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2019-04-22: Flyspray 1.0-rc9 released See

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status  desc Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2598User InterfaceBug ReportLowuser registration in admin area: "username taken" but t...Assigned
peterdd1.0-rc10320.03.202027.03.2020 Task Description

Trying to add a new user having the same email address as an another user in the do=admin&area=newuser section results in

“That username is already taken. You will need to choose another one.”

instead of

“Email address has already been taken”

(I’ve stumbled on this issue because I have an older disabled user with the same email address)

2118User InterfaceFeature RequestLowShow overview of existing tags for usersAssigned
peterdd1.1 devel09.04.201626.10.2019 Task Description

At several places it could be useful to let the user view available tags:

  1. When editing a task a toggle popup could show a list of selectable and existing tags.

I found several nice vanilla-js-multiselect-with-autocompletion scripts, but none yet that still works at a basic level when javascript is turned off.

My plan is now:

  • Keep the current basic input text field for input tags and show current assigned tags like exampletag1;exampletag2;exampletag3 separated by ‘;’ that is sent to the server when saving the task and server handles evaluation of that string (validation, duplicates, removed, added, creating new tags if allowed for current user)
  • A CSS only toggle that shows available tags that can be assigned (works even with js turned off), similiar to other places within Flyspray like advanced search toggle.
  • If js turned off, the user must type the tag - not as fancy, but at least works. (I thought also about using a html select with multiple=”multiple” attribute, but was not convinced due styling not possible in modern browsers without js)
  • If js is enabled, more fancier stuff is possible:
    • The input text field is hidden by display:none and instead the styled tags are shown.
    • The current added tags also get a little x to remove a tag by clicking it. The content of the hidden input text field is updated to reflect the current editing status. (click eventlistener)
    • A generated text input field for typing with autocompletion list shown of matching availbale tags. An unknown tag is added to the list if user is allowed to create tags. Clicking a item in the autocompletion list adds the tag and resets the autocompletion input text field for the next autocompletion action.
    • The tags within the toggle list with all available tags get also a click event listener, so clicking it adds them to the hidden text input.
    • Not sure yet if an added tag should be removed from the all available tags list or just make an CSS indication that a tag is still added, currently I tend to keep the list untouched, just highlight used tags of the task.
  • Optionally make the all available tags sortable by:
    • list_position (default)
    • alphabetic
    • global or project level
    • popularity (count of tasks using a tag (n + unnumbered private)), requires adding a data attribute.
    • group by detected prefix like shape:triangle shape:circle shape:rectangle could show a group of tags as: shape: triangle circle rectangle
  1. Make the list of tags searchable for the advanced search. added with FS1.0-rc10 by just using search key words also for searching list_tags table.
2594Backend/CoreTODOHighpagination of user listAssigned
peterdd1.0-rc1023.02.202023.02.2020 Task Description

For Flyspray installations with many users (several thousands) a pagination of the user list in the admin area is required.

2000 users no problem to display (aside the PHP max_input_vars limit which is only 1000 by default, so maybe not all checked checkboxes are handled.)

More users might send your mysql to long running blocking queries creating temp tables … bad!

(I killed them by watching show processlist; and kill id; on mysql console.)

1999XMPP/JabberFeature RequestMediumjabber xmpp configurationNew
8122.06.201511.02.2017 Task Description

There should be some help at the configuration sections for setting up jabber/xmpp notifications.

How someone can test it?

Must the admin setup his own jabber/xmpp server or are there recommended servers?

I registered with psi+ instant messager as at for testing
and configured it here in my account too, but got no jabber messages.

Email notifications works and I set up both sending.

2322User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumMention SystemNew
7107.12.201619.10.2019 Task Description

Hello together,

it would be nice, if you could mention user in your ticket or comment which are not following the task.
for example when i will type @nickname, the user “nickname” should be get a e-mail that he is mentioned in the ticket.

(if we are “fancy” then we can print a automcomplete after the @-sign ist typed)

1737JavascriptTODOLowJavascript OverhaulNew
1.1 devel6125.05.201224.02.2016 Task Description

Convert all the JS to using one library. Seems there is scattered JS scripts all over and we need to pick one solution that could be long term and has plenty of features for improving FS.

I vote for JQuery w/ Bootstrap which has some nice JS effects using JQuery.

1040User InterfaceFeature RequestLowClose Multiple Tasks at onceNew
1.1 devel5317.08.200601.10.2015 Task Description

We don't close the tasks until the release is "made", that is we let them under "Requires Testing" with 100% complete. When the release/testing cycle is finished, somebody has to go task by task, and start closing them... it's a PITA ;)
It would be nice to have to option to select all the tasks you want to close, and that the "popup" when you enter the reason/etc, applied to all the tasks I selected...

I recall reading something about this in the past, but haven't found it; and if this is implemented, I haven't seen a way to do it in 099beta1

1811Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowGoogle Docs/Dropbox IntegrationNew
2.0417.01.201313.03.2015 Task Description

On a project or ticket basis should be able to hook in and possibly also share permissions

1967User InterfaceBug ReportLowKeep browser scroll position when sorting task listNew
1.1 devel412.03.201519.09.2015 Task Description

When I scroll down the page to see more of the task list and then click on one of the column headings to sot by this heading, the answer page doesn't scroll down to the table.

I think there are 2 technical solutions for that:

1. set an name/id a-anchor on top of the table and on each column heading link add for example '#tasklist'.

2. add a js-sorter with complete extra search and sort ajax-backend with e.g. libs from This requires aleso writing a server side handler for taking the ajax requests (respecting user permissions!) and is only usable if js in enabled in browser. So this second solution can only be a luxury comfort function.

1972User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdvanced search form - ideas for faster/better usabilit...New
1.1 devel412.03.201518.03.2019 Task Description

This task can maybe splitted into separate sub tasks.

Task properties

Current situation

  • Currently 8 multi select fields with height of 5.5 visible options.
  • For most of the selects you must scroll to make the right selections.
  • floating


Multi select option styling

Some (not all, intentional!) browsers support CSS styling of option tags. For these who support it I think option styling is a good usability enhancement:

  • severity: We use background colors for styling in task list, so we should use the same colors for the select.
  • priority: maybe, but must be good distinguishable from severity styling. maybe not background, but maybe icons,borders,lines?
  • task type: This styling would be related to an other task, where I suggest icons/font icons for bugs, feature requests and TODO (see also themes/CleanFS/custom_example.css)
  • progress: maybe use the green %-bars as background styling
  • status: If for some status types very intuitive icons exists, they could be used for the options too.
  • due version: no idea yet, no option styling
  • reported version: no idea yet, no option styling

Update: CSS of option tags working in multi selects:

  • Firefox 64: yes
  • Safari 12: no
  • Google Chrome 71: no

So only Firefox. The intended styling could be also achieved by Javascript that renders alternative select boxes based on reading the original select boxes and their option attributes and show the user CSS styled div-tag or li-tag based constructs which do not have such restrictions.

Custom fields

  • challenge/doom level - doom faces: from easy/normal to bloody/angry face
  • os: logos like tux for linux, devil for bsd, window for ms, apple icon, osX icon, android, apple, iphone/smartphone icon, ipad/tablet icon, ..

But Consider: Different project may need different custom fields. Your gardening project may need no OS version selector.

  1. Make some intelligent positioning and sizing dependent on the count of options of the selects.
2012Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumManaging TagsNew
1.1 devel418.07.201512.11.2015 Task Description

Tags can only be added on the "new task" page, not managed on the "edit task"-page.

2337DocumentationInformationLowFlyspray ThemesNew
402.02.201716.02.2017 Task Description
  • Flyspray 1.0 includes 1 default theme CleanFS. That decision was made to reduce maintainance effort and the old blue theme was dropped. Also the CleanFS contains UI-logic implemented in HTML/CSS and tries to be usable even for the people who turned off javascript in their web browsers for security reasons. (and reduces spam on many other websites too without an adblocker)
  • Current Flyspray source and the theme CleanFS provides several methods to customize the layout without touching the .tpl files. These are:
    1. custom_*.css files that extend or overwrite properties of CleanFS/theme.css
    2. 2 fields in admin area where to put code

      For instance a corporate footer menu or something like that.

Advantages of CleanFS instead running your own

  • Theme is maintained with Flyspray source. Detected security issues related with themes are fixed with Flyspray releases.
  • Added features or capabilities are implemented for the default theme.

‘Subtheme’ can be a compromise: Theme CleanFS is always uptodate in sync with Flyspray. Subthemer only needs to check changes required for own subtheme .tpl files.

I do not want complete stop people from writing their whole new template, it allows new ideas implemented or alternative usability. For them, it is probably better to create a Github project for that theme.

This is just raw info from me and can be discussed. Something should be finally written on in the documentation area.

1820Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMerge comments, history, and detailsNew
2.0317.01.201325.05.2016 Task Description

Should be more of a link thread of activity rather than segmented

1969User InterfaceFeature RequestLowsearch form with Advanced search toggle layoutNew
1.1 devel312.03.201519.09.2015 Task Description

I think the button advanced search button should not be placed right beside seach input field as full button.

Maybe a small down arrow under the simple search form with a horizontal line and a title tag as tooltip.

Any comments?

1982Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdouble entries in assignees listNew
1.1 devel320.03.201511.02.2016 Task Description

maybe yet fixed in 1.0 dev, but here my account is shown twice for selection if u edit a task.

Internally in the form also with the same id, so probably not a big problem.

I registered some years ago, maybe this year jordan(?) added me again or with another email adress? Maybe I have two addresses under on account here, which is a feature, not a bug.

But for the assignee list it should “group by user_id”.

2074User InterfaceBug ReportMediumOpening tasks from tasklistNew
1.0318.10.201518.07.2016 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

2325User InterfaceFeature RequestLowbig image attachments: fit to browser window width in L...New
310.01.201711.01.2017 Task Description

Maybe this is not an issue, but my problem is: upload images approximately 3000 px x 2000 px and this image appears larger than the monitor
is it possible that the image is automatically resized to 800 px x xxx px size

(reported by Ivan Cilic)

peterdd1.0-rc10312.12.201918.02.2020 Task Description

PHP 7.4 is out now and a few things should be done to make Flyspray work well with it.
Nothing really breaks, but a view deprecation warnings should be fixed.

Flyspray source itself: Just a few new notices, most are yet fixed in the master branch.

Watching the PHP7.4 compatibility of dependencies defined by composer.json:

  • ADOdb/ADODb: 5.20.15 should be OK for Flyspray
  • swiftmailer/swiftmailer: We still use 5.* branch, so either do quickfix for a notice in a fork or upgrade/rewrite our integration to the 6.* branch.
  • ezyang/htmlpurifier: 4.12 OK
  • thephpleague/oauth2-client: unknown, we still use 0.13, last real source change was Nov 2018, to upgrade requires rewrite of integration into Flyspray and there is low demand for OAuth2.
  • dapphp/securimage: seems to be OK
  • jamiebicknell/sparkline: OK, but probably obsolete for us in future due
    • still annoying problems with our github/travis tests (problem of travis, not sparkline itself)
    • better solution (interactive hover infos, scales, screen size adaptive) by Flyspray source planned
1960Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumforeign key relations between versions and tasksNew
209.03.201513.08.2015 Task Description

It seem that when deleting a version entry in a project, that tasks that have this version assigned are still connected to this deleted version. For example FS#1222 (on 2015-03-09).

There are several options to solve such things:

  • Deny deletion of version as long as tasks assigned to this project version.
    • Either by doing a testing SQL query to check this case coded in PHP. Take care to keep this centralized, must also be respected by an eventually later added Flyspray API (XMLRPC or whatever).
    • add SQL foreign key constraints with ON DELETE RESTRICT
      • Pro: some business logic can be directly enforced by SQL.
      • Cons: higher requirements for hosting, if using mysql innodb tables must be available on the hosting
  • Move the tasks of this version to a default fallback version before deleting the version tag.
    • Either doing one transaction doing : 1. move the tasks to its fallback version, 2. delete the version
    • add SQL foreing key constraint with ON DELETE SET $fallbackversionid. Some pros & cons like on the the denying option.

The same for other assignments for tasks.

This issue is similiar to the massop issue: (

1962Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSMS notification - sending notifications via sms same a...New
211.03.201502.12.2015 Task Description

moved from FS#1697 into a separate task.

1985Database QueriesFeature RequestVery LowFor developers - testing with huge flyspray data setsNew
224.03.201516.03.2016 Task Description

Here I will put some sql examples for the current developers to have a base for testings:

Starting with a default installation with its 1 example project and 1 example task:

I hope we can put all this into valuable phpunit tests for automatic testing with travis-ci.

Still TODO, do not use:
After fresh Flyspray install, add some more projects:

INSERT INTO flyspray_projects (project_title,project_is_active,others_view,anon_open) VALUES('Inactive Project', 0, 1, 1);
INSERT INTO flyspray_projects (project_title,project_is_active,others_view,anon_open) VALUES('Active Project Anonymous Reporting', 1, 1, 1);
INSERT INTO flyspray_projects (project_title,project_is_active,others_view,anon_open) VALUES('Deleted Project', 1, 1, 1);
DELETE FROM flyspray_projects WHERE project_title LIKE 'Deleted Project'; -- delete to have an id gap
INSERT INTO flyspray_projects (project_title,project_is_active,others_view,anon_open) VALUES('Active Project NO Others View', 1, 0, 0);
-- There should now be 4 projects with ids (1,2,3,5).
-- Now lets add some extra roles for a few projects
INSERT INTO flyspray_groups (group_name,project_id,manage_project,view_tasks,open_new_tasks,modify_own_tasks,view_own_tasks,view_groups_tasks) VALUES('Project3 Manager', 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 );
INSERT INTO flyspray_groups (group_name,project_id,manage_project,view_tasks,open_new_tasks,modify_own_tasks,view_own_tasks,view_groups_tasks) VALUES('Project3 Reporter', 3, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1 );
INSERT INTO flyspray_groups (group_name,project_id,manage_project,view_tasks,open_new_tasks,modify_own_tasks,view_own_tasks,view_groups_tasks) VALUES('Project5 Developer', 5, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 );
-- Then create some more users:
INSERT INTO flyspray_users(user_name,real_name,email_address,account_enabled,tasks_perpage,lang_code) VALUES('tester1','T1Developer','',1,100,'en');
INSERT INTO flyspray_users(user_name,real_name,email_address,account_enabled,tasks_perpage,lang_code) VALUES('tester2','T2Reporter_P3Manager','',1,100,'de');
INSERT INTO flyspray_users(user_name,real_name,email_address,account_enabled,tasks_perpage,lang_code) VALUES('tester3','T3Basic_P3Reporter_P5Developer','',1,100,'fr');
-- And put them into a global group and a few into project roles too:
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(2,2);
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(3,3);
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(3,8);
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(4,4);
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(4,9);
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(4,10);
-- And lets fill the Database with 10 different configured task to simulate different cases:
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(1,1,1,0); -- id2 in first project
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(2,1,1,0); -- id3 in inactive project
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(2,1,1,3); -- id4 in inactive project
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(3,1,0,6); -- id5 status 0,supertask_id6
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(3,1,0,0); -- id6
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(3,1,1,6); -- id7
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(5,1,1,0); -- id8
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(5,1,1,8); -- id9
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(5,1,1,9); -- id10
-- And now lets fill the database with many task referencing the 10 base tasks (10k or more rows) by repeating the following until enough (grows exponential x**2 !
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks (project_id,task_type,item_status, supertask_id, item_summary) SELECT 3,1,1,FLOOR(RAND()*11),RAND() FROM flyspray_tasks;

These Examples can be used for finding bottle necks or problems on huge installations.

2004User InterfaceBug ReportLowphp notice on unset params on reports pageNew
1.1 devel218.07.201519.09.2015 Task Description

If on the reports page some get params aren't set, there are notice warnings on the report result page



without start date,end date,result size

But it can be useful to have a bit shorter urls for sharing between authorized users instead the full params url.

Result page should use user default and project default settings fallbacks for the unset get params.

2036Backend/CoreBug ReportVery Lowsession timeoutNew
2121.08.201512.01.2016 Task Description

Got "wrong token" on creating a task whose form were open for a while in browser tab.

That means probably the session timed out on, so the anti csrf token doesn't existed anymore on the webserver.

It would'nt be a big problem if the browser backbutton works showing the ready written form again, but it was empty.

One solution would be temporarly storing it offline in the browser storages which are available with html5. But open for other simpler solutions..

2038Backend/CoreBug ReportLowJscalendar must be replaced with something elseNew
223.08.201524.08.2015 Task Description

It's old. There has been a newer version 2.0. Even that one is not supported anymore, although some documents still remain available. The calendar component relies on its language translations files to be complete, or it breaks. Unfortunately, as I found out a few weeks ago, they are not, after switching the default language from english to my native one. Without having a good replacement for it, some of the translations for flyspray itself we've been getting lately are half-way unusable. Not for an ordinary user, but for anyone actually having to edit a task and its due date.

2053Backend/CoreBug ReportLowambiguous user name display username / realnameNew
1.1 devel217.09.201519.02.2020 Task Description

With the existence of now two peoples named “Peter” on (I - peterdd , and PeterTheOne)
there are several places where the full names are display instead of usernames and the user can’t know who is which “Peter” until he visits the users profile page.

Different solutions possible:

  • more profile image/gravatar usage where user names are shown, on mouseover link title attribute shows username and realname
  • display user name (username) instead of full name (realname)
  • display full name and username (where much space available and precision needed)

When adding the mention feature, the username will be probably the prefered setting as the username is unique but the realname not.

2089Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumadding same taskid as subtask or related task should be...New
2114TranslationsTODOMediumStandardize the priority meaning across flyspray transl...New
2332Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumCSV export filename filteringNew
2436Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdokuwiki renderer creates nonunique html-id for h1,h2,h...New
2535Backend/CoreFeature RequestLownew optional Flyspray setting: add new users automatica...New
2536Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumstore session in Flyspray databaseNew
1798Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBounty System New
1965Public RelationsBug ReportHighPR fixes for FS 1.0 on external sitesNew
1.1 devel111.03.201524.07.2015
1970User InterfaceFeature RequestLowIcons for predefined task typesNew
1.1 devel112.03.201530.10.2015
2000User InterfaceFeature RequestLowResponsible persons column viewNew
1.1 devel122.06.201509.09.2015
2002User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow user role on autocomplete for verificationNew
2009User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit task flowNew
2013User InterfaceFeature RequestLowpersonal task list column selection and positioningNew
2020XMPP/JabberFeature RequestMediumFunction to test jabber/xmpp configuration New
1.1 devel1131.07.201519.09.2015
2022Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowdefault or auto options for some settingsNew
1.1 devel103.08.201515.01.2019
2029Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowpossibility to let a user describe himselfNew
2032User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace hardcoded ... 'ellipsis'New
2054Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowFields for csv export choosable like for task listNew
2057Backend/CoreBug ReportLowDo not resubmit forms on browser reload button or F5New
2062User InterfaceTODOLowreview do=admin&area=editallusersNew
2105Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumcountermeasures for 'add task anonymous' spamNew
2127User InterfaceFeature RequestLowoverhaul task detail page layoutNew
2215Text RenderingBug ReportLowwrong output of Geshi syntax highlighting for xml codeNew
2308User InterfaceFeature RequestLowimprove user management for adminsNew
2531TranslationsFeature RequestLowdetect usage of translation keywordsNew
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