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

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version  desc Opened Last Edited
2528User InterfaceBug ReportLowNew user registration doesn't check for duplicate usern...Confirmed
505.01.201907.01.2019 Task Description

Steps done to create the problem:
Visit in a private browser window (so you are logged out)

Put in an already taken username (e.g. Stefan or Stefan2)

Expected behavior:
Username gets red and a note appears that username already is taken

Experienced behavior:
Username gets green and registration of a new user proceeds with sending a notification mail with confirmation code.
After putting in the confirmation code in provided page, user gets presented a “username is already taken, choose another” (where?) message, and has to re-start registration process from beginning and hopefully this time choose a not taken name.

2527Backend/CoreBug ReportLowDatabase Check »Your mysql supports full utf-8 since 5....Unconfirmed
105.01.201905.01.2019 Task Description

Steps done to create the problem:
Access /index.php?do=admin&area=checks with a MySQL Version >= 5.5.3

Expected behavior:
Flyspray tests for character set and displays »Your mysql supports full utf-8 since 5.5.3. You are using x.x.x and flyspray tables could be upgraded.« when database schema or one table isn’t set to utf8mb4 character set.

Experienced behavior:
Flyspray always shows this note, even though character set is correct.

As far as I can tell from the source, a query gets executed to the database (and if I do that manually the result is “utf8mb4, utf8mb4_unicode_ci” for my database), but the result doesn’t get checket, the note is always shown (line 123)

2524EmailInformationLowSMTP Mailer doesn't accept custom portsUnconfirmed
05.11.201827.11.2018 Task Description

Did you installed an official release or did you used an inoffical docker?!
MySQL 8.0.12, 7.2.9 on debian buster

Steps done to create the problem:
Enter server:port at Mail-Settings

Expected behavior: would make use of the custom port

Experienced behavior:
TLS Errors

          if ($fs->prefs['email_tls']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($fs->prefs['smtp_server'], 587, 'tls');
          } else if ($fs->prefs['email_ssl']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($fs->prefs['smtp_server'], 465, 'ssl');
          } else {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($fs->prefs['smtp_server']);

Should be changed to

          $someTemporaryVariable = explode(':',$fs->prefs['smtp_server']);
          if ($fs->prefs['email_tls']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($someTemporaryVariable[0], $someTemporaryVariable[1] || 587, 'tls');
          } else if ($fs->prefs['email_ssl']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($someTemporaryVariable[0], $someTemporaryVariable[1] || 465, 'ssl');
          } else {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($someTemporaryVariable[0], $someTemporaryVariable[1] || 25);
2522Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowemail vs username login issuesResearching
431.10.201802.11.2018 Task Description

So, I’ve been away from Flyspray for more than a few years. When I tried to login to the Flyspray here, I was unable to login, because I don’t remember my username, and I was unable to retrieve my username, because there’s no function for that. I was *also* unable to re-register the same email address. SO, having an account system that requires both unique usernames and unique email addresses, but has no way of retrieving one from the other, doesn’t work out so well.

Suggestion: either use email as username, or add a function to retrieve username (perhaps along with password retrieval . . password retrieval would then have to take username -or- email, probably)

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

2520NotificationsFeature RequestLowSend a notification for a new task in slack integration...Unconfirmed
424.10.201830.03.2020 Task Description

Hi, i made a way to integrate slack in flyspray using webhooks.. i not added to git.. if some can add for me it’s ok.

The process is simple.. maybe in the front the team can add a field for add the webhook for each action could be better.. in this moment the webhook is triggered only for newtask using the log method.. but you can simply add some “if” for each “type” of log.


1. Create a new field in the table flyspray_users named “slack”, and add the user slack for each user.
2. Edit the file /includes/class.flyspray.php , go to the function “logEvent” and change it by this:

public static function logEvent($task_id, $type, $newvalue = '', $oldvalue = '', $field = '', $time = null)
				global $db, $user;
				// This function creates entries in the history table.  These are the event types:
				//  0: Fields changed in a task
				//  1: New task created
				//  2: Task closed
				//  3: Task edited (for backwards compatibility with events prior to the history system)
				//  4: Comment added
				//  5: Comment edited
				//  6: Comment deleted
				//  7: Attachment added
				//  8: Attachment deleted
				//  9: User added to notification list
				// 10: User removed from notification list
				// 11: Related task added to this task
				// 12: Related task removed from this task
				// 13: Task re-opened
				// 14: Task assigned to user / re-assigned to different user / Unassigned
				// 15: This task was added to another task's related list
				// 16: This task was removed from another task's related list
				// 17: Reminder added
				// 18: Reminder deleted
				// 19: User took ownership
				// 20: Closure request made
				// 21: Re-opening request made
				// 22: Adding a new dependency
				// 23: This task added as a dependency of another task
				// 24: Removing a dependency
				// 25: This task removed from another task's dependency list
				// 26: Task was made private
				// 27: Task was made public
				// 28: PM request denied
				// 29: User added to the list of assignees
				// 30: New user registration
				// 31: User deletion
				// 32: Add new subtask
				// 33: Remove Subtask
				// 34: Add new parent
				// 35: Remove parent
				$query_params = array(intval($task_id), intval($user->id),
				((!is_numeric($time)) ? time() : $time),
				$type, $field, $oldvalue, $newvalue);
				if ($type == 14) {
					$usuarios = $db->query("SELECT DISTINCT a.slack, c.item_summary, d.project_title
						FROM {users} a
						JOIN {assigned} b on b.user_id = a.user_id
						JOIN {tasks} c on c.task_id = b.task_id
						JOIN {projects} d on d.project_id = c.project_id
						WHERE b.task_id = ?
						and a.slack <> '-'", array(intval($task_id)));
						$slackUsers = $db->fetchAllArray($usuarios);
						foreach ($slackUsers as $users) {
							$data = array(
								'text' => "New task: Project: " . $users['project_title'] . " | summary: " . $users['item_summary'] . " | taskId:" . $task_id ,
								'username' => "bott inslack",
								'link_names' => "1",
								'channel' =>  "@" . $users['slack'],
								'icon_emoji' => ":panda_face:"
							$options = array(
								'http' => array(
									'header'  => 'Content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n',
									'method'  => 'POST',
									'content' => json_encode($data)
                                                      // DEFINE SLACK WEBHOOK
							$context  = stream_context_create($options);
							$result = file_get_contents("", false, $context);
					if($db->query('INSERT INTO {history} (task_id, user_id, event_date, event_type, field_changed,
						old_value, new_value) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)', $query_params)) {
							return true;
						return false;
2499User InterfaceBug ReportHighChange recaptcha from using file_get_contents to CurlUnconfirmed
118.09.201802.11.2018 Task Description

The issue with many servers now and the reason that recaptcha does not work is because it requires servers to enable allow_url_fopen which is a huge security risk. That is why you get the warning message when you try to run recaptcha that file_get_contents failed to connect.

So the solution is to use Curl to do that job.

Here is the fixed file, excuse my mess i had not cleaned up my code yet... but recaptcha now works.

this file goes in the includes dir... you can clean up the file if you like again sorry about that.

2498TranslationsInformationLowApply variable in language keys to push the local site ...Unconfirmed
118.09.201802.11.2018 Task Description

Hi, in order for us to push our name (rather than flyspray) on emails, notifications, and GUI we had to edit the language file to replace the text “flyspray” with our install site name. That way notifications come from our company name rather than flyspray.

It would be nice if you could take the site name variable and add it to the language files in all keys that face the public user and all notifications. This would not only prevent editing of the lang file but also make setup alot faster.

Thanks so much..

2496EmailBug ReportLowNotification Mail - Link to the task invalid when quick...Waiting on Customer
213.09.201814.09.2018 Task Description


I’m having an issue on the notification’s mail sent to people when quick-editing a task, more precisely on the link to the task below.

I had this in my older mails :

I “corrected” it by adding a str_replace here (see my screenshot), and now it’s good.

Thank you

2484Backend/CoreInformationLowIncrease min. version of PHP requirementUnconfirmed
10.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

Then you can gracefully drop support of old MySQL extension AND drop the need for password compat, since BCRYPT and password_hash are built into PHP from version 5.5 onwards

2482Backend/CoreInformationLowProtect issues by defaultUnconfirmed
110.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

I get that your project is public and you want people visiting this site to see what issues you’re working on, but most people probably don’t want their bugs list open to the public;

Can this be protected/private by default?

2481Backend/CoreInformationLowMove to MVCUnconfirmed
10.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

That way you can just protect the setup routes after installation, etc.

And have a much less cumbersome .htaccess file.

And take sensitive files outside of the server path and not risk letting them get out in the public

2480Backend/CoreInformationLowBetter file organizationUnconfirmed
110.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

Save public files inside public or public_html directories, and non-public files outside of those directories;

config file

vendor directory

setup logic


This goes onto another question/point - why are you deleting files from the vendor directory? It happens during composer install, and again after installation? Those files will just get put back if the user ever runs composer install again...

2479Backend/CoreInformationLowUser table seems really complexUnconfirmed
110.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

why not store all the user preferences in preferences or user_prefernces? Then users can just be simple username, email, password?

2477Backend/CoreInformationLowold style MySQL extension is abandoned ..Unconfirmed
110.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

the old php mysql extension is long ago reached its demise, why bother supporting it?

I also see in the database connector that your supporting MySQL/PDO - why not settle on that? If the queries aren’t MySQL specific, it becomes easier to support other DB’s, etc.

2476Backend/CoreInformationLowGuzzle/Guzzle is abandoned, should use library that's s...Unconfirmed
110.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

(Working on a network monitoring system that really needs a ticketing system, saw this and since I speak PHP, thought it would be a good place to start... I just installed and am sharing my notes, do with them what you will!)

2466Backend/CoreInformationLowHow to run under httpsUnconfirmed
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

2459User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAttachments on/off and max size setting in Admin Toolbo...Unconfirmed
116.02.201803.03.2018 Task Description

It would be great if the Admin Toolbox had an attachments section with an on/off switch, a max size setting, and it would print out all the reasons why it can’t set it to your desired value.

This would help in situations like  FS#2458 , it would be more clear if there is a setting to turn on/off attachments instead of turning them on and off by setting the rights if the attachments folder.

This way if the attachments setting is On, the GUI could also print an error “Attachments folder must be writable” when it detects that the writable attribute does not match the desired setting.

2456User InterfaceBug ReportHighMissing GUI controlsUnconfirmed
509.02.201810.02.2018 Task Description

After updating from “1.0-rc6” to “1.0-rc7 dev” there is missing controls menu on writer. Look attachment.
How to solve this?

Is there any settings to enable this or I’m missing something...

2454Backend/CoreBug ReportLowPHP warning in admin edit user areaNew
15.01.201815.01.2018 Task Description

Since PHP7.2 shows a warning in admin area ?do=admin&area=users&user_id=1234567890, when user_id is set, but no alternative user_name parameter.

Probably related to scripts/admin.php

$id = Flyspray::UserNameToId(Req::val('user_name'));
if (!$id) {
  $id = Req::val('user_id');
2451Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMod: blank Category - user must chose before pressing A...Confirmed
208.12.201714.12.2017 Task Description

Hello Peter,

I am interested in making the following mod:

When posting a new task, category should be blank by default, in order for the user that opens a new task to select that specific category.
If he doesn’t select any task, when pressing Add this task button, FlySpray should display an error message saying that the Category hasn’t been specified.

Do you think this mod can be made with the current version?
If so, do you mind if you help me a bit with the things that need to be modified?


2449Backend/CoreBug ReportLowUnexepted exception on smtp gmail sendUnconfirmed
729.10.201710.01.2018 Task Description

On creating task we got error on event which must send e-mail via “google mail”.

I hoped that in rc6 this will be solved but not. This error was the same on rc4.

2448Backend/CoreBug ReportLowerror message in eventlog reportsUnconfirmed
226.10.201729.10.2017 Task Description

The last version of Flyspray is simply amazing! it works like a charm :)

This is a small bug report in the eventlog page, that shows this message:

Notice: unserialize(): Error at offset 237 of 808 bytes in /home/elivebugs/ on line 88 Notice: unserialize(): Error at offset 229 of 796 bytes in /home/elivebugs/ on line 88

There’s a small screenshot:

Thank you!

2447Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAllow notifications when a new task is createdUnconfirmed
226.10.201729.10.2017 Task Description

The only (only!) feature that I have missing in Flyspray is an option to receive email notifications when a new task is created

I think that this could be in the profile of the user, and/or in the main configurations as “send a notification to the -group- (admins?) when a new task is created”

Thanks a lot! flyspray r00lz after all these years, never failed, no bugs, no hacks, fast and efficient! :)

A Happy user.

2444Installer and UpgraderInformationLowcomposer hits memory limitsNew
04.10.201704.10.2017 Task Description

Quick anwser: enable swap partition on your server.

Tried upgrading a rc4-dev to rc5-dev/rc6/flyspray-master on a virtual server with 500MB RAM and php5.6.30 on the commandline (debian)

After file upgrade, I wanted also update the vendor stuff according to composer.json changes.

But surprisingly this failed:

php composer.phar update

and also after

php composer.phar selfupdate

to version Composer version 1.5.2 2017-09-11 the memory limit bug exists:

The following exception is caused by a lack of memory or swap, or not having swap configured
Check for details

PHP Warning:  proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory in phar:///var/www/***/composer.phar/vendor/symfony/console/Application.php on line 979

Warning: proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory in phar:///var/www/***/composer.phar/vendor/symfony/console/Application.php on line 979

  proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory

Also doing a more fresh vendor install like

rm composer.lock
rm vendor/*
(keeps the .htaccess there)
php composer.phar install

300 MB not enough for a handful of php package installations? wtf, but didn’t dig deeper..

I temporarly solved the problem by making a swap partition on this vServer like suggested at

/bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap.1 bs=1M count=1024
/sbin/mkswap /var/swap.1
chmod 600 /var/swap.1
/sbin/swapon /var/swap.1
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        506300     374920     131380      30628      21904     143872
-/+ buffers/cache:     209144     297156
Swap:      1048572          0    1048572

This is just documentation and is for the people who prefer a Flyspray development version from

Full Flyspray release download files do not needs to fiddle with composer.

Maybe an entry for the FAQ

2441Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumrefactor dokuwiki image tagsNew
2440Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowOption to disable tag featureNew
2439Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowClone a ProjectNew
2436Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdokuwiki renderer creates nonunique html-id for h1,h2,h...New
2435Backend/CoreInformationLowMax attach a fileUnconfirmed
2432Database QueriesInformationLowDelete tasks from all projects (like factory reset)Unconfirmed
2430Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowUser dependency on projectUnconfirmed
2429Backend/CoreInformationLowMy tasks URLUnconfirmed
2427Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowallow hotlinking (direct links) to uploaded filesUnconfirmed
2425SlovenianFeature RequestVery LowTranslation: SlovenianConfirmed
2346Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowCustom css inheritanceUnconfirmed
2345Text RenderingBug ReportLow<hr> should be in allowed tagsUnconfirmed
2344NotificationsBug ReportLowAdmins still get noticed for new users even with the op...Unconfirmed
2343EmailBug ReportMediumNotification mailUnconfirmed
2339EmailInformationLowEmailing issuesUnconfirmed
2338Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumExport tasks to csv has issuesUnconfirmed
2337DocumentationInformationLowFlyspray ThemesNew
2336Backend/CoreBug ReportHighCaptcha validation always fail on registrationUnconfirmed
2335Backend/CoreInformationLowPDF Attachment does NOT View/Open in New Window/TabUnconfirmed
2333Backend/CoreInformationLowSet Default View on Login?Unconfirmed
2332Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumCSV export filename filteringNew
2330Backend/CoreBug ReportLowPHP Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in scripts/index.php o...Unconfirmed
2328Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAdd [key] support for each project instead of FS#Unconfirmed
2327Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowvisibility-option for private tasksUnconfirmed
2325User InterfaceFeature RequestLowbig image attachments: fit to browser window width in L...New
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