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

ID Category  asc Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2587Backend/CoreTODOMediumdisplay_errors=1 should not set in release candidateUnconfirmed
18.12.201918.12.2019 Task Description

display_errors = 1 should not set in include/ for releases or releases candidate, because with this it is not possibele to disable the error reporting globaly.

The problem is, if I want to enable full error reporting to logfile via “error_log=…” in php.ini, then the error will also full reported to user. Full error reporting is a hig risk for security.

Did you installed an official release or did you used an inoffical docker?!

Steps done to create the problem:
Create a file in base directory with follow contens:
error_reporting = E_ALL | E_STRICT
log_errors = On
display_errors = Off
error_log = /var/log/php-flyspray-errors.log

Expected behavior:
Errors only to log file

Experienced behavior:
All errors goes also to user.
The option “display_errors = Off” has no effect.

2588Backend/CoreBug ReportLowps_files_cleanup_dir: opendir(/tmp/.priv) failed: Permi...Unconfirmed
118.12.201928.12.2019 Task Description

Sometimes comes this message with a lot of backtrace log.
If you are reporting a bug please provide as much information as possible to help understand and reproduce the problem:

Did you installed an official release or did you used an inoffical docker?!
Official download flyspray-1.0-rc9

mysqlnd 5.0.12-dev
Linux 64bit
PHP Version 7.2.25

Steps done to create the problem:
Wait some weeke and edit a ID.

Experienced behavior:

[18-Dec-2019 13:19:41 Europe/Berlin] PHP Notice:  session_start(): ps_files_cleanup_dir: opendir(/tmp/.priv) failed: Permission denied (13) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php on line 1006
[18-Dec-2019 13:19:41 Europe/Berlin] PHP Warning:  session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at/var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php on line 1006
[18-Dec-2019 12:19:41 UTC] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/index.php on line 96
[18-Dec-2019 12:19:41 UTC] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/index.php on line 97
[18-Dec-2019 12:19:41 UTC] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.csp.php on line 76
[18-Dec-2019 12:19:41 UTC] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.csp.php on line 80
[18-Dec-2019 12:19:41 UTC] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.csp.php on line 82
2599Backend/CoreInformationLowad post request on new task creationUnconfirmed
30.03.202030.03.2020 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.

2603Backend/CoreBug ReportVery Low Psi XMPP client (19-04-09)Waiting on Customer
221.04.202025.09.2020 Task Description


19-04-09 // More one year ago.

On On

Replace :

→ Remove the WWW.

2616Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumThere is a problem after a http/https link on a line wi...Confirmed
525.09.202009.10.2020 Task Description

When we add http/https links there is a problem.

I think, the problem is here for other URI too.


1/ With this code without code section :
The code:

- https://example.tld
- https://example.tld

We obtain:

The code :
- https://example.tld - https://example.tld

2/ Same to with a text in more, with this code without code section :
The code:

- example 1 https://example.tld/
- example 2 https://example.tld/

We obtain:

The code :
- example 1 https://example.tld/ - example 2 https://example.tld/

2617Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowPreview button not at the good placeMaybe
226.09.202026.09.2020 Task Description

The “Preview” button is not at the good place.

The “Preview” must to be near “Add this task” with same background button color.

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.

1748Database QueriesFeature RequestLowSort by recent activityPlanned
1.1 devel717.06.201211.03.2015 Task Description

It would be great to sort the task list by recent activity. This would mean any change to an issue, including new comments, would rise to the top. This would make it easy to keep up on recent discussion even if you don't want to get every single detail via notifications.

2044Database QueriesBug ReportHighNeed set_charset for DB connect in config fileConfirmed
1.019204.09.201506.06.2018 Task Description

make a option in configuration file

me need set same $db1→set_charset(’utf8mb4’); for my MySQLi

have a problem with national letters

I see this error after i try enter national letters to the summary input text field for create new task

Query {UPDATE `flyspray_tasks` SET project_id = ?, task_type = ?, item_summary = ?, detailed_desc = ?, item_status = ?,
 mark_private = ?, product_category = ?, closedby_version = ?, operating_system = ?, task_severity = ?, task_priority = ?, 
last_edited_by = ?, last_edited_time = ?, due_date = ?, percent_complete = ?, product_version = ?, estimated_effort = ?
 WHERE task_id = ?} 
with params {1,1,тестовая задача,<p>sdfsdfdsfsd</p> ,2,0,4,0,1,2,4,1,1441344777,0,0,1,0,2} Failed!
(Incorrect string value: '\xD1\x82\xD0\xB5\xD1\x81...' for column 'item_summary' at row 1)
1985Database QueriesFeature RequestVery LowFor developers - testing with huge flyspray data setsNew
224.03.201516.03.2016 Task Description

Here I will put some sql examples for the current developers to have a base for testings:

Starting with a default installation with its 1 example project and 1 example task:

I hope we can put all this into valuable phpunit tests for automatic testing with travis-ci.

Still TODO, do not use:
After fresh Flyspray install, add some more projects:

INSERT INTO flyspray_projects (project_title,project_is_active,others_view,anon_open) VALUES('Inactive Project', 0, 1, 1);
INSERT INTO flyspray_projects (project_title,project_is_active,others_view,anon_open) VALUES('Active Project Anonymous Reporting', 1, 1, 1);
INSERT INTO flyspray_projects (project_title,project_is_active,others_view,anon_open) VALUES('Deleted Project', 1, 1, 1);
DELETE FROM flyspray_projects WHERE project_title LIKE 'Deleted Project'; -- delete to have an id gap
INSERT INTO flyspray_projects (project_title,project_is_active,others_view,anon_open) VALUES('Active Project NO Others View', 1, 0, 0);
-- There should now be 4 projects with ids (1,2,3,5).
-- Now lets add some extra roles for a few projects
INSERT INTO flyspray_groups (group_name,project_id,manage_project,view_tasks,open_new_tasks,modify_own_tasks,view_own_tasks,view_groups_tasks) VALUES('Project3 Manager', 3, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 );
INSERT INTO flyspray_groups (group_name,project_id,manage_project,view_tasks,open_new_tasks,modify_own_tasks,view_own_tasks,view_groups_tasks) VALUES('Project3 Reporter', 3, 0, 1, 0, 1, 1, 1 );
INSERT INTO flyspray_groups (group_name,project_id,manage_project,view_tasks,open_new_tasks,modify_own_tasks,view_own_tasks,view_groups_tasks) VALUES('Project5 Developer', 5, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 );
-- Then create some more users:
INSERT INTO flyspray_users(user_name,real_name,email_address,account_enabled,tasks_perpage,lang_code) VALUES('tester1','T1Developer','',1,100,'en');
INSERT INTO flyspray_users(user_name,real_name,email_address,account_enabled,tasks_perpage,lang_code) VALUES('tester2','T2Reporter_P3Manager','',1,100,'de');
INSERT INTO flyspray_users(user_name,real_name,email_address,account_enabled,tasks_perpage,lang_code) VALUES('tester3','T3Basic_P3Reporter_P5Developer','',1,100,'fr');
-- And put them into a global group and a few into project roles too:
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(2,2);
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(3,3);
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(3,8);
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(4,4);
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(4,9);
INSERT INTO flyspray_users_in_groups(user_id,group_id) VALUES(4,10);
-- And lets fill the Database with 10 different configured task to simulate different cases:
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(1,1,1,0); -- id2 in first project
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(2,1,1,0); -- id3 in inactive project
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(2,1,1,3); -- id4 in inactive project
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(3,1,0,6); -- id5 status 0,supertask_id6
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(3,1,0,0); -- id6
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(3,1,1,6); -- id7
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(5,1,1,0); -- id8
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(5,1,1,8); -- id9
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks(project_id,task_type,item_status,supertask_id) VALUES(5,1,1,9); -- id10
-- And now lets fill the database with many task referencing the 10 base tasks (10k or more rows) by repeating the following until enough (grows exponential x**2 !
INSERT INTO flyspray_tasks (project_id,task_type,item_status, supertask_id, item_summary) SELECT 3,1,1,FLOOR(RAND()*11),RAND() FROM flyspray_tasks;

These Examples can be used for finding bottle necks or problems on huge installations.

2014Database QueriesFeature RequestVery LowAdd MS SQL Server as database backendMaybe
2120.07.201530.07.2015 Task Description

My company maybe changes to a MS SQL Server backed ERP.

In this case it could be nice to have Flyspray customized as CRM working on the same database for integration with ERP.

Well, currently just an idea.

2304Database QueriesBug ReportMediumGreek letters crash tagsConfirmed
126.10.201626.10.2016 Task Description

When adding a tag in Greek letters (e.g. “Δοκιμή”) I get:

Query {SELECT tag_id FROM `flyspray_list_tag` WHERE (project_id=0 OR project_id=?) AND tag_name LIKE ? ORDER BY project_id} with params {5,Δοκιμή} Failed! (Illegal mix of collations (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT) and (utf8_general_ci,COERCIBLE) for operation ‘like’)
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.

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.

2568DocumentationBug ReportMedium[MANUAL] a missing image in "Understanding Permissions:...Unconfirmed
101.09.201902.09.2019 Task Description

In the page , it is written

Shown is an image of the permissions page for the Flyspray project’s Contributors group

but there is no image in there.

I can think of two ways of dealing with that I guess:

  1. add an image
  2. remove the sentence

What do you think?

2602DocumentationFeature RequestLow instead of https:/...Waiting on Customer
521.04.202009.10.2020 Task Description


19-04-09 // More one year ago.

On the Flyspray homepage, no informations about

A lot of people think that the project is dead.

In the same time, can you change the to ?

No lost, you can try it already works but it is not the default. → “Rename organization” and replace Flyspray → flyspray.

1882EmailBug ReportMediumError with email notificationPlanned
2.0622.12.201308.04.2016 Task Description


First of all, thanks for this great tool, very user friendly.
I'm informing you as requested ("This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers" :)) because I'm getting this error message:

[Completely unexpected exception: Connection could not be established with host [php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known #0]
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers]

I set up the SMTP configuration (SSL) with information provided.

Enclosed in PHPinfo configuration, if it helps.


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

2094EmailBug ReportHighAfter Upgrade All Users Receive Notifications for All T...Unconfirmed
4106.01.201613.01.2016 Task Description

I upgraded from 0.9.9 to 1.0-beta2 a few hours ago. I received an error about oauth during the upgrade (didn’t think to take a screenshot). In any case, the upgrade otherwise seemed to go smoothly. When I subsequently closed a few tasks people who weren’t assigned to receive notifications for those tasks, even old consultants whose account I had disabled years ago, received the email notification. I also received lots of bounced emails from accounts whose email addresses were no longer existant.

Has anyone else experienced this? I’ve gone into the database and null’d out the email addresses of old accounts to prevent further spam. Not only did it notify everyone who had an account (active or disabled) but it put their email address in the To: field for all to see.

2116EmailBug ReportMediumError with email notificationUnconfirmed
1908.04.201615.04.2016 Task Description

I have a major problem. At the first I thought that problem is on my server - Windows OS, IIS. But now when I have second bug tracker site on Apache server and error is the same I know that this is not server error but bug tracker error.

How can I help that we resolve this problem?

If e-mail need’s to be sent I got blank white page and nothing happens.

In attachment is my bug tracker with installer (setup) folder. If this somehow helps it?

Version which is used is 1.0 (latest on web) (edit by peterdd: was a mix of older Flyspray versions). The problem is that nothing works because e-mails are not working..

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...

2343EmailBug ReportMediumNotification mailUnconfirmed
214.02.201715.02.2017 Task Description

Good Morning,

I have this message error when I want configure SMTP Server :
Completely unexpected exception: Connection could not be established with host [Permission denied #13]
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

My flyspray installs on CentOS v7. Postfix installs on the server but I don’t configure anymore.

Can you help me please


2496EmailBug ReportLowNotification Mail - Link to the task invalid when quick...Waiting on Customer
2521EmailInformationLowTLS email with self-signed certificate doesn't work, "C...Unconfirmed
2524EmailInformationLowSMTP Mailer doesn't accept custom portsUnconfirmed
2544EmailBug ReportLowError when registering new accountUnconfirmed
2550EmailBug ReportLowException handling sending email notificationUnconfirmed
2552EmailBug ReportHighEmail TLS error (was 'Mail Adress encryption')Unconfirmed
2596EmailBug ReportLowInvalid link in notification HTML part of eMailWaiting on Customer
2608EmailBug ReportMediumNotification email sent although not requestedUnconfirmed
2614EmailBug ReportCriticalConnection timed out #110Unconfirmed
2222GreekInformationVery LowGreek translation issuesUnconfirmed
2223GreekBug ReportVery LowSome strings need splitting or replacementUnconfirmed
2224GreekBug ReportVery LowSemicolon is a bad separatorUnconfirmed
2225GreekBug ReportVery LowGreek uses slash for datesConfirmed
2305GreekFeature RequestVery LowMonth names not translatableUnconfirmed
1608Installer and UpgraderBug ReportLowreserved characters cause database error after installa...Unconfirmed
2039Installer and UpgraderTODOLowReview INSTALL, README, documentation files for release...New
2040Installer and UpgraderInformationMediumFS1.0 Release buildsConfirmed
2221Installer and UpgraderInformationLowNotices on install with PHP7New
1988Installer and UpgraderBug ReportMediumPassword Field for AdminUnconfirmed
2066Installer and UpgraderFeature RequestMediumAutomated site update (like Wordpress)Unconfirmed
2111Installer and UpgraderBug ReportMediumUpon trying to install flyspray release, setup says I'm...Planned
2202Installer and UpgraderBug ReportHighUnable to upgradeUnconfirmed
2318Installer and UpgraderBug ReportLowsyntax_plugin required when selected ckeditor in SetupRequires testing
2444Installer and UpgraderInformationLowcomposer hits memory limitsNew
1737JavascriptTODOLowJavascript OverhaulNew
1.1 devel6125.05.201224.02.2016
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