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ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version   desc Opened Last Edited
2559Backend/CoreBug ReportLowa duplicate close accepted even when missing comment/ r...New
peterdd29.07.201929.07.2019 Task Description

Closing a task with selected close reason duplicate should warn when there is no comment or FS # id is given in the close comment text field.

The task is closed as duplicate without any further notice. The information to which task it is duplicate or a description (if the problem is logged/handled outside Flyspray) is lost.

Possible solutions

Frontend hints

  • variant F1 (soft): When duplicate as close reason is selected, a placeholder attribute in the close comment text field could be shown/updated. (maybe as ‘css only’ possible)
  • variant F2 (harder): Deny sending the form if duplicate selected, but comment text field is empty. and shows warning info. (javascript required, nojs browsers still send form.)
  • variant F3 (hard): Deny sending the form if duplicate selected and no task id detected in comment text field. and shows warning info. (javascript required)

Backend deny

  • variant B1 (soft): When request wants close a task with duplicate reason and (cleaned) comment string is empty, deny closing the task and give feedback to user why it was denied.
  • variant B2 (hard): It requires detecting a task id in the comment field and the first detected task id is taken for referencing as ‘is duplicate of’. Limitation of this is that the duplicate could be also a ticket or something of a complete other system.
2572User InterfaceTODOLowadd link attributes ugc and nofollow to user generated ...New
13.09.201913.09.2019 Task Description

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2575Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowability to view and reset Flyspray default settingsNew
19.09.201919.09.2019 Task Description


Over the years the count of possible Flyspray configuration options has grown. Meanwhile there are ~60 global Flyspray settings stored in the prefs database table in contrast to only 14 entries of the 0.9.7 (not!) version from around 2005. But each configuration setting might add a little to the feeling of overwhelming when there are too much switches, buttons, checkboxes and probability of a misconfiguration raises due misunderstood or overseen settings.

But Flyspray still aims to be easy to use and work with while being accurate and customizable.


Having a way to view the description and default value of each option would probably give people administrating a Flyspray installation a better understanding of each setting and confidence in making good decisions for their use case.

With the flyspray-install.xml file within the setup folder we yet have an elegant solution that is waiting to unlock its power!

Unfortunately the setup/ folder requires (until now at least) to be removed after install or upgrade. So we need a way to keep the flyspray-install.xml of the installed version. A trivial way would be to copy it to the include/ directory after any install or upgrade, but also other solutions could be.

Keeping the flyspray-install.xml could making following features easier:

  • Reading default value of prefs setting. That could be shown for example as css title attribute /tooltip for each setting in the matching admin forms.
  • Reading default value and field description of any table field using the descr feature of ADOdb xmlschema03.
  • Comparing the real database structure with the table structures in flyspray-install.xml . This could be useful if someone extended or fiddled with database/tables to compare with official Flyspray releases. Or for developers to compare if an database upgrade went well and as intended.
  • Having the description of a setting or database field contained within the flyspray-install.xml is good at one place and the information is not spread around like in an external manual/wiki that maybe get unmaintained, not in sync with the application or get even lost over the years.
  • Using the xml format makes a migration easier (in a broader context, to Flyspray or away from Flyspray)
  • Using the descr tag could be used to hold information which field(s) of a database table is/are foreign key field(s) pointing to primary key field(s) of another table, even if ADODB xmlschema03 does not support it yet. Would generating database schema diagram directly from flyspray-install.xml possible. (instead of manually painting it that gets outdated when structure changes)

Things to take care:

  • ADOdb and xmlschema03 does not handle table comments and field comments yet. The descr tag so is there only used when looking into the .xml file, but it does not appear in the real database schema. To make this happen, there is a good portion of contribution to the ADOdB project required (making pull request, but also get them reviewed, tested, accepted and released with a ADOdb stable release)
  • ADOdb xmlschema03 does not define or handle foreign key constraints. Adding that would require a substantial amount of constribution to get it working reliable for all supported databases that could use foreign key constraints.
  • limits of table comment length, field comment length depend on database type and database version
2581User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace bitmap icons of default themeNew
31.10.201905.04.2021 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 fixed in devel for Flyspray 1.0-rc10
  • CKEditor: some modern CKEditor themes support color/dark mode, I will probably choose the moona-lisa theme as default.
2599Backend/CoreInformationLowadd post request on new task creationUnconfirmed
30.03.202012.04.2021 Task Description

I’m currently using flyspray

I want to make a little integration of our flyspray installation into slack.
I want make a POST request when a “new task is created”

Any experiment guy can help here ?
1. Where is the best place to achieve this quickly as “hack hardcode” 2. Im not php developer, is there any php lib in flyspray todo quick POST request without installing any additional lib.

2600Backend/CoreInformationLowError #17 when selecting a projectUnconfirmed
31.03.202031.03.2020 Task Description

When I am at the global projects page at index.php?do=admin&area=editallusers and now select a project from the dropdown menu at the top right, I get an error

FEHLER #17: Ungültiger Projektmanager-Bereich!

(according to the the translation area this is key 813: error17 Invalid PM area.)

If I select the project again, the projects start page will be shown correctly.

2606Database QueriesFeature RequestLowduedate column sort asc in tasklist should put unset du...New
02.05.202002.05.2020 Task Description

When a tasklist contains the duedate column and the user sorts by duedate ascending, the tasks that do not have a duedate set should not be listed first. Instead they should be listed after the tasks with duedates.

This way a user can see the task with the earliest duedate first instead of seeing a bunch of probably not so important tasks without duedates set.

2629Backend/CoreBug ReportLowactivating history tab sends same request 2 timesNew
11.03.202111.03.2021 Task Description

There should be only one request to

js/callbacks/gethistory.php when activating the History tab

The request is made:

  • on mousedown event
  • on click event

So holding down the tab sends the first request and releasing sends the second request.

2138User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowOverhaul dokuwiki editor buttonbarNew
17.06.201617.06.2016 Task Description

Rethink the current sets of buttons and their functionality.

Maybe a mousover hint/cheatsheet of available dokuwiki syntax is more helpful in writing fast and efficient.

  • buttongroup links http,email,ftp
  • buttongroup code, code php: why a single button for php? maybe a cheatsheet or subselect for choosing a language (read directory plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi for that). Or even better: Let the project administrator define what source code languages are used/popular in a software project and dependend of that setting prefer/promote that languages
  • I miss a blockquote- or cite-tag for citation, which is more semantic than bold, italic, underline buttons. Update: It is the > character followed by text!
  • Show a cheatsheet (by mouseover?) of dokuwiki smileys as defined at plugins/dokuwiki/conf , update to current config of dokuwiki, facepalm for instance is missing
8-) 8-O 8-o :-( :-) =) :-/ :-\ :-? :-D :-P :-o :-O :-x :-X :-| ;-) ^_^ :?: :!: LOL FIXME DELETEME

8-) icon_cool.gif 8-O icon_eek.gif 8-o icon_eek.gif :-( icon_sad.gif :-) icon_smile.gif =) icon_smile2.gif :-/ icon_doubt.gif :-\ icon_doubt2.gif :-? icon_confused.gif :-D icon_biggrin.gif :-P icon_razz.gif :-o icon_surprised.gif :-O icon_surprised.gif :-x icon_silenced.gif :-X icon_silenced.gif :-| icon_neutral.gif ;-) icon_wink.gif ^_^ icon_fun.gif (not working as first character on a line, bug?) :?: icon_question.gif :!: icon_exclaim.gif LOL icon_lol.gif FIXME fixme.gif DELETEME delete.gif

2139User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowAdd project setting of popular used programming languag...New
1.1 devel17.06.201617.06.2016 Task Description

This is at the moment just a bit brainstorming ..:

Let the project administrator define what source code languages are used/popular in a software project and dependend of that setting prefer/promote that languages at the dokuwiki editor buttonbar.

This requires probably an additional database field in the flyspay_projects table (if just used for dokuwiki that should be ok)

If thinking further like Filter me all software projects that may ontain CSS code on the projects overview, a m:n-table setup is thinkable. But thats maybe overengineering..
Or can we use the existing tag-feature for that and just ‘tag’ projects with tags?

2188Backend/CoreBug ReportVery LowIt should not possible to relate a task to itselfNew
01.08.201601.08.2016 Task Description

Flyspray should show a warning, and maybe set the focus back to the field (only when it is a this-one-field-only-form.)

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.

2613Public RelationsInformationVery LowEmail ist SignupUnconfirmed
116.09.202016.09.2020 Task Description

My School has blocked me from signing up for the Mailing list, how do I sign up or can you add me?

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