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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  asc Opened Last Edited
2008User InterfaceTODOLowdifference between related tasks and related linksNew
18.07.201518.07.2015 Task Description

It should be made clear to the user what related links are in the
"new task" and "edit task" form and what a user should input in these fields.

2062User InterfaceTODOLowreview do=admin&area=editallusersNew
329.09.201515.04.2020 Task Description


  • Small javascript issue: When checkbox of one users row clicked, it doesn’t select the checkbox because the row click event handler doubles the click (check and uncheck, tested with firefox41). Clicking in the row (not on the name) selects the checkbox. fixed
  • browser back button after delete of a user not working as expected. (fix it by redirect 303 , see how it done for other form submits)

Missing features

  • no sorting possible of the table (like tasklist)
  • no pagination (like on tasklist) OK, probably not needed: ~2000 user registrations on and no problem rendering the table in browser. Archlinux has over 12k users and my test with 30k generated users showed problems handling the huge query results. So we need this!
  • no filtering of user list possible
  • no helpful information for admins like registration date and last time of login of users (last login time requires a new field in flyspray_users) implemented in Flyspray 1.0-rc7
  • no summary about users like how many exists or how many are currently online (requires storing sessions in a db session (e.g. flyspray_session) table instead php default session directory) on the install. Or a statistic graph of activity or peaks of new registrations over time.
  • maybe show user profile image too in the list.
  • choosable user field columns - partially implemented since 1.0-rc7 by selecting groups of user fields and calculated user fields: user stats, user settings
2114TranslationsTODOMediumStandardize the priority meaning across flyspray transl...New
207.04.201626.03.2018 Task Description

Standardize the priority meaning across flyspray translations.


0 - priority unset (database field default value)

1 - defer (or very low priority, often results the task is defered, see “Eisenhower principle”)
2 - low
3 - normal
4 - high
5 - very high

6 - flash (house burns, catastrophic event, website down, “boss” decision)

Some other software (other task planers/ email programs) use a 1-5 step priority. So an export feature to other software may merge priority 6 to priority 5 for such software.

In 2012 meaning was changed only in english translation.

Before normal was priority 2 in a 1-6 range, after it is priority 4 in a 1-6 range.
It should be IMHO 3 in that 1-6 range.

2143TranslationsTODOVery Lowjscalendar: week start should be monday, ISO 8601Confirmed
201.07.201603.03.2019 Task Description

The current jscalendar shows sunday as the first day of the week by default.

Could be modified for a language by adding

// First day of the week. 0 means Sunday, 1 means Monday
Calendar._FD = 1;


See also

It should default to Monday as defined by ISO 8601.

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

2573Backend/CoreTODOLowadd rel nofollow,ugc,.. settingsNew
peterdd114.09.201915.09.2019 Task Description
  1. Find a good configuration name just reuse relnofollow as used by dokuwiki
  2. Find a good translation keyword for that config relnofollow
  3. Find a good translation keyword for config description (title attribute)

Goes into prefs table as it is sitewide configuration.

As first implementation a simple checkbox should be ok. Should be on the tab with other spam handling stuff like captcha configuration.

Is enabled by default (1).
Adapt setup xml files, upgrade procedure.

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.

2587Backend/CoreTODOMediumdisplay_errors=1 should not set in release candidateUnconfirmed
18.12.201918.12.2019 Task Description

display_errors = 1 should not set in include/ for releases or releases candidate, because with this it is not possibele to disable the error reporting globaly.

The problem is, if I want to enable full error reporting to logfile via “error_log=…” in php.ini, then the error will also full reported to user. Full error reporting is a hig risk for security.

Did you installed an official release or did you used an inoffical docker?!

Steps done to create the problem:
Create a file in base directory with follow contens:
error_reporting = E_ALL | E_STRICT
log_errors = On
display_errors = Off
error_log = /var/log/php-flyspray-errors.log

Expected behavior:
Errors only to log file

Experienced behavior:
All errors goes also to user.
The option “display_errors = Off” has no effect.

2068Backend/CoreInformationLowDeprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is dep...Unconfirmed
810.10.201528.09.2020 Task Description

My version of PHP still shows deprecation warnings with flyspray.

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /var/www/ on line 353

Have all mysql.connect instances been removed? The connect will be removed from PHP soon and will cause problems.

2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
30.10.201530.10.2015 Task Description

On the roadmap it would make life a lot easier if it was possible to drag and drop tasks into versions.

2085Text RenderingInformationMediumEnabling Color Coding options in CKEDITORUnconfirmed
130.10.201530.10.2015 Task Description


So I figured out that there are no color coding options (to set text color and background color) for text in the CKEDITOR. I did some changes to CKEDITOR to add those, however, once I submit the text, it does not retain the changes.

Is there a particular reason why these are not enabled in the first place?

I am thinking it would be good add these, so that we can make the important text pop-out to the users.

- Raju

2087Backend/CoreInformationHighSee no Editor in Add New TaskUnconfirmed
4104.11.201505.11.2015 Task Description


I can’t see the Editor when I make new task. Also when I editing a exciting task.

See nothing to put any HTML code in it. Can you help me!?

I use this version: Flyspray

2203Backend/CoreInformationLowlanguage files are in folder lang. But i can't change l...Unconfirmed
121.09.201621.09.2016 Task Description

In Admins Toolbox (Project preferences) i choose language de. The file exists in folder lang. But only english is shown. the same for french and so on. No really changes.

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.

2210User InterfaceInformationLowTasklist color for due dateUnconfirmed
612.10.201618.10.2016 Task Description


I was wondering if there is a way to make the task more visible if it wasn’t completed due to the date that was selected by a user - let’s say a yellowish background in tasklist, just like the ones from custom css based on severity, but that will take color if the task has the due date passed.

2214Backend/CoreInformationLowChanging status of task automaticallyUnconfirmed
417.10.201606.11.2016 Task Description

Hello again,

I was wondering (again :-) ) if the following scenario is possible for this bug tracking solution:

Our company uses this bug tracker mainly for helpdesk issues. However, our main users (except IT department) don’t seem to easily understand how to change the status of a ticket, they aren’t interested in doing that also.

So I would like to know if there is a way that we can develop some automatisation in changing the status automatically after customer replies to a message.

Let’s see the following scenario:

  1. user A posts a new task
  2. user B assigns himself (or other) to that specific task - the status automatically is changed to Assigned
  3. user B replies to task by adding a comment - as a result of adding the new comment the task status should change automatically to Waiting for customer - without the need that user B to change the status
  4. user A checks the comment from user B and decides to comment back to him. After pressing the Add comment button, the status should change automatically to Waiting for assignee

If the task is needed to have another status, the users can change them manually, but the automated part should be the waiting for customer and assignee.

On a basic algorithm it shouldn’t be hard (if user is logged in and is task owner, then after comment, task detail - status changing to id 4-5 from task-statuses table on mysql; if user is logged in and assigned to task, after adding comment change status 4-5 from task-statuses table).

I saw this thing on an otrs platform and it is quite ok for a simple user like ours.

Is there any way that we can personalise the flyspray in this way?

If yes, please give us an elaborate answer with what I should do for this to work.

Thanks in advance.

2220Backend/CoreInformationLowOne status with different color in tasklistUnconfirmed
524.10.201603.11.2016 Task Description

Since we have a lot of tasks pending, our team leader wants a specific status (let’s say: Waiting for dispatch) to be marked with a green background in tasklist.
Can you please help me to make this mod?

Thanks in advance.

2222GreekInformationVery LowGreek translation issuesUnconfirmed
324.10.201624.10.2016 Task Description

After completing the Greek translation I have a series of issues I want to report concerning mainly (but not limited to) the Greek languange.

I was thinking of opening a separate task for each one of them (note that they are all ultra low severity/priority) and adding them as sub-tasks to this one (or maybe as dependencies - or both).

I also request a Translations > Greek sub-category. I really have a lot of issues.

2324Backend/CoreInformationLowUpdate composer.jsonUnconfirmed
31.12.201631.12.2016 Task Description
symfony/event-dispatcher suggests installing symfony/dependency-injection ()
symfony/event-dispatcher suggests installing symfony/http-kernel ()
guzzle/guzzle suggests installing guzzlehttp/guzzle (Guzzle 5 has moved to a new package name. The package you have installed, Guzzle 3, is deprecated.)
Package guzzle/guzzle is abandoned, you should avoid using it. Use guzzlehttp/guzzle instead.
2333Backend/CoreInformationLowSet Default View on Login?Unconfirmed
326.01.201727.01.2017 Task Description

I can’t see an option to set the default view after login. It always defaults to tasklist view when it would be useful to show the overview by default on login.

2335Backend/CoreInformationLowPDF Attachment does NOT View/Open in New Window/TabUnconfirmed
127.01.201727.01.2017 Task Description

if a pdf is attached with commentit needs either be forced as download or open target _blank

2337DocumentationInformationLowFlyspray ThemesNew
402.02.201716.02.2017 Task Description
  • Flyspray 1.0 includes 1 default theme CleanFS. That decision was made to reduce maintainance effort and the old blue theme was dropped. Also the CleanFS contains UI-logic implemented in HTML/CSS and tries to be usable even for the people who turned off javascript in their web browsers for security reasons. (and reduces spam on many other websites too without an adblocker)
  • Current Flyspray source and the theme CleanFS provides several methods to customize the layout without touching the .tpl files. These are:
    1. custom_*.css files that extend or overwrite properties of CleanFS/theme.css
    2. 2 fields in admin area where to put code

      For instance a corporate footer menu or something like that.

Advantages of CleanFS instead running your own

  • Theme is maintained with Flyspray source. Detected security issues related with themes are fixed with Flyspray releases.
  • Added features or capabilities are implemented for the default theme.

‘Subtheme’ can be a compromise: Theme CleanFS is always uptodate in sync with Flyspray. Subthemer only needs to check changes required for own subtheme .tpl files.

I do not want complete stop people from writing their whole new template, it allows new ideas implemented or alternative usability. For them, it is probably better to create a Github project for that theme.

This is just raw info from me and can be discussed. Something should be finally written on in the documentation area.

2339EmailInformationLowEmailing issuesUnconfirmed
110.02.201710.02.2017 Task Description

Sometimes the emailing fails for a while with the message:

Completely unexpected exception: Expected response code 250 but got code “550”, with message “550 Bad HELO - Host impersonating domain name [] "
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

It useually simply works so actually I don’t know if it’s a flyspray issue or a hosting issue...

2429Backend/CoreInformationLowMy tasks URLUnconfirmed
2432Database QueriesInformationLowDelete tasks from all projects (like factory reset)Unconfirmed
2435Backend/CoreInformationLowMax attach a fileUnconfirmed
2444Installer and UpgraderInformationLowcomposer hits memory limitsNew
2466Backend/CoreInformationLowHow to run under httpsUnconfirmed
2476Backend/CoreInformationLowGuzzle/Guzzle is abandoned, should use library that's s...Unconfirmed
2477Backend/CoreInformationLowold style MySQL extension is abandoned ..Unconfirmed
2479Backend/CoreInformationLowUser table seems really complexUnconfirmed
2480Backend/CoreInformationLowBetter file organizationUnconfirmed
2481Backend/CoreInformationLowMove to MVCUnconfirmed
2482Backend/CoreInformationLowProtect issues by defaultUnconfirmed
2484Backend/CoreInformationLowIncrease min. version of PHP requirementUnconfirmed
2498TranslationsInformationLowApply variable in language keys to push the local site ...Unconfirmed
2521EmailInformationLowTLS email with self-signed certificate doesn't work, "C...Unconfirmed
2524EmailInformationLowSMTP Mailer doesn't accept custom portsUnconfirmed
2545User InterfaceInformationLowCan't delete system wide 'Task Statuses'Unconfirmed
2551AuthenticationInformationLowLDAP/AD integrationUnconfirmed
2582Backend/CoreInformationLowHow to reach internal windows share (was: Internal URL)Unconfirmed
2599Backend/CoreInformationLowad post request on new task creationUnconfirmed
2600Backend/CoreInformationLowError #17 when selecting a projectUnconfirmed
2612User InterfaceInformationMediumRestrict some projects to usersWaiting on Customer
2613Public RelationsInformationVery LowEmail ist SignupUnconfirmed
1222Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumWorkflow engine / Role-based State Transition Rules Eng...Unconfirmed
1236User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMark Issue As Verified or UnverifiableUnconfirmed
1481User InterfaceFeature RequestLowDiff visualisationUnconfirmed
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