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

ID Category Task Type Severity  asc Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
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

2466Backend/CoreInformationLowHow to run under httpsUnconfirmed
1303.06.201802.12.2018 Task Description

I have changed the htaccess.dist into .htaccess and modified to force https.
However, despite having https activated on my site I cannot get Flyspray running, it’s waiting forever.When I abort I get a page without makeup. I have all other applications like cms and wiki running under https, so it is something I have not done in the flyspray configs obviously (as this site is running https too). But could you give me a hint?

I installed flyspray in a subdirectory, if that is something to know about...

regards, Albert

2476Backend/CoreInformationLowGuzzle/Guzzle is abandoned, should use library that's s...Unconfirmed
110.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

(Working on a network monitoring system that really needs a ticketing system, saw this and since I speak PHP, thought it would be a good place to start... I just installed and am sharing my notes, do with them what you will!)

2477Backend/CoreInformationLowold style MySQL extension is abandoned ..Unconfirmed
110.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

the old php mysql extension is long ago reached its demise, why bother supporting it?

I also see in the database connector that your supporting MySQL/PDO - why not settle on that? If the queries aren’t MySQL specific, it becomes easier to support other DB’s, etc.

2479Backend/CoreInformationLowUser table seems really complexUnconfirmed
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?

2480Backend/CoreInformationLowBetter file organizationUnconfirmed
110.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

Save public files inside public or public_html directories, and non-public files outside of those directories;

config file

vendor directory

setup logic


This goes onto another question/point - why are you deleting files from the vendor directory? It happens during composer install, and again after installation? Those files will just get put back if the user ever runs composer install again...

2481Backend/CoreInformationLowMove to MVCUnconfirmed
10.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

That way you can just protect the setup routes after installation, etc.

And have a much less cumbersome .htaccess file.

And take sensitive files outside of the server path and not risk letting them get out in the public

2482Backend/CoreInformationLowProtect issues by defaultUnconfirmed
110.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

I get that your project is public and you want people visiting this site to see what issues you’re working on, but most people probably don’t want their bugs list open to the public;

Can this be protected/private by default?

2484Backend/CoreInformationLowIncrease min. version of PHP requirementUnconfirmed
10.08.201810.08.2018 Task Description

Then you can gracefully drop support of old MySQL extension AND drop the need for password compat, since BCRYPT and password_hash are built into PHP from version 5.5 onwards

2498TranslationsInformationLowApply variable in language keys to push the local site ...Unconfirmed
118.09.201802.11.2018 Task Description

Hi, in order for us to push our name (rather than flyspray) on emails, notifications, and GUI we had to edit the language file to replace the text “flyspray” with our install site name. That way notifications come from our company name rather than flyspray.

It would be nice if you could take the site name variable and add it to the language files in all keys that face the public user and all notifications. This would not only prevent editing of the lang file but also make setup alot faster.

Thanks so much..

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

2524EmailInformationLowSMTP Mailer doesn't accept custom portsUnconfirmed
05.11.201827.11.2018 Task Description

Did you installed an official release or did you used an inoffical docker?!
MySQL 8.0.12, 7.2.9 on debian buster

Steps done to create the problem:
Enter server:port at Mail-Settings

Expected behavior: would make use of the custom port

Experienced behavior:
TLS Errors

          if ($fs->prefs['email_tls']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($fs->prefs['smtp_server'], 587, 'tls');
          } else if ($fs->prefs['email_ssl']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($fs->prefs['smtp_server'], 465, 'ssl');
          } else {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($fs->prefs['smtp_server']);

Should be changed to

          $someTemporaryVariable = explode(':',$fs->prefs['smtp_server']);
          if ($fs->prefs['email_tls']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($someTemporaryVariable[0], $someTemporaryVariable[1] || 587, 'tls');
          } else if ($fs->prefs['email_ssl']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($someTemporaryVariable[0], $someTemporaryVariable[1] || 465, 'ssl');
          } else {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($someTemporaryVariable[0], $someTemporaryVariable[1] || 25);
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.

2551AuthenticationInformationLowLDAP/AD integrationUnconfirmed
315.05.201904.09.2019 Task Description


Please advise if there are known issues when integrating Flyspray with Active Directory using LDAP.

2582Backend/CoreInformationLowHow to reach internal windows share (was: Internal URL)Unconfirmed
304.11.201905.11.2019 Task Description

I have installed flyspray on an internal server and have problems with the renaming of internal links.

For example:
I want to put this link in the comment section.

it shows the link correct,
but when you hover over the link it shows:

And on clicking on it, of course I can´t access the file, because it´s trying to open an external link.
I dont want it to be renamed from ‘\’ to ‘/’.

Can somebody help me please.

I tryed to find it in the sourcecodes, but I have almost no experience in PHP.

Thank you!

2599Backend/CoreInformationLowad post request on new task creationUnconfirmed
30.03.202030.03.2020 Task Description

I’m currently using flyspray

I want to make a little integration of our flyspray installation into slack.
I want make a POST request when a “new task is created”

Any experiment guy can help here ?
1. Where is the best place to achieve this quickly as “hack hardcode” 2. Im not php developer, is there any php lib in flyspray todo quick POST request without installing any additional lib.

2600Backend/CoreInformationLowError #17 when selecting a projectUnconfirmed
31.03.202031.03.2020 Task Description

When I am at the global projects page at index.php?do=admin&area=editallusers and now select a project from the dropdown menu at the top right, I get an error

FEHLER #17: Ungültiger Projektmanager-Bereich!

(according to the the translation area this is key 813: error17 Invalid PM area.)

If I select the project again, the projects start page will be shown correctly.

1737JavascriptTODOLowJavascript OverhaulNew
1.1 devel6125.05.201224.02.2016 Task Description

Convert all the JS to using one library. Seems there is scattered JS scripts all over and we need to pick one solution that could be long term and has plenty of features for improving FS.

I vote for JQuery w/ Bootstrap which has some nice JS effects using JQuery.

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

1.1 devel307.03.201509.03.2015 Task Description

Upon my implementation for an easier date selector, I think we should rework it as follow:

  • Drop extended date concept
  • Add a Time format
  • Extended dates field become a concatenation of date format and time format.
    • The above make it easier to select your preferences
  • Rename GMT to UTC
  • Add automatic daylight saving configs
1973Backend/CoreTODOLowurl rewritePlanned
1.1 devel214.03.201511.02.2016 Task Description

Well, it needs a cleanup, per example:

fixed now

That should be something like:

The actual one is actually half a rewrite and half a GET version

1981Backend/CoreTODOLowUnify event logging and notificationsConfirmed
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.

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.

2031User InterfaceTODOLowRendering overduePlanned
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

2039Installer and UpgraderTODOLowReview INSTALL, README, documentation files for release...New
30% 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, ..)
2062User InterfaceTODOLowreview do=admin&area=editallusersNew
2553User InterfaceTODOLowintelligent accesskey shortcut helper dependent of OS, ...New
2554User InterfaceTODOLowkeyboard shortcuts help box should adapt to current pag...New
2572User InterfaceTODOLowadd link attributes ugc and nofollow to user generated ...New
2573Backend/CoreTODOLowadd rel nofollow,ugc,.. settingsNew
1856Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumWrong timezonesResearching
1861Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumLogin-Page should redirect after login to the page, the...Confirmed
1.1 devel4112.04.201309.07.2018
1882EmailBug ReportMediumError with email notificationPlanned
1960Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumforeign key relations between versions and tasksNew
1988Installer and UpgraderBug ReportMediumPassword Field for AdminUnconfirmed
2028Text RenderingBug ReportMediumupgrade dokuwiki 'plugin'New
2042Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumfunction absoluteURI not using basedir and force_basedi...Unconfirmed
2074User InterfaceBug ReportMediumOpening tasks from tasklistNew
2078User InterfaceBug ReportMediumlayout of requested close on small displaysNew
2089Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumadding same taskid as subtask or related task should be...New
2097User InterfaceBug ReportMediumUrl incorrect for view attachementUnconfirmed
2111Installer and UpgraderBug ReportMediumUpon trying to install flyspray release, setup says I'm...Planned
2112APIBug ReportMediumAssigned tickets aren't editable for lower privileged u...Unconfirmed
2116EmailBug ReportMediumError with email notificationUnconfirmed
2119Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumfunction filter_input not always availableResearching
2121Backend/CoreBug ReportMedium'my assigned tasks' uses like %?% search instead of use...Confirmed
2122Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumopen_basedir restrictions for FS_CACHE_DIR not respecte...Suspended
2136User InterfaceBug ReportMediumAfter updating user properties as admin - return to wro...Confirmed
2200User InterfaceBug ReportMediumIncomplete list of timezones available in the user pref...Unconfirmed
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