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2021-04-23: Flyspray 1.0-rc10 released See https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases

If you are upgrading from older version, please wait for 1.0-rc11.

2021-11-23: New user registration and password forgotten currently not working on bugs.flyspray.org due email server problems. peterdd

ID Category Task Type  asc Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2575Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowability to view and reset Flyspray default settingsNew
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19.09.201919.09.2019 Task Description

Motivation

Over the years the count of possible Flyspray configuration options has grown. Meanwhile there are ~60 global Flyspray settings stored in the prefs database table in contrast to only 14 entries of the 0.9.7 (not 0.9.9.7!) version from around 2005. But each configuration setting might add a little to the feeling of overwhelming when there are too much switches, buttons, checkboxes and probability of a misconfiguration raises due misunderstood or overseen settings.

But Flyspray still aims to be easy to use and work with while being accurate and customizable.

Proposal

Having a way to view the description and default value of each option would probably give people administrating a Flyspray installation a better understanding of each setting and confidence in making good decisions for their use case.

With the flyspray-install.xml file within the setup folder we yet have an elegant solution that is waiting to unlock its power!

Unfortunately the setup/ folder requires (until now at least) to be removed after install or upgrade. So we need a way to keep the flyspray-install.xml of the installed version. A trivial way would be to copy it to the include/ directory after any install or upgrade, but also other solutions could be.

Keeping the flyspray-install.xml could making following features easier:

  • Reading default value of prefs setting. That could be shown for example as css title attribute /tooltip for each setting in the matching admin forms.
  • Reading default value and field description of any table field using the descr feature of ADOdb xmlschema03.
  • Comparing the real database structure with the table structures in flyspray-install.xml . This could be useful if someone extended or fiddled with database/tables to compare with official Flyspray releases. Or for developers to compare if an database upgrade went well and as intended.
  • Having the description of a setting or database field contained within the flyspray-install.xml is good at one place and the information is not spread around like in an external manual/wiki that maybe get unmaintained, not in sync with the application or get even lost over the years.
  • Using the xml format makes a migration easier (in a broader context, to Flyspray or away from Flyspray)
  • Using the descr tag could be used to hold information which field(s) of a database table is/are foreign key field(s) pointing to primary key field(s) of another table, even if ADODB xmlschema03 does not support it yet. Would generating database schema diagram directly from flyspray-install.xml possible. (instead of manually painting it that gets outdated when structure changes)

Things to take care:

  • ADOdb and xmlschema03 does not handle table comments and field comments yet. The descr tag so is there only used when looking into the .xml file, but it does not appear in the real database schema. To make this happen, there is a good portion of contribution to the ADOdB project required (making pull request, but also get them reviewed, tested, accepted and released with a ADOdb stable release)
  • ADOdb xmlschema03 does not define or handle foreign key constraints. Adding that would require a substantial amount of constribution to get it working reliable for all supported databases that could use foreign key constraints.
  • limits of table comment length, field comment length depend on database type and database version
2577User InterfaceFeature RequestVery Lowdistinguish between anonymous reporter and deleted userNew
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18.10.201918.10.2019 Task Description

When a user is deleted from Flyspray, their opened tasks, closed task and task comments are then shown as Anonymous Submitter, the same way as anonymous reporters (not really anonymous, just that user does not have login account, but usually their email address is stored within that task data).

Currently just the entry from users table are deleted when a user is deleted. Their internal user_id integer is still within tasks and comments fields, and maybe some other tables too. So there is not a ON DELETE SET NULL rule or something like that applied. As it is just an autoincremented number by the system, this is not personal data imho and should be no problem for GDPR, but gives Flyspray the ability to distinguish between anon reporters and deleted users. Well, we could also look if there is an email address within task table entry for notification of anonymous reporter, but there are also tasks possible that have no user_id nor an email address.

It might by useful to present that information differently like deleted user or showing the info differently like icon + title-tooltip with explanation.

Also interesting what happens with mentions of a deleted username in a comment or task description. (see FS#2322)

The user isn’t in database, but deleting that now gone user should not modify tasks or comment where that username was mentioned I think.
But what if another user registers under that now gone username? In that case that new user would inherit that mentions. Probably we can ignore that edge case as there will be not much things will happen with an old mention in old tasks/comments.

2581User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace bitmap icons of default themeNew
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31.10.201905.04.2021 Task Description

I played with adding a dark mode color theme to the default CleanFS theme.

To make the dark theme just simple exchange some colors, the bitmap icons should be replaced with alternatives.

Easiest would be using the fontawesome font icons as Flyspray still uses them and they can simply get a css color assigned.

Examples

  • caret of tasklist
  • the ‘select all’ icon of tasklist, but also used at some more locations.
  • some icons in the Flyspray main toolbar (Overview, Tasklist, Event log, ..)
  • the black calendar icons for date selects
  • maybe the file type icons for attachments

Editors

  • Dokuwiki toolbar fixed in devel for Flyspray 1.0-rc10
  • CKEditor: some modern CKEditor themes support color/dark mode, I will probably choose the moona-lisa theme as default.
2606Database QueriesFeature RequestLowduedate column sort asc in tasklist should put unset du...New
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02.05.202002.05.2020 Task Description

When a tasklist contains the duedate column and the user sorts by duedate ascending, the tasks that do not have a duedate set should not be listed first. Instead they should be listed after the tasks with duedates.

This way a user can see the task with the earliest duedate first instead of seeing a bunch of probably not so important tasks without duedates set.

2635User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumimprove usability of add/remove tags to/from tasksPlanned
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1.013.04.202123.04.2021 Task Description

Integrate the selectpure javascript to the new task and edit task form.

By default there is a text field where tag names are separated by ‘;’ character.

Selectpure could instead show the tags with their visual layout with a little ‘x’ inside on the right side for removing a tag and autocomplete when typing a tag name to show existing tags from the flyspray_list_tag-table as possible selections.

Instead implemented a CSS and raw javascript solution with a single taghelper.js without any dependancies.

A button beside the tag input text field toggles a list of available tags for the current task, depending on the project and settings.

Still TODO

  • styling of added tags
  • highlight tags that would be removed when the task will be saved.
  • highlight tags that would be added when the task will be saved.
  • highlight tags that are attached to the task in the available taglist.
  • highlight tags that are added to the task in the available taglist.
  • optimize layout for this feature.
2644Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediummark specific task as spam and punish user account who ...New
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08.07.202108.07.2021 Task Description

For users with administrative permissions, a moderation UI for spam tasks could be useful.

For other normal users a “mark as spam”-button (similiar to voting for a task) could help moderators to identify spam tasks.

  1. Modify the spam task: Move to a hidden “Trash” project, replace summary and description with a default spam summary text end empty description.
  2. The decision which kind of punishment of the account who created the spam depends on several things:
    • Is it a previously normal used account who got captured by a bad guy and suddenly started spamming?
    • Is it a fresh bot created account who tried creating many spam task to promote bad websites or do search ranking manipulation?
    • Is it a sneaky smart account who waits for the opportunity to offload spam in a subtile manner?

I think this is not so easy to automate without producing false positives, especially for a project without commercial interest and funding and no huge meta informations like Google or similiar data collecting corporation who have the ability to identify spam waves across the internet.

2656Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowkeep link parameters for new task if not yet logged inNew
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24.11.202124.11.2021 Task Description

When there is a link to the new task action from another site to a Flyspray installation and the user is not yet logged in, there is a redirect to the Flyspray start page losing the GET parameters.

Example:

https://bugs.flyspray.org/index.php?do=newtask&project=1&item_summary=blablabla%product_category=1

Or short example (nicer urls using .htaccess rules)

https://bugs.flyspray.org.de/newtask/proj1?item_summary=blablabla&product_category=1

After login the user should see the form with the original link parameters (if the user is allowed to and parameters are valid)

Currently the user must navigate to the correct project (if there are several) and the parameters from the origin link are lost.

2466Backend/CoreInformationLowHow to run under httpsUnconfirmed
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1303.06.201802.12.2018 Task Description

I have changed the htaccess.dist into .htaccess and modified to force https.
However, despite having https activated on my site I cannot get Flyspray running, it’s waiting forever.When I abort I get a page without makeup. I have all other applications like cms and wiki running under https, so it is something I have not done in the flyspray configs obviously (as this site is running https too). But could you give me a hint?

I installed flyspray in a subdirectory, if that is something to know about...

regards, Albert

2068Backend/CoreInformationLowDeprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is dep...Unconfirmed
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810.10.201528.09.2020 Task Description

My version of PHP still shows deprecation warnings with flyspray.

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /var/www/flyspray.itiab.co.nz/htdocs/adodb/drivers/adodb-mysql.inc.php on line 353

Have all mysql.connect instances been removed? The connect will be removed from PHP soon and will cause problems.

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.

2040Installer and UpgraderInformationMediumFS1.0 Release buildsConfirmed
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1.0523.08.201517.04.2019 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 (flyspray-master.zip 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 github.com 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 https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases , 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 https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases
  6. Upload the created .zip and .tgz files to https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/tree/master/packed stored since 1.0-rc2 only on https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases to avoid redundancy
  7. Test the created blobs on different servers too.
  8. Edit the https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/blob/master/_docs/download.md and link the source and packaged .zip and .tgz files
  9. Write a new article with a summary of highlights of changes since last release for the www.flyspray.org frontpage on https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/tree/master/_posts/News
  10. Send an email to the Flyspray mailing list
  11. Important: If all is nice and shiny: Update the version string on www.flyspray.org https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/blob/master/version.txt 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 bugs.flyspray.org for releases? :-)

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.

2521EmailInformationLowTLS email with self-signed certificate doesn't work, "C...Unconfirmed
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531.10.201803.11.2018 Task Description

I use a personal email server with a self-signed certificate (i’m not sure if it’s possible to use my https certificate for that? i don’t even kind of understand what all I did to get this email server setup, and I don’t really want to mess with it... especially since my https certificate comes from Let’s Encrypt... so i might have to muck with the email server every 60 days ... not sure?) ..

anyway, when I try to connect to it with Flyspray, I get above the Test Email button, “Completely unexpected exception: Unable to connect with TLS encryption
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers”

Most systems have a way to override and accept an invalid cert, but I’m not seeing anything obvious about doing that with Flyspray. Does a function for this already exist, or do we need a way to do that? (alternatively, I would accept help in properly configuring my email lol)

2087Backend/CoreInformationHighSee no Editor in Add New TaskUnconfirmed
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4104.11.201505.11.2015 Task Description

Hi,

I can’t see the Editor when I make new task. Also when I editing a exciting task.

See nothing to put any HTML code in it. Can you help me!?

I use this version: Flyspray 0.9.9.7

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.

2337DocumentationInformationLowFlyspray ThemesNew
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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
      ?do=admin&area=prefs#lookandfeel

      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 https://www.flyspray.org in the documentation area.

2643Backend/CoreInformationLowUnable to delete a wrong TaskUnconfirmed
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407.07.202108.07.2021 Task Description

Today I received a Spam into my Flyspray, I wanted to ban the user and to delete the task, to my surprise I didn’t see an option to -delete- a created task, so I don’t want to keep this spammy content into my DB or even worse, publically viewable to other users / or google (which will impact in seo and also make their spamming successful forever), I just wanted to simply remove the task entirely from the DB

So my only option was to restore the 2-days before database backup in order to remove it, then I upgraded to the last git checkout but I didn’t see that option existing

I think flyspray needs to have that option included

Thank you

2222GreekInformationVery LowGreek translation issuesUnconfirmed
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324.10.201624.10.2016 Task Description

After completing the Greek translation I have a series of issues I want to report concerning mainly (but not limited to) the Greek languange.

I was thinking of opening a separate task for each one of them (note that they are all ultra low severity/priority) and adding them as sub-tasks to this one (or maybe as dependencies - or both).

I also request a Translations > Greek sub-category. I really have a lot of issues.

2333Backend/CoreInformationLowSet Default View on Login?Unconfirmed
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326.01.201727.01.2017 Task Description

I can’t see an option to set the default view after login. It always defaults to tasklist view when it would be useful to show the overview by default on login.

2545User InterfaceInformationLowCan't delete system wide 'Task Statuses'Unconfirmed
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320.04.201905.05.2019 Task Description

From the ‘Task Statuses’ menu, when in the global project, the ‘delete’ cases are grayed out, preventing me from deleting them.

This is a problem for me because I would like to only have project specific statuses and I would like to name one of those statuses ‘Assigned’.

For now, I got around it renaming the system wide ‘Assigned’ status.

2551AuthenticationInformationLowLDAP/AD integrationUnconfirmed
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315.05.201904.09.2019 Task Description

Hi

Please advise if there are known issues when integrating Flyspray with Active Directory using LDAP.

2582Backend/CoreInformationLowHow to reach internal windows share (was: Internal URL)Unconfirmed
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304.11.201905.11.2019 Task Description

I have installed flyspray on an internal server and have problems with the renaming of internal links.

For example:
I want to put this link in the comment section.
\\192.168.200.5\Folder\example.docx

it shows the link correct,
but when you hover over the link it shows:
file://192.168.200.5/Folder/example.docx

And on clicking on it, of course I can´t access the file, because it´s trying to open an external link.
I dont want it to be renamed from ‘\’ to ‘/’.

Can somebody help me please.

I tryed to find it in the sourcecodes, but I have almost no experience in PHP.

Thank you!

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.

2432Database QueriesInformationLowDelete tasks from all projects (like factory reset)Unconfirmed
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208.05.201710.05.2017 Task Description

Is there any “ready” SQL query file to delete all tasks and start again ? (without deleting projects, project settings, categories, task types, tags, task statuses etc...)

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.

2335Backend/CoreInformationLowPDF Attachment does NOT View/Open in New Window/TabUnconfirmed
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127.01.201727.01.2017
2339EmailInformationLowEmailing issuesUnconfirmed
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110.02.201710.02.2017
2429Backend/CoreInformationLowMy tasks URLUnconfirmed
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109.03.201720.03.2017
2435Backend/CoreInformationLowMax attach a fileUnconfirmed
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118.07.201718.07.2017
2476Backend/CoreInformationLowGuzzle/Guzzle is abandoned, should use library that's s...Unconfirmed
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110.08.201810.08.2018
2477Backend/CoreInformationLowold style MySQL extension is abandoned ..Unconfirmed
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110.08.201810.08.2018
2479Backend/CoreInformationLowUser table seems really complexUnconfirmed
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110.08.201810.08.2018
2480Backend/CoreInformationLowBetter file organizationUnconfirmed
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110.08.201810.08.2018
2482Backend/CoreInformationLowProtect issues by defaultUnconfirmed
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110.08.201810.08.2018
2498TranslationsInformationLowApply variable in language keys to push the local site ...Unconfirmed
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118.09.201802.11.2018
2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
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30.10.201530.10.2015
2221Installer and UpgraderInformationLowNotices on install with PHP7New
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1.0124.10.201617.04.2021
2324Backend/CoreInformationLowUpdate composer.jsonUnconfirmed
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31.12.201631.12.2016
2444Installer and UpgraderInformationLowcomposer hits memory limitsNew
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04.10.201704.10.2017
2481Backend/CoreInformationLowMove to MVCUnconfirmed
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10.08.201810.08.2018
2484Backend/CoreInformationLowIncrease min. version of PHP requirementUnconfirmed
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10.08.201810.08.2018
2524EmailInformationLowSMTP Mailer doesn't accept custom portsUnconfirmed
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05.11.201827.11.2018
2599Backend/CoreInformationLowadd post request on new task creationUnconfirmed
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30.03.202012.04.2021
2600Backend/CoreInformationLowError #17 when selecting a projectUnconfirmed
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31.03.202031.03.2020
2613Public RelationsInformationVery LowEmail ist SignupUnconfirmed
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116.09.202016.09.2020
1950User InterfaceTODOMediumSolve confusing Flyspray group settings vs Project grou...Confirmed
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1.0907.03.201511.11.2015
1737JavascriptTODOLowJavascript OverhaulNew
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1.1 devel6125.05.201217.04.2021
2031User InterfaceTODOLowRendering overduePlanned
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1.1 devel412.08.201514.08.2015
1956Backend/CoreTODOLowDatesConfirmed
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1.1 devel307.03.201509.03.2015
2062User InterfaceTODOLowreview do=admin&area=editallusersNew
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329.09.201515.04.2020
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