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

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version  desc Opened Last Edited
2575Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowability to view and reset Flyspray default settingsNew
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19.09.201919.09.2019 Task Description

Motivation

Over the years the count of possible Flyspray configuration options has grown. Meanwhile there are ~60 global Flyspray settings stored in the prefs database table in contrast to only 14 entries of the 0.9.7 (not 0.9.9.7!) version from around 2005. But each configuration setting might add a little to the feeling of overwhelming when there are too much switches, buttons, checkboxes and probability of a misconfiguration raises due misunderstood or overseen settings.

But Flyspray still aims to be easy to use and work with while being accurate and customizable.

Proposal

Having a way to view the description and default value of each option would probably give people administrating a Flyspray installation a better understanding of each setting and confidence in making good decisions for their use case.

With the flyspray-install.xml file within the setup folder we yet have an elegant solution that is waiting to unlock its power!

Unfortunately the setup/ folder requires (until now at least) to be removed after install or upgrade. So we need a way to keep the flyspray-install.xml of the installed version. A trivial way would be to copy it to the include/ directory after any install or upgrade, but also other solutions could be.

Keeping the flyspray-install.xml could making following features easier:

  • Reading default value of prefs setting. That could be shown for example as css title attribute /tooltip for each setting in the matching admin forms.
  • Reading default value and field description of any table field using the descr feature of ADOdb xmlschema03.
  • Comparing the real database structure with the table structures in flyspray-install.xml . This could be useful if someone extended or fiddled with database/tables to compare with official Flyspray releases. Or for developers to compare if an database upgrade went well and as intended.
  • Having the description of a setting or database field contained within the flyspray-install.xml is good at one place and the information is not spread around like in an external manual/wiki that maybe get unmaintained, not in sync with the application or get even lost over the years.
  • Using the xml format makes a migration easier (in a broader context, to Flyspray or away from Flyspray)
  • Using the descr tag could be used to hold information which field(s) of a database table is/are foreign key field(s) pointing to primary key field(s) of another table, even if ADODB xmlschema03 does not support it yet. Would generating database schema diagram directly from flyspray-install.xml possible. (instead of manually painting it that gets outdated when structure changes)

Things to take care:

  • ADOdb and xmlschema03 does not handle table comments and field comments yet. The descr tag so is there only used when looking into the .xml file, but it does not appear in the real database schema. To make this happen, there is a good portion of contribution to the ADOdB project required (making pull request, but also get them reviewed, tested, accepted and released with a ADOdb stable release)
  • ADOdb xmlschema03 does not define or handle foreign key constraints. Adding that would require a substantial amount of constribution to get it working reliable for all supported databases that could use foreign key constraints.
  • limits of table comment length, field comment length depend on database type and database version
2577User InterfaceFeature RequestVery Lowdistinguish between anonymous reporter and deleted userNew
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18.10.201918.10.2019 Task Description

When a user is deleted from Flyspray, their opened tasks, closed task and task comments are then shown as Anonymous Submitter, the same way as anonymous reporters (not really anonymous, just that user does not have login account, but usually their email address is stored within that task data).

Currently just the entry from users table are deleted when a user is deleted. Their internal user_id integer is still within tasks and comments fields, and maybe some other tables too. So there is not a ON DELETE SET NULL rule or something like that applied. As it is just an autoincremented number by the system, this is not personal data imho and should be no problem for GDPR, but gives Flyspray the ability to distinguish between anon reporters and deleted users. Well, we could also look if there is an email address within task table entry for notification of anonymous reporter, but there are also tasks possible that have no user_id nor an email address.

It might by useful to present that information differently like deleted user or showing the info differently like icon + title-tooltip with explanation.

Also interesting what happens with mentions of a deleted username in a comment or task description. (see FS#2322)

The user isn’t in database, but deleting that now gone user should not modify tasks or comment where that username was mentioned I think.
But what if another user registers under that now gone username? In that case that new user would inherit that mentions. Probably we can ignore that edge case as there will be not much things will happen with an old mention in old tasks/comments.

2581User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace bitmap icons of default themeNew
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31.10.201907.12.2019 Task Description

I played with adding a dark mode color theme to the default CleanFS theme.

To make the dark theme just simple exchange some colors, the bitmap icons should be replaced with alternatives.

Easiest would be using the fontawesome font icons as Flyspray still uses them and they can simply get a css color assigned.

Examples

  • caret of tasklist
  • the ‘select all’ icon of tasklist, but also used at some more locations.
  • some icons in the Flyspray main toolbar (Overview, Tasklist, Event log, ..)
  • the black calendar icons for date selects
  • maybe the file type icons for attachments

Editors

  • Dokuwiki toolbar
  • CKEditor: some modern CKEditor themes support color/dark mode, I will probably choose the moona-lisa theme as default.
2585User InterfaceTODOMediumUpgrade CKEditor to 4.13New
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peterdd02.12.201917.02.2020 Task Description

To fix some other open tasks, an update of the CKEditor4 files is probably the best way.

Starting with CKEditor4 ‘Basic’ preset, evaluate every additional Plugin before adding them to the config.

Because the selection of plugins starts with the ‘Basic’ preset, some configs are disabled in the resulting config.sys like the ‘Strike’ button or the Copy/Paste functionality.

I am also evaluating the possibilities to make some of the options configurable within the Flyspray configuration. It is probably required to analyze if a setting applies to only CKEditor syntax or would be also by used for installs using dokuwiki syntax/engine.

I can also imagine enable/disable features based on Flyspray user permissions. (but that requires not only CKEditor config, but also server side changes like HTMLpurifier settings.)

Languages

Just choose all languages available in the CKBuilder.

Probably we need to adjust the CKEditor to use the users Flyspray language settings too. I changed my language to french in a test install but the CKEditor still shows german user interface. (probably detected by browser http request headers)

Compare that the used language abbreviations work together between files in lang/ of Flyspray and that of CKEditors. (Flyspray: lang/pt_br.php vs. CKEditor: js/ckeditor/lang/pt-br.js)

Theme selection

Probably use a CKEditor source maintained Moona-Lisa or Moona as these are easier to modify their color themes like auto light/dark mode browser detection or base colors that match the theme.

Moona Color currently has issues and not maintained by CKEditor guys.

Plugins

The previous contained CKEditor 4.4.7 probably hat the standard preset used.

Following I keep track of plugins we should add to the basic preset. This list is growing/edited until the final config that ships with Flyspray is found.

Mentions

This would enable choosing a user by their username, like @peterdd.

Requires writing an extra php file for retrieving a matching list of users, that respects current user permissions and status of users (like not fetch disabled users).
This extra php file could be also used for the editor textareas with a dokuwiki toolbar.

Auto Grow

This is just a promising usability improvement. No scrollbars needed when writing longer texts.

Turns just typed urls like https://www.flyspray.org into real links (like dokuwiki does it when rendered on page.)

Baloon Toolbar

This just sound like a promising usability improvement. Not tried yet. Only add when there is use case (other plugins usability profit from it) for Flyspray.

Blockquote

Probably required because existing Flyspray installs had it too and citing a comment/text snippet should be also able.

Code Snippet

Probably requires deeper look how secure integrate with server side cleanup (HTMLpurifier).

Format

h1-h6 and other tags. Probably required as previous Flyspray versions used that too. (TODO: What happens to old content with h1-h6 tags when editing with a CKEditor without the Format plugin?)

Also configure it to accept only tags useful for within Flyspray. (see also server side configuration of HTMLPurifier)

Remove Format

Existing Flysprays had this too and probably a good thing when the user can cleanup their word/whateverwhere pasted stuff cleaned before HTMLpurifier does it server side too with maybe surprises to the end user.

Show Blocks

Gives the user some confidence on command if his current editing has the right/intended structure.

Well, that missing is one of the reasons why I hated WYSIWYG or wannabe WYSIWYG editors in the past. Uncertainty by the end user, and pain for the admin/webmaster when he sees the garbage stored in the database (endless spans and other garbage tags partly wrong nested by just pasting from Word documents.)
(little bug in CKEditor 4.13.0: doesn’t expand the area with plugin Auto Grow enabled)

Source Editing Area

Useful for people that can read HTML or are responsible to fix things.

1222Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumWorkflow engine / Role-based State Transition Rules Eng...Unconfirmed
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11625.03.200705.05.2019 Task Description

I have been working with Eventum (http://www.mysql.org/downloads/other/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.

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

1518NotificationsFeature RequestLowShow last date/time when a reminder was sentUnconfirmed
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15.11.200815.11.2008 Task Description

This information is already stored in the table "reminders" in field "last_sent". It might be helpful in some situations, if this date/time would be visible to the user on the reminder list, too.

1521Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAssignees should be able to see and create reminders fo...Unconfirmed
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22.11.200818.04.2009 Task Description

In version 0.9.9.5.1 (unfortunately I couldn't select this version in the dropdown list on the left), reminders can only be created and edited by Admins and Project Managers. I recommend to give Assignees the permission to create reminders for themselves. To minimize any programming impact, his may be done as part of the "edit own tasks" permission.

This topic has been reported by Engie as part of Bug #713 for version 0.9.8 as well: "Also it would be useful if a user could create reminder for himself." Although that bug is already closed ("fixed in devel"), this part is not yet solved in the current version.

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.

1977Backend/CoreBug ReportLowWeird URL after closing task with referenceUnconfirmed
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115.03.201518.03.2015 Task Description

On Mac OS Safari:

I just closed a task and wrote the following into the comment for closing:

"See also F.S.#.14" (of course without the points). When I then click the link in the comment box (below the task details) I'm redirected to:
"http:/flyspray.stefan-herz%0Aog.tld/index.php?do=details&task_id=%0A14". No matter if #14 is closed or not.
It worked with Firefox.

Any suggestions?

1983Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowExport Roadmap as "Changelog"Unconfirmed
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21.03.201521.03.2015 Task Description

It's a little like "text version". So you could use this exported changelog within a new release.

I think good was:

  • Only resolved tasks ordered by date (but of course without displaying the date) and only public accessible tasks
  • Without task number ("FS#...")
  • A download function via button
1987APIFeature RequestMediumREST API to get metrics from flyspray projectsUnconfirmed
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229.03.201506.10.2015 Task Description

I need metrics for flyspray projects about a rest api. For example the count of issues for status, priority. I want use this values for my code analysis system http://www.sonarqube.org/ and other internal tools. It is possible to create a rest api with user authorization and only for metrics data?

1988Installer and UpgraderBug ReportMediumPassword Field for AdminUnconfirmed
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302.04.201512.05.2015 Task Description

The installer requests a password for the admin account, and provides a default one.

Because this field is not type=”password”, the browser caches this data for any field named “admin_password”

This also applies to future installations of the software.

I have marked this as critical as this can pose a security hazard. A different implementation would be allowing entry of password, or in the case of wanting to provide a default one, have two password fields prepopulated, and a text one prepopulated so that it can be viewed by the end user.

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?

2042Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumfunction absoluteURI not using basedir and force_basedi...Unconfirmed
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3104.09.201501.10.2015 Task Description

public static function absoluteURI($url = null, $protocol = null, $port = null)
in
class Flyspray

not using basedir and force_basedir from configuration file

its problem because my web-server inside have port 7777 and outside 80 (nginx and PHP-FPM)

please fix it

2045User InterfaceFeature RequestLowneed add option for can set default Severity and Priori...Unconfirmed
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204.09.201504.09.2015 Task Description

need add option for can set default Severity and Priority of new creating tasks

2046User InterfaceFeature RequestLowGrouping in Task List Unconfirmed
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104.09.201504.09.2015 Task Description

Need add view of grouping in Task List by Category

2047User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumInserting images/screenshots from bufferUnconfirmed
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2104.09.201529.09.2015 Task Description

Good if adding functional about easy way for insert screenshots to task

2048Backend/CoreBug ReportLowerror when adding data containing national charactersUnconfirmed
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09.09.201509.09.2015 Task Description

this one is somehow tricky, it doesn't happens always but sometimes when fields or filenames contain national characters (I'm in Spain) flyspray returns an error looking like this one:

Query {INSERT INTO `flyspray_attachments` ( task_id, comment_id, file_name, file_type, file_size, orig_name, added_by, date_added) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)} with params {189,711,189_9c5d837bb10b7e0989a3c8be8d,application/pdf; charset=binary,736986,Guia de aplicación medidas difusicón y publicidad.pdf,4,1441827828} Failed! (Incorrect string value: '\xCC\x81n me...' for column 'orig_name' at row 1)

here we have a pdf named "Guia de aplicación medidas difusicón y publicidad.pdf" but I had this error also with titles or descriptions containing spanish letters...

2049Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumDisplay login page or customizable page to anonymous us...Unconfirmed
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209.09.201504.04.2016 Task Description

Currently, if there are no public project, the anonymous users gets a blank page not very useful. It will be a good idea to have a global configuration parameter to display some customizable-page or maybe the login form instead.

2052Text RenderingFeature RequestLowAdd Markdown syntax option for task descriptionsUnconfirmed
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216.09.201508.08.2016 Task Description

“Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same name.[6][7] Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor.” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown

2065User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumOne click signup (with facebook, twitter , Google, yaho...Unconfirmed
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1109.10.201503.03.2016 Task Description

Hello,

I wanted to request a feature that will DRAMATICALLY increase the popularity and the usage of flyspray worldwide which is :

One click signup

This can be done by using existing signup solutions like openID, live.com, Google, Facebook ,twitter, Yahoo, gravatar (these are the most universal according to http://www.alexa.com/topsites)

The goal is to give a new user the possibility to sign up in less than 15 sec (and mention this in the signup page)
2066Installer and UpgraderFeature RequestMediumAutomated site update (like Wordpress)Unconfirmed
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209.10.201510.10.2015
2068Backend/CoreInformationLowDeprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is dep...Unconfirmed
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710.10.201508.12.2015
2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
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30.10.201530.10.2015
2085Text RenderingInformationMediumEnabling Color Coding options in CKEDITORUnconfirmed
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130.10.201530.10.2015
2086Backend/CoreBug ReportHighBasic User can see all Projects and TasksUnconfirmed
20%
803.11.201526.01.2017
2087Backend/CoreInformationHighSee no Editor in Add New TaskUnconfirmed
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4104.11.201505.11.2015
2094EmailBug ReportHighAfter Upgrade All Users Receive Notifications for All T...Unconfirmed
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4106.01.201613.01.2016
2097User InterfaceBug ReportMediumUrl incorrect for view attachementUnconfirmed
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10116.01.201602.03.2016
2107AuthenticationFeature RequestLowSupport CAS Server AuthenticateUnconfirmed
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202.03.201604.09.2019
2112APIBug ReportMediumAssigned tickets aren't editable for lower privileged u...Unconfirmed
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231.03.201611.04.2016
2116EmailBug ReportMediumError with email notificationUnconfirmed
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1908.04.201615.04.2016
2142Backend/CoreBug ReportLowPost-authenticate redirect does not make use of baseurl...Unconfirmed
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28.06.201601.08.2016
2160Backend/CoreBug ReportLowCannot "accept" PM close request if already closedUnconfirmed
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14.07.201614.07.2016
2197Backend/CoreBug ReportHighChange Time for everyoneUnconfirmed
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121.08.201622.08.2016
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
2202Installer and UpgraderBug ReportHighUnable to upgradeUnconfirmed
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310.09.201611.10.2016
2203Backend/CoreInformationLowlanguage files are in folder lang. But i can't change l...Unconfirmed
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121.09.201621.09.2016
2209AuthenticationFeature RequestMediumTLS support for LDAPUnconfirmed
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109.10.201604.09.2019
2210User InterfaceInformationLowTasklist color for due dateUnconfirmed
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612.10.201618.10.2016
2214Backend/CoreInformationLowChanging status of task automaticallyUnconfirmed
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417.10.201606.11.2016
2216NotificationsFeature RequestLowAdd slack integration (webhook)Unconfirmed
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1118.10.201625.10.2018
2220Backend/CoreInformationLowOne status with different color in tasklistUnconfirmed
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524.10.201603.11.2016
2222GreekInformationVery LowGreek translation issuesUnconfirmed
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324.10.201624.10.2016
2223GreekBug ReportVery LowSome strings need splitting or replacementUnconfirmed
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2124.10.201625.10.2016
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