Flyspray - The bug killer!

This is the Bug Tracking System for the Flyspray project. This is not a demo!

2019-04-22: Flyspray 1.0-rc9 released See https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases

ID Category  asc Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2016User InterfaceTODOMediumheading and h1, h2, h3New
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1.1 devel23.07.201523.07.2015 Task Description

We should change the document logic a bit here. For public projects search engines like well structured pages more then others. And we get a consistent structure too in future for Flyspray.

This I have in mind

Project area name ("All Projects" or "Project name")

  • Currently: h1-tag
  • My wish: not a h1-tag anymore here

Admin setting / Project setting pages, title of the sub pages

  • Currently: h3-tag!
  • My wish: h1 tag

Section names in these pages

  • Currently: h4-tags
  • My wish: h2 tags, subsubs then h3,...

Task view page

Task name=summary

  • Currently: h2 tag
  • My wish: h1 tag

Task descriptions then can use structuring their task description starting as h2,h3,h4 (done by dokuwiki renderer for example)

Toplevel project overview /dashboard

  • Currently: h2 for each project name
  • My wish:
  • * keep h2 for each project name
  • * h1 for the page heading (maybe hidden by css)

New Task page

  • Currently: h2 for summary and tags. Wrong logical nesting!
  • My wish: drop the h2 for form field labels

Reports page

  • Currently: h3 tag
  • My wish: h1 tag

Roadmap page

  • Currently: h3 tag for each milestone
  • My wish:
  • * h2 tag for each milestone,
  • * h1 tag for heading (maybe hidden by css)

MyProfile page

  • Currently: h3 tag for each section
  • My wish:
  • * h2 tag for each section
  • *h1 tag for heading (maybe hidden by css)

(Sure the theme.css must be adapted to this change.)

2018User InterfaceBug ReportLowreview keyboard navigationResearching
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1.1 devel526.07.201529.07.2019 Task Description

Keyboard navigation is not documented

At least there is no hint in the interface which keyboard shortcuts are available for fast navigation between task list and task details view.

Due to the dropping of the cookie storage for remembering last search or last selected task in favor of not interfering when multiple flyspray browser tabs are open (with e.g. different projects) ,
the caret list browsing with ‘j’,’k’,’o’ and details view isn’t useful at moment.

  1. keyboard based navigation must be documented somewhere, e.g. by providing hints (clickable icon for info or :hover ) at appropriate positions.
  2. navigation flow and technical realisation reviewed for keyboard power users

Edit: Currently handled by js event handler:

  • j move cursor down in task list
  • k move cursor up in task list
  • o open current selected task in task list
  • n next task on task details page
  • p previous task on task details page
grep -r 'accesskey' *

Current accesskeys (browserspecific + key):

  • a double usage for new task and newmultitask. Must hit [Enter] to open one of them; on newmultitask page it adds a new row.
  • e edit task on task details page
  • f copy firstline to the other rows on new multitask page
  • l show loginbox or logs you off
  • m toggle mysearchesbox
  • r reset? when dokuwiki plugin is used
  • s submit when dokuwiki plugin is used
  • w watch/unwatch task on task details page
  • n next task
  • p previous task
  • y close task
2019User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumtitle -tag Waiting on Customer
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1.1 devel26.07.201526.07.2015 Task Description

I vote for removing $fs->prefs['page_title'] from title-tag.

Comments welcome!

Explanation:

When the user has many open flyspray tabs, he cannot distinguish them at the first look, because the tab header is filled with redundant information of the systemwide 'page_title' name.

But the browsers also show the favicon.ico of the website (BTW: we need a better one, with some color - and the big webapp icons too for iPhone & co..)
So the user has indication that the tab is a flyspray tab and the page_title text is redundant and wasted space there.

Also search engines could better represent search results if they group together the results from one website. (google shows most relevant pages together if google is sure the whole website is the best search result for the search query (ranked #1)

flyspray> grep -r 'setTitle' *
includes/class.tpl.php:    public function setTitle($title)
index.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title']);
scripts/lostpw.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('lostpw'));
scripts/newtask.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('newtask'));
scripts/register.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('registernewuser'));
scripts/details.php:$page->setTitle(sprintf('FS#%d : %s', $task_details['task_id'], $task_details['item_summary']));
scripts/depends.php:$page->setTitle(sprintf('FS#%d : %s', $id, L('dependencygraph')));
scripts/index.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('tasklist'));
scripts/admin.php:        $page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('admintoolboxlong'));
scripts/gantt.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('gantt'));
scripts/roadmap.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('roadmap'));
scripts/pm.php:        $page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('pmtoolbox'));
scripts/reports.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('reports'));
scripts/myprofile.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('editmydetails'));
scripts/toplevel.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('toplevel'));
scripts/newmultitasks.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('newtask'));
scripts/user.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('viewprofile'));
2031User InterfaceTODOLowRendering overduePlanned
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1.1 devel412.08.201514.08.2015 Task Description

One of my task has 8.9166666666667 days left. This is very very very very accurate !

A rounding would look better !

Running Alpha2 now, Cannot use this on 'reported version' here on this site

Edit: Rounding is adhoc fixed on 2015-06-21 in dev in template file, but code should IMHO be centralized, not template, see comments

2118User InterfaceFeature RequestLowShow overview of existing tags for usersAssigned
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peterdd1.1 devel09.04.201626.10.2019 Task Description

At several places it could be useful to let the user view available tags:

  1. When editing a task a toggle popup could show a list of selectable and existing tags.

I found several nice vanilla-js-multiselect-with-autocompletion scripts, but none yet that still works at a basic level when javascript is turned off.

My plan is now:

  • Keep the current basic input text field for input tags and show current assigned tags like exampletag1;exampletag2;exampletag3 separated by ‘;’ that is sent to the server when saving the task and server handles evaluation of that string (validation, duplicates, removed, added, creating new tags if allowed for current user)
  • A CSS only toggle that shows available tags that can be assigned (works even with js turned off), similiar to other places within Flyspray like advanced search toggle.
  • If js turned off, the user must type the tag - not as fancy, but at least works. (I thought also about using a html select with multiple=”multiple” attribute, but was not convinced due styling not possible in modern browsers without js)
  • If js is enabled, more fancier stuff is possible:
    • The input text field is hidden by display:none and instead the styled tags are shown.
    • The current added tags also get a little x to remove a tag by clicking it. The content of the hidden input text field is updated to reflect the current editing status. (click eventlistener)
    • A generated text input field for typing with autocompletion list shown of matching availbale tags. An unknown tag is added to the list if user is allowed to create tags. Clicking a item in the autocompletion list adds the tag and resets the autocompletion input text field for the next autocompletion action.
    • The tags within the toggle list with all available tags get also a click event listener, so clicking it adds them to the hidden text input.
    • Not sure yet if an added tag should be removed from the all available tags list or just make an CSS indication that a tag is still added, currently I tend to keep the list untouched, just highlight used tags of the task.
  • Optionally make the all available tags sortable by:
    • list_position (default)
    • alphabetic
    • global or project level
    • popularity (count of tasks using a tag (n + unnumbered private)), requires adding a data attribute.
    • group by detected prefix like shape:triangle shape:circle shape:rectangle could show a group of tags as: shape: triangle circle rectangle
  1. Make the list of tags searchable for the advanced search. added with FS1.0-rc10 by just using search key words also for searching list_tags table.
2126User InterfaceFeature RequestLowdynamic meta description (was: Change page title)Confirmed
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1.1 devel217.05.201617.05.2016 Task Description

Hello,

When i put a link in Discord for example, it detects “Flyspray, a Bug Tracking System written in PHP.” as title. How to change it ?

Edit by peterdd: adapted task title/summary to the root of the problem.

2139User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowAdd project setting of popular used programming languag...New
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1.1 devel17.06.201617.06.2016 Task Description

This is at the moment just a bit brainstorming ..:

Let the project administrator define what source code languages are used/popular in a software project and dependend of that setting prefer/promote that languages at the dokuwiki editor buttonbar.

This requires probably an additional database field in the flyspay_projects table (if just used for dokuwiki that should be ok)

If thinking further like Filter me all software projects that may ontain CSS code on the projects overview, a m:n-table setup is thinkable. But thats maybe overengineering..
Or can we use the existing tag-feature for that and just ‘tag’ projects with tags?

2317User InterfaceBug ReportMediumDate format wrongConfirmed
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1.1 devel122.11.201622.11.2016 Task Description

In some parts of the world (primarily the US), the date is viewed as Month/Day/Year. However, all options in the current rc4 build are listed as Day/Month/Year aside from one, which goes ShortWrittenMonth/Day#/Year#.

This is poor from a customer perspective, and can be highly confusing. I can change the date globally to a correct format in the database, but this doesn’t help much as every user can select their own date which has all incorrect formats.

1950User InterfaceTODOMediumSolve confusing Flyspray group settings vs Project grou...Confirmed
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1.0907.03.201511.11.2015 Task Description

This is taken from FS#1753:

The second reason being there is no way that I know of to automatically set a project usergroup to new members. I only have 1 project, but it seems the Global groups aren’t working (can still see tasks if “View Tasks” is unchecked) and I don’t know how to fix that.

And what I have to say - it is hard to tell if you are on the Flyspray admin settings area or on the admin settings of a project.

Cheapest way is adding some CSS to distinguish this for the user.

But there is in fact more to do to make it user friendly.

  • TODO: list configurations for project(task types, categories, ..) in Manage Project should also show the system wide list values as hint to avoid duplication.
  • TODO: project user groups overview should show system wide user group infos as info for project managers to avoid unnecessary complicated configuration settings.
  • TODO: visualize related permissions that can overrule eachother like ‘view_task’ overrules ‘view_own_tasks’ to avoid misconfigurations
1978User InterfaceBug ReportLowCompensate degraded usability due added token system an...Confirmed
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1.0516.03.201512.10.2015 Task Description

Due to the needed implementation of an anti csrf system into Flyspray 1.0,
this are a side effect issues we need to address:

Due the required replacement of action links to form buttons:

  • The user cannot just see anymore the target url of the action by hovering over the link. We can compensate that in the simpliest case by using the title-tag as additional info to the user. Trust not full reestabilished that way, but better than nothing and user has fear to click a form button.

Javascriptless CSS3-toggles:

  • Some clickable labels don’t show pointer icon when :hover. CSS issue, easy fix.
2074User InterfaceBug ReportMediumOpening tasks from tasklistNew
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1.0318.10.201518.07.2016 Task Description

Removing table on row click made it impossible to open a task’ details if you do not display the task id and summary on the task list, because now those two cells are the only clickable items to open a task, instead of the entire line being the hyperlink

2078User InterfaceBug ReportMediumlayout of requested close on small displaysNew
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1.026.10.201529.10.2015 Task Description

currently absolute positioning overlapping deny button and not full visible

Possible better solution:

  • cssbased toggle
  • left:50%; width:300px;margin-left:-150px;margin-top:50px;
2598User InterfaceBug ReportLowuser registration in admin area: "username taken" but t...Assigned
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peterdd1.0-rc10320.03.202027.03.2020 Task Description

Trying to add a new user having the same email address as an another user in the do=admin&area=newuser section results in

“That username is already taken. You will need to choose another one.”

instead of

“Email address has already been taken”

(I’ve stumbled on this issue because I have an older disabled user with the same email address)

1236User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMark Issue As Verified or UnverifiableUnconfirmed
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3409.04.200718.07.2016 Task Description

Currently, the Vote functionality provides users a way to say "this issue is important to me". In addition to that functionality, it would be great for users to have a "Verify" ability on open issues; it would provide users a way to say "yes, this happens to me as well".

A "Verified" label would fit nicely right under "Votes", to the right of the label would be "Yes | No", each option being a link. After clicking Yes or No, or if unable to specify (lack of permissions), the text would display "Yes - # | No - # (% verification)" where '%' is the result of ((Yes/(Yes+No))*100).

This feature should not show up on all issues, though. It does not make sense to "verify" a feature request or todo item, for example. When defining task types, the administrator would specify if a type was "Verifiable" by checking a box in a column next to "Show".

If implemented, two great, mini extra features would be:

  1. The ability for the administrator to set the number of "Yes" verifications an issue would need before it was elevated to the next priority, severity, or both (specified by the administrator).
  2. The ability for the administrator to set the number of "No" verifications an issue would need before it was lowered to the previous priority, severity, or both (specified by the administrator).

Both settings should have an option to be incremental (priority / status increased every x verifications) or not (increases once, no matter how many verifications are received); an "Incremental" checkbox would do nicely. Also, a little "Enabled" checkbox next to both settings would be clearer than having zero act as the disable mechanism.

As with voting, a permission should exist to enable or disable this option for a user group. For larger projects, moderators tasked with verifying bugs could be given the permission whereas smaller projects may leave verifications up to the community.

Lastly, a way to send a notification once the number of "Yes" verifications reached a certain value would also be a great addition.

1481User InterfaceFeature RequestLowDiff visualisationUnconfirmed
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4104.05.200809.03.2015 Task Description

Flyspray should be able to render attached patches visually like, for example, Bugzilla: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/attachment.cgi?id=4807&action=diff

1670User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAssign Key-Shortcuts to form fieldsUnconfirmed
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04.12.201004.12.2010 Task Description

Forms should be submittable by using keyboard shortcuts.
S for submit.
Set-able via the accesskey attribute on HTML inputs.

1697User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumDetailed Due Date, SMS Notification, Deadline Warning N...Unconfirmed
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128.12.201106.10.2015 Task Description

Hi there,

I was looking for some issue management tool for the company I work for and Flyspray turned out to be almost perfect solution. I installed it easily and it works GREAT!
As I said, this turned out to be almost perfect solution, and this is because it lacks some features that my company needs.

  • Due Date with Hour/Minute part - to choose till what time during that day should task be done (ie. 27-12-2012, 17:27)

Away with needs of my company, I believe that these features will make Flyspray very interesting and more suitable for many small/medium companies.

Best regards,

Milan Vlajnic

1749User InterfaceBug ReportLowSubmit form buttons on lower rightUnconfirmed
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117.06.201224.09.2015 Task Description

Any form should have its submit button directly below and to the right of the form.

This is most egregious on the New Task page where you have to scroll back up to the top right to submit.

1957User InterfaceFeature RequestLowautomatic temporary storing while writing/editing taskResearching
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209.03.201512.03.2015 Task Description

If I write a task and press the back button in the brower and go forward again, my expection is that the
text I wrote is still existing, even if I didn't save it.

It is frustrating losing a well thought issue editing and having it to rewrite.

1958User InterfaceFeature RequestLowPreselect values for event log viewNew
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09.03.201509.03.2015 Task Description

Most (or even all?) of the selectable events should be preselected in the selection list.

1961User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow new notifications in flysprayNew
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11.03.201511.03.2015 Task Description

similiar to facebook.com or github.com show new unread notifications on the topbar.

1991User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumAbillity to drill into progress graph from toplevel vie...New
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17.04.201524.04.2015 Task Description

From the overview view for a project the progress charts should be large and show dates so can have a better sense for absolute progress and then when click it should see it full size going back to start of project and showing dates.

2002User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow user role on autocomplete for verificationNew
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122.06.201517.10.2019 Task Description

When adding peoples with the autocompleter the name itself is not always enough, especially with a growing number of registered users.

We now have the avatar icon as helper, but for quick verification it would be easier to see also the role of the user in the current project to identify the right user account.

( The red rectangle at peterdd autocomplete row is from a broken avatar upload, ignore it for this task, see  FS#1979  instead .. )

2008User InterfaceTODOLowdifference between related tasks and related linksNew
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18.07.201518.07.2015 Task Description

It should be made clear to the user what related links are in the
"new task" and "edit task" form and what a user should input in these fields.

2025User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdding new tasks is too undiscoverableUnconfirmed
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109.08.201509.08.2015 Task Description

The Flyspray Manual ( http://www.flyspray.org/manual/ ) does not even hint of it, and as long as i am not logged in there's no indication anywhere in the interface that i would eventually get to do it after i manage to log-in.

In fact, i've come here to learn how to use your software, considering the fact that the site where it was deployed did not provide much help. And after i logged in into that site ( http://www.uzbl.org/bugs/ ) i still don't see any "add new task" option. That's IMO a discover-ability fail, and it originates in your own design: disabled features should not be hidden, lest users think you didn't bother to code such features. Also, you say i shouldn't report bugs against versions earlier than 0.9.9.7, but how do i know which version of Flyspray are they using?

2030User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow votes of a user on user pageNew
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12.08.201515.01.2017
2032User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace hardcoded ... 'ellipsis'New
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1112.08.201512.08.2015
2034User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreduced extended search form when applicableNew
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17.08.201517.08.2015
2045User InterfaceFeature RequestLowneed add option for can set default Severity and Priori...Unconfirmed
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204.09.201504.09.2015
2046User InterfaceFeature RequestLowGrouping in Task List Unconfirmed
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104.09.201504.09.2015
2047User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumInserting images/screenshots from bufferUnconfirmed
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2104.09.201529.09.2015
2062User InterfaceTODOLowreview do=admin&area=editallusersNew
30%
329.09.201515.04.2020
2065User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumOne click signup (with facebook, twitter , Google, yaho...Unconfirmed
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1109.10.201503.03.2016
2072User InterfaceFeature RequestLowSetting parent task interface is too hiddenConfirmed
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2116.10.201516.10.2015
2081User InterfaceBug ReportLowUI for adding comment while editing task doesn't use HT...Confirmed
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429.10.201506.11.2015
2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
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30.10.201530.10.2015
2097User InterfaceBug ReportMediumUrl incorrect for view attachementUnconfirmed
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10116.01.201602.03.2016
2108User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumSupport local language when install FlysprayConfirmed
30%
3103.03.201615.07.2016
2124User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowDefault avatar can't be restoredConfirmed
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227.04.201629.04.2016
2127User InterfaceFeature RequestLowoverhaul task detail page layoutNew
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120.05.201625.05.2016
2136User InterfaceBug ReportMediumAfter updating user properties as admin - return to wro...Confirmed
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308.06.201623.07.2016
2138User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowOverhaul dokuwiki editor buttonbarNew
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17.06.201617.06.2016
2193User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit a comment while seeing task details and other comm...New
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07.08.201608.08.2016
2198User InterfaceBug ReportLowMulti-Select from tasklist offers options to those who ...Unconfirmed
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1122.08.201622.08.2016
2200User InterfaceBug ReportMediumIncomplete list of timezones available in the user pref...Unconfirmed
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26.08.201626.08.2016
2210User InterfaceInformationLowTasklist color for due dateUnconfirmed
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612.10.201618.10.2016
2303User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowHome screen for private flyspraysRequires testing
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625.10.201626.10.2016
2308User InterfaceFeature RequestLowimprove user management for adminsNew
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127.10.201613.02.2017
2309User InterfaceBug ReportLowPHP noticed displayed on default "All Projects" page.Unconfirmed
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302.11.201626.11.2016
2322User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumMention SystemNew
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