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

ID Category Task Type Severity  desc Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2602DocumentationFeature RequestLow instead of https:/...Waiting on Customer
121.04.202023.04.2020 Task Description


19-04-09 // More one year ago.

On the Flyspray homepage, no informations about

A lot of people think that the project is dead.

In the same time, can you change the to ?

No lost, you can try it already works but it is not the default. → “Rename organization” and replace Flyspray → flyspray.

2071EmailBug ReportLowNew user e-mail validationConfirmed
14.10.201514.10.2015 Task Description

On flyspray/index.php?do=admin&area=newuser I sucessfuly register user with email ;

I don’t recieve popup with message ‘You did’nt enter valid e-mail address’

After that on new page i receive error:

Completely unexpected exception: Address in mailbox given [;] does not comply with RFC 2822, 3.6.2.
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

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...

2496EmailBug ReportLowNotification Mail - Link to the task invalid when quick...Waiting on Customer
213.09.201814.09.2018 Task Description


I’m having an issue on the notification’s mail sent to people when quick-editing a task, more precisely on the link to the task below.

I had this in my older mails :

I “corrected” it by adding a str_replace here (see my screenshot), and now it’s good.

Thank you

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);
2544EmailBug ReportLowError when registering new accountUnconfirmed
123.03.201923.03.2019 Task Description

I installed the developer edition.

mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.7.25, for Linux
PHP 7.2.15-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
Ubuntu 18.04.2

Admin settings → Allow users to register and send conf. email.

I DID set up email settings thru google and sent a test email. it did work.

After logging out, I tried to register a new account. I filled in details and got the following error:
Completely unexpected exception: Expected response code 250 but got code “530”, with message “530 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first. u13sm3937813iog.80 - gsmtp "
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

Obviously, the confirmation email was never sent.

I am going to try to manually add a new user. Will update with outcome.

2550EmailBug ReportLowException handling sending email notificationUnconfirmed
06.05.201906.05.2019 Task Description

Someone reported this:

Today i tried to report an issue about xxx on the xxx (namely xxx) and the following error message has been displayed:
Completely unexpected exception: Expected response code 250 but got code “451”, with message “451 Error in writing spool file "
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers
The issue itself has been created though.
2596EmailBug ReportLowInvalid link in notification HTML part of eMailWaiting on Customer
peterdd214.03.202026.03.2020 Task Description

my notification eMails have invalid links.

I use a different port. See below for the partial eMail source text:

… <br>Mehr Informationen k=C3=B6nnen unter=
der folgenden URL abgerufen werden: <br><a href=3D”“>pp=</a>:444/bug/index.php?do=3Ddetails&task_id=3D309<br><br>Sie erhal=
ten diese Nachricht, weil Sie in Flyspray Benachrichtigungen aktiviert habe=

Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)
MySQL 10.3.22
PHP version: 7.3.14-1~deb10u1
Flyspray 1.0-rc9

Steps done to create the problem:
-Use a different Webserver Port
-Enable eMail notifications
-Create or modify an task

Expected behavior:
-Valid link

Experienced behavior:
-Invalid link


1608Installer and UpgraderBug ReportLowreserved characters cause database error after installa...Unconfirmed
0% Task Description

the installer does not check for reserved characters when writing to flyspray.conf.php, causing parse_ini_file() to return an invalid database password.

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, ..)
2221Installer and UpgraderInformationLowNotices on install with PHP7New
1.0124.10.201624.10.2016 Task Description
Notice: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /*/setup/index.php on line 883 
Notice: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /*/setup/index.php on line 949
2318Installer and UpgraderBug ReportLowsyntax_plugin required when selected ckeditor in SetupRequires testing
323.11.201607.12.2016 Task Description

When choosing HTML/CKEditor on the setup screen you are presented with an error stating that syntax plugin cannot be empty.

This is due to the option value being empty:

<select name="syntax_plugin">
			<option value="dokuwiki">Text/Dokuwiki</option>
			<option value="">HTML/CKEditor</option>

A suggested fix is to remove the requirement to select an option (since you have to select one or the other anyway).

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

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.

1518NotificationsFeature RequestLowShow last date/time when a reminder was sentUnconfirmed
15.11.200815.11.2008 Task Description

This information is already stored in the table "reminders" in field "last_sent". It might be helpful in some situations, if this date/time would be visible to the user on the reminder list, too.

1628NotificationsFeature RequestLowGlobal Notification addressUnconfirmed
2.0125.02.201017.01.2013 Task Description

For a combination of archiving / "notify bot" reasons I have found it useful to have a single global notification address where all bug reports / updates / comments go.

In the past I've used this to automatically dump updates into a IRC / Jabber chat room as well as provide a way for a project manager (me) to keep an idea of the amount of activity. Please let me know if you have questions about this.

2023NotificationsFeature RequestLowInform users if reminder is disabled in system settingsNew
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.
2064NotificationsFeature RequestLowDeadline Alert - so Flyspray can send notifications som...Maybe
106.10.201502.12.2015 Task Description

splitted from FS#1697 as own task

2216NotificationsFeature RequestLowAdd slack integration (webhook)Unconfirmed
1118.10.201625.10.2018 Task Description

It would be great to be able to configure a slack webhook that would post to a channel any task creation/deletion/modification.

2344NotificationsBug ReportLowAdmins still get noticed for new users even with the op...Unconfirmed
616.02.201724.03.2017 Task Description


There’s a checkbox on this menu to toggle whether admins get notices for new user registrations or not. Ours is off, but I’m still getting those notices.

2520NotificationsFeature RequestLowSend a notification for a new task in slack integration...Unconfirmed
424.10.201830.03.2020 Task Description

Hi, i made a way to integrate slack in flyspray using webhooks.. i not added to git.. if some can add for me it’s ok.

The process is simple.. maybe in the front the team can add a field for add the webhook for each action could be better.. in this moment the webhook is triggered only for newtask using the log method.. but you can simply add some “if” for each “type” of log.


1. Create a new field in the table flyspray_users named “slack”, and add the user slack for each user.
2. Edit the file /includes/class.flyspray.php , go to the function “logEvent” and change it by this:

public static function logEvent($task_id, $type, $newvalue = '', $oldvalue = '', $field = '', $time = null)
				global $db, $user;
				// This function creates entries in the history table.  These are the event types:
				//  0: Fields changed in a task
				//  1: New task created
				//  2: Task closed
				//  3: Task edited (for backwards compatibility with events prior to the history system)
				//  4: Comment added
				//  5: Comment edited
				//  6: Comment deleted
				//  7: Attachment added
				//  8: Attachment deleted
				//  9: User added to notification list
				// 10: User removed from notification list
				// 11: Related task added to this task
				// 12: Related task removed from this task
				// 13: Task re-opened
				// 14: Task assigned to user / re-assigned to different user / Unassigned
				// 15: This task was added to another task's related list
				// 16: This task was removed from another task's related list
				// 17: Reminder added
				// 18: Reminder deleted
				// 19: User took ownership
				// 20: Closure request made
				// 21: Re-opening request made
				// 22: Adding a new dependency
				// 23: This task added as a dependency of another task
				// 24: Removing a dependency
				// 25: This task removed from another task's dependency list
				// 26: Task was made private
				// 27: Task was made public
				// 28: PM request denied
				// 29: User added to the list of assignees
				// 30: New user registration
				// 31: User deletion
				// 32: Add new subtask
				// 33: Remove Subtask
				// 34: Add new parent
				// 35: Remove parent
				$query_params = array(intval($task_id), intval($user->id),
				((!is_numeric($time)) ? time() : $time),
				$type, $field, $oldvalue, $newvalue);
				if ($type == 14) {
					$usuarios = $db->query("SELECT DISTINCT a.slack, c.item_summary, d.project_title
						FROM {users} a
						JOIN {assigned} b on b.user_id = a.user_id
						JOIN {tasks} c on c.task_id = b.task_id
						JOIN {projects} d on d.project_id = c.project_id
						WHERE b.task_id = ?
						and a.slack <> '-'", array(intval($task_id)));
						$slackUsers = $db->fetchAllArray($usuarios);
						foreach ($slackUsers as $users) {
							$data = array(
								'text' => "New task: Project: " . $users['project_title'] . " | summary: " . $users['item_summary'] . " | taskId:" . $task_id ,
								'username' => "bott inslack",
								'link_names' => "1",
								'channel' =>  "@" . $users['slack'],
								'icon_emoji' => ":panda_face:"
							$options = array(
								'http' => array(
									'header'  => 'Content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n',
									'method'  => 'POST',
									'content' => json_encode($data)
                                                      // DEFINE SLACK WEBHOOK
							$context  = stream_context_create($options);
							$result = file_get_contents("", false, $context);
					if($db->query('INSERT INTO {history} (task_id, user_id, event_date, event_type, field_changed,
						old_value, new_value) VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)', $query_params)) {
							return true;
						return false;
2595NotificationsFeature RequestLowNotifications to message platforms Unconfirmed
105.03.202026.03.2020 Task Description

Is there any possible implementation in the future of a way to send new tasks and edited tasks in to discord or some messaging software like bots do, for example github bot will post new issues to a channel in discord so users can see and check up on things, especially for big projects which use these types of things and need a way to notify users of updates

2052Text RenderingFeature RequestLowAdd Markdown syntax option for task descriptionsUnconfirmed
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.” -

2128Text RenderingBug ReportLowGeshi (part of dokuwiki plugin for code blocks) uses de...Confirmed
2120.05.201605.05.2019 Task Description

The dokuwiki plugin uses a very old version of geshi for syntax highlighting which uses the deprecated /e modifier in preg_replace in two places rather than preg_replace_callback.

This can trigger warnings such as the following when initially parsing content which uses dokuwiki syntax and includes code:

PHP message: PHP Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/phpapps/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi.php on line 2058

PHP message: PHP Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/phpapps/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi.php on line 2067

This affects as well. Several hits came up on google when I search for the following due to the warnings having been displayed ahead of the page content (seen screenshot): flyspray preg_replace_callback

Because flyspray caches the results of processing dokuwiki content then the warnings don’t get emitted if the content has already been cached (so you may find that when you access the url in the screenshot that it doesn’t show the warnings unless you clear the cache entry for that task). Previews can get the warnings spat out as well if there are tagged code sections in the content.

I had a look at a more recent version of geshi ( from sourceforge) and they had fixed that issue in it (presumably along with a lot of other stuff) so I tried replacing plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi.php and plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi/* with the versions and that stopped the warnings. I haven’t extensively tested it, but it was processing stuff in code blocks correctly still on the couple of samples I tried.

I guess it’s a separate issue but the new flyspray theme doesn’t have any css styles to apply to the syntax highlighting (if you look at  FS#1107  you can see that, and in fact you can see it with the css bit below - if you inspect them with a browser dom inspector you can see that the genshi plugin has parsed and tagged the bits, but no styles are applied so its all just in the default colour). I can raise that as a separate task if worth doing? The following section in bluey stylesheet covered it I think:

.code .br0 {color:#6c6;}
.code .es0 {color:#009;font-weight:700;}
.code .kw1 {color:#b1b100;}
.code .kw2 {color:#000;font-weight:700;}
.code .kw3 {color:#006;}
.code .kw4 {color:#933;}
.code .me0 {color:#060;}
.code .nu0 {color:#c6c;}
.code .re4 {color:#099;}
.code .sc0 {color:#0bd;}
.code .sc1 {color:#db0;}
.code .sc2 {color:#090;}
.code .st0 {color:red;}
.code .co1,.code .co2,.code .coMULTI {color:gray;font-style:italic;}
.code .kw5,.code .re0,.code .re1,.code .re2 {color:#00f;}
2215Text RenderingBug ReportLowwrong output of Geshi syntax highlighting for xml codeNew
2345Text RenderingBug ReportLow<hr> should be in allowed tagsUnconfirmed
1844TranslationsFeature RequestLowCzech translateWaiting on Customer
2498TranslationsInformationLowApply variable in language keys to push the local site ...Unconfirmed
2531TranslationsFeature RequestLowdetect usage of translation keywordsNew
920User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCharts (gantt, severities, OSes, opened-closed, ...)Researching
1040User InterfaceFeature RequestLowClose Multiple Tasks at onceNew
1.1 devel5317.08.200601.10.2015
1134User InterfaceFeature RequestLowadd icon/image for each projectPlanned
1.1 devel7329.11.200609.03.2015
1236User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMark Issue As Verified or UnverifiableUnconfirmed
1481User InterfaceFeature RequestLowDiff visualisationUnconfirmed
1485User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdditional extended Printview for the TasksPlanned
1491User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCustom task table columns for individual usersUnconfirmed
1599User InterfaceFeature RequestLowImplement "Tasks not blocked by other tasks"Unconfirmed
1670User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAssign Key-Shortcuts to form fieldsUnconfirmed
1736User InterfaceFeature RequestLowBe able to add colors for Task StatusesPlanned
1.1 devel516.05.201215.10.2015
1749User InterfaceBug ReportLowSubmit form buttons on lower rightUnconfirmed
1809User InterfaceFeature RequestLow Searching closed tasks by Reason for closingMaybe
1847User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMake default theme responsivePlanned
1.1 devel314.03.201316.10.2015
1857User InterfaceFeature RequestLowLogin and then submit new taskResearching
1957User InterfaceFeature RequestLowautomatic temporary storing while writing/editing taskResearching
1958User InterfaceFeature RequestLowPreselect values for event log viewNew
1959User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdd vote from tasklistPlanned
1.1 devel09.03.201509.03.2015
1961User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow new notifications in flysprayNew
1966User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMy votes on myprofileNew
1.1 devel11.03.201503.11.2015
1967User InterfaceBug ReportLowKeep browser scroll position when sorting task listNew
1.1 devel412.03.201519.09.2015
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