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2019-04-22: Flyspray 1.0-rc9 released See

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress  desc Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2346Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowCustom css inheritanceUnconfirmed
220.02.201723.02.2017 Task Description

If i set up a custom css in the main FS settings the style doesn’t get applied to all nested projects. I have to set the css to all projects explicitly to get the stylings work on all project pages.
Wouldn’t it be a good idea to first load the css set in the main dialog and after that load an additional css specified in the sub project? Then it would be possible to specify general stylings for all projects and project based stylings also.

2332Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumCSV export filename filteringNew
224.01.201724.01.2017 Task Description

The filename for the csv export is build based on project name and current date.

Due different handling of web browsers, the appropriate http header should send the filename in ascii and also provide them as utf-8 for web browsers who can handle that.

Related RFC5987

2548User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCSS grid layout for task details page typeNew
05.05.201905.05.2019 Task Description

Layouts from 320 pixel mobile portrait, tablet sizes and up to 4k monitor landscape mode using

@media queries

Mockups required not only for different sizes, but also different project configurations, user permissions, and task relations.

Should look ok whatever project configuration is done or how weird a task description is.

On wider screens the comments could be beside the task description for instance.
Or some tabs or menus could be shown directly instead of grouping in the tabs.

1783NotificationsFeature RequestMediumCreate account for non-logged user automaticallyPlanned
0% Task Description

Hi, is there function in FS ( wchich allow unregistered user automatically create account? FS is accessible only for our workers.

It would be sth like that:
1. Non-logged user creates ticket.
2. He type his e-mail (
3. FS creates account for that user:
a. user's login: user_name
b. user's password: <generated by FS>
4. User's login and password'll be send on e-mail which was typed in e-mail field.

Is is possible to do it?

2105Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumcountermeasures for 'add task anonymous' spamNew
127.02.201627.02.2016 Task Description

Today I got first SPAM on bugtracker.

Question: Is it possible to enable CAPTCHA for anonymus task add?

Question 2: Is it possible to delete SPAM tasks.

2073Backend/CoreBug ReportLowCouldn't edit comment of anonymous reporterNew
17.10.201517.10.2015 Task Description

I wanted edit/fix the comment of an anonymous reporter, but the edit shows empty content on editing..

(here on closed, but non yet implemented  FS#218 )

2614EmailBug ReportCriticalConnection timed out #110Unconfirmed
16.09.202016.09.2020 Task Description

If you are reporting a bug please provide as much information as possible to help understand and reproduce the problem:

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

database type and version, php version and OS version/linux distribution flavour, global or project settings you used that could be relevant for reproducing the problem

Steps done to create the problem: Deleate a Task

Expected behavior: Send a email

Experienced behavior:
Completely unexpected exception: Connection could not be established with host [Connection timed out #110]
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

2444Installer and UpgraderInformationLowcomposer hits memory limitsNew
04.10.201704.10.2017 Task Description

Quick anwser: enable swap partition on your server.

Tried upgrading a rc4-dev to rc5-dev/rc6/flyspray-master on a virtual server with 500MB RAM and php5.6.30 on the commandline (debian)

After file upgrade, I wanted also update the vendor stuff according to composer.json changes.

But surprisingly this failed:

php composer.phar update

and also after

php composer.phar selfupdate

to version Composer version 1.5.2 2017-09-11 the memory limit bug exists:

The following exception is caused by a lack of memory or swap, or not having swap configured
Check for details

PHP Warning:  proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory in phar:///var/www/***/composer.phar/vendor/symfony/console/Application.php on line 979

Warning: proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory in phar:///var/www/***/composer.phar/vendor/symfony/console/Application.php on line 979

  proc_open(): fork failed - Cannot allocate memory

Also doing a more fresh vendor install like

rm composer.lock
rm vendor/*
(keeps the .htaccess there)
php composer.phar install

300 MB not enough for a handful of php package installations? wtf, but didn’t dig deeper..

I temporarly solved the problem by making a swap partition on this vServer like suggested at

/bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap.1 bs=1M count=1024
/sbin/mkswap /var/swap.1
chmod 600 /var/swap.1
/sbin/swapon /var/swap.1
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:        506300     374920     131380      30628      21904     143872
-/+ buffers/cache:     209144     297156
Swap:      1048572          0    1048572

This is just documentation and is for the people who prefer a Flyspray development version from

Full Flyspray release download files do not needs to fiddle with composer.

Maybe an entry for the FAQ

1819Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowCommunicate via emailPlanned
2.08317.01.201318.10.2016 Task Description

Need to be able to email back and forth to communicate with flyspray. Ideally flyspray can be CC'ed on an email or can replay to a notification which would add the body and/or attachments to the thread. This goes back to reworking the way people interact with and view tickets

1823Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowComments with edit changesPlanned
2.0230.01.201306.03.2015 Task Description

When editing a ticket to change things like User, Percent done, etc should be able to add a comment. When changing 100% → 70% for example, there is usually a comment that goes along with that (e.g., you didn't yet finish changing the background color)

1760Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowColumn 'last commenter' in tasks list viewMaybe
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.



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

2058Backend/CoreBug ReportLowClosing of 'Issues' featureNew
24.09.201524.09.2015 Task Description

As discussed with the team some time ago, a consolidation of places where issues are discussed is wanted.

One of the results was, that we do not want people post issues to Issues and instead use our own
and to prefer "to eat our own dogfood" and a have central place to handle tasks.

As a result we tried to reduce the open issueas on I was in the process of moving 2 of still 7 open issues there to when suddenly the Issues on were closed. :-( Now the last 5 issues there are lost at the moment for me and the audience, which where mostly informations to interested users, not bugs.

I think just closing it without an easy accessible alternative is not the best solution.

At least we should wait until the oauth2 authentication for github users should be implemented and setup on , so people browsing, finding Flyspray project just can
"Login with github"-feature on

The blocker to do this: Currently there is missing an option to "connect" an oauth "Login with github"- Login with an existend flyspray userlogin.

So that one userid in flyspray can:

  • login with username and password
  • login with one or more of his social accounts (github, facebook, microsoft, g+) if they are enabled (would it restrict to accounts for
1858Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowClone Tasks and ProjectsMaybe
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.

2439Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowClone a ProjectNew
15.09.201715.09.2017 Task Description

There is a request for cloning a project on Flyspray mailing list:

Would be a very welcome features to have Project Templates for repetitive workflow. Any idea if its in the pipeline?

Well, not yet.

The question is, how exactly you want that project clone.

Do you want just a rough copy of the project table entry?
Thats quite easy and can even be done without programming or writing a line of SQL just by using PHPMyAdmin (or similiar Tools for PostgreSQL) and copy a row of the project table for example.
See yellow marked project table on the right of the attached dbschema screenshot.

The other extreme is copying every project depending list table entries to new ones.
This sure requires some programming, but not too hard to add this to Flyspray. (all yellow marked tables in the attached dbschema screenshot.

I attach a rough form mockup how could this could look like.

Possible solution

  1. add a new file scripts/ folder for instance copyproject.php (check admin permission)
  2. add a template file to themes/CleanFS/templates/copyproject.tpl
  3. Set a link to that clone form page somewhere, for example on the toplevel page of a project (see screenshot)
  4. Handle the adminuser (or add a clonepermission for that project manager usergroup) submitted form careful and savely either by includes/ (or like scripts/copyproject.php to keep it seperate from core)

The link to the clone form looks then ?project=123&do=copyproject

920User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCharts (gantt, severities, OSes, opened-closed, ...)Researching
2.017806.05.200618.07.2015 Task Description

With all informations on flyspray, it's possible to generate a gantt chart.
For this, some php code exists :

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.

1792Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowChanges from Deprecated 1.0.0New
0% Task Description

Someone should go through all the changes from 1.0.0 and figure out which features should be ported to 1.0 devel and open tickets for them, and/or open tickets for the items that should be done in 2.0

2197Backend/CoreBug ReportHighChange Time for everyoneUnconfirmed
121.08.201622.08.2016 Task Description

Flyspray does not recover the time set in php.ini. On display, the system has two hour delay.

2499User InterfaceBug ReportHighChange recaptcha from using file_get_contents to CurlUnconfirmed
118.09.201802.11.2018 Task Description

The issue with many servers now and the reason that recaptcha does not work is because it requires servers to enable allow_url_fopen which is a huge security risk. That is why you get the warning message when you try to run recaptcha that file_get_contents failed to connect.

So the solution is to use Curl to do that job.

Here is the fixed file, excuse my mess i had not cleaned up my code yet... but recaptcha now works.

this file goes in the includes dir... you can clean up the file if you like again sorry about that.

2336Backend/CoreBug ReportHighCaptcha validation always fail on registrationUnconfirmed
1301.02.201721.07.2018 Task Description

Correct or wrong code return false!

The results of Securimage Test Script on my server

This script will test your PHP installation to see if Securimage will run on your server.

Session Functionality: Yes!
GD Support: Yes!
GD Version: bundled (2.1.0 compatible)
imageftbbox function: Yes!
TTF Support (FreeType): Yes!
JPEG Support: Yes!
PNG Support: Yes!
GIF Read Support: Yes!
GIF Create Support: Yes!
SQLite Support: Yes!
SQLite is available. If you choose to use it, Securimage can support users who do not accept cookies.
MySQL Support: Yes!
MySQL is available. If you choose to use it, Securimage can support users who do not accept cookies by storing codes in MySQL.
PostgreSQL Support: No
No PostgreSQL support.
LAME MP3 Support: No
LAME was not found, audio will work in WAV format, but not MP3. See Securimage HTML5 audio documentation for info.
Your server meets the requirements for using Securimage!

on line:754 got

if( !Post::isAlnum('captcha_code') || !$image->check(Post::val('captcha_code'))) {
if( true == false || false == false ) {
2134Backend/CoreBug ReportHighCannot assign a task to other projectPlanned
3207.06.201617.02.2019 Task Description

Moving task to another project seems to require fields updated to target project options. This operation is not possible on the task category field and possibly others. Attempting to submit changes gives error:

“Oh, there are some incompatible properties set that must be resolved before moving this task to a different project.”

However, you cannot select a new value (from the target list) for the properties in question.

2160Backend/CoreBug ReportLowCannot "accept" PM close request if already closedUnconfirmed
14.07.201614.07.2016 Task Description

If a task creator requested closure, and someone (developer) closes the task explicitly, the PM request cannot be later ‘accepted’ and the PM request remains in the queue.

Workaround - Deny request and queue item is removed OK.

It looks like the PM request button invoked details.close which returns early if task is already closed.

2545User InterfaceInformationLowCan't delete system wide 'Task Statuses'Unconfirmed
320.04.201905.05.2019 Task Description

From the ‘Task Statuses’ menu, when in the global project, the ‘delete’ cases are grayed out, preventing me from deleting them.

This is a problem for me because I would like to only have project specific statuses and I would like to name one of those statuses ‘Assigned’.

For now, I got around it renaming the system wide ‘Assigned’ status.

1798Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBounty System New
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).

2325User InterfaceFeature RequestLowbig image attachments: fit to browser window width in L...New
2480Backend/CoreInformationLowBetter file organizationUnconfirmed
1924Backend/CoreBug ReportLowBetter errors messages on email errorNew
1.1 devel11.07.201406.03.2015
1720Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBetter Access Control Lists and User / Group ManagementPlanned
1.1 devel301.05.201220.03.2015
1957User InterfaceFeature RequestLowautomatic temporary storing while writing/editing taskResearching
2066Installer and UpgraderFeature RequestMediumAutomated site update (like Wordpress)Unconfirmed
2459User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAttachments on/off and max size setting in Admin Toolbo...Unconfirmed
1843Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAttach 1 ticket to multiple projectsMaybe
1521Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAssignees should be able to see and create reminders fo...Unconfirmed
2112APIBug ReportMediumAssigned tickets aren't editable for lower privileged u...Unconfirmed
1670User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAssign Key-Shortcuts to form fieldsUnconfirmed
2498TranslationsInformationLowApply variable in language keys to push the local site ...Unconfirmed
1866Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAPI for automatically report a bugMaybe
2053Backend/CoreBug ReportLowambiguous user name display username / realnameNew
1.1 devel217.09.201519.02.2020
1766Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAllow users to choose their favourite themePlanned
2447Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAllow notifications when a new task is createdUnconfirmed
1237Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAllow Multiple Owners Per CategoryPlanned
2427Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowallow hotlinking (direct links) to uploaded filesUnconfirmed
1612Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAllow Comments by anonymous UsersUnconfirmed
2094EmailBug ReportHighAfter Upgrade All Users Receive Notifications for All T...Unconfirmed
2136User InterfaceBug ReportMediumAfter updating user properties as admin - return to wro...Confirmed
1972User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdvanced search form - ideas for faster/better usabilit...New
1.1 devel412.03.201518.03.2019
1485User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdditional extended Printview for the TasksPlanned
2025User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdding new tasks is too undiscoverableUnconfirmed
2328Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAdd [key] support for each project instead of FS#Unconfirmed
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