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2019-04-22: Flyspray 1.0-rc9 released See https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases

ID Category Task Type Severity  asc Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2008User InterfaceTODOLowdifference between related tasks and related linksNew
0%
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.

2009User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit task flowNew
10%
2.0118.07.201507.08.2016 Task Description

Currently only a small portion of adjustements on a task is available in the “edit task” view.

To add or modify stuff in the current tab sections (comments, related tasks, notifications, effort tracking,..)
a user must go from edit task to view task page.

This not optimal for work flow.

To solve this quite much changes are needed. Because currently they are different http requests each with its own checks and request anwsers.

2010User InterfaceFeature RequestLoweffort tracking widgetNew
0%
2.018.07.201518.07.2015 Task Description

If effort tracking started by a user on a task, maybe we should add a small widget on the page, so
user sees which tasks are currently running as his own time tracking.

2013User InterfaceFeature RequestLowpersonal task list column selection and positioningNew
0%
2.0120.07.201506.10.2015 Task Description

Currently the appearence of the task list table is configured system wide for all project view and project wide for project task list views.

Even more fancy and for power users would be if the user can set his own project column list view preferences for projects.

While the project columns for the task list are configured by "visible_columns"
we could use the project wide "visible_fields" as allowed columns the user may configure as his personal preference. If the user doesn't configure his own list, the project default list is used. The user should have the option to reset to project default. (e.g. empty personal "visible_fields" )

In this case the description for setting "visible_fields" on the project management configuration page must be adapted too.

Probably a new table required something like:

CREATE TABLE {user_projects} (
user_id int,
project_id,
columns varchar(255) DEFAULT '',
);

or

CREATE TABLE {user_projects} (
user_id int,
project_id,
columns varchar(32) DEFAULT NULL,
sort int,
);
2018User InterfaceBug ReportLowreview keyboard navigationResearching
50%
1.1 devel526.07.201529.07.2019 Task Description

Keyboard navigation is not documented

At least there is no hint in the interface which keyboard shortcuts are available for fast navigation between task list and task details view.

Due to the dropping of the cookie storage for remembering last search or last selected task in favor of not interfering when multiple flyspray browser tabs are open (with e.g. different projects) ,
the caret list browsing with ‘j’,’k’,’o’ and details view isn’t useful at moment.

  1. keyboard based navigation must be documented somewhere, e.g. by providing hints (clickable icon for info or :hover ) at appropriate positions.
  2. navigation flow and technical realisation reviewed for keyboard power users

Edit: Currently handled by js event handler:

  • j move cursor down in task list
  • k move cursor up in task list
  • o open current selected task in task list
  • n next task on task details page
  • p previous task on task details page
grep -r 'accesskey' *

Current accesskeys (browserspecific + key):

  • a double usage for new task and newmultitask. Must hit [Enter] to open one of them; on newmultitask page it adds a new row.
  • e edit task on task details page
  • f copy firstline to the other rows on new multitask page
  • l show loginbox or logs you off
  • m toggle mysearchesbox
  • r reset? when dokuwiki plugin is used
  • s submit when dokuwiki plugin is used
  • w watch/unwatch task on task details page
  • n next task
  • p previous task
  • y close task
2022Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowdefault or auto options for some settingsNew
0%
1.1 devel103.08.201515.01.2019 Task Description

Some project and user settings should be able to set back to its default or 'auto' option.

  • flyspray or project wide task list length, currently hard coded to 250
  • user tasks_perpage setting
  • user notifytype
  • user timezone
  • user language (system/project and auto (browser detection) selectable)
  • ...
2023NotificationsFeature RequestLowInform users if reminder is disabled in system settingsNew
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04.08.201504.08.2015 Task Description

There are 5 possible cases that IMHO should be handled more user friendly:

  1. There is no cronjob for the reminder (schedule.php) setup → Reminders are never sent
  2. Reminding is disabled in the global settings → Reminders are never sent
  3. Reminder setting 'email' only → Reminders are only sent to users who set their notification setting to 'email' or 'both' and setup an email address
  4. Reminder setting 'jabber' only → Reminders are only sent to users who set their notification setting to 'jabber' or 'both' and setup a jabber address
  5. Project notification setting not set → ??? (research...)
  • If notification is disabled (1. or 2.), the notification tab on 'task details page' should adapt to that I think. (by css style or message or tooltip)
  • If notification is restricted to only one notification channel, the current user should be informed on notification tab on 'task details page' if he would receive notifications with his current notification settings.
2025User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdding new tasks is too undiscoverableUnconfirmed
0%
109.08.201509.08.2015 Task Description

The Flyspray Manual ( http://www.flyspray.org/manual/ ) does not even hint of it, and as long as i am not logged in there's no indication anywhere in the interface that i would eventually get to do it after i manage to log-in.

In fact, i've come here to learn how to use your software, considering the fact that the site where it was deployed did not provide much help. And after i logged in into that site ( http://www.uzbl.org/bugs/ ) i still don't see any "add new task" option. That's IMO a discover-ability fail, and it originates in your own design: disabled features should not be hidden, lest users think you didn't bother to code such features. Also, you say i shouldn't report bugs against versions earlier than 0.9.9.7, but how do i know which version of Flyspray are they using?

2029Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowpossibility to let a user describe himselfNew
0%
112.08.201518.01.2018 Task Description

This could be done by a textarea field (like comment text or task description) on the myprofile page and stored in a new field (of type text for instance) in the user table.

This allows the user to introduce himself to the other users.

Should be restrictive, for instance only simple text allowed, no html or tags.

2030User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow votes of a user on user pageNew
0%
12.08.201515.01.2017 Task Description

On the user page

/index.php?do=user&area=users&id=*
or
/index.php?do=user&area=users&id=*&project=1
or
/index.php?do=user&area=users&id=*&switch=1 (project switch select)

an info could be shown how many votes a user has given.

Maybe show the tasks on mouse hover (:hover) if permission to view them exists.

Needs to be considered:

  • Show count only for current project or all projects? (project param is optional on user page)
  • counts of hidden, closed or restricted projects (user permission)
  • How to handle votes of private tasks?
  • Show votes of closed tasks too? (votes on closed tasks should don’t count for max votes per project)
  • When personal “max votes per project” (open tasks) is active, this is of more value.


2031User InterfaceTODOLowRendering overduePlanned
50%
1.1 devel412.08.201514.08.2015 Task Description

One of my task has 8.9166666666667 days left. This is very very very very accurate !

A rounding would look better !

Running Alpha2 now, Cannot use this on 'reported version' here on this site

Edit: Rounding is adhoc fixed on 2015-06-21 in dev in template file, but code should IMHO be centralized, not template, see comments

2032User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace hardcoded ... 'ellipsis'New
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1112.08.201512.08.2015 Task Description
Thomasz wrote:
The other thing that I cannot find how to make the text to be visible in the whole column (as with the summary I get the ... at some point of the text).

The root of this is found in scripts/index.php in function tpl_draw_cell():

case 'summary':
            $value = tpl_tasklink($task, utf8_substr($task['item_summary'], 0, 55));
            if (utf8_strlen($task['item_summary']) > 55) {
                $value .= '...';
            }
            break;

We live in a world now, where the view port ranges from 320 pixel width mobile screens up to 4k+ wide tv screens, the amount of columns is configurable from minimal to all available fields of a task. We currently let the browser automatic decide how wide he renders each column depending on table content and available window size.

Well, that ellipsis problem can be handled at different levels:

  • motivate the task creators to use short task summary if possible (e.g. show a hint/tooltip when typing the summary gets over a limit, in our case the hardcoded limit is 55. ). Short task topic/summaries are easier to read/scan for the users.
  • replace the hard ellipsis by a pure css solution, that adapts to users browserwindow size/space in in the columns for summary
  • drop the ellipsis thing complete, task summary always shown full length, table rows adapt in height automatically.

Possible CSS solution:

2034User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreduced extended search form when applicableNew
0%
17.08.201517.08.2015 Task Description

If a project has no versions defined yet and there are also no 'global' versions defined,
there is not need for displaying the version selects.

Same for categories. If no categories in project and no global categories then no need for displaying a cat select.

Maybe a tooltip/hint in the extended search form to inform the user that the fields were hidden for that reason.

2038Backend/CoreBug ReportLowJscalendar must be replaced with something elseNew
0%
223.08.201524.08.2015 Task Description

It's old. There has been a newer version 2.0. Even that one is not supported anymore, although some documents still remain available. The calendar component relies on its language translations files to be complete, or it breaks. Unfortunately, as I found out a few weeks ago, they are not, after switching the default language from english to my native one. Without having a good replacement for it, some of the translations for flyspray itself we've been getting lately are half-way unusable. Not for an ordinary user, but for anyone actually having to edit a task and its due date.

2039Installer and UpgraderTODOLowReview INSTALL, README, documentation files for release...New
30%
1.023.08.201509.04.2016 Task Description

Check if the install, setup and upgrade instruction are correct:

  • dev/github versions (using composer for dependency resolving)
  • release versions (using composer or complete bundled binary releases containing all dependencies (ADODB, oauth2, ..)
2045User InterfaceFeature RequestLowneed add option for can set default Severity and Priori...Unconfirmed
0%
204.09.201504.09.2015 Task Description

need add option for can set default Severity and Priority of new creating tasks

2046User InterfaceFeature RequestLowGrouping in Task List Unconfirmed
0%
104.09.201504.09.2015 Task Description

Need add view of grouping in Task List by Category

2048Backend/CoreBug ReportLowerror when adding data containing national charactersUnconfirmed
0%
09.09.201509.09.2015 Task Description

this one is somehow tricky, it doesn't happens always but sometimes when fields or filenames contain national characters (I'm in Spain) flyspray returns an error looking like this one:

Query {INSERT INTO `flyspray_attachments` ( task_id, comment_id, file_name, file_type, file_size, orig_name, added_by, date_added) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)} with params {189,711,189_9c5d837bb10b7e0989a3c8be8d,application/pdf; charset=binary,736986,Guia de aplicación medidas difusicón y publicidad.pdf,4,1441827828} Failed! (Incorrect string value: '\xCC\x81n me...' for column 'orig_name' at row 1)

here we have a pdf named "Guia de aplicación medidas difusicón y publicidad.pdf" but I had this error also with titles or descriptions containing spanish letters...

2052Text RenderingFeature RequestLowAdd Markdown syntax option for task descriptionsUnconfirmed
0%
216.09.201508.08.2016 Task Description

“Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax designed so that it can be converted to HTML and many other formats using a tool by the same name.[6][7] Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor.” - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markdown

2053Backend/CoreBug ReportLowambiguous user name display username / realnameNew
0%
1.1 devel217.09.201519.02.2020 Task Description

With the existence of now two peoples named “Peter” on bugs.flyspray.org (I - peterdd , and PeterTheOne)
there are several places where the full names are display instead of usernames and the user can’t know who is which “Peter” until he visits the users profile page.

Different solutions possible:

  • more profile image/gravatar usage where user names are shown, on mouseover link title attribute shows username and realname
  • display user name (username) instead of full name (realname)
  • display full name and username (where much space available and precision needed)

When adding the mention feature, the username will be probably the prefered setting as the username is unique but the realname not.

2054Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowFields for csv export choosable like for task listNew
0%
2.0117.09.201531.12.2017 Task Description

Currently the task list columns are used, which are choosed by admin or project manager for the task list view.

2055Backend/CoreBug ReportLowMake the csv export table fields respect the user permi...New
0%
1.1 devel17.09.201517.09.2015 Task Description

Just moved issue #110 from https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/issues/110 to here for centralized task tracking.

Maybe just needs testing with current github master.

2057Backend/CoreBug ReportLowDo not resubmit forms on browser reload button or F5New
0%
122.09.201523.09.2015 Task Description

On some forms, when the user presses the reload button of this browser, the POST submit can be resubmitted.

Browsers can warn about this (Chromium, Firefox, Konqueror tested and they show a warning dialog) before executing the second POST.
But people on Flyspray mailing list wrote they experienced double comments.

Simple solution is just HTTP GET redirects after a successful POST. (HTTP 303 or HTTP 302)
But maybe there is a better method than a second roundtrip always needed?

Success, Error, or Warn-messages to the user are stored in the $_SESSION variable for displaying on the second GET request.
But I think that this is a bit ... mmh... not perfect.

For example, I would like to have in the direct response at which position in a form an input error is, not just the message bar in the top center as it is currently that just dissappear after a few seconds.

Also take care the browser back button still works as expected for the user.

2058Backend/CoreBug ReportLowClosing of github.com 'Issues' featureNew
0%
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 github.com Issues and instead use our own bugs.flyspray.org
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 github.com. I was in the process of moving 2 of still 7 open issues there to bugs.flyspray.org when suddenly the Issues on github.com 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 bugs.flyspray.org , so people browsing github.com, finding Flyspray project just can
"Login with github"-feature on bugs.flyspray.org.

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 github.com accounts for bugs.flyspray.org)
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
2062User InterfaceTODOLowreview do=admin&area=editallusersNew
30%
329.09.201515.04.2020
2064NotificationsFeature RequestLowDeadline Alert - so Flyspray can send notifications som...Maybe
0%
106.10.201502.12.2015
2068Backend/CoreInformationLowDeprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is dep...Unconfirmed
0%
810.10.201528.09.2020
2071EmailBug ReportLowNew user e-mail validationConfirmed
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14.10.201514.10.2015
2072User InterfaceFeature RequestLowSetting parent task interface is too hiddenConfirmed
0%
2116.10.201516.10.2015
2073Backend/CoreBug ReportLowCouldn't edit comment of anonymous reporterNew
0%
17.10.201517.10.2015
2081User InterfaceBug ReportLowUI for adding comment while editing task doesn't use HT...Confirmed
0%
429.10.201506.11.2015
2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
0%
30.10.201530.10.2015
2101Backend/CoreBug ReportLowMobile view GUI bugConfirmed
20%
418.02.201624.02.2016
2104Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfiltering by one user on tasks with multiple assignees ...New
0%
226.02.201615.06.2020
2107AuthenticationFeature RequestLowSupport CAS Server AuthenticateUnconfirmed
0%
202.03.201604.09.2019
2126User InterfaceFeature RequestLowdynamic meta description (was: Change page title)Confirmed
0%
1.1 devel217.05.201617.05.2016
2127User InterfaceFeature RequestLowoverhaul task detail page layoutNew
0%
120.05.201625.05.2016
2128Text RenderingBug ReportLowGeshi (part of dokuwiki plugin for code blocks) uses de...Confirmed
20%
2120.05.201605.05.2019
2137Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfeature accesskey bad implemented by web browsersNew
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15.06.201615.06.2016
2142Backend/CoreBug ReportLowPost-authenticate redirect does not make use of baseurl...Unconfirmed
0%
28.06.201601.08.2016
2160Backend/CoreBug ReportLowCannot "accept" PM close request if already closedUnconfirmed
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14.07.201614.07.2016
2190Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowenable move of a closed clask to other project without ...Researching
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06.08.201606.08.2016
2193User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit a comment while seeing task details and other comm...New
0%
07.08.201608.08.2016
2198User InterfaceBug ReportLowMulti-Select from tasklist offers options to those who ...Unconfirmed
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1122.08.201622.08.2016
2203Backend/CoreInformationLowlanguage files are in folder lang. But i can't change l...Unconfirmed
0%
121.09.201621.09.2016
2208Backend/CoreInformationLowSeverity "medium" by defaultSuspended
50%
2127.09.201629.09.2016
2210User InterfaceInformationLowTasklist color for due dateUnconfirmed
100%
612.10.201618.10.2016
2214Backend/CoreInformationLowChanging status of task automaticallyUnconfirmed
0%
417.10.201606.11.2016
2215Text RenderingBug ReportLowwrong output of Geshi syntax highlighting for xml codeNew
0%
117.10.201631.12.2017
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