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2021-04-23: Flyspray 1.0-rc10 released See

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

ID Category Task Type Severity  desc Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2643Backend/CoreInformationLowUnable to delete a wrong TaskUnconfirmed
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

2656Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowkeep link parameters for new task if not yet logged inNew
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.


Or short example (nicer urls using .htaccess rules)

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.

2659Backend/CoreFeature RequestLow/task/NUMBER links have been removedConfirmed
125.10.202206.11.2022 Task Description

Hello all, Flyspray team,

I see that now /task/NUMBER links have been removed.

Here it works (for example) :

Currently it is (for example) :

Can you readd this feature?

Thanks in advance.


2660Backend/CoreBug ReportLowmention an user with "_" does not work: @user_testConfirmed
peterdd1.0-rc11829.10.202208.11.2022 Task Description

@peterdd: It is not possible to tag the user, for example, @user_test.

It is stopped before “_”.

change by @peterdd: quickfix is now in master branch

2664Backend/CoreBug ReportLow"(" or ")" in a link does not workUnconfirmed
201.11.202206.11.2022 Task Description

“(” or “)” in a link does not work, example:

2666Backend/CoreBug ReportLowTag user with ID numberUnconfirmed
01.11.202206.11.2022 Task Description

@peterdd: It is not possible to tag user with ID number?

You can see a lot of problems with tag here:

2667Backend/CoreBug ReportLowWhen we search, ticket links are big...Maybe
101.11.202206.11.2022 Task Description

When we search, ticket links are big…

Example with this search:

Look ticket links, example:
- 2666: 

It is possible to keep in ticket result link only “” or the best ““.

Linked to:
- /task/number:

Thanks in advance.

1671Database QueriesFeature RequestLowAbility to extract CSV, or ExcelPlanned
1.1 devel4318.12.201008.10.2017 Task Description

At work, we would need to be able to do extractions from the list of regular Flyspray tasks. Have you the ability to integrate this functionality into the interface later.

2432Database QueriesInformationLowDelete tasks from all projects (like factory reset)Unconfirmed
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...)

2606Database QueriesFeature RequestLowduedate column sort asc in tasklist should put unset du...New
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.

2669Database QueriesBug ReportLowuser and registrations tables: Illegal mix of collation...New
peterdd1.0-rc11107.11.202208.11.2022 Task Description

The ajax call to check if a username is taken fails currently on when trying to fill the user registration form.
(beside the fact the registration confirmation loop is not working as mail server not correct configured)

Query {
    SELECT count(u.user_name) AS anz_u_user, count(r.user_name) AS anz_r_user
    FROM `flyspray_users` u
    LEFT JOIN `flyspray_registrations` r ON u.user_name = r.user_name
    WHERE LOWER(u.user_name) = ? OR LOWER(r.user_name) = ?}
 failed! (Illegal mix of collations (utf8_general_ci,IMPLICIT) and (utf8_unicode_ci,IMPLICIT) for operation '='

Inconsistency probably due misconfiguration due manual upgrade + manual changes to the database.

Affected: maybe only

I fixed it on by running SQL commands:

ALTER TABLE flyspray_registrations CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8mb4;



Both now using the servers default collation, so they can be joined again by boths user_name field.

This can be seen as just a quickfix.

Why this happened at all?

I can only speculate about this as I can do some administration only since 2021.

I assume the defaults of mysql tables charsets and collation changed with mysql/mariadb versions and the upgrade scripts does not explicit handle that.

So lets say first it was utf8 and utf8_general_ci,
then utf8 and utf8_unicode_ci
and then utf8mb4 and utf8mb4_unicode_ci.

And when upgrading Flyspray and new tables where created they use the servers new default charset and collation while the older tables and varchar fields keep their old charset and collation which leads to inconsistencies.

And then there where probably manual interventions by admins (from 2003-2021?) who fixed/changed charset/collation on certain tables and fields manually by running SQL commands.

How it should be fixed

The Flyspray install and upgrade scripts and xmlschema03 files should contain information and settings for charset and collation for the table fields and upgrade scripts and should convert wrong charset and collation fields during an upgrade if they are wrong in the database.

Sadly ADOdb’s xmlschema03 lacks configuring and handling yet, so this must be done by the upgrade PHP scripts after running xmlschema03 xml files.

How it will be handled meanwhile

Extending Admin Toolbox→Checks sections to compare the current database with the intended configuration.

So admins can fix tables and field charset and collation where required.

Such inconsistency could be detected by admin checks - tab.

I would like to see that field users.user_name and registrations.user_name just be ascii (in mysql) and only accepts allowed username characters.

1964DocumentationFeature RequestLowOn page documentationNew
11.03.201511.03.2015 Task Description

This is a parent task for all small helping or explaining tooltips that can be maybe added where approriate.

Many people don't like reading external documentations, which sometimes often is also not up to date with the current used version.

If you are doing something in Flyspray and you don't know exactly how it works or have to be done rigth and you must look at documentation, it breaks your workflow.

The best case is if its all perfect intuitive and you don't have to read any help texts. But in the case of more complex operations or things that do many things behind the scene a helping tooltip or explanation can give you a mental map and more trust into what the tool is doing.

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

      For instance a corporate footer menu or something like that.

Advantages of CleanFS instead running your own

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

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

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

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

2071EmailBug ReportLowNew user e-mail validationConfirmed
14.10.201514.10.2015 Task Description

On flyspray/index.php?do=admin&area=newuser I sucessfuly register user with email ;

I don’t recieve popup with message ‘You did’nt enter valid e-mail address’

After that on new page i receive error:

Completely unexpected exception: Address in mailbox given [;] does not comply with RFC 2822, 3.6.2.
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

2339EmailInformationLowEmailing issuesUnconfirmed
110.02.201710.02.2017 Task Description

Sometimes the emailing fails for a while with the message:

Completely unexpected exception: Expected response code 250 but got code “550”, with message “550 Bad HELO - Host impersonating domain name [] "
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

It useually simply works so actually I don’t know if it’s a flyspray issue or a hosting issue...

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)

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);
2544EmailBug ReportLowError when registering new accountUnconfirmed
123.03.201923.03.2019 Task Description

I installed the developer edition.

mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.7.25, for Linux
PHP 7.2.15-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
Ubuntu 18.04.2

Admin settings → Allow users to register and send conf. email.

I DID set up email settings thru google and sent a test email. it did work.

After logging out, I tried to register a new account. I filled in details and got the following error:
Completely unexpected exception: Expected response code 250 but got code “530”, with message “530 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first. u13sm3937813iog.80 - gsmtp "
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

Obviously, the confirmation email was never sent.

I am going to try to manually add a new user. Will update with outcome.

2550EmailBug ReportLowException handling sending email notificationUnconfirmed
06.05.201906.05.2019 Task Description

Someone reported this:

Today i tried to report an issue about xxx on the xxx (namely xxx) and the following error message has been displayed:
Completely unexpected exception: Expected response code 250 but got code “451”, with message “451 Error in writing spool file "
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers
The issue itself has been created though.
1608Installer and UpgraderBug ReportLowreserved characters cause database error after installa...Unconfirmed
0% Task Description

the installer does not check for reserved characters when writing to flyspray.conf.php, causing parse_ini_file() to return an invalid database password.

2039Installer and UpgraderTODOLowReview INSTALL, README, documentation files for release...New
30% Task Description

Check if the install, setup and upgrade instruction are correct:

  • dev/github versions (using composer for dependency resolving)
  • release versions (using composer or complete bundled binary releases containing all dependencies (ADODB, oauth2, ..)
2221Installer and UpgraderInformationLowNotices on install with PHP7New
1.0124.10.201617.04.2021 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
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

2649Installer and UpgraderFeature RequestLowDocker Container: is there a way to hook into the setup...Unconfirmed
1011.08.202127.08.2021 Task Description

Hi, in my free time of the last few days I begun developping a Docker container: I derived it from a nextcloud docker container… For now, I limited my focus on an apache/debian buster container. I’d be happy to contribute the project to the official placeholder when it is ready.

Anyhow, in the entrypoint script, I use some environment variables to create the flyspray.conf.php from scratch. and would now need to populate the database. I understand i have to use the respective xml scheme as the setup/index.php does.

I am not experienced with php and database applications and would like to ask you for advice how to proceed efficiently.

Since the current setup is indented to be interactive in the browser, i would need to use a cli tool or a purposely-build php script to do the same task on the command line/on container startup. But this seems to me this would be code duplication and introduce more maintenance work.

  • Is it possible to hook into only some of the functions of the setup/index.php?
  • What could be the next best approach to populate the db on first start?
  • Would it be a viable solution in trying to further modularize the setup - allowing to run parts on cli, like nextcloud’s occ tool?
1737JavascriptTODOLowJavascript OverhaulNew
1.1 devel6125.05.201217.04.2021 Task Description

@scott wrote:

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

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

@peterdd wrote on 2021-04-02:

Yes, move inline javascript out of templates, but no need for single wholeinone js file, it’s ok to load only the js files required for current page. Probably in 2021 there is no need for js framework anymore and standard javascript is just fine for the functionality Flyspray requires.

1518NotificationsFeature RequestLowShow last date/time when a reminder was sentUnconfirmed
1628NotificationsFeature RequestLowGlobal Notification addressUnconfirmed
2023NotificationsFeature RequestLowInform users if reminder is disabled in system settingsNew
2064NotificationsFeature RequestLowDeadline Alert - so Flyspray can send notifications som...Maybe
2216NotificationsFeature RequestLowAdd slack integration (webhook)Unconfirmed
2344NotificationsBug ReportLowAdmins still get noticed for new users even with the op...Unconfirmed
2520NotificationsFeature RequestLowSend a notification for a new task in slack integration...Unconfirmed
2595NotificationsFeature RequestLowNotifications to message platforms Unconfirmed
2650NotificationsFeature RequestLownotification content or fields dependent of user permis...New
2052Text RenderingFeature RequestLowAdd Markdown syntax option for task descriptionsUnconfirmed
2215Text RenderingBug ReportLowwrong output of Geshi syntax highlighting for xml codeNew
2671Text RenderingBug ReportLowgeshi xmlNew
2498TranslationsInformationLowApply variable in language keys to push the local site ...Unconfirmed
2531TranslationsFeature RequestLowdetect usage of translation keywordsNew
920User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCharts (gantt, severities, OSes, opened-closed, ...)Researching
1040User InterfaceFeature RequestLowClose Multiple Tasks at onceNew
1.1 devel5317.08.200601.10.2015
1134User InterfaceFeature RequestLowadd icon/image for each projectPlanned
1.1 devel7329.11.200609.03.2015
1236User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMark Issue As Verified or UnverifiableUnconfirmed
1481User InterfaceFeature RequestLowDiff visualisationUnconfirmed
1485User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdditional extended Printview for the TasksPlanned
1491User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCustom task table columns for individual usersUnconfirmed
1670User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAssign Key-Shortcuts to form fieldsUnconfirmed
1736User InterfaceFeature RequestLowBe able to add colors for Task StatusesPlanned
1.1 devel516.05.201215.10.2015
1749User InterfaceBug ReportLowSubmit form buttons on lower rightUnconfirmed
1809User InterfaceFeature RequestLow Searching closed tasks by Reason for closingMaybe
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