Kiwi TCMS: Kiwi TCMS 6.1

We’re happy to announce Kiwi TCMS version 6.1! This release
introduces new database migrations,
internal updates and bug fixes. It is a small release designed
to minimize the number of database migrations by squashing them together.
You can explore everything at
https://demo.kiwitcms.org.

NOTE: there is the 6.0.1 release which resolves an upgrade problem
caused by non-applied migrations which have been later squashed and
released in the same release! It is best to jump through the intermediate
releases to ensure a smooth upgrade!

Supported upgrade paths:

5.3   (or older) -> 5.3.1
5.3.1 (or newer) -> 6.0.1
6.0.1            -> 6.1

Docker images:

kiwitcms/kiwi       latest  b559123d25b0    970.2 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 6.0

Improvements

  • Update Jira from 1.0.10 to 2.0.0
  • Update to Patternfly 3.55.0
  • Use button instead of HTML link for deleting test plan (Oleg Kainov)
  • New middleware that will check missing settings. At the moment will only
    check Base URL configuration which often gets forgotten!

Bug fixes

  • Hot-fix for error caused by the API method TestRun.update. Error was
    initially reported on
    StackOverflow.
    This patch makes it possible to use the API without crashing however the
    TestRun.update method doesn’t handle the stop_date field at the moment!

Translations

Refactoring

  • Fix pylint errors (Ivaylo Ivanov)
  • Remove unused TestRun.list and TestCase.list_confirmed methods
  • Remove unused plan_by_id_or_name() and is_int(). Fixes
    Issue #269

Database

  • Rename tcms.core.contrib.auth to tcms.kiwi_auth
  • Remove field user from TestCaseTag, TestRunTag and TestPlanTag
    models
  • Squash migrations for management app
  • Squash migrations for testcases app
  • Squash migrations for testplans app
  • Squash migrations for testruns app

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/manage.py migrate

Don’t forget to backup
before upgrade!

Subscription based online service

We are planning to convert
https://demo.kiwitcms.org into
a subscription based service for people who don’t want to bother installing
Kiwi TCMS on their own systems and just want to use it for test collaboration
with their team.

The income from this service will go towards covering operating costs and
supporting the
development team. Watch this
blog for further announcements about this. Meanwhile you may share your
thoughts via
Issue #515.

Plans to remove deprecated functionality

TestRun.product_version will be removed from the database schema in favor of
TestRun.plan.product_version! With the latest web interface it is not possible
to select a product version different than the one selected in the Test Plan.
Test runs should only be able to select product builds (after
Issue #246 is fixed).


Source From: fedoraplanet.org.
Original article title: Kiwi TCMS: Kiwi TCMS 6.1.
This full article can be read at: Kiwi TCMS: Kiwi TCMS 6.1.

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