Kiwi TCMS: Kiwi TCMS 5.2

We’re happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 5.2! This release
introduces new database migrations and converts
the Docker image to a non-root user with uid 1001. You may have to adjust
ownership/permissions on the kiwi_uploads Docker volume!

The new kiwitcms/kiwi:latest docker image has Image ID 6bc4e3124fd4. has also been updated!

Changes since Kiwi TCMS 5.1


  • Upgrade to Django 2.1
  • Upgrade to django-report-builder 6.2.2, compatible with Django 2.1
  • Docker image now executes with uid 1001 instead of root
    • image based on centos7 image instead of centos/httpd
    • image now exposes ports 8080 and 8443
    • Apache logs now printed on Docker console
    • SSL certificates copied to /Kiwi/ssl inside Docker image instead of being bind-mounted
    • uploads dir changed to /Kiwi/uploads
    • static dir changed to /Kiwi/static
    • /Kiwi is now owned by uid 1001
    • /venv is now owned by uid 1001
    • docker-compose.yml is updated to match
  • Fix pylint errors (Ivaylo Ivanov)
  • Allow users to see other profiles via Admin
  • Use password change form from Admin instead of custom one
  • will try to import if available in the
    same directory. This can be used to customize settings in downstream
  • Updated Slovenian translation

Bug fixes

  • Make password reset views public
  • Don’t crash when adding new users via Admin


  • Remove UserProfile model. Kiwi TCMS doesn’t needs extra information
    about users so we remove this part of the application. Custom installations
    may choose to define their own profiles if they wish
  • Remove custom DBModelBackend authentication backend
  • Remove unused tcms.core.context_processors.auth_backend_processor
  • Remove unused get_using_backend(). Fixes
    Issue #261
  • Remove dj_pagination. Fixes
    Issue #110


  • Navigation menu links are now defined in MENU_ITEMS and can be redefined


  • USER_REGISTERED_SIGNAL now doesn’t receive the backend parameter

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!

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