Kiwi TCMS 8.3

update 3rd party libraries, several improvements, API updates & translations

Posted by Kiwi TCMS Team on Mon 27 April 2020 under releases

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!

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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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

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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/ migrate

Refer to our documentation for more details!

Happy testing!