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2019-04-22: Flyspray 1.0-rc9 released See https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases

ID Category Task Type Severity  desc Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2308User InterfaceFeature RequestLowimprove user management for adminsNew
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127.10.201613.02.2017 Task Description

The register spam by probably bots in 2016 is annoying.

I ticked the setting, that an admin must accept a new registration. It helps to reduce spam task, but now admin must decide if the registrations are ok or just spam bots.

Beside the need of antispam-plugins, the management of users can be improved:

  • column sorting of user list, similiar to the tasklist
  • filtering user list, similiar to the tasklist
  • pagination of user list (25,50,100,200,all?)
  • more columns like ‘last login’, ‘last activity/tasks/comments created/votes/edit’ that may help to decide what status or settings a user should have in future.
  • show time zone setting and language setting of users implemented in userlist now
  • mass accept/deny of a list of user registrations waiting for admin approval.
2221Installer and UpgraderInformationLowNotices on install with PHP7New
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1.0124.10.201624.10.2016 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
2220Backend/CoreInformationLowOne status with different color in tasklistUnconfirmed
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524.10.201603.11.2016 Task Description

Since we have a lot of tasks pending, our team leader wants a specific status (let’s say: Waiting for dispatch) to be marked with a green background in tasklist.
Can you please help me to make this mod?

Thanks in advance.

2216NotificationsFeature RequestLowAdd slack integration (webhook)Unconfirmed
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1118.10.201625.10.2018 Task Description

It would be great to be able to configure a slack webhook that would post to a channel any task creation/deletion/modification.

2215Text RenderingBug ReportLowwrong output of Geshi syntax highlighting for xml codeNew
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117.10.201631.12.2017 Task Description

Geshi 1.0.8.17 from https://github.com/easybook/geshi is quite slow at the current integration of Flyspray v1.0-rc3 on the first run. (But any further read uses the cache.)

But it produces garbled output for xml code highlighting:

Example without xml, just format as preformatted code:

<table>blabla</table>

Or as php syntax highlighting (even if it doesn’t contain a real php-tag ;-) ):

<table>blabla</table>

Example with xml choosen as language:

blabla

The table tag is stripped away instead of converting the tag for output inside code/pre tags (by converting the < and > chars). Maybe just a configuration issue?

2214Backend/CoreInformationLowChanging status of task automaticallyUnconfirmed
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417.10.201606.11.2016 Task Description

Hello again,

I was wondering (again :-) ) if the following scenario is possible for this bug tracking solution:

Our company uses this bug tracker mainly for helpdesk issues. However, our main users (except IT department) don’t seem to easily understand how to change the status of a ticket, they aren’t interested in doing that also.

So I would like to know if there is a way that we can develop some automatisation in changing the status automatically after customer replies to a message.

Let’s see the following scenario:

  1. user A posts a new task
  2. user B assigns himself (or other) to that specific task - the status automatically is changed to Assigned
  3. user B replies to task by adding a comment - as a result of adding the new comment the task status should change automatically to Waiting for customer - without the need that user B to change the status
  4. user A checks the comment from user B and decides to comment back to him. After pressing the Add comment button, the status should change automatically to Waiting for assignee

If the task is needed to have another status, the users can change them manually, but the automated part should be the waiting for customer and assignee.

On a basic algorithm it shouldn’t be hard (if user is logged in and is task owner, then after comment, task detail - status changing to id 4-5 from task-statuses table on mysql; if user is logged in and assigned to task, after adding comment change status 4-5 from task-statuses table).

I saw this thing on an otrs platform and it is quite ok for a simple user like ours.

Is there any way that we can personalise the flyspray in this way?

If yes, please give us an elaborate answer with what I should do for this to work.

Thanks in advance.

2210User InterfaceInformationLowTasklist color for due dateUnconfirmed
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612.10.201618.10.2016 Task Description

Hello,

I was wondering if there is a way to make the task more visible if it wasn’t completed due to the date that was selected by a user - let’s say a yellowish background in tasklist, just like the ones from custom css based on severity, but that will take color if the task has the due date passed.

2208Backend/CoreInformationLowSeverity "medium" by defaultSuspended
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2127.09.201629.09.2016 Task Description

Hi,
Where i can change severity and priority by default?
I want change severity to “Medium” by default for group Basic
I cant find this option in the Flyspray settings.

2203Backend/CoreInformationLowlanguage files are in folder lang. But i can't change l...Unconfirmed
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121.09.201621.09.2016 Task Description

In Admins Toolbox (Project preferences) i choose language de. The file exists in folder lang. But only english is shown. the same for french and so on. No really changes.

2198User InterfaceBug ReportLowMulti-Select from tasklist offers options to those who ...Unconfirmed
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1122.08.201622.08.2016 Task Description

When viewing a project via the tasklist, there are a series of checkboxes available. If a user in a group with “modify own tasks” checks a box on a ticket - no matter who actually owns it - they are given a list of options to change it with.

This should not happen. The checkboxes should only be available from the tasklist if the user can actually edit the tickets they’d be next to.

//imgur.com/a/JwORB

2193User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit a comment while seeing task details and other comm...New
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07.08.201608.08.2016 Task Description

If someone with ‘edit comment’-permission wants to edit a comment, the edit comment form is shown on an extra page.

This is not optimal, because the editor cannot see task details or the other comments while modifying the comment.

Possible Solutions

  • with javascript is enabled: Stay on the ‘task detail’-page, just the comment changes from a ‘view’ layout to ‘edit’ layout, similiar to the quickedit-feature (like in FS1.0).
  • when javascript is disabled: The ‘edit comment’-page shows task details (check permissions) and other comments too, but maybe a bit narrow, so ‘visible focus’ is on editing the comment.
2190Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowenable move of a closed clask to other project without ...Researching
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06.08.201606.08.2016 Task Description

Problem: By replacing just the project_id of the closed task it is possible the task then has invalid field values within the target project.

Possible scenarios:

  1. Ignore invalid values within the target project
    • Pro: Easy to do, an immidiatly revert back to the old project would “heal” the task properties.
    • Contra: may effect accuracy and reliability of other parts like searching, listing, statistic calculations
  2. Silent change task field values to valid field values of the target project if necessary
    • Pro: relative easy to do
    • Contra: a bit loss of information, little side effects
  3. allow user to modify the fields that must be changed so that every field of the task has valid values within the target project
    • Pro: accuracy
    • Contra: a bit loss of information(fallback to default values) if there are no similiar field values selectable within the project
  4. allow user to modify the fields, fields or field select values that do not exists in target project will be automatically created.
    • Pro: accuracy
    • Contra: target project may be cluttered with too many fields/field values
  5. ???
2160Backend/CoreBug ReportLowCannot "accept" PM close request if already closedUnconfirmed
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14.07.201614.07.2016 Task Description

If a task creator requested closure, and someone (developer) closes the task explicitly, the PM request cannot be later ‘accepted’ and the PM request remains in the queue.

Workaround - Deny request and queue item is removed OK.

It looks like the PM request button invoked details.close which returns early if task is already closed.

2142Backend/CoreBug ReportLowPost-authenticate redirect does not make use of baseurl...Unconfirmed
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28.06.201601.08.2016 Task Description

I run flyspray behind a reverse proxy with the front end url being https and with the actual back end server not being on a standard port and not using https.

Setting force_baseurl seems to sort most areas with flyspray’s url generation using that instead of picking up from $_SERVER, however post-authentication redirection does not do that it just processes redirect_to as is (which in my case means it picks up the protocol, name and port for the back end server rather than what’s set in force_baseurl).

./themes/CleanFS/templates/loginbox.tpl puts out $_SERVER[’REQUEST_URI‘] into a hidden redirect_to input field - on my setup on the front page that’s e.g. “/” or for a ticket url it would be “/index.php?do=details&task_id=999” so no protocol or hostname.

scripts/authenticate.php picks up that redirect_to value and just passes it to Flyspray::Redirect, which in turn calls FlySpray::absoluteURI on what it’s passed, and FlySpray::absoluteURI doesn’t use $baseurl to qualify the url.

Not sure what the best fix is - my suggestion would be that Redirect detects urls that aren’t fully qualified and adds the $baseurl on to the front of them, rather than calling absoluteURI (absoluteURI is used to set $baseurl if force_baseurl is unset, so that’s not appropriate to modify). Alternatively scripts/authenticate.php could check redirect_to and add $baseurl if needed.

2137Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfeature accesskey bad implemented by web browsersNew
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15.06.201615.06.2016 Task Description

My tests showed that the html accesskey feature is not well and consistent supported by current web browsers and is quite cumbersome to use.
And it seems it will not be better in future..

The only solution I see dropping that feature or replacing them with simple single-key-event javascript listeners, like it is currently done with keys o, j, k, n, and p.

accesskeys in Flyspray I talk about:

  • l (current SHIFT+ALT+l Firefox) login dialog / logout
  • a (current SHIFT+ALT+a Firefox) add new task
  • m (current SHIFT+ALT+m Firefox) my searches
  • t (current SHIFT+ALT+t Firefox) focus taskid search
  • e (current SHIFT+ALT+e + Enter Firefox) edit task
  • x or y? (current SHIFT+ALT+y Firefox) close task
  • s (current SHIFT+ALT+s Firefox) save task

Also related to Keyboard navigation: tabindex

2128Text RenderingBug ReportLowGeshi (part of dokuwiki plugin for code blocks) uses de...Confirmed
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2120.05.201605.05.2019 Task Description

The dokuwiki plugin uses a very old version of geshi for syntax highlighting which uses the deprecated /e modifier in preg_replace in two places rather than preg_replace_callback.

This can trigger warnings such as the following when initially parsing content which uses dokuwiki syntax and includes code:

PHP message: PHP Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/phpapps/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi.php on line 2058

PHP message: PHP Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/phpapps/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi.php on line 2067

This affects bugs.flyspray.org as well. Several hits came up on google when I search for the following due to the warnings having been displayed ahead of the page content (seen screenshot): flyspray preg_replace_callback

Because flyspray caches the results of processing dokuwiki content then the warnings don’t get emitted if the content has already been cached (so you may find that when you access the url in the screenshot that it doesn’t show the warnings unless you clear the cache entry for that task). Previews can get the warnings spat out as well if there are tagged code sections in the content.

I had a look at a more recent version of geshi (1.0.8.11 from sourceforge) and they had fixed that issue in it (presumably along with a lot of other stuff) so I tried replacing plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi.php and plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi/* with the 1.0.8.11 versions and that stopped the warnings. I haven’t extensively tested it, but it was processing stuff in code blocks correctly still on the couple of samples I tried.

I guess it’s a separate issue but the new flyspray theme doesn’t have any css styles to apply to the syntax highlighting (if you look at  FS#1107  you can see that, and in fact you can see it with the css bit below - if you inspect them with a browser dom inspector you can see that the genshi plugin has parsed and tagged the bits, but no styles are applied so its all just in the default colour). I can raise that as a separate task if worth doing? The following section in bluey stylesheet covered it I think:

.code .br0 {color:#6c6;}
.code .es0 {color:#009;font-weight:700;}
.code .kw1 {color:#b1b100;}
.code .kw2 {color:#000;font-weight:700;}
.code .kw3 {color:#006;}
.code .kw4 {color:#933;}
.code .me0 {color:#060;}
.code .nu0 {color:#c6c;}
.code .re4 {color:#099;}
.code .sc0 {color:#0bd;}
.code .sc1 {color:#db0;}
.code .sc2 {color:#090;}
.code .st0 {color:red;}
.code .co1,.code .co2,.code .coMULTI {color:gray;font-style:italic;}
.code .kw5,.code .re0,.code .re1,.code .re2 {color:#00f;}
2127User InterfaceFeature RequestLowoverhaul task detail page layoutNew
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120.05.201625.05.2016 Task Description

There was a question on the mailing list:

I have a suggestion, even though I don´t know if it´s possible to do it. But if it is, it would be great!
In the comments list of a given task, is it possible that the comments appear from the newest one to the oldest ones, and not as it is now, with the new ones coming at the end of the list? This is because I deal with long comments list for a given task, and it is becoming difficult to reach the last one, that is, the newest comment, because the order in the comments is on the top, the older ones. If this could be altered it would be great. Kind regards
Ana ...

Quick anwsers:

  1. Users can use ‘End’-key and ‘Pos1’-key on their keyboard to scroll to bottom and top of page. (lame anwser I know)
  2. Another quick anwser is to just reverse the comments array in the appropriate template themes/CleanFS/templates/details.tabs.comments.tpl :

Replace

<?php foreach($comments as $comment): ?>

with

<?php
$comments_latestfirst=array_reverse($comments);
foreach($comments_latestfirst as $comment): ?>

But the real problem I think is that the details page (and others too..) is not optimized for todays wide screens (landscape views). Laptops have FullHD or higher but the Flyspray users still have to scroll to get an overview of a task.

And for narrows views too (mobile phones, tablet portrait view)

The attached screenshot shows moving the task details tabs beside their task description if the display width is over 1200 css pixel. (and the reversed comments too ;-) ). Done with pure css media query:

E.g. add to a custom stylesheet file custom_detailswidescreen.css in folder themes/CleanFS/ :

@media only screen and (min-width: 1200px) and (orientation: landscape) {
.details .tab.active{
        display:inline-block;
}
 
.details .tab{
width:44%;
padding-left:0px;
/*margin-top:60px;*/
box-sizing:border-box;
}
 
.details .commenttext pre {
overflow:auto;
}
.details .comment_container .comment {
width:auto;
margin-left:30px;
display:block;
}
.details .comment_avatar {
position:absolute;
}
.details #comments .fa.fa-user{
font-size:30px !important;
}
 
#submenu li a{margin-left:0;}
 
.details #submenu{
display:inline-block;
position:absolute;
padding:1em 0 0;
margin-top:26px;
}
 
.details #content{
display:inline-block;
box-sizing:border-box;
vertical-align:top;
width:55%;
}
 
/* just a temporary fix: should be redone in theme.css with class instead ids*/
#comments, #related, #notify, #remind, #effort, #history {margin-top:72px;}
 
}

(Has still some problems with current 1.0-rc1 when the project selector wraps. Also tab labels wrap if not enough width available and tab content do not adapt.)

What do you think? How should the details page look on different display sizes? How can it improve the workflow of the user?

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

Hello,

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.

2118User InterfaceFeature RequestLowShow overview of existing tags for usersAssigned
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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.
2107AuthenticationFeature RequestLowSupport CAS Server AuthenticateUnconfirmed
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202.03.201604.09.2019 Task Description

Please support Central Authentication Service, thank you.

2104Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfiltering by one user on tasks with multiple assignees ...New
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26.02.201626.02.2016 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.

2101Backend/CoreBug ReportLowMobile view GUI bugConfirmed
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418.02.201624.02.2016 Task Description

As you can see on screenshot attachment the GUI on mobile view is not OK.

I marked with red field what need to be fixed.

Phone used: Samsung Note 4.

2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
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30.10.201530.10.2015 Task Description

On the roadmap it would make life a lot easier if it was possible to drag and drop tasks into versions.

2081User InterfaceBug ReportLowUI for adding comment while editing task doesn't use HT...Confirmed
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429.10.201506.11.2015 Task Description

While editing an existing task, there’s a “+” button you can click to add a comment as part of the edit. Unfortunately this is just a plaintext box instead of the HTML editor used everywhere else, so it’s impossible to get proper line/paragraph breaks if a comment is entered with this UI.

This problem makes it necessary to edit a task and add a comment as two separate steps, whereas in 0.9.9.6 it was possible to do them together in one step.

Note that this is the case with syntax_plugin=”none”. I don’t know if it’s also a problem when using other values for that setting.

2073Backend/CoreBug ReportLowCouldn't edit comment of anonymous reporterNew
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17.10.201517.10.2015 Task Description

I wanted edit/fix the comment of an anonymous reporter, but the edit shows empty content on editing..

(here on closed, but non yet implemented  FS#218 )

2072User InterfaceFeature RequestLowSetting parent task interface is too hiddenConfirmed
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2116.10.201516.10.2015
2071EmailBug ReportLowNew user e-mail validationConfirmed
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14.10.201514.10.2015
2068Backend/CoreInformationLowDeprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is dep...Unconfirmed
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710.10.201508.12.2015
2064NotificationsFeature RequestLowDeadline Alert - so Flyspray can send notifications som...Maybe
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106.10.201502.12.2015
2062User InterfaceTODOLowreview do=admin&area=editallusersNew
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129.09.201521.01.2019
2059Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowusage of github automated/webhook notificationsNew
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24.09.201524.09.2015
2058Backend/CoreBug ReportLowClosing of github.com 'Issues' featureNew
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24.09.201524.09.2015
2057Backend/CoreBug ReportLowDo not resubmit forms on browser reload button or F5New
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122.09.201523.09.2015
2055Backend/CoreBug ReportLowMake the csv export table fields respect the user permi...New
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1.1 devel17.09.201517.09.2015
2054Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowFields for csv export choosable like for task listNew
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2.0117.09.201531.12.2017
2053Backend/CoreBug ReportLowambiguous user name displayNew
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1.1 devel17.09.201517.09.2015
2052Text RenderingFeature RequestLowAdd Markdown syntax option for task descriptionsUnconfirmed
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216.09.201508.08.2016
2048Backend/CoreBug ReportLowerror when adding data containing national charactersUnconfirmed
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09.09.201509.09.2015
2046User InterfaceFeature RequestLowGrouping in Task List Unconfirmed
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104.09.201504.09.2015
2045User InterfaceFeature RequestLowneed add option for can set default Severity and Priori...Unconfirmed
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204.09.201504.09.2015
2039Installer and UpgraderTODOLowReview INSTALL, README, documentation files for release...New
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1.023.08.201509.04.2016
2038Backend/CoreBug ReportLowJscalendar must be replaced with something elseNew
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223.08.201524.08.2015
2034User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreduced extended search form when applicableNew
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17.08.201517.08.2015
2032User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace hardcoded ... 'ellipsis'New
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1112.08.201512.08.2015
2031User InterfaceTODOLowRendering overduePlanned
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1.1 devel412.08.201514.08.2015
2030User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow votes of a user on user pageNew
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12.08.201515.01.2017
2029Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowpossibility to let a user describe himselfNew
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112.08.201518.01.2018
2025User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdding new tasks is too undiscoverableUnconfirmed
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109.08.201509.08.2015
2023NotificationsFeature RequestLowInform users if reminder is disabled in system settingsNew
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04.08.201504.08.2015
2022Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowdefault or auto options for some settingsNew
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1.1 devel103.08.201515.01.2019
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