Flyspray - The bug killer!

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

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

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress  desc Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
1967User InterfaceBug ReportLowKeep browser scroll position when sorting task listNew
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1.1 devel412.03.201519.09.2015 Task Description

When I scroll down the page to see more of the task list and then click on one of the column headings to sot by this heading, the answer page doesn't scroll down to the table.

I think there are 2 technical solutions for that:

1. set an name/id a-anchor on top of the table and on each column heading link add for example '#tasklist'.

2. add a js-sorter with complete extra search and sort ajax-backend with e.g. libs from http://datatables.net/ This requires aleso writing a server side handler for taking the ajax requests (respecting user permissions!) and is only usable if js in enabled in browser. So this second solution can only be a luxury comfort function.

1970User InterfaceFeature RequestLowIcons for predefined task typesNew
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1.1 devel112.03.201530.10.2015 Task Description

for toplevel, roadmap and task list view.

For roadmap: replace the current ‘-’ between the task id and task summary with icons.

For toplevel: most wanted tasks and assigned to myself

<style>
ul.tasks li {clear:left;}
li.tid:before{
content: "\code";
font-family: FontAwesome;
float:left;
margin-left:-12px;
}
</style>

On task list the column text can be replaced by icons, moving the text to title attribute.

Maybe use css :content-before or :content-after for that.

I suggest following font-icons from fontawesome are the easiest way to implement:

  • Bug Report use fa-bug , red color
  • Feature Request use fa-star , yellow
  • TODO a bold T, blue ( or blue fa-check?, but check mark maybe too ambiguous)

Gain: you faster see what types of task are on roadmap milestones and task list exists.

2040Installer and UpgraderInformationMediumFS1.0 Release buildsConfirmed
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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 (flyspray-master.zip 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 github.com 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 https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases , 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 https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases
  6. Upload the created .zip and .tgz files to https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/tree/master/packed stored since 1.0-rc2 only on https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases to avoid redundancy
  7. Test the created blobs on different servers too.
  8. Edit the https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/blob/master/_docs/download.md 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 www.flyspray.org frontpage on https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/tree/master/_posts/News
  10. Send an email to the Flyspray mailing list
  11. Important: If all is nice and shiny: Update the version string on www.flyspray.org https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/blob/master/version.txt 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 bugs.flyspray.org for releases? :-)

2062User InterfaceTODOLowreview do=admin&area=editallusersNew
20%
129.09.201521.01.2019 Task Description

Bugs

  • 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 modify.inc.php how it done for other form submits)

Missing features

  • no sorting possible of the table (like tasklist)
  • no paging (like on tasklist) OK, probably not needed: ~2000 user registrations on bugs.flyspray.org and no problem rendering the table in browser.
  • 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
2086Backend/CoreBug ReportHighBasic User can see all Projects and TasksUnconfirmed
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803.11.201526.01.2017 Task Description

Since Update to Flyspray 1.0 Beta2 all users can see every task in every project.

The rights were set up correctly in Flyspray 1.0 Alpha and worked just fine.

2101Backend/CoreBug ReportLowMobile view GUI bugConfirmed
20%
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.

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

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

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

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

My plan is now:

  • Keep the current basic input text field for input tags and show current assigned tags like exampletag1;exampletag2;exampletag3 separated by ‘;’ that is sent to the server when saving the task and server handles evaluation of that string (validation, duplicates, removed, added, creating new tags if allowed for current user)
  • A CSS only toggle that shows available tags that can be assigned (works even with js turned off), similiar to other places within Flyspray like advanced search toggle.
  • If js turned off, the user must type the tag - not as fancy, but at least works. (I thought also about using a html select with multiple=”multiple” attribute, but was not convinced due styling not possible in modern browsers without js)
  • If js is enabled, more fancier stuff is possible:
    • The input text field is hidden by display:none and instead the styled tags are shown.
    • The current added tags also get a little x to remove a tag by clicking it. The content of the hidden input text field is updated to reflect the current editing status. (click eventlistener)
    • A generated text input field for typing with autocompletion list shown of matching availbale tags. An unknown tag is added to the list if user is allowed to create tags. Clicking a item in the autocompletion list adds the tag and resets the autocompletion input text field for the next autocompletion action.
    • The tags within the toggle list with all available tags get also a click event listener, so clicking it adds them to the hidden text input.
    • Not sure yet if an added tag should be removed from the all available tags list or just make an CSS indication that a tag is still added, currently I tend to keep the list untouched, just highlight used tags of the task.
  • Optionally make the all available tags sortable by:
    • list_position (default)
    • alphabetic
    • global or project level
    • popularity (count of tasks using a tag (n + unnumbered private)), requires adding a data attribute.
    • group by detected prefix like shape:triangle shape:circle shape:rectangle could show a group of tags as: shape: triangle circle rectangle
  1. Make the list of tags searchable for the advanced search. added with FS1.0-rc10 by just using search key words also for searching list_tags table.
2225GreekBug ReportVery LowGreek uses slash for datesConfirmed
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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).

2308User InterfaceFeature RequestLowimprove user management for adminsNew
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127.10.201613.02.2017 Task Description

The register spam by probably bots in 2016 is annoying.

I ticked the setting, that an admin must accept a new registration. It helps to reduce spam task, but now admin must decide if the registrations are ok or just spam bots.

Beside the need of antispam-plugins, the management of users can be improved:

  • column sorting of user list, similiar to the tasklist
  • filtering user list, similiar to the tasklist
  • pagination of user list (25,50,100,200,all?)
  • more columns like ‘last login’, ‘last activity/tasks/comments created/votes/edit’ that may help to decide what status or settings a user should have in future.
  • show time zone setting and language setting of users implemented in userlist now
  • mass accept/deny of a list of user registrations waiting for admin approval.
2317User InterfaceBug ReportMediumDate format wrongConfirmed
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1.1 devel122.11.201622.11.2016 Task Description

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

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

2573Backend/CoreTODOLowadd rel nofollow,ugc,.. settingsNew
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peterdd114.09.201915.09.2019 Task Description
  1. Find a good configuration name just reuse relnofollow as used by dokuwiki
  2. Find a good translation keyword for that config relnofollow
  3. Find a good translation keyword for config description (title attribute)

Goes into prefs table as it is sitewide configuration.

As first implementation a simple checkbox should be ok. Should be on the tab with other spam handling stuff like captcha configuration.

Is enabled by default (1).
Adapt setup xml files, upgrade procedure.


	
1673Backend/CoreBug ReportHighOnly white screen after upgrade to 1.0 - reasonsConfirmed
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1.1 devel31412.01.201117.08.2016 Task Description

After I upgraded to version 1.0 (the upgrade was successful), flyspray only shows a white page (and the source in firefox shows, that the page is completely white).


Please help us finding the roots of these bugs!

Please report what you were exactly doing before this happend, report us your steps made, the used php version, used OS version, and such information.

We think most cases of that “white screen” are relying on the third party vendor libraries behavior we use.
When a library detects an error, sometimes they just call die() or exit; of php, but suppress error messages. So the script just stopped not giving any output to browser.

The dev versions from github use composer for installing the required libraries. We will package them on the final release together and make sure most cases of “white screen” are fixed.

2044Database QueriesBug ReportHighNeed set_charset for DB connect in config fileConfirmed
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1.019204.09.201506.06.2018 Task Description

make a option in configuration file

me need set same $db1→set_charset(’utf8mb4’); for my MySQLi

have a problem with national letters

I see this error after i try enter national letters to the summary input text field for create new task

Query {UPDATE `flyspray_tasks` SET project_id = ?, task_type = ?, item_summary = ?, detailed_desc = ?, item_status = ?,
 mark_private = ?, product_category = ?, closedby_version = ?, operating_system = ?, task_severity = ?, task_priority = ?, 
last_edited_by = ?, last_edited_time = ?, due_date = ?, percent_complete = ?, product_version = ?, estimated_effort = ?
 WHERE task_id = ?} 
with params {1,1,тестовая задача,<p>sdfsdfdsfsd</p> ,2,0,4,0,1,2,4,1,1441344777,0,0,1,0,2} Failed!
(Incorrect string value: '\xD1\x82\xD0\xB5\xD1\x81...' for column 'item_summary' at row 1)
2322User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumMention SystemNew
10%
7107.12.201619.10.2019 Task Description

Hello together,

it would be nice, if you could mention user in your ticket or comment which are not following the task.
for example when i will type @nickname, the user “nickname” should be get a e-mail that he is mentioned in the ticket.

(if we are “fancy” then we can print a automcomplete after the @-sign ist typed)

2009User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit task flowNew
10%
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.

2111Installer and UpgraderBug ReportMediumUpon trying to install flyspray release, setup says I'm...Planned
10%
224.03.201605.06.2016 Task Description

When I tried to install a instance of flyspray that is a release, I am greeted with a screen that says that I am trying to install a development version of flyspray. Due to me using shared hosting, I am unable to run any composer commands.

My version of flyspray was downloaded from flyspray.org, so why would this be happening? Thanks

2143TranslationsTODOVery Lowjscalendar: week start should be monday, ISO 8601Confirmed
10%
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;

js/jscalendar/lang/calendar-XX.js

See also https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/commit/f7831b7f6845e237b79da2a68d475f21a24fff72#diff-70a18ca66e215fc5aa282d4c58fed4ab

It should default to Monday as defined by ISO 8601.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Week_dates

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Week#Week_numbering

2449Backend/CoreBug ReportLowUnexepted exception on smtp gmail sendUnconfirmed
10%
729.10.201710.01.2018 Task Description

On creating task we got error on event which must send e-mail via “google mail”.

I hoped that in rc6 this will be solved but not. This error was the same on rc4.

407Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumPlugin systemConfirmed
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2.0261404.12.200417.01.2013 Task Description

Everything is currently hard-coded. Create a plugin system that allows a module to be simply "dropped into" a plugins/ directory, enabled in the options, and have the plugin just work.

Possibilities might include alternative methods of notification, perhaps a documentation subsystem, or even simple things like voting for tasks.

The user should NOT have to edit existing Flyspray source code to make a plugin work.

920User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCharts (gantt, severities, OSes, opened-closed, ...)Researching
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2.017806.05.200618.07.2015 Task Description

With all informations on flyspray, it's possible to generate a gantt chart.
For this, some php code exists :
- http://www.aditus.nu/jpgraph/
- http://www.graphviz.org/
- http://www.phpclasses.org/browse/package/2737.html

1237Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAllow Multiple Owners Per CategoryPlanned
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2.04709.04.200710.08.2015 Task Description

Currently, only one owner can be applied per category (at least, that's what the tooltip implies). The ability to add more than one user, a user group, or a mix of the two to a category would be ideal.

Often times, more than one programmer will work on and maintain a feature that cannot be divided into subcategories with the various programmers dispersed accordingly. In such cases, setting all such programmers as owners of the category is beneficial in that they will all receive notifications.

Also, having a parent category's owner receive alerts if no owners are specified for a sub-category benefits from this ability. I may have a "User Interface" group that has all of my UI developers in it; assigning the group to the "User Interface" root category means all relevant developers find out about a new issue that was not directed elsewhere.

One potential conflict does arise with another Flyspray feature. If "Auto-assign a task to the category owner" is enabled, care must be taken to assign no users or the first user to the task; personally, I would prefer no one being assigned and seeing the wording changed to "Auto-assign a task to sole category owners". Worst case scenario would be another option asking if no one or the first user would be assigned to a task in that instance; if a group is specified, the first user in the group would be chosen.

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.

1134User InterfaceFeature RequestLowadd icon/image for each projectPlanned
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1.1 devel7329.11.200609.03.2015 Task Description

When we have several projects into flyspray, it's hard to see the project where I am when I add several tasks.
It's necessary to read the text.

To improve this, I think that it's a good idea if it's possible to add a color or an image with the logo project next to project title into web page. It will more simple to know where we are when we use flyspray.

1491User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCustom task table columns for individual usersUnconfirmed
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2.0301.07.200801.10.2015 Task Description

Allow individual users to define custom views of the task tables much like the project manager can for the entire project; only on a user scale.

An option for the user to "use default" project settings should be possible and should be the default.
Only pro users will change it to their needs, not the average reporter.

Interesting would be the possibility to change it dynamic on the tasklist view, not only on the myprofile setting page.

Open Question: Simple or complex implementation?

  • Simple: A new varchar field for the user table like it is in the project table and provide the same field chooser like on project setting page.
  • Complex: User settings for global tasklist view and each project. Needs extra 'project_user' (or 'user_project' ;-) ) join table. Well, maybe over engineered.
1782Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowCustom fields on taskPlanned
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2.032327.11.201213.12.2019
1819Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowCommunicate via emailPlanned
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2.08317.01.201318.10.2016
1753Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumUsergroup Restriction: Only View SummaryConfirmed
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1.1 devel4220.06.201227.06.2016
1760Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowColumn 'last commenter' in tasks list viewMaybe
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2.01227.07.201225.10.2016
1818Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowGit/SVN/CVS IntegrationPlanned
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2.05217.01.201312.08.2015
1856Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumWrong timezonesResearching
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1227.03.201306.03.2015
2045User InterfaceFeature RequestLowneed add option for can set default Severity and Priori...Unconfirmed
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204.09.201504.09.2015
2066Installer and UpgraderFeature RequestMediumAutomated site update (like Wordpress)Unconfirmed
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209.10.201510.10.2015
2134Backend/CoreBug ReportHighCannot assign a task to other projectPlanned
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3207.06.201617.02.2019
1481User InterfaceFeature RequestLowDiff visualisationUnconfirmed
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4104.05.200809.03.2015
1539Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSitemap.xml GenerationUnconfirmed
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2.12112.01.200911.03.2015
1599User InterfaceFeature RequestLowImplement "Tasks not blocked by other tasks"Unconfirmed
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2.1111.08.200903.03.2013
1612Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAllow Comments by anonymous UsersUnconfirmed
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2.02120.10.200917.01.2013
1737JavascriptTODOLowJavascript OverhaulNew
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1.1 devel6125.05.201224.02.2016
1766Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAllow users to choose their favourite themePlanned
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2.01116.08.201204.08.2015
1772Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowDifferent kinds of votesMaybe
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2.01123.09.201209.03.2015
1866Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAPI for automatically report a bugMaybe
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2.01108.05.201306.03.2015
1876Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAdd wiki page tabPlanned
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2.03126.09.201306.03.2015
1999XMPP/JabberFeature RequestMediumjabber xmpp configurationNew
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8122.06.201511.02.2017
2014Database QueriesFeature RequestVery LowAdd MS SQL Server as database backendMaybe
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2120.07.201530.07.2015
2020XMPP/JabberFeature RequestMediumFunction to test jabber/xmpp configuration New
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1.1 devel1131.07.201519.09.2015
2032User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace hardcoded ... 'ellipsis'New
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1112.08.201512.08.2015
2036Backend/CoreBug ReportVery Lowsession timeoutNew
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2121.08.201512.01.2016
2042Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumfunction absoluteURI not using basedir and force_basedi...Unconfirmed
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3104.09.201501.10.2015
2046User InterfaceFeature RequestLowGrouping in Task List Unconfirmed
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104.09.201504.09.2015
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