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

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version  desc Opened Last Edited
2325User InterfaceFeature RequestLowbig image attachments: fit to browser window width in L...New
310.01.201711.01.2017 Task Description

Maybe this is not an issue, but my problem is: upload images approximately 3000 px x 2000 px and this image appears larger than the monitor
is it possible that the image is automatically resized to 800 px x xxx px size

(reported by Ivan Cilic)

2456User InterfaceBug ReportHighMissing GUI controlsUnconfirmed
509.02.201810.02.2018 Task Description

After updating from “1.0-rc6” to “1.0-rc7 dev” there is missing controls menu on writer. Look attachment.
How to solve this?

Is there any settings to enable this or I’m missing something...

2459User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAttachments on/off and max size setting in Admin Toolbo...Unconfirmed
116.02.201803.03.2018 Task Description

It would be great if the Admin Toolbox had an attachments section with an on/off switch, a max size setting, and it would print out all the reasons why it can’t set it to your desired value.

This would help in situations like  FS#2458 , it would be more clear if there is a setting to turn on/off attachments instead of turning them on and off by setting the rights if the attachments folder.

This way if the attachments setting is On, the GUI could also print an error “Attachments folder must be writable” when it detects that the writable attribute does not match the desired setting.

2499User InterfaceBug ReportHighChange recaptcha from using file_get_contents to CurlUnconfirmed
118.09.201802.11.2018 Task Description

The issue with many servers now and the reason that recaptcha does not work is because it requires servers to enable allow_url_fopen which is a huge security risk. That is why you get the warning message when you try to run recaptcha that file_get_contents failed to connect.

So the solution is to use Curl to do that job.

Here is the fixed file, excuse my mess i had not cleaned up my code yet... but recaptcha now works.

this file goes in the includes dir... you can clean up the file if you like again sorry about that.

2528User InterfaceBug ReportLowNew user registration doesn't check for duplicate usern...Confirmed
505.01.201907.01.2019 Task Description

Steps done to create the problem:
Visit in a private browser window (so you are logged out)

Put in an already taken username (e.g. Stefan or Stefan2)

Expected behavior:
Username gets red and a note appears that username already is taken

Experienced behavior:
Username gets green and registration of a new user proceeds with sending a notification mail with confirmation code.
After putting in the confirmation code in provided page, user gets presented a “username is already taken, choose another” (where?) message, and has to re-start registration process from beginning and hopefully this time choose a not taken name.

2545User InterfaceInformationLowCan't delete system wide 'Task Statuses'Unconfirmed
320.04.201905.05.2019 Task Description

From the ‘Task Statuses’ menu, when in the global project, the ‘delete’ cases are grayed out, preventing me from deleting them.

This is a problem for me because I would like to only have project specific statuses and I would like to name one of those statuses ‘Assigned’.

For now, I got around it renaming the system wide ‘Assigned’ status.

2548User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCSS grid layout for task details page typeNew
05.05.201905.05.2019 Task Description

Layouts from 320 pixel mobile portrait, tablet sizes and up to 4k monitor landscape mode using

@media queries

Mockups required not only for different sizes, but also different project configurations, user permissions, and task relations.

Should look ok whatever project configuration is done or how weird a task description is.

On wider screens the comments could be beside the task description for instance.
Or some tabs or menus could be shown directly instead of grouping in the tabs.

2549User InterfaceBug ReportLowOauth register template always shows "Username already ...Unconfirmed
06.05.201906.05.2019 Task Description

RC9 running on CentOS LAMP stack

Steps done to create the problem:
Set up google as an oauth provider.
Have a user click “Sign in with Google” in the login box.
User connects their account with Flyspray.
Google redirects the user back to Flyspray
The return screen (on flyspray) asks for a username.

Expected behavior:
No warning about duplicate username should be shown on initial page load since no username was entered yet

Experienced behavior:
A warning about the username being already taken is shown.

It appears there is no logic for showing or hiding that warning in register.oauth.tpl

(It would be great if flyspray was able to just use the email as a username to make the UX even better/simpler.)

2553User InterfaceTODOLowintelligent accesskey shortcut helper dependent of OS, ...New
106.06.201929.07.2019 Task Description

The HTML accesskey attribute feature is differently accessible dependent of operating system, web browser and web browser configuration, and users keyboard layout and user language.

By taking advantage of the User-Agent HTTP header value provided by default by web browsers, Flyspray could better know of what kind of keyboard and browser the user sits in front off and show the key combinations for the accesskey feature that best fits the users environment.

2554User InterfaceTODOLowkeyboard shortcuts help box should adapt to current pag...New
06.06.201906.06.2019 Task Description

The shortcuts help infobox should adapt to the current page type.

So when in editing a task for instance, the n (next task) and p (previous task) shortcuts are not available for a good reason. Listing them there with same priority as other keys then is not helpful.

The simpliest solution is probably putting some if-statements depending on the $do variable into CleanFS/templates/shortcuts.tpl ..

2572User InterfaceTODOLowadd link attributes ugc and nofollow to user generated ...New
13.09.201913.09.2019 Task Description

no task description

2577User InterfaceFeature RequestVery Lowdistinguish between anonymous reporter and deleted userNew
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
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.


  • 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


  • 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
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.)


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.


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.


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 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.


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).


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.

2589User InterfaceBug ReportLowTime zone in user settings is confusingUnconfirmed
228.12.201928.12.2019 Task Description


When registering and when later editing users settings it’s possible to specify “Time zone” but the way it’s implemented is confusing. What I see is a drop-down list with GMT[+-]:digit: and this is an odd way to set the timezone for multiple reasons:

1. “GMT” is a word without universally accepted and defined meaning these days, see ;

2. Often time zone specification needs to include the rules when (if ever) to apply DST and what abbreviation is to be used in different cases. See TZ description on .

Taking these two points into account I can’t see how to meaningfully use this feature.

TIA for looking into it.

2609User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdd an Effort Description fieldMaybe
307.05.202025.08.2020 Task Description

It would be nice to have a description field to put a brief note about the work done for a given effort item. This would help when using effort tracking for the purpose of making invoices to a client.

2610User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEffort pop-up timerNew
207.05.202024.08.2020 Task Description

It would be terrific to have a small pop-up window that appears when you click to start tracking of an item. In the window could be:

  • the task name
  • a timer
  • a button to close the timer pop-up and jump to the effort tracking screen, or even to stop the effort timer in FlySpray if possible.

This would help tremendously to remind a developer that he has one or more timers going in FlySpray.

If multiple timers are started, there could be multiple timer windows, each identified by the task name showing as part of the window (title bar or some text near the timer).

2612User InterfaceInformationMediumRestrict some projects to usersWaiting on Customer
119.08.202024.08.2020 Task Description

it could be fine that we could restricted some projects to some users; for example, user #1 could access (and see) project#1, project#3; user#2 could access project#1, project#2, project#4 …

thanks if you can take care of this :-) sincerly,

1999XMPP/JabberFeature RequestMediumjabber xmpp configurationNew
8122.06.201511.02.2017 Task Description

There should be some help at the configuration sections for setting up jabber/xmpp notifications.

How someone can test it?

Must the admin setup his own jabber/xmpp server or are there recommended servers?

I registered with psi+ instant messager as at for testing
and configured it here in my account too, but got no jabber messages.

Email notifications works and I set up both sending.

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