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ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version   desc Opened Last Edited
1612Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAllow Comments by anonymous UsersUnconfirmed
2.02120.10.200917.01.2013 Task Description

I would love a option to allow anom users to write comments! Maybe with CAPCHA...
I allow anom users to report bugs, but when I have a question to this bug, or the reporter wants to make a additions, he has to register...

I tried hacking it in the core: In the class.user.php at the end of the get_perms method I added:
$this→perms[$proj_id]['add_comments'] = 1;

But I has nothing changed. The I removed the check if the user had the right to make a comment in the template file, now I have a comment field for everyone, but anom user get a error message saying, that they should enter a comment... I searched a lot in the core files, but I don´t find the point where the comment a written in the database... I would a great help if you could give at least a hint :)

Another thing i tried was changing the user contructor, that every user with a negative ID get the ID 2, witch is a special "anom" user. But then you could not log out, a the admin not in...

Here the link to my site:

1809User InterfaceFeature RequestLow Searching closed tasks by Reason for closingMaybe
2.0217.01.201306.11.2015 Task Description

how can I search tasks by "Reason for closing"? There is an option for searching for status but I do not want search by tasks' status but by reason for closing it. Is it possible to do it?

1823Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowComments with edit changesPlanned
2.0230.01.201306.03.2015 Task Description

When editing a ticket to change things like User, Percent done, etc should be able to add a comment. When changing 100% → 70% for example, there is usually a comment that goes along with that (e.g., you didn't yet finish changing the background color)

1868Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowOne issue for multiple componentsMaybe
2.0222.06.201312.11.2015 Task Description

Hi,I would like to see a enhancement, where you can submit/edit and assign it to multiple components, as it needs work from multiple sides.

For example: A user asks for a new object to be visualized. This includes work of the GUI designers and altering internal core structures. For internal management, I would like to label this for both teams.

1973Backend/CoreTODOLowurl rewritePlanned
1.1 devel214.03.201511.02.2016 Task Description

Well, it needs a cleanup, per example:

fixed now

That should be something like:

The actual one is actually half a rewrite and half a GET version

1981Backend/CoreTODOLowUnify event logging and notificationsConfirmed
1.1 devel220.03.201522.03.2015 Task Description

They are currently two separate mechanisms. Shouldn't be so. Events happen always, notifications when someone should be or have chosen to be notified about those events.

Besides, the current code is just a total mess that should be fixed/rewritten anyway, and we unfortunately also overlooked during the development phase 2 things: one new table, users_emails, and the fact that the user is now allowed to give several email addresses separated by a semicolon.

1990User InterfaceFeature RequestLowRoadmap view should also show due dates and sort each v...Confirmed
1.1 devel217.04.201524.04.2015 Task Description

Title says all. Small usability fix that will be big

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.

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.

2126User InterfaceFeature RequestLowdynamic meta description (was: Change page title)Confirmed
1.1 devel217.05.201617.05.2016 Task Description


When i put a link in Discord for example, it detects “Flyspray, a Bug Tracking System written in PHP.” as title. How to change it ?

Edit by peterdd: adapted task title/summary to the root of the problem.

2089Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumadding same taskid as subtask or related task should be...New
1.0207.11.201518.11.2016 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.

1844TranslationsFeature RequestLowCzech translateWaiting on Customer
208.03.201312.12.2019 Task Description

Hello, sorry my english - i’m translated Flyspray ver to czech language - its attached


1957User InterfaceFeature RequestLowautomatic temporary storing while writing/editing taskResearching
209.03.201512.03.2015 Task Description

If I write a task and press the back button in the brower and go forward again, my expection is that the
text I wrote is still existing, even if I didn't save it.

It is frustrating losing a well thought issue editing and having it to rewrite.

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.

1987APIFeature RequestMediumREST API to get metrics from flyspray projectsUnconfirmed
229.03.201506.10.2015 Task Description

I need metrics for flyspray projects about a rest api. For example the count of issues for status, priority. I want use this values for my code analysis system and other internal tools. It is possible to create a rest api with user authorization and only for metrics data?

2014Database QueriesFeature RequestVery LowAdd MS SQL Server as database backendMaybe
2120.07.201530.07.2015 Task Description

My company maybe changes to a MS SQL Server backed ERP.

In this case it could be nice to have Flyspray customized as CRM working on the same database for integration with ERP.

Well, currently just an idea.

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.

2047User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumInserting images/screenshots from bufferUnconfirmed
2104.09.201529.09.2015 Task Description

Good if adding functional about easy way for insert screenshots to task

2049Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumDisplay login page or customizable page to anonymous us...Unconfirmed
209.09.201504.04.2016 Task Description

Currently, if there are no public project, the anonymous users gets a blank page not very useful. It will be a good idea to have a global configuration parameter to display some customizable-page or maybe the login form instead.

2052Text RenderingFeature RequestLowAdd Markdown syntax option for task descriptionsUnconfirmed
216.09.201508.08.2016 Task Description

“Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same name.[6][7] Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor.” -

2072User InterfaceFeature RequestLowSetting parent task interface is too hiddenConfirmed
2116.10.201516.10.2015 Task Description


Today i was installed flyspray from git master and found some error.

Any user interface missing any fields to set parent task. Show parent field options was added in “fields when add/edit/view task” field at preferences page for project, but no affect.


Flyspray version: Github master branch

2104Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfiltering by one user on tasks with multiple assignees ...New
226.02.201615.06.2020 Task Description

If you have a tasklist with tasks that have multiple assignees in a task and you search just by one of the assignees, the resulting tasklist shows only this user in the assignees column.

Expected: all assignees of the tasks are shown.

2107AuthenticationFeature RequestLowSupport CAS Server AuthenticateUnconfirmed
2111Installer and UpgraderBug ReportMediumUpon trying to install flyspray release, setup says I'm...Planned
2112APIBug ReportMediumAssigned tickets aren't editable for lower privileged u...Unconfirmed
2114TranslationsTODOMediumStandardize the priority meaning across flyspray transl...New
2124User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowDefault avatar can't be restoredConfirmed
2128Text RenderingBug ReportLowGeshi (part of dokuwiki plugin for code blocks) uses de...Confirmed
2143TranslationsTODOVery Lowjscalendar: week start should be monday, ISO 8601Confirmed
2208Backend/CoreInformationLowSeverity "medium" by defaultSuspended
2223GreekBug ReportVery LowSome strings need splitting or replacementUnconfirmed
2305GreekFeature RequestVery LowMonth names not translatableUnconfirmed
2332Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumCSV export filename filteringNew
2338Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumExport tasks to csv has issuesUnconfirmed
2343EmailBug ReportMediumNotification mailUnconfirmed
2345Text RenderingBug ReportLow<hr> should be in allowed tagsUnconfirmed
2346Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowCustom css inheritanceUnconfirmed
2427Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowallow hotlinking (direct links) to uploaded filesUnconfirmed
2430Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowUser dependency on projectUnconfirmed
2432Database QueriesInformationLowDelete tasks from all projects (like factory reset)Unconfirmed
2436Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdokuwiki renderer creates nonunique html-id for h1,h2,h...New
2447Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAllow notifications when a new task is createdUnconfirmed
2448Backend/CoreBug ReportLowerror message in eventlog reportsUnconfirmed
2451Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMod: blank Category - user must chose before pressing A...Confirmed
2496EmailBug ReportLowNotification Mail - Link to the task invalid when quick...Waiting on Customer
2535Backend/CoreFeature RequestLownew optional Flyspray setting: add new users automatica...New
2536Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumstore session in Flyspray databaseNew
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