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

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To  asc Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2108User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumSupport local language when install FlysprayConfirmed
3103.03.201615.07.2016 Task Description

Please show install page as local language, Thank you.

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;}
2135Backend/CoreBug ReportHigh"Modify own tasks" does not function correctly when add...Confirmed
1.013107.06.201622.08.2016 Task Description

“Oh, there are some incompatible properties set that must be resolved before moving this task to a different project.”

Oh, but I am not moving the task to a different project. Just trying to edit my own submission.

“Edit this task” → “Save details”

See attached screen capture.

2198User InterfaceBug ReportLowMulti-Select from tasklist offers options to those who ...Unconfirmed
1122.08.201622.08.2016 Task Description

When viewing a project via the tasklist, there are a series of checkboxes available. If a user in a group with “modify own tasks” checks a box on a ticket - no matter who actually owns it - they are given a list of options to change it with.

This should not happen. The checkboxes should only be available from the tasklist if the user can actually edit the tickets they’d be next to.


2208Backend/CoreInformationLowSeverity "medium" by defaultSuspended
2127.09.201629.09.2016 Task Description

Where i can change severity and priority by default?
I want change severity to “Medium” by default for group Basic
I cant find this option in the Flyspray settings.

2209AuthenticationFeature RequestMediumTLS support for LDAPUnconfirmed
109.10.201604.09.2019 Task Description

It would be helpful to have communication with LDAP via TLS

2216NotificationsFeature RequestLowAdd slack integration (webhook)Unconfirmed
1118.10.201625.10.2018 Task Description

It would be great to be able to configure a slack webhook that would post to a channel any task creation/deletion/modification.

2221Installer and UpgraderInformationLowNotices on install with PHP7New
1.0124.10.201624.10.2016 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
2223GreekBug ReportVery LowSome strings need splitting or replacementUnconfirmed
2124.10.201625.10.2016 Task Description

There is a conflict in meaning in some words. In English past tense (”he closed the task”) and past participle (”List of closed tasks”) is the same word. But in Greek they are two different words (past tense of close: έκλεισε, past participle of close: κλεισμένος/κλεισμένη/κλεισμένο/.../etc → (actually, past participle has 3 genders (male/female/neutral) x 2 grammatical numbers (singular/plural) x 4 grammatical cases (nominative/genitive/accusative/vocative)) = 24 combinations but we’ll deal with this later if needed).

So, strings that now are used both as past tense and past participle, or used both for singular and plural, must split and use a different string when past tense and a different string when past participle or singular/plural.

These strings are:

openedOpened It is used in Event log as past tense (meaning: “User X opened Y task” or “Y task was opened by X” → so in Greek must either use past tense or past participle as singular because it’s one task) and it is also used in Overview as past participle (meaning: “List of opened tasks” → so in Greek must use plural). On the other hand, the same message in task’s History uses var taskopened=”Task opened”. Maybe it would be best if var taskopened was used in Event log too instead of var opened. It would solve my problem.
closedClosed (same as above)
editedEdited (same as above)
2224GreekBug ReportVery LowSemicolon is a bad separatorUnconfirmed
1124.10.201625.10.2016 Task Description

The symbol “;” in Greek is the question mark. So a list of semicolon-separated values looks like a series of questions in Greek. (looks like this: “cat? dog? rabbit?” ;-))

I suggest replacing semicolons with commas as list separators.

In email lists space is good choice too.

2305GreekFeature RequestVery LowMonth names not translatableUnconfirmed
2126.10.201611.03.2019 Task Description

At first I thought month names were controled by jscalendar. But after restoring functionality of jscalendar ( FS#2226 ) I realized that month names are probably a native feature of Flyspray.

So month names need translation. Moreover, in Greek there should be grammatical cases used. For example October in Greek is Οκτώβριος (nominative case). But when you say “October 2” in Greek is “2 Οκτωβρίου” (genitive case). So month translation would require at least two strings for each month.

2322User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumMention SystemNew
5107.12.201609.05.2019 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)

2566Installer and UpgraderFeature RequestMediumsyntax_plugin after an upgrade from -> 1.0-rc9Unconfirmed
4130.08.201914.09.2019 Task Description

database: mysql - version: 5.5.62-0+deb8u1
php version: 5.6.40
Debian (probably a Buster one)

Steps done to create the problem: I used to run a version, and today, I decided to go for a 1.0-rc9 update.

Expected behavior: all works

Experienced behavior: most works, but not all

Details: after the update, I had weird display behaviour where the task weren’t displaying breaklines:

while the code was supposed to have breaklines:

Then, I’ve read: which leads me to:

Then, I’ve changed




in flyspray.conf.php, and now all is fine:

I’m already enjoying bold/italic/code/… very nice addition from, thank you!

That said, something which looks to be an issue from my (user) perspective is that when upgrading from → 1.0-rc9, I wasn’t asked for a “syntax plugin” thing and it looks that the only way to change it so far is to CLI-edit the flyspray.conf.php file.

I would strongly suggest to make this an option in the admin panel.

Thanks for flyspray that I’m using fo my librazik project.
All the best,

1485User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdditional extended Printview for the TasksPlanned
0% Task Description

It would be useful to print a list of tasks in a extended version.
e.g. All tasks from a programmer with all the details of it.

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

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

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

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

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

1529Backend/CoreBug ReportLowInactivity-close doesn't work, bug is left openMaybe
2.0207.01.200924.09.2015 Task Description

If you define an inactivity-close value in hours/days (haven't tried weeks) the bug is still open when the time expires.

1608Installer and UpgraderBug ReportLowreserved characters cause database error after installa...Unconfirmed
0% Task Description

the installer does not check for reserved characters when writing to flyspray.conf.php, causing parse_ini_file() to return an invalid database password.

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.

1670User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAssign Key-Shortcuts to form fieldsUnconfirmed
04.12.201004.12.2010 Task Description

Forms should be submittable by using keyboard shortcuts.
S for submit.
Set-able via the accesskey attribute on HTML inputs.

1697User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumDetailed Due Date, SMS Notification, Deadline Warning N...Unconfirmed
128.12.201106.10.2015 Task Description

Hi there,

I was looking for some issue management tool for the company I work for and Flyspray turned out to be almost perfect solution. I installed it easily and it works GREAT!
As I said, this turned out to be almost perfect solution, and this is because it lacks some features that my company needs.

  • Due Date with Hour/Minute part - to choose till what time during that day should task be done (ie. 27-12-2012, 17:27)

Away with needs of my company, I believe that these features will make Flyspray very interesting and more suitable for many small/medium companies.

Best regards,

Milan Vlajnic

1720Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBetter Access Control Lists and User / Group ManagementPlanned
1.1 devel301.05.201220.03.2015 Task Description

We need to have a better way to do user rights, group rights and manage users.

Here is what I am thinking, global administration can go to a ACL tab. Click on it and you have a simple way to add a new user / group. Two tabs on top are User Rights and Group Rights. These are global so each project will inherit the global setting for user / group.

Clicking on User Rights tab will lists users with a table to grant user rights. Specific to that user, it would be the same for group rights tab.

You can also search by a user name. This will make things faster to find that specific user.

1734Backend/CoreBug ReportLowAdd Timezone Selection to Admin PanelMaybe
2.0112.05.201207.03.2015 Task Description

Add Timezone Selection to Admin Panel

1736User InterfaceFeature RequestLowBe able to add colors for Task StatusesPlanned
1.1 devel516.05.201215.10.2015 Task Description

I often used color identifiers for my Task Statuses in my old bug tracking solution, and it helped me prioritize things, like confirming unconfirmed bugs. The only thing that currently has colors, is the severity- I’d like a possibility to have (customizable) colors for Task Statuses too.

1748Database QueriesFeature RequestLowSort by recent activityPlanned
1.1 devel717.06.201211.03.2015 Task Description

It would be great to sort the task list by recent activity. This would mean any change to an issue, including new comments, would rise to the top. This would make it easy to keep up on recent discussion even if you don't want to get every single detail via notifications.

1749User InterfaceBug ReportLowSubmit form buttons on lower rightUnconfirmed
117.06.201224.09.2015 Task Description

Any form should have its submit button directly below and to the right of the form.

This is most egregious on the New Task page where you have to scroll back up to the top right to submit.

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!

1783NotificationsFeature RequestMediumCreate account for non-logged user automaticallyPlanned
0% Task Description

Hi, is there function in FS ( wchich allow unregistered user automatically create account? FS is accessible only for our workers.

It would be sth like that:
1. Non-logged user creates ticket.
2. He type his e-mail (
3. FS creates account for that user:
a. user's login: user_name
b. user's password: <generated by FS>
4. User's login and password'll be send on e-mail which was typed in e-mail field.

Is is possible to do it?

1792Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowChanges from Deprecated 1.0.0New
0% Task Description

Someone should go through all the changes from 1.0.0 and figure out which features should be ported to 1.0 devel and open tickets for them, and/or open tickets for the items that should be done in 2.0

1798Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBounty System New
2.0113.12.201206.03.2015 Task Description

Add a system where people can donate towards a specific task. For example, I want to donate $10 if someone implements gravatars. The money sits in a pool, and then when someone claims that task and it is marked as completed by the admin, they get the bounty (less some commission that goes towards the project).

1809User InterfaceFeature RequestLow Searching closed tasks by Reason for closingMaybe
2.0217.01.201306.11.2015 Task Description

how can I search tasks by "Reason for closing"? There is an option for searching for status but I do not want search by tasks' status but by reason for closing it. Is it possible to do it?

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

1812Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMultiple email addressesPlanned
1.1 devel317.01.201330.12.2015 Task Description

An account should be able to have multiple email addresses associated with it. For example, my primary email might be, but I should also be able to log in via or other addresses I add.

1820Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMerge comments, history, and detailsNew
2.0317.01.201325.05.2016 Task Description

Should be more of a link thread of activity rather than segmented

1823Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowComments with edit changesPlanned
2.0230.01.201306.03.2015 Task Description

When editing a ticket to change things like User, Percent done, etc should be able to add a comment. When changing 100% → 70% for example, there is usually a comment that goes along with that (e.g., you didn't yet finish changing the background color)

1834Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowuser profile pageMaybe
0% Task Description

Should have a page that is a users profile page. so clicking in that users name on a ticket takes you there and you can see what bugs are assigned to them, what they have commented on, and other info about them and about their activity.

1836Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowNeed permission option to view only own tasksPlanned
1.1 devel727.02.201322.04.2015 Task Description

In global permissions there is 'View tasks'. This makes it so a user can view all tasks. Need a way instead that they can view only their own tasks, for example a permission called 'View own tasks'.

If 'View own tasks' is checked for a user, in the project list we should only show projects which contain tickets that that user is a part of. Within a given project we should then only show tickets that the user is a part of if they have that permission set.

So for example if 'View tasks' is set, show user all tasks. 'View tasks' is not set, but 'View own tasks' is set then show them only their own tasks and projects.

1843Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAttach 1 ticket to multiple projectsMaybe
0% Task Description

As title says

1847User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMake default theme responsivePlanned
1.1 devel314.03.201316.10.2015 Task Description

I think it is time to think about an theme optimizied for mobile Devices.

We will not maintain several themes. We will review the current CleanFS theme to make it responsible instead.

1849Backend/CoreFeature RequestHighInstaller OverhaulPlanned
1.1 devel515.03.201315.07.2016 Task Description

The application installer needs an overhaul, all strict notices fixed and the associated dependant tasks resolved.

1857User InterfaceFeature RequestLowLogin and then submit new taskResearching
2.0127.03.201306.03.2015 Task Description

when I wanted to use Flyspray to manage request from non-technical customer, I found one missing feature:

I have "report a problem" link on devel version of web site. But to submit new task, it is necessary to login into Flyspray.

It would be nice if there was an URL with login form if user is not logged in and "add new task" form if he is logged in.

Example scenario:
- Customer visits devel site after some time and finds some problem. He wants to report it.
- Customer clicks "report a problem" on the devel site and Flyspray is opened.
- Customer now see some wierd error message and has no idea what is wrong. If anonymous reports are allowed, he sees the form, but cannot upload screenshots and he must enter his e-mail address.

How it should be:
- Customer visits devel site after some time and finds some problem. He wants to report it.
- Customer clicks "report a problem" on the devel site and Flyspray is opened.
- Customer sees login form and (if anonymous reports are allowed) there is also "add new task" form below the login form.
- Customer clicks "login" (password is saved in browser).
- Customer now can fill report with all the comfort.

1858Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowClone Tasks and ProjectsMaybe
2.0102.04.201315.09.2017 Task Description

My workplace is piloting Flyspray for an internal project and one feature that my boss was asking about was the ability to clone tasks and projects.

We have reoccurring simultaneous projects that contain a large number of testing tasks, and tasks dependent on other tasks, which makes starting up a new project very tedious. If it was possible to clone the contents of a task, or an entire project, we could create template tasks/projects that would really speed up the workflow.

1868Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowOne issue for multiple componentsMaybe
2.0222.06.201312.11.2015 Task Description

Hi,I would like to see a enhancement, where you can submit/edit and assign it to multiple components, as it needs work from multiple sides.

For example: A user asks for a new object to be visualized. This includes work of the GUI designers and altering internal core structures. For internal management, I would like to label this for both teams.

1871Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowRestricted Task Types Based on GroupMaybe
0% Task Description

I have a public bug tracker and would like to have a TODO like task, except restricted so only the developers can set the task type to TODO, while the general reporters can just submit bug reports or feature requests.

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.


1924Backend/CoreBug ReportLowBetter errors messages on email errorNew
1.1 devel11.07.201406.03.2015 Task Description

When entering the wrong SMTP information and then adding a user through Multiple New Users page, the error message is bad. It just says 'this should never happen'. Instead, we need to detect that it is an SMTP authentication error and report that issue to the user more clearly.

1950User InterfaceTODOMediumSolve confusing Flyspray group settings vs Project grou...Confirmed
1.0907.03.201511.11.2015 Task Description

This is taken from FS#1753:

The second reason being there is no way that I know of to automatically set a project usergroup to new members. I only have 1 project, but it seems the Global groups aren’t working (can still see tasks if “View Tasks” is unchecked) and I don’t know how to fix that.

And what I have to say - it is hard to tell if you are on the Flyspray admin settings area or on the admin settings of a project.

Cheapest way is adding some CSS to distinguish this for the user.

But there is in fact more to do to make it user friendly.

  • TODO: list configurations for project(task types, categories, ..) in Manage Project should also show the system wide list values as hint to avoid duplication.
  • TODO: project user groups overview should show system wide user group infos as info for project managers to avoid unnecessary complicated configuration settings.
  • TODO: visualize related permissions that can overrule eachother like ‘view_task’ overrules ‘view_own_tasks’ to avoid misconfigurations
1.1 devel307.03.201509.03.2015 Task Description

So, the new website is now online, the codestyle part is empty and I think we need to speak about them...

I can happily reformat the whole project once we have decided the whole thing. Don't forget, too strict code style leads to code style not being respected, so crap like max line length should be avoided. I personnaly don't know anybody coding from their mobile phones. I sometimes do check some code on it, but long lines never disturbed me as long as the line is not 5k chars long.

I think we should go for a standard one.

Things like:

- Do use brackets even if single lined condition
- Variable names have spaces replaced by the next words first letter in capital, start with a lower case
- Same goes for functions
- Etc etc. Pretty much of PSR-1 maybe 2

What I don't understand is the use of spaces, and I'd be for tabs instead of 4 spaces (some files use 2 spaces, some 3...). Most of the dev tools are by default set to use tabs and not spaces. And be seeing the code now we see that it clearly. So i'd be for reformatting into tabs, the whole, and same time fixing the broken identation in every files.

I could write it down for the website

1.1 devel307.03.201509.03.2015 Task Description

Upon my implementation for an easier date selector, I think we should rework it as follow:

  • Drop extended date concept
  • Add a Time format
  • Extended dates field become a concatenation of date format and time format.
    • The above make it easier to select your preferences
  • Rename GMT to UTC
  • Add automatic daylight saving configs
1957User InterfaceFeature RequestLowautomatic temporary storing while writing/editing taskResearching
209.03.201512.03.2015 Task Description

If I write a task and press the back button in the brower and go forward again, my expection is that the
text I wrote is still existing, even if I didn't save it.

It is frustrating losing a well thought issue editing and having it to rewrite.

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