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

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To  desc Due In Version Opened Last Edited
1857User InterfaceFeature RequestLowLogin and then submit new taskResearching
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2.0127.03.201306.03.2015 Task Description

Hello,
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
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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
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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
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2.019.07.201306.03.2015 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
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2.0622.12.201308.04.2016 Task Description

Hello,

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 http://ssl0.ovh.net/ [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.

Thanks

1924Backend/CoreBug ReportLowBetter errors messages on email errorNew
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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
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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
1955Backend/CoreTODOLowCodestyleConfirmed
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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

1956Backend/CoreTODOLowDatesConfirmed
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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
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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.

1958User InterfaceFeature RequestLowPreselect values for event log viewNew
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09.03.201509.03.2015 Task Description

Most (or even all?) of the selectable events should be preselected in the selection list.

1959User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdd vote from tasklistPlanned
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1.1 devel09.03.201509.03.2015 Task Description

Well, title is self explanatory, but adding a vote button in the overview in task list whould be nice. And that backedup with an option to enable it or not in the admin panel

Idea by Wertandrew

1960Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumforeign key relations between versions and tasksNew
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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: (https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/issues/130)

1961User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow new notifications in flysprayNew
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11.03.201511.03.2015 Task Description

similiar to facebook.com or github.com show new unread notifications on the topbar.

1962Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSMS notification - sending notifications via sms same a...New
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211.03.201502.12.2015 Task Description

moved from FS#1697 into a separate task.

1964DocumentationFeature RequestLowOn page documentationNew
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11.03.201511.03.2015 Task Description

This is a parent task for all small helping or explaining tooltips that can be maybe added where approriate.

Many people don't like reading external documentations, which sometimes often is also not up to date with the current used version.

If you are doing something in Flyspray and you don't know exactly how it works or have to be done rigth and you must look at documentation, it breaks your workflow.

The best case is if its all perfect intuitive and you don't have to read any help texts. But in the case of more complex operations or things that do many things behind the scene a helping tooltip or explanation can give you a mental map and more trust into what the tool is doing.

1965Public RelationsBug ReportHighPR fixes for FS 1.0 on external sitesNew
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1.1 devel111.03.201524.07.2015 Task Description

Summary of TODO I found on the net:

  • There is a very old project site of flyspray on sf.net . The info there should be updated or removed.
1966User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMy votes on myprofileNew
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1.1 devel11.03.201503.11.2015 Task Description
  • On the myprofile page have a section to show all my votes I put on tasks. done!
  • Add the possibility to remove own votes from tasks. done!
  • Implement a limitation of the amount of votes a user can put on tasks for a project. Can be enabled/disabled and amount configured. Done!
  • project based vote limitation
  • When a task is finished/closed, remove the user votes from the task and make that vote again available to the user. Maybe safe the existing historic voting count in an extra field of the task as the votes would drop to 0 on closing the task. removed.

We keep the votes, because a task can be reopened everytime and then the old voters and votes should be visible again. In this case the amount of votes on active task could be a bit greater than allowed, but thats no real problem.
The calculation of done votes and available votes based only on open task and project voting limit.

For example on uservoice.com you have 10 voting points. So you as user has to decide where your priorities are to put your votes.

So all users have more or less the same power to vote for tasks.

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.

1968User InterfaceFeature RequestLowReplace Expand all / Collapse all on Roadmap page by pu...Planned
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1.1 devel12.03.201516.03.2015 Task Description

and simplify interface:

  • If the tasks are collapsed, show only the expand all link/button
  • If ths tasks are expanded, show only the collapse all link/button
1969User InterfaceFeature RequestLowsearch form with Advanced search toggle layoutNew
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1.1 devel312.03.201519.09.2015 Task Description

I think the button advanced search button should not be placed right beside seach input field as full button.

Maybe a small down arrow under the simple search form with a horizontal line and a title tag as tooltip.

Any comments?

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.

1971Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowa field like challenge level or doom levelNew
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12.03.201512.03.2015 Task Description

We have severity field.
We have priority field.
We have estimated effort field.

But we don't have a fíeld to see how hard a task is to solve. Something like in doom 3d shooter a face from normal/easy to angry/bloody/very hard.

Imaging you have some people in a company, some base educated, some high educated, some are experts in their field, some do repeating easy tasks.

By adding the ability to set a 'doom level' on tasks this can complete the view over a project in addition to severity,priority,effort.

1972User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdvanced search form - ideas for faster/better usabilit...New
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1.1 devel412.03.201518.03.2019 Task Description

This task can maybe splitted into separate sub tasks.

Task properties

Current situation

  • Currently 8 multi select fields with height of 5.5 visible options.
  • For most of the selects you must scroll to make the right selections.
  • floating

Ideas

Multi select option styling

Some (not all, intentional!) browsers support CSS styling of option tags. For these who support it I think option styling is a good usability enhancement:

  • severity: We use background colors for styling in task list, so we should use the same colors for the select.
  • priority: maybe, but must be good distinguishable from severity styling. maybe not background, but maybe icons,borders,lines?
  • task type: This styling would be related to an other task, where I suggest icons/font icons for bugs, feature requests and TODO (see also themes/CleanFS/custom_example.css)
  • progress: maybe use the green %-bars as background styling
  • status: If for some status types very intuitive icons exists, they could be used for the options too.
  • due version: no idea yet, no option styling
  • reported version: no idea yet, no option styling

Update: CSS of option tags working in multi selects:

  • Firefox 64: yes
  • Safari 12: no
  • Google Chrome 71: no

So only Firefox. The intended styling could be also achieved by Javascript that renders alternative select boxes based on reading the original select boxes and their option attributes and show the user CSS styled div-tag or li-tag based constructs which do not have such restrictions.

Custom fields

  • challenge/doom level - doom faces: from easy/normal to bloody/angry face
  • os: logos like tux for linux, devil for bsd, window for ms, apple icon, osX icon, android, apple, iphone/smartphone icon, ipad/tablet icon, ..

But Consider: Different project may need different custom fields. Your gardening project may need no OS version selector.

  1. Make some intelligent positioning and sizing dependent on the count of options of the selects.
1973Backend/CoreTODOLowurl rewritePlanned
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1.1 devel214.03.201511.02.2016 Task Description

Well, it needs a cleanup, per example:

fixed now http://127.0.0.1/flyspray/task/3?project=1

That should be something like:

The actual one is actually half a rewrite and half a GET version

1976Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSave sorting for actual projectPlanned
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1.1 devel15.03.201515.03.2015
1977Backend/CoreBug ReportLowWeird URL after closing task with referenceUnconfirmed
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115.03.201518.03.2015
1978User InterfaceBug ReportLowCompensate degraded usability due added token system an...Confirmed
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1.0516.03.201512.10.2015
1980User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumTasklist - PDF ExportMaybe
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2.0119.03.201526.05.2016
1981Backend/CoreTODOLowUnify event logging and notificationsConfirmed
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1.1 devel220.03.201522.03.2015
1982Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdouble entries in assignees listNew
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1.1 devel320.03.201511.02.2016
1983Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowExport Roadmap as "Changelog"Unconfirmed
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21.03.201521.03.2015
1985Database QueriesFeature RequestVery LowFor developers - testing with huge flyspray data setsNew
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224.03.201516.03.2016
1987APIFeature RequestMediumREST API to get metrics from flyspray projectsUnconfirmed
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229.03.201506.10.2015
1988Installer and UpgraderBug ReportMediumPassword Field for AdminUnconfirmed
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302.04.201512.05.2015
1990User InterfaceFeature RequestLowRoadmap view should also show due dates and sort each v...Confirmed
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1.1 devel217.04.201524.04.2015
1991User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumAbillity to drill into progress graph from toplevel vie...New
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17.04.201524.04.2015
2000User InterfaceFeature RequestLowResponsible persons column viewNew
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1.1 devel122.06.201509.09.2015
2002User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow user role on autocomplete for verificationNew
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122.06.201517.10.2019
2004User InterfaceBug ReportLowphp notice on unset params on reports pageNew
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1.1 devel218.07.201519.09.2015
2005Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowone account, several authenticationsNew
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1.1 devel18.07.201518.07.2015
2007Backend/CoreBug ReportLowtime on project overview activity timelinesNew
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18.07.201518.07.2015
2008User InterfaceTODOLowdifference between related tasks and related linksNew
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18.07.201518.07.2015
2009User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit task flowNew
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2.0118.07.201507.08.2016
2010User InterfaceFeature RequestLoweffort tracking widgetNew
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2.018.07.201518.07.2015
2012Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumManaging TagsNew
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1.1 devel418.07.201512.11.2015
2013User InterfaceFeature RequestLowpersonal task list column selection and positioningNew
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2.0120.07.201506.10.2015
2016User InterfaceTODOMediumheading and h1, h2, h3New
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1.1 devel23.07.201523.07.2015
2018User InterfaceBug ReportLowreview keyboard navigationResearching
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1.1 devel526.07.201529.07.2019
2019User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumtitle -tag Waiting on Customer
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1.1 devel26.07.201526.07.2015
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