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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 Due In Version   desc Opened Last Edited
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.
1866Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAPI for automatically report a bugMaybe
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2.01108.05.201306.03.2015 Task Description

Actually you can't automatically add a bug report. Or i haven't found it.
In a first time a simple report via email or webservice could be great.

- Project Name
- Message
- System
- Version
- Status –> New
- Priority → Normal
- Category –> On a new category (created by default) : 'Automated report bug'

Sorry for bad grammar, i'am not english.

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.

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.

1856Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumWrong timezonesResearching
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1227.03.201306.03.2015 Task Description

Hello,
when selecting timezone in user profile, it only offers offset based timezones. It should offer timezones like "Europe/Prague", instead, because in summer it is UTC+2 and in the winter UTC+1. Also UTC is the same as GMT.

Using offsets will cause invalid future and past times when crossing daylight saving or when something other changes.

Adding daylight checkbox is not enough and will cause additional troubles. Just use names and store them as ENUM in database, not offset. This problem is pretty complicated and the only solution is to use names and let libraries to solve it for you.

Thank you.

1798Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBounty System New
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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).

1791Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAbility to merge version, OS, etcSuspended
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1112.12.201212.01.2017 Task Description

For example, say I no longer want 1.1, 0.9.9.8, 1.0.0, etc. So want to merge them all into one version 1.0. Same goes for OS, and others

1772Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowDifferent kinds of votesMaybe
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2.01123.09.201209.03.2015 Task Description

It would be nice to have multiple kinds of votes, e.g. yes/no.

1766Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAllow users to choose their favourite themePlanned
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2.01116.08.201204.08.2015 Task Description

add a theme Setting in the user details, where the user can override the global theme setting (maybe even per project?) with his favourite theme.

1760Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowColumn 'last commenter' in tasks list viewMaybe
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2.01227.07.201225.10.2016 Task Description

Hey Flyspray Team,

a nice feature would be to see which user commented recently on a task.
This could be a simple new column in the tasks list view.

Regards,

hoc

1751Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumDefault to show all in Event LogConfirmed
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1.1 devel1120.06.201209.02.2016 Task Description

Just show me all events when I click the Event Log tab (limited to x number). If I want to filter the results down I’ll use the UI.
Currently, I click Event Log and get no information. Then I have to build a query of what I want to see (every time!).

1749User InterfaceBug ReportLowSubmit form buttons on lower rightUnconfirmed
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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.

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

Add Timezone Selection to Admin Panel

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

1628NotificationsFeature RequestLowGlobal Notification addressUnconfirmed
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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.

1510NotificationsFeature RequestMediumFunction to test mail configuration Planned
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1.1 devel1329.10.200828.10.2015 Task Description

Add a button to test mail configuration before notifications is accpeted

2581User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace bitmap icons of default themeNew
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31.10.201931.10.2019 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.

Examples

  • 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

Editors

  • Dokuwiki toolbar
  • CKeditor toolbar (maybe has alternative image map or convert that image map for dark theme)
2577User InterfaceFeature RequestVery Lowdistinguish between anonymous reporter and deleted userNew
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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.

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

Motivation

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 0.9.9.7!) 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.

Proposal

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

no task description

2560Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdo not allow close task with reason duplicate referenci...New
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peterdd29.07.201929.07.2019 Task Description

So closing a task

FS#1

with

reason: duplicate

and close comment

FS#1

referencing to self should be detected to avoid such user mistakes.

2559Backend/CoreBug ReportLowa duplicate close accepted even when missing comment/ r...New
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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.
2554User InterfaceTODOLowkeyboard shortcuts help box should adapt to current pag...New
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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 ..

2550EmailBug ReportLowException handling sending email notificationUnconfirmed
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06.05.201906.05.2019 Task Description

Someone reported this:

Today i tried to report an issue about xxx on the xxx (namely xxx) and the following error message has been displayed:
Completely unexpected exception: Expected response code 250 but got code “451”, with message “451 Error in writing spool file "
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers
The issue itself has been created though.
2549User InterfaceBug ReportLowOauth register template always shows "Username already ...Unconfirmed
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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.)

2548User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCSS grid layout for task details page typeNew
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05.05.201905.05.2019
2524EmailInformationLowSMTP Mailer doesn't accept custom portsUnconfirmed
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05.11.201827.11.2018
2491Backend/CoreBug ReportLowgroup member links if project manager but not adminNew
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1.001.09.201801.09.2018
2484Backend/CoreInformationLowIncrease min. version of PHP requirementUnconfirmed
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10.08.201810.08.2018
2481Backend/CoreInformationLowMove to MVCUnconfirmed
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10.08.201810.08.2018
2454Backend/CoreBug ReportLowPHP warning in admin edit user areaNew
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15.01.201815.01.2018
2453Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumvalidate category before storing a new taskNew
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1.014.12.201714.12.2017
2444Installer and UpgraderInformationLowcomposer hits memory limitsNew
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04.10.201704.10.2017
2441Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumrefactor dokuwiki image tagsNew
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15.09.201715.09.2017
2440Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowOption to disable tag featureNew
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15.09.201715.09.2017
2439Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowClone a ProjectNew
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15.09.201715.09.2017
2324Backend/CoreInformationLowUpdate composer.jsonUnconfirmed
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31.12.201631.12.2016
2315Backend/CoreBug ReportLowFiling a new task is possible with no details in the ma...Unconfirmed
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21.11.201621.11.2016
2221Installer and UpgraderInformationLowNotices on install with PHP7New
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1.0124.10.201624.10.2016
2209AuthenticationFeature RequestMediumTLS support for LDAPUnconfirmed
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109.10.201604.09.2019
2200User InterfaceBug ReportMediumIncomplete list of timezones available in the user pref...Unconfirmed
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26.08.201626.08.2016
2193User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit a comment while seeing task details and other comm...New
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07.08.201608.08.2016
2190Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowenable move of a closed clask to other project without ...Researching
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06.08.201606.08.2016
2188Backend/CoreBug ReportVery LowIt should not possible to relate a task to itselfNew
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01.08.201601.08.2016
2160Backend/CoreBug ReportLowCannot "accept" PM close request if already closedUnconfirmed
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14.07.201614.07.2016
2142Backend/CoreBug ReportLowPost-authenticate redirect does not make use of baseurl...Unconfirmed
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28.06.201601.08.2016
2139User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowAdd project setting of popular used programming languag...New
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1.1 devel17.06.201617.06.2016
2138User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowOverhaul dokuwiki editor buttonbarNew
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17.06.201617.06.2016
2137Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfeature accesskey bad implemented by web browsersNew
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15.06.201615.06.2016
2119Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumfunction filter_input not always availableResearching
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15.04.201615.04.2016
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