Kiwi TCMS 9.0

contains backwards incompatible changes

Posted by Kiwi TCMS Team on Wed 13 January 2021 under releases

We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 9.0!

IMPORTANT: this is a major release which includes backwards incompatible database and API changes, improvements, bug fixes, translation updates, new tests and internal refactoring. It is the eight release to include contributions via our open source bounty program.

This is the third release after Kiwi TCMS reached 200K pulls on Docker Hub!

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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  f98908772a2a    695 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 8.9


  • Update django from 3.1.4 to 3.1.5
  • Update django-contrib-comments from 1.9.2 to 2.0.0
  • Update pygithub from 1.53 to 1.54.1
  • Update pygments from 2.7.3 to 2.7.4
  • Update mysqlclient from 2.0.1 to 2.0.3
  • Update node_modules/prismjs from 1.22.0 to 1.23.0
  • Update node_modules/marked from 1.2.5 to 1.2.7
  • Implement 'Select all' for TestCase Search page. Resolves Issue #2103 (Bryan Mutai)
  • Change ON/OFF button messages for several buttons (Krum Petkov)
  • Remove delete_selected action from admin pages
  • Show active test runs in TestPlan page
  • Hide irrelevant Version & Build selectors for Testing breakdown telemetry
  • Allow running to be passed as URL query param to TestRun Search page


  • Remove unused kiwi.rpc log handler from LOGGING setting


Warning: Contains backwards incompatible changes.

  • Replace Build.product with Build.version. Closes Issue #246. Build objects are now associated with Version objects, not with Product objects!


    After migration existing builds will point to the "unspecified" version! If you want your telemetry to be accurate you will have to update these objects manually and point them to the appropriate version value!

  • Rename related_name for TestExecution model: case_run -> executions

  • Rename related_name for TestCase model: case -> cases


Warning: Contains backwards incompatible changes.

  • Methods Build.filter, Build.create and Build.update replace the product field with a version field

Bug fixes

  • Display raw Markdown text before rendering to fix a bug where anonymous users don't see any text on the screen even if they are allowed to view an object

Refactoring & testing

  • Add tests for tcms.core.middleware. Fixes Issue #1605 (Gagan Deep)
  • Add tests for tcms.handlers. Fixes Issue #1611 (Gagan Deep)
  • Add tests for tcms.kiwi_auth.views. Fixes Issue #1608 (Abhishek Chaurasia)
  • Update pip during bugtracker integration tests to fix dependency issues
  • Reformat all files with black and isort. Closes Issue #1193
  • Refactor TestExecution.get_bugs() to use TestExecution.links()
  • Add return statement for invalid form to make pylint happy
  • Make Bug.assignee field a UserField
  • Replace deprecated ugettext_lazy with gettext_lazy
  • Fixes for Azure Boards integration tests
  • Remove CsrfDisableMiddleware. Closes Issue #297
  • Remove unused methods & left-over views

Kiwi TCMS Enterprise v9.0-mt

  • Based on Kiwi TCMS v9.0
  • Update kiwitcms-github-app from 1.2.1 to 1.2.2
  • Update kiwitcms-tenants from 1.3.1 to 1.4.2

For more info see

Automation framework plugins

The following test automation framework plugins have been upgraded to work with Kiwi TCMS v9.0:

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/ migrate

Refer to our documentation for more details!

Happy testing!


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