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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  asc Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2568DocumentationBug ReportMedium[MANUAL] a missing image in "Understanding Permissions:...Unconfirmed
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101.09.201902.09.2019 Task Description

In the page http://www.flyspray.org/manual/group_permissions/ , it is written

Shown is an image of the permissions page for the Flyspray project’s Contributors group

but there is no image in there.

I can think of two ways of dealing with that I guess:

  1. add an image
  2. remove the sentence

What do you think?

1856Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumWrong timezonesResearching
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1327.03.201306.03.2015 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.

2215Text RenderingBug ReportLowwrong output of Geshi syntax highlighting for xml codeNew
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117.10.201631.12.2017 Task Description

Geshi 1.0.8.17 from https://github.com/easybook/geshi is quite slow at the current integration of Flyspray v1.0-rc3 on the first run. (But any further read uses the cache.)

But it produces garbled output for xml code highlighting:

Example without xml, just format as preformatted code:

<table>blabla</table>

Or as php syntax highlighting (even if it doesn’t contain a real php-tag ;-) ):

<table>blabla</table>

Example with xml choosen as language:

blabla

The table tag is stripped away instead of converting the tag for output inside code/pre tags (by converting the < and > chars). Maybe just a configuration issue?

1222Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumWorkflow engine / Role-based State Transition Rules Eng...Unconfirmed
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11625.03.200705.05.2019 Task Description

I have been working with Eventum (http://www.mysql.org/downloads/other/eventum/) for quite sometime now and in contrast, I like Flyspray for its simplicity and practicality. But one thing I badly miss (and something that Eventum scores high) is a Workflow Engine. If not a sophisticated W.E., I (as an Admin / Manager) should be able define role-based state transition rules of the tasks reported in a particular project. For example, I should be able to implement the following scenario:

  1. For a “Developer”, the subsequent tasks from various states. Likewise for other roles
  2. “Developer” should not be able close out the bug reports. He/she can only flag them as implemented. The “Reporter” of the bugs or the “Manager” alone should be able to close out issues
  3. ..
  4. .. it will go on like that ;-)

This feature, in my opinion, is very crucial for corporate organizations to give a serious consideration to Flyspray.

2607AuthenticationBug ReportLowWhitespaces in email address fieldUnconfirmed
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03.05.202003.05.2020 Task Description

When I try to register at flyspray and add a space before the email address, registering does not work, I get the error message: “You did not enter a valid email address”. But my email progam ignores the space when I do the same there.

1977Backend/CoreBug ReportLowWeird URL after closing task with referenceUnconfirmed
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115.03.201518.03.2015 Task Description

On Mac OS Safari:

I just closed a task and wrote the following into the comment for closing:

"See also F.S.#.14" (of course without the points). When I then click the link in the comment box (below the task details) I'm redirected to:
"http:/flyspray.stefan-herz%0Aog.tld/index.php?do=details&task_id=%0A14". No matter if #14 is closed or not.
It worked with Firefox.

Any suggestions?

2327Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowvisibility-option for private tasksUnconfirmed
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315.01.201717.01.2017 Task Description

We have some private Tasks in our FS-bugtracker to hide them from normal reporters. But we also have some external beta-testers in a betatesters-group and they should be able to see (and check) the private tasks without giving them a project manager status. So it would be good, if there is a switch in the group option to give specific groups the right to see private tasks.

2453Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumvalidate category before storing a new taskNew
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1.014.12.201714.12.2017 Task Description

Currently the category_id is not checked if the value is legal for the project when a new task is created.

  • must be unsigned int
  • must be an active category_id of the project or global category.
  • setting a category_id must be allowed - see project settings.

If invalid category_id is sent, deny creating task and show error message and show filled form again.

If no category_id is sent (or empty string) and category select is enabled:

  • either choose a default category

or

  • implement feature request FS#2451 and show that user should select a category.
1753Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumUsergroup Restriction: Only View SummaryConfirmed
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1.1 devel4220.06.201227.06.2016 Task Description

I was really impressed with Flyspray and about to use it as our bug tracker, but then I discovered quite a big problem. You can't restrict users from seeing full task details.

I would really love the ability to let them only see the summary. My reason being is that I'm needing a bug tracker for my game, and bugs reported can be easily abused, and will be abused, if people can just read bug reports and see how to replicate them.

The reason I don't like just unchecking the "View Tasks" option, is because they wont be able to see if there is already a task about the bug, so we would just get flooded with duplicate reports on the same bugs.

2479Backend/CoreInformationLowUser table seems really complexUnconfirmed
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110.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

why not store all the user preferences in preferences or user_prefernces? Then users can just be simple username, email, password?

2598User InterfaceBug ReportLowuser registration in admin area: "username taken" but t...Assigned
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peterdd1.0-rc10320.03.202027.03.2020 Task Description

Trying to add a new user having the same email address as an another user in the do=admin&area=newuser section results in

“That username is already taken. You will need to choose another one.”

instead of

“Email address has already been taken”

(I’ve stumbled on this issue because I have an older disabled user with the same email address)

1834Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowuser profile pageMaybe
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2.025.02.201306.03.2015 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.

2430Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowUser dependency on projectUnconfirmed
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216.03.201720.03.2017 Task Description

So, there would be great option if we can set permission to users to see and post only in specific opened projects in bug tracker.

Idea is, that user has all right to all projects, but in some cases we want that user can see only projects which is allowed and also to publish new tasks to only allowed projects.

In that case tasks overiew is locked and user must be logged in to see opened tasks.

2059Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowusage of github automated/webhook notificationsNew
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24.09.201524.09.2015 Task Description

We have no API yet for Flyspray.

But someone could write a simple php-file that can be called by a github.com auto notification, whenever:

  • a commit on github.com for Flyspray/flyspray is made

Github.com provides the configuration of such notification for a possible target like

https://bugs.flyspray.org/api/github.php

or

https://bugs.flyspray.org/api/github.php?project=1

in the settings of a project.

What the file needs:

  • import some of the existing Flyspray classes from includes/
  • config or load the secrets that are provided by github.com in the setup for the automatic notification
  • check that secrets and more for authentication and authorization of requests coming from github.com
  • parse the messages for Flyspray identifiers like ' FS#1234 ' or 'fix  FS#1234 ' or 'related to  FS#1234 '
  • take actions on the results of that message parsing like making adding comment or modifying a task status
2097User InterfaceBug ReportMediumUrl incorrect for view attachementUnconfirmed
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10116.01.201602.03.2016 Task Description

I’m using URL rewriting…

If I click on the link, the picture doesn’t appear.

https://flyspray.xxx.fr/task/27?getfile=8

It’s ok in task history. The right URL is

https://flyspray.xxx.fr/?getfile=8

.

2028Text RenderingBug ReportMediumupgrade dokuwiki 'plugin'New
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12.08.201520.08.2015 Task Description

I see php deprecation notices with php 5.6+ from the geshi syntax highlighter plugin of dokuwiki plugin sometimes. (seems to be go away on the second view, so probably not seen on cached views)

It can't be found easy with

grep -r preg_replace | grep '/e'

Because the preg_replace modifiers are added dynamic depending on the target programming language. At least in the version we have in flyspray.

2585User InterfaceTODOMediumUpgrade CKEditor to 4.13New
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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.)

Languages

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.

Plugins

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.

Mentions

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 https://www.flyspray.org 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.

Blockquote

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).

Format

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.

2324Backend/CoreInformationLowUpdate composer.jsonUnconfirmed
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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.
1981Backend/CoreTODOLowUnify event logging and notificationsConfirmed
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1.1 devel220.03.201522.03.2015 Task Description

They are currently two separate mechanisms. Shouldn't be so. Events happen always, notifications when someone should be or have chosen to be notified about those events.

Besides, the current code is just a total mess that should be fixed/rewritten anyway, and we unfortunately also overlooked during the development phase 2 things: one new table, users_emails, and the fact that the user is now allowed to give several email addresses separated by a semicolon.

2202Installer and UpgraderBug ReportHighUnable to upgradeUnconfirmed
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310.09.201611.10.2016 Task Description

I tried to upgrade from 0.9.9.7 to 1-0-rc1 but I end in an infinite redirection loop

I tried to use the github version, to change the domain name (hosted in dreamhost), to use/not-use the .htaccess, upgraded the version of php from 5.5 to 5.6, to change all the settings in the flyspray.conf.php file, but still having the error after to perform the Upgrade task and removing the setup dir

Used the prepacked dependencies since i cannot install them in this server

Thanks
Thanatermesis

2081User InterfaceBug ReportLowUI for adding comment while editing task doesn't use HT...Confirmed
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429.10.201506.11.2015 Task Description

While editing an existing task, there’s a “+” button you can click to add a comment as part of the edit. Unfortunately this is just a plaintext box instead of the HTML editor used everywhere else, so it’s impossible to get proper line/paragraph breaks if a comment is entered with this UI.

This problem makes it necessary to edit a task and add a comment as two separate steps, whereas in 0.9.9.6 it was possible to do them together in one step.

Note that this is the case with syntax_plugin=”none”. I don’t know if it’s also a problem when using other values for that setting.

2209AuthenticationFeature RequestMediumTLS support for LDAPUnconfirmed
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109.10.201604.09.2019 Task Description

It would be helpful to have communication with LDAP via TLS

2521EmailInformationLowTLS email with self-signed certificate doesn't work, "C...Unconfirmed
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531.10.201803.11.2018 Task Description

I use a personal email server with a self-signed certificate (i’m not sure if it’s possible to use my https certificate for that? i don’t even kind of understand what all I did to get this email server setup, and I don’t really want to mess with it... especially since my https certificate comes from Let’s Encrypt... so i might have to muck with the email server every 60 days ... not sure?) ..

anyway, when I try to connect to it with Flyspray, I get above the Test Email button, “Completely unexpected exception: Unable to connect with TLS encryption
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers”

Most systems have a way to override and accept an invalid cert, but I’m not seeing anything obvious about doing that with Flyspray. Does a function for this already exist, or do we need a way to do that? (alternatively, I would accept help in properly configuring my email lol)

2019User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumtitle -tag Waiting on Customer
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1.1 devel26.07.201526.07.2015 Task Description

I vote for removing $fs->prefs['page_title'] from title-tag.

Comments welcome!

Explanation:

When the user has many open flyspray tabs, he cannot distinguish them at the first look, because the tab header is filled with redundant information of the systemwide 'page_title' name.

But the browsers also show the favicon.ico of the website (BTW: we need a better one, with some color - and the big webapp icons too for iPhone & co..)
So the user has indication that the tab is a flyspray tab and the page_title text is redundant and wasted space there.

Also search engines could better represent search results if they group together the results from one website. (google shows most relevant pages together if google is sure the whole website is the best search result for the search query (ranked #1)

flyspray> grep -r 'setTitle' *
includes/class.tpl.php:    public function setTitle($title)
index.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title']);
scripts/lostpw.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('lostpw'));
scripts/newtask.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('newtask'));
scripts/register.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('registernewuser'));
scripts/details.php:$page->setTitle(sprintf('FS#%d : %s', $task_details['task_id'], $task_details['item_summary']));
scripts/depends.php:$page->setTitle(sprintf('FS#%d : %s', $id, L('dependencygraph')));
scripts/index.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('tasklist'));
scripts/admin.php:        $page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('admintoolboxlong'));
scripts/gantt.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('gantt'));
scripts/roadmap.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('roadmap'));
scripts/pm.php:        $page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('pmtoolbox'));
scripts/reports.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('reports'));
scripts/myprofile.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('editmydetails'));
scripts/toplevel.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('toplevel'));
scripts/newmultitasks.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('newtask'));
scripts/user.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('viewprofile'));
2589User InterfaceBug ReportLowTime zone in user settings is confusingUnconfirmed
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228.12.201928.12.2019 Task Description

Hello,

When registering and when later editing users settings it’s possible to specify “Time zone” but the way it’s implemented is confusing. What I see is a drop-down list with GMT[+-]:digit: and this is an odd way to set the timezone for multiple reasons:

1. “GMT” is a word without universally accepted and defined meaning these days, see https://www.ucolick.org/~sla/leapsecs/timescales.html#GMT ;

2. Often time zone specification needs to include the rules when (if ever) to apply DST and what abbreviation is to be used in different cases. See TZ description on https://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/basedefs/V1_chap08.html#tag_08_03 .

Taking these two points into account I can’t see how to meaningfully use this feature.

TIA for looking into it.

2007Backend/CoreBug ReportLowtime on project overview activity timelinesNew
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18.07.201518.07.2015
2616Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumThere is a problem after a http/https link on a line wi...Confirmed
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525.09.202009.10.2020
1980User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumTasklist - PDF ExportMaybe
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2.0119.03.201526.05.2016
2107AuthenticationFeature RequestLowSupport CAS Server AuthenticateUnconfirmed
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202.03.201604.09.2019
2536Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumstore session in Flyspray databaseNew
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221.01.201915.03.2019
2114TranslationsTODOMediumStandardize the priority meaning across flyspray transl...New
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207.04.201626.03.2018
1748Database QueriesFeature RequestLowSort by recent activityPlanned
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1.1 devel717.06.201211.03.2015
2223GreekBug ReportVery LowSome strings need splitting or replacementUnconfirmed
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2124.10.201625.10.2016
2524EmailInformationLowSMTP Mailer doesn't accept custom portsUnconfirmed
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05.11.201827.11.2018
1962Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSMS notification - sending notifications via sms same a...New
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211.03.201502.12.2015
1539Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSitemap.xml GenerationUnconfirmed
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2.12112.01.200911.03.2015
2030User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow votes of a user on user pageNew
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12.08.201515.01.2017
2002User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow user role on autocomplete for verificationNew
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122.06.201517.10.2019
1961User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow new notifications in flysprayNew
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11.03.201511.03.2015
1518NotificationsFeature RequestLowShow last date/time when a reminder was sentUnconfirmed
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15.11.200815.11.2008
2063Backend/CoreFeature RequestVery Lowshow closed/open usage count on do=pm&area=XXXNew
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29.09.201529.09.2015
2323User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumshow category tree in task listUnconfirmed
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113.12.201614.12.2016
2072User InterfaceFeature RequestLowSetting parent task interface is too hiddenConfirmed
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2116.10.201516.10.2015
2333Backend/CoreInformationLowSet Default View on Login?Unconfirmed
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326.01.201727.01.2017
2036Backend/CoreBug ReportVery Lowsession timeoutNew
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2121.08.201512.01.2016
2520NotificationsFeature RequestLowSend a notification for a new task in slack integration...Unconfirmed
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424.10.201830.03.2020
2224GreekBug ReportVery LowSemicolon is a bad separatorUnconfirmed
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1124.10.201625.10.2016
2087Backend/CoreInformationHighSee no Editor in Add New TaskUnconfirmed
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4104.11.201505.11.2015
1976Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSave sorting for actual projectPlanned
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1.1 devel15.03.201515.03.2015
1990User InterfaceFeature RequestLowRoadmap view should also show due dates and sort each v...Confirmed
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