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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  asc Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
1487AuthenticationFeature RequestLowLDAP(Active Directory) AuthenticationPlanned
1.1 devel101121.05.200804.09.2019 Task Description

I have done a very quick bit of work to bring ldap (through active directory) authentication to flyspray for our implementation in the office. I hope it will be of use to others. There is a readme.txt inside talking through the process and the patch to apply. My plan is to expand on this and make it part of the setup process but this will take a bit longer.

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?
1222Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumWorkflow engine / Role-based State Transition Rules Eng...Unconfirmed
11725.03.200705.05.2019 Task Description

I have been working with Eventum ( for quite sometime now and in contrast, I like Flyspray for its simplicity and practicality. But one thing I badly miss (and something that Eventum scores high) is a Workflow Engine. If not a sophisticated W.E., I (as an Admin / Manager) should be able define role-based state transition rules of the tasks reported in a particular project. For example, I should be able to implement the following scenario:

  1. For a “Developer”, the subsequent tasks from various states. Likewise for other roles
  2. “Developer” should not be able close out the bug reports. He/she can only flag them as implemented. The “Reporter” of the bugs or the “Manager” alone should be able to close out issues
  3. ..
  4. .. it will go on like that ;-)

This feature, in my opinion, is very crucial for corporate organizations to give a serious consideration to Flyspray.

2328Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAdd [key] support for each project instead of FS#Unconfirmed
1120.01.201710.02.2017 Task Description

Adding key support for each project instead of using the prefix FS#<task_id>

Let the administrator choose the key for project.

What’s a project key?
It prefixes each task in the project

920User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCharts (gantt, severities, OSes, opened-closed, ...)Researching
2.017906.05.200607.04.2021 Task Description

With all informations on flyspray, it’s possible to generate a gantt chart.
For this, some php code exists :

407Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumPlugin systemConfirmed
2.0261404.12.200417.01.2013 Task Description

Everything is currently hard-coded. Create a plugin system that allows a module to be simply "dropped into" a plugins/ directory, enabled in the options, and have the plugin just work.

Possibilities might include alternative methods of notification, perhaps a documentation subsystem, or even simple things like voting for tasks.

The user should NOT have to edit existing Flyspray source code to make a plugin work.

1782Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowCustom fields on taskPlanned
2.033327.11.201207.01.2020 Task Description

A very useful feature would be to be able to manage a list of custom fields by project, and to be able to add and fill any of these fields to any task.
So we could be able to search on the presence and content of a field.
We could be able to sort the tasks by this field when they are displayed in a list.

A use example is when you create a bug by reference to another external list. It can be very useful to have a field that references a line in the external list.

2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
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.

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
2324Backend/CoreInformationLowUpdate composer.jsonUnconfirmed
31.12.201631.12.2016 Task Description
symfony/event-dispatcher suggests installing symfony/dependency-injection ()
symfony/event-dispatcher suggests installing symfony/http-kernel ()
guzzle/guzzle suggests installing guzzlehttp/guzzle (Guzzle 5 has moved to a new package name. The package you have installed, Guzzle 3, is deprecated.)
Package guzzle/guzzle is abandoned, you should avoid using it. Use guzzlehttp/guzzle instead.
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

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

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

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);
2599Backend/CoreInformationLowadd post request on new task creationUnconfirmed
30.03.202012.04.2021 Task Description

I’m currently using flyspray

I want to make a little integration of our flyspray installation into slack.
I want make a POST request when a “new task is created”

Any experiment guy can help here ?
1. Where is the best place to achieve this quickly as “hack hardcode” 2. Im not php developer, is there any php lib in flyspray todo quick POST request without installing any additional lib.

2600Backend/CoreInformationLowError #17 when selecting a projectUnconfirmed
31.03.202031.03.2020 Task Description

When I am at the global projects page at index.php?do=admin&area=editallusers and now select a project from the dropdown menu at the top right, I get an error

FEHLER #17: Ungültiger Projektmanager-Bereich!

(according to the the translation area this is key 813: error17 Invalid PM area.)

If I select the project again, the projects start page will be shown correctly.

2613Public RelationsInformationVery LowEmail ist SignupUnconfirmed
116.09.202016.09.2020 Task Description

My School has blocked me from signing up for the Mailing list, how do I sign up or can you add me?

2203Backend/CoreInformationLowlanguage files are in folder lang. But i can't change l...Unconfirmed
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
127.01.201727.01.2017 Task Description

if a pdf is attached with commentit needs either be forced as download or open target _blank

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...

2429Backend/CoreInformationLowMy tasks URLUnconfirmed
109.03.201720.03.2017 Task Description

Hey peterdd,

I was wondering: is there a standard URL for “My tasks”? I have an internal website and I would like to create a menu with a few submenus (Add task and My tasks) that link to FlySpray. However if I place the URL for My Tasks (being logged in with my user account), and copy this link to the menu, all others that click the submenu My Tasks, are seeing the tasks that where opened by me or where I am assigned, not that user that is connected on Flyspray with his account on his PC.

So that’s why I am asking for a generic URL of My Tasks, so I can place it on this middle-site?


2435Backend/CoreInformationLowMax attach a fileUnconfirmed
118.07.201718.07.2017 Task Description


Can you tell me which file to modify to increase the size of the attachments? Currently limited to 2mb. I would like to authorize 4mb

Thank you


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!)

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.

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?

2480Backend/CoreInformationLowBetter file organizationUnconfirmed
2482Backend/CoreInformationLowProtect issues by defaultUnconfirmed
2498TranslationsInformationLowApply variable in language keys to push the local site ...Unconfirmed
2208Backend/CoreInformationLowSeverity "medium" by defaultSuspended
2432Database QueriesInformationLowDelete tasks from all projects (like factory reset)Unconfirmed
2222GreekInformationVery LowGreek translation issuesUnconfirmed
2333Backend/CoreInformationLowSet Default View on Login?Unconfirmed
2545User InterfaceInformationLowCan't delete system wide 'Task Statuses'Unconfirmed
2551AuthenticationInformationLowLDAP/AD integrationUnconfirmed
2582Backend/CoreInformationLowHow to reach internal windows share (was: Internal URL)Unconfirmed
2087Backend/CoreInformationHighSee no Editor in Add New TaskUnconfirmed
2214Backend/CoreInformationLowChanging status of task automaticallyUnconfirmed
2337DocumentationInformationLowFlyspray ThemesNew
2643Backend/CoreInformationLowUnable to delete a wrong TaskUnconfirmed
2040Installer and UpgraderInformationMediumFS1.0 Release buildsConfirmed
2220Backend/CoreInformationLowOne status with different color in tasklistUnconfirmed
2521EmailInformationLowTLS email with self-signed certificate doesn't work, "C...Unconfirmed
2210User InterfaceInformationLowTasklist color for due dateUnconfirmed
2068Backend/CoreInformationLowDeprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is dep...Unconfirmed
2466Backend/CoreInformationLowHow to run under httpsUnconfirmed
2008User InterfaceTODOLowdifference between related tasks and related linksNew
2016User InterfaceTODOMediumheading and h1, h2, h3New
1.1 devel23.07.201523.07.2015
2039Installer and UpgraderTODOLowReview INSTALL, README, documentation files for release...New
2554User InterfaceTODOLowkeyboard shortcuts help box should adapt to current pag...New
2572User InterfaceTODOLowadd link attributes ugc and nofollow to user generated ...New
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