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

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary  desc Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2466Backend/CoreInformationLowHow to run under httpsUnconfirmed
1303.06.201802.12.2018 Task Description

I have changed the htaccess.dist into .htaccess and modified to force https.
However, despite having https activated on my site I cannot get Flyspray running, it’s waiting forever.When I abort I get a page without makeup. I have all other applications like cms and wiki running under https, so it is something I have not done in the flyspray configs obviously (as this site is running https too). But could you give me a hint?

I installed flyspray in a subdirectory, if that is something to know about...

regards, Albert

2303User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowHome screen for private flyspraysRequires testing
625.10.201626.10.2016 Task Description

I use Flyspray as a closed system with all projects set to private. I use it as a main means of communication with my clients. In such a case it would be a good idea for visitors to see a home screen (preferably a blank/splash screen with login option only) and definitely not the All tasks title or project names ( FS#2302 ) or taskid search.

2016User InterfaceTODOMediumheading and h1, h2, h3New
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.)

2476Backend/CoreInformationLowGuzzle/Guzzle is abandoned, should use library that's s...Unconfirmed
110.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

(Working on a network monitoring system that really needs a ticketing system, saw this and since I speak PHP, thought it would be a good place to start... I just installed and am sharing my notes, do with them what you will!)

2046User InterfaceFeature RequestLowGrouping in Task List Unconfirmed
104.09.201504.09.2015 Task Description

Need add view of grouping in Task List by 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.

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).

2222GreekInformationVery LowGreek translation issuesUnconfirmed
324.10.201624.10.2016 Task Description

After completing the Greek translation I have a series of issues I want to report concerning mainly (but not limited to) the Greek languange.

I was thinking of opening a separate task for each one of them (note that they are all ultra low severity/priority) and adding them as sub-tasks to this one (or maybe as dependencies - or both).

I also request a Translations > Greek sub-category. I really have a lot of issues.

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’)
1811Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowGoogle Docs/Dropbox IntegrationNew
2.0417.01.201313.03.2015 Task Description

On a project or ticket basis should be able to hook in and possibly also share permissions

1628NotificationsFeature RequestLowGlobal Notification addressUnconfirmed
2.0125.02.201017.01.2013 Task Description

For a combination of archiving / "notify bot" reasons I have found it useful to have a single global notification address where all bug reports / updates / comments go.

In the past I've used this to automatically dump updates into a IRC / Jabber chat room as well as provide a way for a project manager (me) to keep an idea of the amount of activity. Please let me know if you have questions about this.

1818Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowGit/SVN/CVS IntegrationPlanned
2.05217.01.201312.08.2015 Task Description

Should be able to reference a ticket # when committing code, and then have a way to input your repository path to flyspray, and let it search all your commits for ticket #'s. Then should parse it, and have a link to that commit within the ticket.

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;}
1510NotificationsFeature RequestMediumFunction to test mail configuration Planned
1.1 devel1329.10.200828.10.2015 Task Description

Add a button to test mail configuration before notifications is accpeted

2020XMPP/JabberFeature RequestMediumFunction to test jabber/xmpp configuration New
1.1 devel1131.07.201519.09.2015 Task Description

The flyspray admin users should be able to test their jabber/xmpp configuration, check if sending jabber notification is working and if not, give useful error messages back, so the user is able to fix the configuration.

2119Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumfunction filter_input not always availableResearching
15.04.201615.04.2016 Task Description

filter_input() is in extension “Filter”.

It is enabled by default since PHP5.2, see but not “always”, see!topic/flyspray/QM75BvwPqGM

filter_input() is only used at 1 section in Flyspray (since 2014 up to v1.0rc1) in includes/
This is the commit

How do we solve it? Several possibilities:

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

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

2040Installer and UpgraderInformationMediumFS1.0 Release buildsConfirmed
1.0523.08.201517.04.2019 Task Description
  • Use github releases for the release? peterdd: Yes, currently only source releases without 3rd party vendors.

The Flyspray 1.0alpha1 .zip file release unzips directly to the current directory.

.zip files from github unzip to it’s own directory ( unzips to flyspray-master/ ). This is a bit safer, because you cannot accidently mess your directory structure with it.

  • The release should contain the binary fontawesome files instead of linking to the external CDN. Removes one dependency/singlepointoffailure. How this can be configured for automation? included in Flyspray source now. :-)
  • document how a release is exactly created. (consistency, reliability, automation, knowledge sharing for maintainers see below :-) )
  • Get in contact with os distributions, that could add Flyspray releases to their repositories (*BSD, Linux distributions, ..) This repositories could add the dependencies like ADODB within the packages (.rpm, .deb,..)
  • Get in contact with web hosting providers who provide integreated 1-click installs of software for their web hossting customers.
  • Get in contact with container builders (docker, ..)

Steps how to do a Flyspray release (since Flyspray 1.0 RC)

  1. Edit includes/class.flyspray.php on and set the correct version for the release there (remove the ' dev’ from the version string), commit as new branch e.g. 1.0-rc1
  2. Prepare a new release on , write a summary of changes since last release, choose the branch you created in the previous step, save as “draft”.
  3. “Release” the Flyspray source on github when satisfied with layout
  4. Run buildscripts for different php versions (see comments at FS#2040)
  5. Upload the created .zip and .tgz files to
  6. Upload the created .zip and .tgz files to stored since 1.0-rc2 only on to avoid redundancy
  7. Test the created blobs on different servers too.
  8. Edit the and link the source and packaged .zip and .tgz files
  9. Write a new article with a summary of highlights of changes since last release for the frontpage on
  10. Send an email to the Flyspray mailing list
  11. Important: If all is nice and shiny: Update the version string on so admins of flyspray get informed a new Flyspray release is available now. For instance change from 1.0-rc to 1.0-rc1 if you are releasing Flyspray 1.0 RC1. Must be the exact version you set in includes/class.flyspray.php .

Maybe we can use this sequence as template on for releases? :-)

2159Backend/CoreTODOHighfresh registered user accounts created spam tasksNew
204.07.201625.10.2016 Task Description

Today it was first time I see real spam on

The 2 spam accounts registered today and started creating spam posts as new tasks.

What is the reason? Was it by real humans or bots?

So what can we do to reduce this in future?

Ideas for making it harder and unattractive for spammers:

  • Users who never opened a nonspam-task or contributed a useful comment should solve a captcha
  • Limit the amount of creating tasks for new registered users or a user groups, like limiting to 2 tasks or 1 task per user per day.
  • Settings for a more moderated task creation process? Like a quarantine dbtable for tasks?
  • If we closed such spam tasks with WTF? reason, it will still be listed by search engines like google at the moment:
  1. Move spam tasks to a ‘dumpster project’, that is not visible for guests (search engines!) too.
  2. Or make spamming to visible flyspray projects unattractive, lets set noindex for: closed task for some special reason id?
  3. Delete spam tasks from database if allowed by your organization

Update: another and this time more aggressive phone number spammer.

1960Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumforeign key relations between versions and tasksNew
209.03.201513.08.2015 Task Description

It seem that when deleting a version entry in a project, that tasks that have this version assigned are still connected to this deleted version. For example FS#1222 (on 2015-03-09).

There are several options to solve such things:

  • Deny deletion of version as long as tasks assigned to this project version.
    • Either by doing a testing SQL query to check this case coded in PHP. Take care to keep this centralized, must also be respected by an eventually later added Flyspray API (XMLRPC or whatever).
    • add SQL foreign key constraints with ON DELETE RESTRICT
      • Pro: some business logic can be directly enforced by SQL.
      • Cons: higher requirements for hosting, if using mysql innodb tables must be available on the hosting
  • Move the tasks of this version to a default fallback version before deleting the version tag.
    • Either doing one transaction doing : 1. move the tasks to its fallback version, 2. delete the version
    • add SQL foreing key constraint with ON DELETE SET $fallbackversionid. Some pros & cons like on the the denying option.

The same for other assignments for tasks.

This issue is similiar to the massop issue: (

1985Database QueriesFeature RequestVery LowFor developers - testing with huge flyspray data setsNew
224.03.201516.03.2016 Task Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

2337DocumentationInformationLowFlyspray ThemesNew
402.02.201716.02.2017 Task Description
  • Flyspray 1.0 includes 1 default theme CleanFS. That decision was made to reduce maintainance effort and the old blue theme was dropped. Also the CleanFS contains UI-logic implemented in HTML/CSS and tries to be usable even for the people who turned off javascript in their web browsers for security reasons. (and reduces spam on many other websites too without an adblocker)
  • Current Flyspray source and the theme CleanFS provides several methods to customize the layout without touching the .tpl files. These are:
    1. custom_*.css files that extend or overwrite properties of CleanFS/theme.css
    2. 2 fields in admin area where to put code

      For instance a corporate footer menu or something like that.

Advantages of CleanFS instead running your own

  • Theme is maintained with Flyspray source. Detected security issues related with themes are fixed with Flyspray releases.
  • Added features or capabilities are implemented for the default theme.

‘Subtheme’ can be a compromise: Theme CleanFS is always uptodate in sync with Flyspray. Subthemer only needs to check changes required for own subtheme .tpl files.

I do not want complete stop people from writing their whole new template, it allows new ideas implemented or alternative usability. For them, it is probably better to create a Github project for that theme.

This is just raw info from me and can be discussed. Something should be finally written on in the documentation area.

2104Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfiltering by one user on tasks with multiple assignees ...New
26.02.201626.02.2016 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.

2315Backend/CoreBug ReportLowFiling a new task is possible with no details in the ma...Unconfirmed
21.11.201621.11.2016 Task Description

When filing a task, it’s possible to submit the task without any information at all being added to the main body of the ticket. This leads to reports that are of no value because the user can simply add some vague title, hit submit, and then wonder why nothing happens other than someone closing it later as invalid.

The main body of the ticket should be considered a required field and should throw an error if nothing is in the box.

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.

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

2338Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumExport tasks to csv has issuesUnconfirmed
202.02.201712.03.2019 Task Description

You cannot select the fields for export to csv. This means that the commentfield (edit: you mean task description, right?) is always exported too. As this commentfield task description (?) could contain quotes, comma’s etc (like people inserting copies of emails on an issue) it corrupts the output file and the file cannot be read by excel.

1983Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowExport Roadmap as "Changelog"Unconfirmed
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
2550EmailBug ReportLowException handling sending email notificationUnconfirmed
06.05.201906.05.2019 Task Description

Someone reported this:

Today i tried to report an issue about xxx on the xxx (namely xxx) and the following error message has been displayed:
Completely unexpected exception: Expected response code 250 but got code “451”, with message “451 Error in writing spool file "
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers
The issue itself has been created though.
1882EmailBug ReportMediumError with email notificationPlanned
2.0622.12.201308.04.2016 Task Description


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

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

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

Enclosed in PHPinfo configuration, if it helps.


2116EmailBug ReportMediumError with email notificationUnconfirmed
1908.04.201615.04.2016 Task Description

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

How can I help that we resolve this problem?

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

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

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

2544EmailBug ReportLowError when registering new accountUnconfirmed
123.03.201923.03.2019 Task Description

I installed the developer edition.

mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.7.25, for Linux
PHP 7.2.15-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
Ubuntu 18.04.2

Admin settings → Allow users to register and send conf. email.

I DID set up email settings thru google and sent a test email. it did work.

After logging out, I tried to register a new account. I filled in details and got the following error:
Completely unexpected exception: Expected response code 250 but got code “530”, with message “530 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first. u13sm3937813iog.80 - gsmtp "
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

Obviously, the confirmation email was never sent.

I am going to try to manually add a new user. Will update with outcome.

2048Backend/CoreBug ReportLowerror when adding data containing national charactersUnconfirmed
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...

2448Backend/CoreBug ReportLowerror message in eventlog reportsUnconfirmed
226.10.201729.10.2017 Task Description

The last version of Flyspray is simply amazing! it works like a charm :)

This is a small bug report in the eventlog page, that shows this message:

Notice: unserialize(): Error at offset 237 of 808 bytes in /home/elivebugs/ on line 88 Notice: unserialize(): Error at offset 229 of 796 bytes in /home/elivebugs/ on line 88

There’s a small screenshot:

Thank you!

2085Text RenderingInformationMediumEnabling Color Coding options in CKEDITORUnconfirmed
130.10.201530.10.2015 Task Description


So I figured out that there are no color coding options (to set text color and background color) for text in the CKEDITOR. I did some changes to CKEDITOR to add those, however, once I submit the text, it does not retain the changes.

Is there a particular reason why these are not enabled in the first place?

I am thinking it would be good add these, so that we can make the important text pop-out to the users.

- Raju

2190Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowenable move of a closed clask to other project without ...Researching
06.08.201606.08.2016 Task Description

Problem: By replacing just the project_id of the closed task it is possible the task then has invalid field values within the target project.

Possible scenarios:

  1. Ignore invalid values within the target project
    • Pro: Easy to do, an immidiatly revert back to the old project would “heal” the task properties.
    • Contra: may effect accuracy and reliability of other parts like searching, listing, statistic calculations
  2. Silent change task field values to valid field values of the target project if necessary
    • Pro: relative easy to do
    • Contra: a bit loss of information, little side effects
  3. allow user to modify the fields that must be changed so that every field of the task has valid values within the target project
    • Pro: accuracy
    • Contra: a bit loss of information(fallback to default values) if there are no similiar field values selectable within the project
  4. allow user to modify the fields, fields or field select values that do not exists in target project will be automatically created.
    • Pro: accuracy
    • Contra: target project may be cluttered with too many fields/field values
  5. ???
2339EmailInformationLowEmailing issuesUnconfirmed
110.02.201710.02.2017 Task Description

Sometimes the emailing fails for a while with the message:

Completely unexpected exception: Expected response code 250 but got code “550”, with message “550 Bad HELO - Host impersonating domain name [] "
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

It useually simply works so actually I don’t know if it’s a flyspray issue or a hosting issue...

2522Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowemail vs username login issuesResearching
431.10.201802.11.2018 Task Description

So, I’ve been away from Flyspray for more than a few years. When I tried to login to the Flyspray here, I was unable to login, because I don’t remember my username, and I was unable to retrieve my username, because there’s no function for that. I was *also* unable to re-register the same email address. SO, having an account system that requires both unique usernames and unique email addresses, but has no way of retrieving one from the other, doesn’t work out so well.

Suggestion: either use email as username, or add a function to retrieve username (perhaps along with password retrieval . . password retrieval would then have to take username -or- email, probably)

2552EmailBug ReportHighEmail TLS error (was 'Mail Adress encryption')Unconfirmed
130.05.201931.05.2019 Task Description

Official release

Steps done to create the problem:
Insert correct (tested with gmail) data into the notification tab and click on “Test”

SSL and TLS are checked.

Expected behavior:
Send test email and confirm it.

Experienced behavior:
Following error message

Error message:
Warning: stream_socket_enable_crypto(): Peer certificate CN=`*’ did not match expected CN=`mail*’ in /var/www/vhosts/**/flyspray/vendor/swiftmailer/swiftmailer/lib/classes/Swift/Transport/StreamBuffer.php on line 103 Completely unexpected exception: Unable to connect with TLS encryption
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

1774Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowEmail LayoutMaybe
0% Task Description

it is possible to change the layout for notification mails?
I'll put our logo into Mail body and I'll format the text in different font-styles.

Thank you!

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.

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.

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.
2126User InterfaceFeature RequestLowdynamic meta description (was: Change page title)Confirmed
1.1 devel217.05.201617.05.2016 Task Description


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.

2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
30.10.201530.10.2015 Task Description

On the roadmap it would make life a lot easier if it was possible to drag and drop tasks into versions.

1982Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdouble entries in assignees listNew
1.1 devel320.03.201511.02.2016 Task Description

maybe yet fixed in 1.0 dev, but here my account is shown twice for selection if u edit a task.

Internally in the form also with the same id, so probably not a big problem.

I registered some years ago, maybe this year jordan(?) added me again or with another email adress? Maybe I have two addresses under on account here, which is a feature, not a bug.

But for the assignee list it should “group by user_id”.

2436Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdokuwiki renderer creates nonunique html-id for h1,h2,h...New
202.08.201702.08.2017 Task Description

The dokuwiki renderer automatic creates for each h(1-6) tag an html id attribute, but doesn’t ensure that this:

  • is not used by Flyspray templates
  • is unique across all tasks (tasklist summary/description mouseover!), id must be unique on a webpage.

Example: id=”footer” and id=”title” are used by the default CleanFS template for example.








The original intention I think is to make dokuwiki content each h-section linkable, for instance by a “table of contents” at top of a wiki content page.
This is currently not used by the dokuwiki integrated in Flyspray, but could be in future.

Possible solution

Add the task_id to the generated id h(1-6) tags, for instance “d1234_footer” “d1234_title”

d - like description

(t1234 used for tags/labels id currently)

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.

2560Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdo not allow close task with reason duplicate referenci...New
peterdd29.07.201929.07.2019 Task Description

So closing a task



reason: duplicate

and close comment


referencing to self should be detected to avoid such user mistakes.

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

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