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2018-07-16: Flyspray 1.0-rc7 released See

IDCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummaryStatusProgressAssigned ToDue In VersionOpenedLast Edited
2491Backend/CoreBug ReportLowgroup member links if project manager but not adminNew
0% Task Description

When a user has project manager permissions, but not admin permissions, then on the ‘edit group’ pages like index.php?do=pm&area=editgroup&id=8
the links in the list of users of that group are


instead of linking to the users page


and a redirect follows with Error #4: You don’t have administrative rights.

2490User InterfaceBug ReportMediumReset Password's Username field has maxlength of 20 - t...Confirmed
1.0201.09.201810.09.2018 Task Description

I’ve set up an account with a username longer than 20 characters, but can’t reset the password because the
page username field has maxlength=”20” The maxlength for a new user registration seems to be 32 characters.

A related concern is that when setting up the default/admin user on first load of the system, I can use an email address as username (always my preference), but it’s actually not a valid username to create for others thereafter. Consider allowing ‘@’ character in usernames.

2453Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumvalidate category before storing a new taskNew
0% Task Description

Currently the category_id is not checked if the value is legal for the project when a new task is created.

  • must be unsigned int
  • must be an active category_id of the project or global category.
  • setting a category_id must be allowed - see project settings.

If invalid category_id is sent, deny creating task and show error message and show filled form again.

If no category_id is sent (or empty string) and category select is enabled:

  • either choose a default category


  • implement feature request FS#2451 and show that user should select a category.
2221Installer and UpgraderInformationLowNotices on install with PHP7New
50% Task Description
Notice: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /*/setup/index.php on line 883 
Notice: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /*/setup/index.php on line 949
2207Backend/CoreBug ReportHighNonpublic project titles and project description exposi...Confirmed
peterdd1.0123.09.201629.09.2016 Task Description

When a anonymous user tries to display a ticket of a non public project (for example by entering a random ticket id), Flyspray exposes the title of the non public project in the header bar.

Edit by peterdd: also applies to project description

2201APIBug ReportHighI got Fatal Error on the Github OAuthUnconfirmed
1.0107.09.201609.09.2016 Task Description
Fatal error: Class 'League\OAuth2\Client\Provider\Github' not found in /html/bugs/includes/GithubProvider.php on line 11

I have downloaded this:
Precompiled with 3rd party libs for PHP5.6: flyspray-1.0-rc1_php56.tgz
and the file seems really dont exist.

2135Backend/CoreBug ReportHigh"Modify own tasks" does not function correctly when add...Confirmed
peterdd1.013107.06.201622.08.2016 Task Description

“Oh, there are some incompatible properties set that must be resolved before moving this task to a different project.”

Oh, but I am not moving the task to a different project. Just trying to edit my own submission.

“Edit this task” → “Save details”

See attached screen capture.

2121Backend/CoreBug ReportMedium'my assigned tasks' uses like %?% search instead of use...Confirmed
1.0319.04.201603.02.2018 Task Description


The button ‘My assigned tasks’ should search only by userid, not in username or realname with the LIKE ‘%...%’ operator.

Currently the button is using the same as doing an advanced search filling the ‘Assigned To’ input field. (currently ‘dev’ param) But that search param searches in userid, username and realname.

Edit: Implemented simpler solution: if param is digitsonly, then search by userid, otherwise by username and realname if that param exists.

2089Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumadding same taskid as subtask or related task should be...New
peterdd1.0207.11.201518.11.2016 Task Description

Both is a bit illogical, but both is currently possible! ;-)

1 ←- 1

So when setting the parent task id checked for creating loops is needed:

Loop with 2 tasks: 1 ←- 2 ←- 1

Loop with 3 tasks: 1 ←- 2 ←- 3 ←- 1
Loop with n tasks: 1 ←- ... ←- n < – 1

As I think there are currently no recursive reads that could lead to an endless loop, but should be kept in mind when someone wants to programm rendering a gantt chart.
E.g. by limiting the depth of subtasks for example.

2078User InterfaceBug ReportMediumlayout of requested close on small displaysNew
0% Task Description

currently absolute positioning overlapping deny button and not full visible

Possible better solution:

  • cssbased toggle
  • left:50%; width:300px;margin-left:-150px;margin-top:50px;
2075NotificationsBug ReportHighToo spammy notifications under some circumstancesRequires testing
40% Task Description

danoh on github wants to work on patch. Couldn’t find him here..

2074User InterfaceBug ReportMediumOpening tasks from tasklistNew
peterdd1.0318.10.201518.07.2016 Task Description

Removing table on row click made it impossible to open a task’ details if you do not display the task id and summary on the task list, because now those two cells are the only clickable items to open a task, instead of the entire line being the hyperlink

2044Database QueriesBug ReportHighNeed set_charset for DB connect in config fileConfirmed
peterdd1.019204.09.201506.06.2018 Task Description

make a option in configuration file

me need set same $db1→set_charset(’utf8mb4’); for my MySQLi

have a problem with national letters

I see this error after i try enter national letters to the summary input text field for create new task

Query {UPDATE `flyspray_tasks` SET project_id = ?, task_type = ?, item_summary = ?, detailed_desc = ?, item_status = ?,
 mark_private = ?, product_category = ?, closedby_version = ?, operating_system = ?, task_severity = ?, task_priority = ?, 
last_edited_by = ?, last_edited_time = ?, due_date = ?, percent_complete = ?, product_version = ?, estimated_effort = ?
 WHERE task_id = ?} 
with params {1,1,тестовая задача,<p>sdfsdfdsfsd</p> ,2,0,4,0,1,2,4,1,1441344777,0,0,1,0,2} Failed!
(Incorrect string value: '\xD1\x82\xD0\xB5\xD1\x81...' for column 'item_summary' at row 1)
2040Installer and UpgraderInformationMediumFS1.0 Release buildsAssigned
peterdd1.0523.08.201505.10.2017 Task Description
  • Use github releases for the release? peterdd: Yes, currently only source releases without 3rd party vendors.

The Flyspray 1.0alpha1 .zip file release unzips directly to the current directory.

.zip files from github unzip to it’s own directory ( unzips to flyspray-master/ ). This is a bit safer, because you cannot accidently mess your directory structure with it.

  • The release should contain the binary fontawesome files instead of linking to the external CDN. Removes one dependency/singlepointoffailure. How this can be configured for automation? included in Flyspray source now. :-)
  • document how a release is exactly created. (consistency, reliability, automation, knowledge sharing for maintainers see below :-) )
  • Get in contact with os distributions, that could add Flyspray releases to their repositories (*BSD, Linux distributions, ..) This repositories could add the dependencies like ADODB within the packages (.rpm, .deb,..)
  • Get in contact with web hosting providers who provide integreated 1-click installs of software for their web hossting customers.
  • Get in contact with container builders (docker, ..)

Steps how to do a Flyspray release (since Flyspray 1.0 RC)

  1. Edit includes/class.flyspray.php on and set the correct version for the release there (remove the ' dev’ from the version string), commit as new branch e.g. 1.0-rc1
  2. Prepare a new release on , write a summary of changes since last release, choose the branch you created in the previous step, save as “draft”.
  3. “Release” the Flyspray source on github when satisfied with layout
  4. Run buildscripts for different php versions (see comments at FS#2040)
  5. Upload the created .zip and .tgz files to
  6. Test the created blobs on different servers too.
  7. Edit the and link the source and packaged .zip and .tgz files
  8. Write a new article with a summary of highlights of changes since last release for the frontpage on
  9. Send an email to the Flyspray mailing list
  10. Important: If all is nice and shiny: Update the version string on so admins of flyspray get informed a new Flyspray release is available now. For instance change from 1.0-rc to 1.0-rc1 if you are releasing Flyspray 1.0 RC1. Must be the exact version you set in includes/class.flyspray.php .

Maybe we can use this sequence as template on for releases? :-)

2039Installer and UpgraderTODOLowReview INSTALL, README, documentation files for release...New
30% Task Description

Check if the install, setup and upgrade instruction are correct:

  • dev/github versions (using composer for dependency resolving)
  • release versions (using composer or complete bundled binary releases containing all dependencies (ADODB, oauth2, ..)
1978User InterfaceBug ReportLowCompensate degraded usability due added token system an...Assigned
peterdd1.0516.03.201512.10.2015 Task Description

Due to the needed implementation of an anti csrf system into Flyspray 1.0,
this are a side effect issues we need to address:

Due the required replacement of action links to form buttons:

  • The user cannot just see anymore the target url of the action by hovering over the link. We can compensate that in the simpliest case by using the title-tag as additional info to the user. Trust not full reestabilished that way, but better than nothing and user has fear to click a form button.

Javascriptless CSS3-toggles:

  • Some clickable labels don’t show pointer icon when :hover. CSS issue, easy fix.
1950User InterfaceTODOMediumSolve confusing Flyspray group settings vs Project grou...Confirmed
peterddPsychokiller18881.0907.03.201511.11.2015 Task Description

This is taken from FS#1753:

The second reason being there is no way that I know of to automatically set a project usergroup to new members. I only have 1 project, but it seems the Global groups aren’t working (can still see tasks if “View Tasks” is unchecked) and I don’t know how to fix that.

And what I have to say - it is hard to tell if you are on the Flyspray admin settings area or on the admin settings of a project.

Cheapest way is adding some CSS to distinguish this for the user.

But there is in fact more to do to make it user friendly.

  • TODO: list configurations for project(task types, categories, ..) in Manage Project should also show the system wide list values as hint to avoid duplication.
  • TODO: project user groups overview should show system wide user group infos as info for project managers to avoid unnecessary complicated configuration settings.
  • TODO: visualize related permissions that can overrule eachother like ‘view_task’ overrules ‘view_own_tasks’ to avoid misconfigurations
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