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ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status  asc Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2009User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit task flowNew
2.0118.07.201507.08.2016 Task Description

Currently only a small portion of adjustements on a task is available in the “edit task” view.

To add or modify stuff in the current tab sections (comments, related tasks, notifications, effort tracking,..)
a user must go from edit task to view task page.

This not optimal for work flow.

To solve this quite much changes are needed. Because currently they are different http requests each with its own checks and request anwsers.

2010User InterfaceFeature RequestLoweffort tracking widgetNew
0% Task Description

If effort tracking started by a user on a task, maybe we should add a small widget on the page, so
user sees which tasks are currently running as his own time tracking.

2013User InterfaceFeature RequestLowpersonal task list column selection and positioningNew
2.0120.07.201506.10.2015 Task Description

Currently the appearence of the task list table is configured system wide for all project view and project wide for project task list views.

Even more fancy and for power users would be if the user can set his own project column list view preferences for projects.

While the project columns for the task list are configured by "visible_columns"
we could use the project wide "visible_fields" as allowed columns the user may configure as his personal preference. If the user doesn't configure his own list, the project default list is used. The user should have the option to reset to project default. (e.g. empty personal "visible_fields" )

In this case the description for setting "visible_fields" on the project management configuration page must be adapted too.

Probably a new table required something like:

CREATE TABLE {user_projects} (
user_id int,
columns varchar(255) DEFAULT '',


CREATE TABLE {user_projects} (
user_id int,
columns varchar(32) DEFAULT NULL,
sort int,
2022Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowdefault or auto options for some settingsNew
1.1 devel103.08.201515.01.2019 Task Description

Some project and user settings should be able to set back to its default or 'auto' option.

  • flyspray or project wide task list length, currently hard coded to 250
  • user tasks_perpage setting
  • user notifytype
  • user timezone
  • user language (system/project and auto (browser detection) selectable)
  • ...
2023NotificationsFeature RequestLowInform users if reminder is disabled in system settingsNew
04.08.201504.08.2015 Task Description

There are 5 possible cases that IMHO should be handled more user friendly:

  1. There is no cronjob for the reminder (schedule.php) setup → Reminders are never sent
  2. Reminding is disabled in the global settings → Reminders are never sent
  3. Reminder setting 'email' only → Reminders are only sent to users who set their notification setting to 'email' or 'both' and setup an email address
  4. Reminder setting 'jabber' only → Reminders are only sent to users who set their notification setting to 'jabber' or 'both' and setup a jabber address
  5. Project notification setting not set → ??? (research...)
  • If notification is disabled (1. or 2.), the notification tab on 'task details page' should adapt to that I think. (by css style or message or tooltip)
  • If notification is restricted to only one notification channel, the current user should be informed on notification tab on 'task details page' if he would receive notifications with his current notification settings.
2029Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowpossibility to let a user describe himselfNew
112.08.201518.01.2018 Task Description

This could be done by a textarea field (like comment text or task description) on the myprofile page and stored in a new field (of type text for instance) in the user table.

This allows the user to introduce himself to the other users.

Should be restrictive, for instance only simple text allowed, no html or tags.

2030User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow votes of a user on user pageNew
12.08.201515.01.2017 Task Description

On the user page

/index.php?do=user&area=users&id=*&switch=1 (project switch select)

an info could be shown how many votes a user has given.

Maybe show the tasks on mouse hover (:hover) if permission to view them exists.

Needs to be considered:

  • Show count only for current project or all projects? (project param is optional on user page)
  • counts of hidden, closed or restricted projects (user permission)
  • How to handle votes of private tasks?
  • Show votes of closed tasks too? (votes on closed tasks should don’t count for max votes per project)
  • When personal “max votes per project” (open tasks) is active, this is of more value.

2032User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace hardcoded ... 'ellipsis'New
1112.08.201512.08.2015 Task Description
Thomasz wrote:
The other thing that I cannot find how to make the text to be visible in the whole column (as with the summary I get the ... at some point of the text).

The root of this is found in scripts/index.php in function tpl_draw_cell():

case 'summary':
            $value = tpl_tasklink($task, utf8_substr($task['item_summary'], 0, 55));
            if (utf8_strlen($task['item_summary']) > 55) {
                $value .= '...';

We live in a world now, where the view port ranges from 320 pixel width mobile screens up to 4k+ wide tv screens, the amount of columns is configurable from minimal to all available fields of a task. We currently let the browser automatic decide how wide he renders each column depending on table content and available window size.

Well, that ellipsis problem can be handled at different levels:

  • motivate the task creators to use short task summary if possible (e.g. show a hint/tooltip when typing the summary gets over a limit, in our case the hardcoded limit is 55. ). Short task topic/summaries are easier to read/scan for the users.
  • replace the hard ellipsis by a pure css solution, that adapts to users browserwindow size/space in in the columns for summary
  • drop the ellipsis thing complete, task summary always shown full length, table rows adapt in height automatically.

Possible CSS solution:

2034User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreduced extended search form when applicableNew
17.08.201517.08.2015 Task Description

If a project has no versions defined yet and there are also no 'global' versions defined,
there is not need for displaying the version selects.

Same for categories. If no categories in project and no global categories then no need for displaying a cat select.

Maybe a tooltip/hint in the extended search form to inform the user that the fields were hidden for that reason.

2038Backend/CoreBug ReportLowJscalendar must be replaced with something elseNew
223.08.201524.08.2015 Task Description

It's old. There has been a newer version 2.0. Even that one is not supported anymore, although some documents still remain available. The calendar component relies on its language translations files to be complete, or it breaks. Unfortunately, as I found out a few weeks ago, they are not, after switching the default language from english to my native one. Without having a good replacement for it, some of the translations for flyspray itself we've been getting lately are half-way unusable. Not for an ordinary user, but for anyone actually having to edit a task and its due date.

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, ..)
2053Backend/CoreBug ReportLowambiguous user name display username / realnameNew
1.1 devel217.09.201519.02.2020 Task Description

With the existence of now two peoples named “Peter” on (I - peterdd , and PeterTheOne)
there are several places where the full names are display instead of usernames and the user can’t know who is which “Peter” until he visits the users profile page.

Different solutions possible:

  • more profile image/gravatar usage where user names are shown, on mouseover link title attribute shows username and realname
  • display user name (username) instead of full name (realname)
  • display full name and username (where much space available and precision needed)

When adding the mention feature, the username will be probably the prefered setting as the username is unique but the realname not.

2054Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowFields for csv export choosable like for task listNew
2.0117.09.201531.12.2017 Task Description

Currently the task list columns are used, which are choosed by admin or project manager for the task list view.

2055Backend/CoreBug ReportLowMake the csv export table fields respect the user permi...New
1.1 devel17.09.201517.09.2015 Task Description

Just moved issue #110 from to here for centralized task tracking.

Maybe just needs testing with current github master.

2057Backend/CoreBug ReportLowDo not resubmit forms on browser reload button or F5New
122.09.201523.09.2015 Task Description

On some forms, when the user presses the reload button of this browser, the POST submit can be resubmitted.

Browsers can warn about this (Chromium, Firefox, Konqueror tested and they show a warning dialog) before executing the second POST.
But people on Flyspray mailing list wrote they experienced double comments.

Simple solution is just HTTP GET redirects after a successful POST. (HTTP 303 or HTTP 302)
But maybe there is a better method than a second roundtrip always needed?

Success, Error, or Warn-messages to the user are stored in the $_SESSION variable for displaying on the second GET request.
But I think that this is a bit ... mmh... not perfect.

For example, I would like to have in the direct response at which position in a form an input error is, not just the message bar in the top center as it is currently that just dissappear after a few seconds.

Also take care the browser back button still works as expected for the user.

2058Backend/CoreBug ReportLowClosing of 'Issues' featureNew
24.09.201524.09.2015 Task Description

As discussed with the team some time ago, a consolidation of places where issues are discussed is wanted.

One of the results was, that we do not want people post issues to Issues and instead use our own
and to prefer "to eat our own dogfood" and a have central place to handle tasks.

As a result we tried to reduce the open issueas on I was in the process of moving 2 of still 7 open issues there to when suddenly the Issues on were closed. :-( Now the last 5 issues there are lost at the moment for me and the audience, which where mostly informations to interested users, not bugs.

I think just closing it without an easy accessible alternative is not the best solution.

At least we should wait until the oauth2 authentication for github users should be implemented and setup on , so people browsing, finding Flyspray project just can
"Login with github"-feature on

The blocker to do this: Currently there is missing an option to "connect" an oauth "Login with github"- Login with an existend flyspray userlogin.

So that one userid in flyspray can:

  • login with username and password
  • login with one or more of his social accounts (github, facebook, microsoft, g+) if they are enabled (would it restrict to accounts for
2059Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowusage of github automated/webhook notificationsNew
24.09.201524.09.2015 Task Description

We have no API yet for Flyspray.

But someone could write a simple php-file that can be called by a auto notification, whenever:

  • a commit on for Flyspray/flyspray is made provides the configuration of such notification for a possible target like


in the settings of a project.

What the file needs:

  • import some of the existing Flyspray classes from includes/
  • config or load the secrets that are provided by in the setup for the automatic notification
  • check that secrets and more for authentication and authorization of requests coming from
  • parse the messages for Flyspray identifiers like ' FS#1234 ' or 'fix  FS#1234 ' or 'related to  FS#1234 '
  • take actions on the results of that message parsing like making adding comment or modifying a task status
2062User InterfaceTODOLowreview do=admin&area=editallusersNew
329.09.201515.04.2020 Task Description


  • Small javascript issue: When checkbox of one users row clicked, it doesn’t select the checkbox because the row click event handler doubles the click (check and uncheck, tested with firefox41). Clicking in the row (not on the name) selects the checkbox. fixed
  • browser back button after delete of a user not working as expected. (fix it by redirect 303 , see how it done for other form submits)

Missing features

  • no sorting possible of the table (like tasklist)
  • no pagination (like on tasklist) OK, probably not needed: ~2000 user registrations on and no problem rendering the table in browser. Archlinux has over 12k users and my test with 30k generated users showed problems handling the huge query results. So we need this!
  • no filtering of user list possible
  • no helpful information for admins like registration date and last time of login of users (last login time requires a new field in flyspray_users) implemented in Flyspray 1.0-rc7
  • no summary about users like how many exists or how many are currently online (requires storing sessions in a db session (e.g. flyspray_session) table instead php default session directory) on the install. Or a statistic graph of activity or peaks of new registrations over time.
  • maybe show user profile image too in the list.
  • choosable user field columns - partially implemented since 1.0-rc7 by selecting groups of user fields and calculated user fields: user stats, user settings
2073Backend/CoreBug ReportLowCouldn't edit comment of anonymous reporterNew
17.10.201517.10.2015 Task Description

I wanted edit/fix the comment of an anonymous reporter, but the edit shows empty content on editing..

(here on closed, but non yet implemented  FS#218 )

2104Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfiltering by one user on tasks with multiple assignees ...New
226.02.201615.06.2020 Task Description

If you have a tasklist with tasks that have multiple assignees in a task and you search just by one of the assignees, the resulting tasklist shows only this user in the assignees column.

Expected: all assignees of the tasks are shown.

2127User InterfaceFeature RequestLowoverhaul task detail page layoutNew
120.05.201625.05.2016 Task Description

There was a question on the mailing list:

I have a suggestion, even though I don´t know if it´s possible to do it. But if it is, it would be great!
In the comments list of a given task, is it possible that the comments appear from the newest one to the oldest ones, and not as it is now, with the new ones coming at the end of the list? This is because I deal with long comments list for a given task, and it is becoming difficult to reach the last one, that is, the newest comment, because the order in the comments is on the top, the older ones. If this could be altered it would be great. Kind regards
Ana ...

Quick anwsers:

  1. Users can use ‘End’-key and ‘Pos1’-key on their keyboard to scroll to bottom and top of page. (lame anwser I know)
  2. Another quick anwser is to just reverse the comments array in the appropriate template themes/CleanFS/templates/details.tabs.comments.tpl :


<?php foreach($comments as $comment): ?>


foreach($comments_latestfirst as $comment): ?>

But the real problem I think is that the details page (and others too..) is not optimized for todays wide screens (landscape views). Laptops have FullHD or higher but the Flyspray users still have to scroll to get an overview of a task.

And for narrows views too (mobile phones, tablet portrait view)

The attached screenshot shows moving the task details tabs beside their task description if the display width is over 1200 css pixel. (and the reversed comments too ;-) ). Done with pure css media query:

E.g. add to a custom stylesheet file custom_detailswidescreen.css in folder themes/CleanFS/ :

@media only screen and (min-width: 1200px) and (orientation: landscape) {
.details .tab{
.details .commenttext pre {
.details .comment_container .comment {
.details .comment_avatar {
.details #comments .fa.fa-user{
font-size:30px !important;
#submenu li a{margin-left:0;}
.details #submenu{
padding:1em 0 0;
.details #content{
/* just a temporary fix: should be redone in theme.css with class instead ids*/
#comments, #related, #notify, #remind, #effort, #history {margin-top:72px;}

(Has still some problems with current 1.0-rc1 when the project selector wraps. Also tab labels wrap if not enough width available and tab content do not adapt.)

What do you think? How should the details page look on different display sizes? How can it improve the workflow of the user?

2137Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfeature accesskey bad implemented by web browsersNew
15.06.201615.06.2016 Task Description

My tests showed that the html accesskey feature is not well and consistent supported by current web browsers and is quite cumbersome to use.
And it seems it will not be better in future..

The only solution I see dropping that feature or replacing them with simple single-key-event javascript listeners, like it is currently done with keys o, j, k, n, and p.

accesskeys in Flyspray I talk about:

  • l (current SHIFT+ALT+l Firefox) login dialog / logout
  • a (current SHIFT+ALT+a Firefox) add new task
  • m (current SHIFT+ALT+m Firefox) my searches
  • t (current SHIFT+ALT+t Firefox) focus taskid search
  • e (current SHIFT+ALT+e + Enter Firefox) edit task
  • x or y? (current SHIFT+ALT+y Firefox) close task
  • s (current SHIFT+ALT+s Firefox) save task

Also related to Keyboard navigation: tabindex

2193User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit a comment while seeing task details and other comm...New
07.08.201608.08.2016 Task Description

If someone with ‘edit comment’-permission wants to edit a comment, the edit comment form is shown on an extra page.

This is not optimal, because the editor cannot see task details or the other comments while modifying the comment.

Possible Solutions

  • with javascript is enabled: Stay on the ‘task detail’-page, just the comment changes from a ‘view’ layout to ‘edit’ layout, similiar to the quickedit-feature (like in FS1.0).
  • when javascript is disabled: The ‘edit comment’-page shows task details (check permissions) and other comments too, but maybe a bit narrow, so ‘visible focus’ is on editing the comment.
2215Text RenderingBug ReportLowwrong output of Geshi syntax highlighting for xml codeNew
117.10.201631.12.2017 Task Description

Geshi from is quite slow at the current integration of Flyspray v1.0-rc3 on the first run. (But any further read uses the cache.)

But it produces garbled output for xml code highlighting:

Example without xml, just format as preformatted code:


Or as php syntax highlighting (even if it doesn’t contain a real php-tag ;-) ):


Example with xml choosen as language:


The table tag is stripped away instead of converting the tag for output inside code/pre tags (by converting the < and > chars). Maybe just a configuration issue?

2221Installer and UpgraderInformationLowNotices on install with PHP7New
1.0124.10.201617.04.2021 Task Description
Notice: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /*/setup/index.php on line 883 
Notice: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /*/setup/index.php on line 949
2308User InterfaceFeature RequestLowimprove user management for adminsNew
2325User InterfaceFeature RequestLowbig image attachments: fit to browser window width in L...New
2337DocumentationInformationLowFlyspray ThemesNew
2436Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdokuwiki renderer creates nonunique html-id for h1,h2,h...New
2439Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowClone a ProjectNew
2444Installer and UpgraderInformationLowcomposer hits memory limitsNew
2454Backend/CoreBug ReportLowPHP warning in admin edit user areaNew
2491Backend/CoreBug ReportLowgroup member links if project manager but not adminNew
2531TranslationsFeature RequestLowdetect usage of translation keywordsNew
2535Backend/CoreFeature RequestLownew optional Flyspray setting: add new users automatica...New
2548User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCSS grid layout for task details page typeNew
2553User InterfaceTODOLowintelligent accesskey shortcut helper dependent of OS, ...New
2554User InterfaceTODOLowkeyboard shortcuts help box should adapt to current pag...New
2559Backend/CoreBug ReportLowa duplicate close accepted even when missing comment/ r...New
2572User InterfaceTODOLowadd link attributes ugc and nofollow to user generated ...New
2573Backend/CoreTODOLowadd rel nofollow,ugc,.. settingsNew
2575Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowability to view and reset Flyspray default settingsNew
2581User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace bitmap icons of default themeNew
2606Database QueriesFeature RequestLowduedate column sort asc in tasklist should put unset du...New
2610User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEffort pop-up timerNew
2625User InterfaceTODOLowavoid password manager popups in admin prefs areaNew
2629Backend/CoreBug ReportLowactivating history tab sends same request 2 timesNew
1985Database QueriesFeature RequestVery LowFor developers - testing with huge flyspray data setsNew
2036Backend/CoreBug ReportVery Lowsession timeoutNew
2063Backend/CoreFeature RequestVery Lowshow closed/open usage count on do=pm&area=XXXNew
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