hyperlink' dialog, part of TestRun page
  • Add hyperlink validation. Fixes Issue #1147

Database migrations

  • Add bugs permissions to Tester group. Will make any difference only if upgrading from existing installation


  • New method Bug.remove()

Bug fixes

  • Always build with the latest versions of translations
  • Add 'Delete' menu item in Bugs page. Fixes #1153 Issue #1153
  • When deleting hyperlink from TestExecution hide the actual UI elements from the page
  • Fix failure to delete TCs when the number of TCs inside TP is greater than 100. Fixes Issue #1149 and Sentry KIWI-TCMS-8F


  • Rename directory xmlrpc to rpc and pylint updates. Refs Issue #682 (Matej Aleksandrov, Sinergise)
  • Remove labels from form fields, Refs Issue #652 (Azmi YƜKSEL)
  • New base class for tests around permissions (Svetlomir Balevski)
  • New "blueprint" test case around permissions to make testing in this area more robust
  • Refactor many views from function based to class based
  • Update stale tests in tcms/core/tests/ and make sure they aren't ignored by the test runner
  • Remove empty class XMLRPCBaseCaseForm
  • Remove XMLRPCNewCaseForm, duplicate of NewCaseForm
  • Remove rpc.forms.UpdateCaseForm in favor of XMLRPCUpdateCaseForm
  • Update only English sources with new strings as a temporary workaround b/c Crowdin uses different formatting heuristics than gettext. This will minimize the number of .po format changes
  • A few pylint fixes



A special "thank you" goes to our friends from PyCon Balkan in Belgrade who allowed us to host an open source coding sprint in Belgrade during the conference!

A second "thank you" goes to Open Labs Hackerspace who hosted a localization sprint in Tirana and contributed to several different languages!

Thank you for being part of our community. Version 7.1 includes all of your contributions.

Website updates

We're using the opportunity to share that website is now serving via SSL courtesy of GitHub and Let's encrypt.

Our main page has also been updated to showcase some of our customers: Better (Slovenia), Minds, Inc. (USA), Musala Soft (Bulgaria). If you would like to feature your corporate logo and tell us how you use Kiwi TCMS then drop us an email!

Upcoming conferences

The next two events we are going to participate are:

If you are around come and say "Happy testing"!

Upcoming FOSDEM 2020

We are happy to announce that our team, together with SUSE and Linaro will be hosting the Testing and Automation Developer Room at FOSDEM in Brussels next February.

Call for papers is open until December 10th 2019. Anything related to software testing and open source is welcome. Apply from the link above.

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
docker-compose up -d
docker exec -it kiwi_web /Kiwi/ 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/ migrate
# repeat until you have reached latest

Happy testing!