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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
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, ..)
2074User InterfaceBug ReportMediumOpening tasks from tasklistNew
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
0% 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;
2089Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumadding same taskid as subtask or related task should be...New
1.0207.11.201518.11.2016 Task Description

Both is a bit illogical, but both is currently possible! ;-)

1 ←- 1

So when setting the parent task id checked for creating loops is needed:

Loop with 2 tasks: 1 ←- 2 ←- 1

Loop with 3 tasks: 1 ←- 2 ←- 3 ←- 1
Loop with n tasks: 1 ←- ... ←- n < – 1

As I think there are currently no recursive reads that could lead to an endless loop, but should be kept in mind when someone wants to programm rendering a gantt chart.
E.g. by limiting the depth of subtasks for example.

2221Installer and UpgraderInformationLowNotices on install with PHP7New
1.0124.10.201624.10.2016 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
2453Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumvalidate category before storing a new taskNew
0% Task Description

Currently the category_id is not checked if the value is legal for the project when a new task is created.

  • must be unsigned int
  • must be an active category_id of the project or global category.
  • setting a category_id must be allowed - see project settings.

If invalid category_id is sent, deny creating task and show error message and show filled form again.

If no category_id is sent (or empty string) and category select is enabled:

  • either choose a default category


  • implement feature request FS#2451 and show that user should select a category.
2491Backend/CoreBug ReportLowgroup member links if project manager but not adminNew
0% Task Description

When a user has project manager permissions, but not admin permissions, then on the ‘edit group’ pages like index.php?do=pm&area=editgroup&id=8
the links in the list of users of that group are


instead of linking to the users page


and a redirect follows with Error #4: You don’t have administrative rights.

2201APIBug ReportHighI got Fatal Error on the Github OAuthUnconfirmed
1.0107.09.201609.09.2016 Task Description
Fatal error: Class 'League\OAuth2\Client\Provider\Github' not found in /html/bugs/includes/GithubProvider.php on line 11

I have downloaded this:
Precompiled with 3rd party libs for PHP5.6: flyspray-1.0-rc1_php56.tgz
and the file seems really dont exist.

2594Backend/CoreTODOHighpagination of user listAssigned
peterdd1.0-rc1023.02.202012.04.2020 Task Description

For Flyspray installations with many users (several thousands) a pagination of the user list in the admin area is required.

2000 users no problem to display (aside the PHP max_input_vars limit which is only 1000 by default, so maybe not all checked checkboxes are handled.)

More users might send your mysql to long running blocking queries creating temp tables … bad!

(I killed them by watching show processlist; and kill id; on mysql console.)

2598User InterfaceBug ReportLowuser registration in admin area: "username taken" but t...Assigned
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)

peterdd1.0-rc10312.12.201918.02.2020 Task Description

PHP 7.4 is out now and a few things should be done to make Flyspray work well with it.
Nothing really breaks, but a view deprecation warnings should be fixed.

Flyspray source itself: Just a few new notices, most are yet fixed in the master branch.

Watching the PHP7.4 compatibility of dependencies defined by composer.json:

  • ADOdb/ADODb: 5.20.15 should be OK for Flyspray
  • swiftmailer/swiftmailer: We still use 5.* branch, so either do quickfix for a notice in a fork or upgrade/rewrite our integration to the 6.* branch.
  • ezyang/htmlpurifier: 4.12 OK
  • thephpleague/oauth2-client: unknown, we still use 0.13, last real source change was Nov 2018, to upgrade requires rewrite of integration into Flyspray and there is low demand for OAuth2.
  • dapphp/securimage: seems to be OK
  • jamiebicknell/sparkline: OK, but probably obsolete for us in future due
    • still annoying problems with our github/travis tests (problem of travis, not sparkline itself)
    • better solution (interactive hover infos, scales, screen size adaptive) by Flyspray source planned
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

2072User InterfaceFeature RequestLowSetting parent task interface is too hiddenConfirmed
2116.10.201516.10.2015 Task Description


Today i was installed flyspray from git master and found some error.

Any user interface missing any fields to set parent task. Show parent field options was added in “fields when add/edit/view task” field at preferences page for project, but no affect.


Flyspray version: Github master branch

2081User InterfaceBug ReportLowUI for adding comment while editing task doesn't use HT...Confirmed
429.10.201506.11.2015 Task Description

While editing an existing task, there’s a “+” button you can click to add a comment as part of the edit. Unfortunately this is just a plaintext box instead of the HTML editor used everywhere else, so it’s impossible to get proper line/paragraph breaks if a comment is entered with this UI.

This problem makes it necessary to edit a task and add a comment as two separate steps, whereas in it was possible to do them together in one step.

Note that this is the case with syntax_plugin=”none”. I don’t know if it’s also a problem when using other values for that setting.

2101Backend/CoreBug ReportLowMobile view GUI bugConfirmed
418.02.201624.02.2016 Task Description

As you can see on screenshot attachment the GUI on mobile view is not OK.

I marked with red field what need to be fixed.

Phone used: Samsung Note 4.

2108User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumSupport local language when install FlysprayConfirmed
3103.03.201615.07.2016 Task Description

Please show install page as local language, Thank you.

2124User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowDefault avatar can't be restoredConfirmed
227.04.201629.04.2016 Task Description

I unchecked the avatar allowed in the admin panel. I checked it back and set size to 50.
I have to upload an Avatar picture to restore it, but the previous avatar looked like to be html avatar.

Is there a way to restore the html one ?

note: ‘default avatar’ is currently just that guy from the fontawesome webfonts:

<i class="fa fa-user"></i>
2128Text RenderingBug ReportLowGeshi (part of dokuwiki plugin for code blocks) uses de...Confirmed
2120.05.201605.05.2019 Task Description

The dokuwiki plugin uses a very old version of geshi for syntax highlighting which uses the deprecated /e modifier in preg_replace in two places rather than preg_replace_callback.

This can trigger warnings such as the following when initially parsing content which uses dokuwiki syntax and includes code:

PHP message: PHP Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/phpapps/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi.php on line 2058

PHP message: PHP Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/phpapps/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi.php on line 2067

This affects as well. Several hits came up on google when I search for the following due to the warnings having been displayed ahead of the page content (seen screenshot): flyspray preg_replace_callback

Because flyspray caches the results of processing dokuwiki content then the warnings don’t get emitted if the content has already been cached (so you may find that when you access the url in the screenshot that it doesn’t show the warnings unless you clear the cache entry for that task). Previews can get the warnings spat out as well if there are tagged code sections in the content.

I had a look at a more recent version of geshi ( from sourceforge) and they had fixed that issue in it (presumably along with a lot of other stuff) so I tried replacing plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi.php and plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi/* with the versions and that stopped the warnings. I haven’t extensively tested it, but it was processing stuff in code blocks correctly still on the couple of samples I tried.

I guess it’s a separate issue but the new flyspray theme doesn’t have any css styles to apply to the syntax highlighting (if you look at  FS#1107  you can see that, and in fact you can see it with the css bit below - if you inspect them with a browser dom inspector you can see that the genshi plugin has parsed and tagged the bits, but no styles are applied so its all just in the default colour). I can raise that as a separate task if worth doing? The following section in bluey stylesheet covered it I think:

.code .br0 {color:#6c6;}
.code .es0 {color:#009;font-weight:700;}
.code .kw1 {color:#b1b100;}
.code .kw2 {color:#000;font-weight:700;}
.code .kw3 {color:#006;}
.code .kw4 {color:#933;}
.code .me0 {color:#060;}
.code .nu0 {color:#c6c;}
.code .re4 {color:#099;}
.code .sc0 {color:#0bd;}
.code .sc1 {color:#db0;}
.code .sc2 {color:#090;}
.code .st0 {color:red;}
.code .co1,.code .co2,.code .coMULTI {color:gray;font-style:italic;}
.code .kw5,.code .re0,.code .re1,.code .re2 {color:#00f;}
2136User InterfaceBug ReportMediumAfter updating user properties as admin - return to wro...Confirmed
308.06.201623.07.2016 Task Description

Logged in as admin, modify a users group membership. After clicking update, you are returned to your logged-in profile (admin in this case). It should re-display the user’s profile you are editing.

The ‘back’ button will return to updated page.

2143TranslationsTODOVery Lowjscalendar: week start should be monday, ISO 8601Confirmed
201.07.201603.03.2019 Task Description

The current jscalendar shows sunday as the first day of the week by default.

Could be modified for a language by adding

// First day of the week. 0 means Sunday, 1 means Monday
Calendar._FD = 1;


See also

It should default to Monday as defined by ISO 8601.

2225GreekBug ReportVery LowGreek uses slash for datesConfirmed
324.10.201622.11.2016 Task Description

Short dates in Greek are represented in the majority of cases with slashes (24/10/2016). Very seldom some people may use the dash form (24-10-2016) and hardly ever the dot form (24.10.2016).

So it would be much appreciated if the slash form were a (working) option because as it is dates are a bit confusing to us, especially in a date-time combination (too many numbers in a not-so-obvious format - brain needs extra time to decode it).

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’)
2425SlovenianFeature RequestVery LowTranslation: SlovenianConfirmed
105.03.201705.03.2017 Task Description

I prepared Slovenian translation.
File is in attachment.
You can freely add to release.

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?


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.

2561Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumability to limit assignee permissions (was:User without...Confirmed
2014Database QueriesFeature RequestVery LowAdd MS SQL Server as database backendMaybe
2064NotificationsFeature RequestLowDeadline Alert - so Flyspray can send notifications som...Maybe
2096Backend/CoreFeature RequestVery LowAdd an option to force httpsMaybe
2111Installer and UpgraderBug ReportMediumUpon trying to install flyspray release, setup says I'm...Planned
2134Backend/CoreBug ReportHighCannot assign a task to other projectPlanned
1791Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAbility to merge version, OS, etcSuspended
2122Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumopen_basedir restrictions for FS_CACHE_DIR not respecte...Suspended
2208Backend/CoreInformationLowSeverity "medium" by defaultSuspended
2303User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowHome screen for private flyspraysRequires testing
2318Installer and UpgraderBug ReportLowsyntax_plugin required when selected ckeditor in SetupRequires testing
1844TranslationsFeature RequestLowCzech translateWaiting on Customer
2496EmailBug ReportLowNotification Mail - Link to the task invalid when quick...Waiting on Customer
2596EmailBug ReportLowInvalid link in notification HTML part of eMailWaiting on Customer
2602DocumentationFeature RequestLow instead of https:/...Waiting on Customer
2603Backend/CoreBug ReportVery Low Psi XMPP client (19-04-09)Waiting on Customer
1856Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumWrong timezonesResearching
1957User InterfaceFeature RequestLowautomatic temporary storing while writing/editing taskResearching
2119Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumfunction filter_input not always availableResearching
2190Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowenable move of a closed clask to other project without ...Researching
2522Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowemail vs username login issuesResearching
2316Backend/CoreBug ReportLow"wrongtoken" is displayed if the comment box is left si...Assigned
2601Public RelationsFeature RequestMediumhttp -> https missing redirection (19-04-09)Assigned
Florian SchmitzCristian Rodríguez R.221.04.202002.05.2020
1958User InterfaceFeature RequestLowPreselect values for event log viewNew
1960Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumforeign key relations between versions and tasksNew
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