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IDCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummaryStatus  descProgressAssigned ToDue In VersionOpenedLast Edited
2085Text RenderingInformationMediumEnabling Color Coding options in CKEDITORUnconfirmed
130.10.201530.10.2015 Task Description


So I figured out that there are no color coding options (to set text color and background color) for text in the CKEDITOR. I did some changes to CKEDITOR to add those, however, once I submit the text, it does not retain the changes.

Is there a particular reason why these are not enabled in the first place?

I am thinking it would be good add these, so that we can make the important text pop-out to the users.

- Raju

2097User InterfaceBug ReportMediumUrl incorrect for view attachementUnconfirmed
10116.01.201602.03.2016 Task Description

I’m using URL rewriting…

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

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


2112APIBug ReportMediumAssigned tickets aren't editable for lower privileged u...Unconfirmed
231.03.201611.04.2016 Task Description

An assigned ticket can't be edited by a lower privileged user.

Steps to reproduce:

  • One Project, Two Users. User A is Admin, User B is Basic
  • A creates a Task.
  • A take ownership of the Task. (it’s important to do this AFTER saving the task. You cannot assign User A if you are A in this moment. Maybe another Bug...!?)
  • Now B is allowed to take ownershop too. B click now “Add me to assignees”.
  • Now B can edit the task.
  • If B click “save”, the task can’t be saved, because some fields haven’t the correct values (esp: state is now “unconfirmed”). Many error messages said, that unexpected values exist

Some weird moments:

  • Why can B edit a task? He have no rights to edit tasks...
  • If B are Basic and have “edit own Task”-Right too, this bug also exist.
2116EmailBug ReportMediumError with email notificationUnconfirmed
1908.04.201615.04.2016 Task Description

I have a major problem. At the first I thought that problem is on my server - Windows OS, IIS. But now when I have second bug tracker site on Apache server and error is the same I know that this is not server error but bug tracker error.

How can I help that we resolve this problem?

If e-mail need’s to be sent I got blank white page and nothing happens.

In attachment is my bug tracker with installer (setup) folder. If this somehow helps it?

Version which is used is 1.0 (latest on web) (edit by peterdd: was a mix of older Flyspray versions). The problem is that nothing works because e-mails are not working..

2200User InterfaceBug ReportMediumIncomplete list of timezones available in the user pref...Unconfirmed
26.08.201626.08.2016 Task Description

The user preferences and the add new user screens both allow you to set the timezone offset of the user, however, we are only provided with whole hour offsets from GMT. This makes it impossible to select our timezone here in India, which is GMT+5:30 - IST(Indian Standard Time - Asia/Kolkata as per TZ Zoneinfo). In addition, there are also timezones in the GMT+x:45, which wouild also require to be handled. Note, this is totally independent of DST Changes, since some of the countries use DST(Like in Australia) and others do not(Like India).

Here is a link with more details of the same -

I will be trying to identify and fix the codebase to resolve this, and will hopefully have a patch to submit soon.

R. K. Rajeev

2209Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumTLS support for LDAPUnconfirmed
109.10.201617.07.2018 Task Description

It would be helpful to have communication with LDAP via TLS

2322User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumMention SystemUnconfirmed
207.12.201608.12.2016 Task Description

Hello together,

it would be nice, if you could mention user in your ticket or comment which are not following the task.
for example when i will type @nickname, the user “nickname” should be get a e-mail that he is mentioned in the ticket.

(if we are “fancy” then we can print a automcomplete after the @-sign ist typed)

2323User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumshow category tree in task listUnconfirmed
113.12.201614.12.2016 Task Description

we should show the category tree in the task list.
in the task we show the tree.

e.g. “Parent → Sub” instead of “Sub”

2328Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAdd [key] support for each project instead of FS#Unconfirmed
1120.01.201710.02.2017 Task Description

Adding key support for each project instead of using the prefix FS#<task_id>

Let the administrator choose the key for project.

What’s a project key?
It prefixes each task in the project

2338Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumExport tasks to csv has issuesUnconfirmed
202.02.201703.03.2018 Task Description

You cannot select the fields for export to csv. This means that the commentfield is always exported too. As this commentfield could contain quotes, comma’s etc (like people inserting copies of emails on an issue) it corrupts the output file and the file cannot be read by excel.

2343EmailBug ReportMediumNotification mailUnconfirmed
214.02.201715.02.2017 Task Description

Good Morning,

I have this message error when I want configure SMTP Server :
Completely unexpected exception: Connection could not be established with host [Permission denied #13]
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers

My flyspray installs on CentOS v7. Postfix installs on the server but I don’t configure anymore.

Can you help me please


2447Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAllow notifications when a new task is createdUnconfirmed
226.10.201729.10.2017 Task Description

The only (only!) feature that I have missing in Flyspray is an option to receive email notifications when a new task is created

I think that this could be in the profile of the user, and/or in the main configurations as “send a notification to the -group- (admins?) when a new task is created”

Thanks a lot! flyspray r00lz after all these years, never failed, no bugs, no hacks, fast and efficient! :)

A Happy user.

1236User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMark Issue As Verified or UnverifiableUnconfirmed
3409.04.200718.07.2016 Task Description

Currently, the Vote functionality provides users a way to say "this issue is important to me". In addition to that functionality, it would be great for users to have a "Verify" ability on open issues; it would provide users a way to say "yes, this happens to me as well".

A "Verified" label would fit nicely right under "Votes", to the right of the label would be "Yes | No", each option being a link. After clicking Yes or No, or if unable to specify (lack of permissions), the text would display "Yes - # | No - # (% verification)" where '%' is the result of ((Yes/(Yes+No))*100).

This feature should not show up on all issues, though. It does not make sense to "verify" a feature request or todo item, for example. When defining task types, the administrator would specify if a type was "Verifiable" by checking a box in a column next to "Show".

If implemented, two great, mini extra features would be:

  1. The ability for the administrator to set the number of "Yes" verifications an issue would need before it was elevated to the next priority, severity, or both (specified by the administrator).
  2. The ability for the administrator to set the number of "No" verifications an issue would need before it was lowered to the previous priority, severity, or both (specified by the administrator).

Both settings should have an option to be incremental (priority / status increased every x verifications) or not (increases once, no matter how many verifications are received); an "Incremental" checkbox would do nicely. Also, a little "Enabled" checkbox next to both settings would be clearer than having zero act as the disable mechanism.

As with voting, a permission should exist to enable or disable this option for a user group. For larger projects, moderators tasked with verifying bugs could be given the permission whereas smaller projects may leave verifications up to the community.

Lastly, a way to send a notification once the number of "Yes" verifications reached a certain value would also be a great addition.

1481User InterfaceFeature RequestLowDiff visualisationUnconfirmed
4104.05.200809.03.2015 Task Description

Flyspray should be able to render attached patches visually like, for example, Bugzilla:

1491User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCustom task table columns for individual usersUnconfirmed
2.0301.07.200801.10.2015 Task Description

Allow individual users to define custom views of the task tables much like the project manager can for the entire project; only on a user scale.

An option for the user to "use default" project settings should be possible and should be the default.
Only pro users will change it to their needs, not the average reporter.

Interesting would be the possibility to change it dynamic on the tasklist view, not only on the myprofile setting page.

Open Question: Simple or complex implementation?

  • Simple: A new varchar field for the user table like it is in the project table and provide the same field chooser like on project setting page.
  • Complex: User settings for global tasklist view and each project. Needs extra 'project_user' (or 'user_project' ;-) ) join table. Well, maybe over engineered.
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.

1521Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAssignees should be able to see and create reminders fo...Unconfirmed
22.11.200818.04.2009 Task Description

In version (unfortunately I couldn't select this version in the dropdown list on the left), reminders can only be created and edited by Admins and Project Managers. I recommend to give Assignees the permission to create reminders for themselves. To minimize any programming impact, his may be done as part of the "edit own tasks" permission.

This topic has been reported by Engie as part of Bug #713 for version 0.9.8 as well: "Also it would be useful if a user could create reminder for himself." Although that bug is already closed ("fixed in devel"), this part is not yet solved in the current version.

1539Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSitemap.xml GenerationUnconfirmed
2.12112.01.200911.03.2015 Task Description

I would like the feature to have a sitemap.xml file be generated, say every xx days, set in the configuration.

1599User InterfaceFeature RequestLowImplement "Tasks not blocked by other tasks"Unconfirmed
2.1111.08.200903.03.2013 Task Description

In the advanced search, there is "Tasks not blocking other tasks"

Implement a related: "Unblocked tasks" (i.e. Tasks not blocked by other tasks)

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.

1612Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAllow Comments by anonymous UsersUnconfirmed
2.02120.10.200917.01.2013 Task Description

I would love a option to allow anom users to write comments! Maybe with CAPCHA...
I allow anom users to report bugs, but when I have a question to this bug, or the reporter wants to make a additions, he has to register...

I tried hacking it in the core: In the class.user.php at the end of the get_perms method I added:
$this→perms[$proj_id]['add_comments'] = 1;

But I has nothing changed. The I removed the check if the user had the right to make a comment in the template file, now I have a comment field for everyone, but anom user get a error message saying, that they should enter a comment... I searched a lot in the core files, but I don´t find the point where the comment a written in the database... I would a great help if you could give at least a hint :)

Another thing i tried was changing the user contructor, that every user with a negative ID get the ID 2, witch is a special "anom" user. But then you could not log out, a the admin not in...

Here the link to my site:

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.

1670User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAssign Key-Shortcuts to form fieldsUnconfirmed
04.12.201004.12.2010 Task Description

Forms should be submittable by using keyboard shortcuts.
S for submit.
Set-able via the accesskey attribute on HTML inputs.

1749User InterfaceBug ReportLowSubmit form buttons on lower rightUnconfirmed
117.06.201224.09.2015 Task Description

Any form should have its submit button directly below and to the right of the form.

This is most egregious on the New Task page where you have to scroll back up to the top right to submit.

1977Backend/CoreBug ReportLowWeird URL after closing task with referenceUnconfirmed
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?

1983Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowExport Roadmap as "Changelog"Unconfirmed
21.03.201521.03.2015 Task Description

It's a little like "text version". So you could use this exported changelog within a new release.

I think good was:

  • Only resolved tasks ordered by date (but of course without displaying the date) and only public accessible tasks
  • Without task number ("FS#...")
  • A download function via button
2025User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdding new tasks is too undiscoverableUnconfirmed
109.08.201509.08.2015 Task Description

The Flyspray 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 ( ) 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, but how do i know which version of Flyspray are they using?

2045User InterfaceFeature RequestLowneed add option for can set default Severity and Priori...Unconfirmed
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
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
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
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.” -

2068Backend/CoreInformationLowDeprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is dep...Unconfirmed
710.10.201508.12.2015 Task Description

My version of PHP still shows deprecation warnings with flyspray.

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /var/www/ on line 353

Have all mysql.connect instances been removed? The connect will be removed from PHP soon and will cause problems.

2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
30.10.201530.10.2015 Task Description

On the roadmap it would make life a lot easier if it was possible to drag and drop tasks into versions.

2107Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSupport CAS Server AuthenticateUnconfirmed
102.03.201604.03.2016 Task Description

Please support Central Authentication Service, thank you.

2142Backend/CoreBug ReportLowPost-authenticate redirect does not make use of baseurl...Unconfirmed
28.06.201601.08.2016 Task Description

I run flyspray behind a reverse proxy with the front end url being https and with the actual back end server not being on a standard port and not using https.

Setting force_baseurl seems to sort most areas with flyspray’s url generation using that instead of picking up from $_SERVER, however post-authentication redirection does not do that it just processes redirect_to as is (which in my case means it picks up the protocol, name and port for the back end server rather than what’s set in force_baseurl).

./themes/CleanFS/templates/loginbox.tpl puts out $_SERVER[’REQUEST_URI‘] into a hidden redirect_to input field - on my setup on the front page that’s e.g. “/” or for a ticket url it would be “/index.php?do=details&task_id=999” so no protocol or hostname.

scripts/authenticate.php picks up that redirect_to value and just passes it to Flyspray::Redirect, which in turn calls FlySpray::absoluteURI on what it’s passed, and FlySpray::absoluteURI doesn’t use $baseurl to qualify the url.

Not sure what the best fix is - my suggestion would be that Redirect detects urls that aren’t fully qualified and adds the $baseurl on to the front of them, rather than calling absoluteURI (absoluteURI is used to set $baseurl if force_baseurl is unset, so that’s not appropriate to modify). Alternatively scripts/authenticate.php could check redirect_to and add $baseurl if needed.

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.

2198User InterfaceBug ReportLowMulti-Select from tasklist offers options to those who ...Unconfirmed
1122.08.201622.08.2016 Task Description

When viewing a project via the tasklist, there are a series of checkboxes available. If a user in a group with “modify own tasks” checks a box on a ticket - no matter who actually owns it - they are given a list of options to change it with.

This should not happen. The checkboxes should only be available from the tasklist if the user can actually edit the tickets they’d be next to.


2203Backend/CoreInformationLowlanguage files are in folder lang. But i can't change l...Unconfirmed
121.09.201621.09.2016 Task Description

In Admins Toolbox (Project preferences) i choose language de. The file exists in folder lang. But only english is shown. the same for french and so on. No really changes.

2210User InterfaceInformationLowTasklist color for due dateUnconfirmed
612.10.201618.10.2016 Task Description


I was wondering if there is a way to make the task more visible if it wasn’t completed due to the date that was selected by a user - let’s say a yellowish background in tasklist, just like the ones from custom css based on severity, but that will take color if the task has the due date passed.

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.

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.

2220Backend/CoreInformationLowOne status with different color in tasklistUnconfirmed
524.10.201603.11.2016 Task Description

Since we have a lot of tasks pending, our team leader wants a specific status (let’s say: Waiting for dispatch) to be marked with a green background in tasklist.
Can you please help me to make this mod?

Thanks in advance.

2309User InterfaceBug ReportLowPHP noticed displayed on default "All Projects" page.Unconfirmed
302.11.201626.11.2016 Task Description

I am seeing some noticed on the front page of our tracker install that were not present prior to updating to 1.0rc3.

Notice: Undefined offset: 1 in <redacted>/scripts/index.php on line 202 Notice: Undefined offset: 2 in <redacted>/scripts/index.php on line 202

It’s displaying the full path to the files on the page.

There are effectively 2 issues here. One is that some kind of error is kicking up. Second is that it’s being shown to anyone who visits the site.

2315Backend/CoreBug ReportLowFiling a new task is possible with no details in the ma...Unconfirmed
21.11.201621.11.2016 Task Description

When filing a task, it’s possible to submit the task without any information at all being added to the main body of the ticket. This leads to reports that are of no value because the user can simply add some vague title, hit submit, and then wonder why nothing happens other than someone closing it later as invalid.

The main body of the ticket should be considered a required field and should throw an error if nothing is in the box.

2316Backend/CoreInformationLow"wrongtoken" is displayed if the comment box is left si...Unconfirmed
622.11.201611.02.2017 Task Description

I understand this is likely due to some sort of XSS protection, but the delay doesn’t appear to be long enough to be useful for a lengthy comment to be posted. I’ve now lost two detailed comments in our tracker because the software threw everything out and generated a meaningless error.

Further, attempting to do the normal thing and making the browser resubmit the page results in Flyspray throwing “Error #3” something something repeated action and causing a redirect to the homepage.

Surely there has to be a better way to handle this that doesn’t incur data loss?

2324Backend/CoreInformationLowUpdate composer.jsonUnconfirmed
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.
2327Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowvisibility-option for private tasksUnconfirmed
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.

2330Backend/CoreBug ReportLowPHP Notice: Undefined offset: 0 in scripts/index.php o...Unconfirmed
423.01.201730.01.2017 Task Description

Pretty minor, but seems to show up regularly enough in our logs. The line in question:

$outfile = str_replace(' ', '_', $tasks[0]['project_title']).'_'.date("Y-m-d").'.csv';
2333Backend/CoreInformationLowSet Default View on Login?Unconfirmed
326.01.201727.01.2017 Task Description

I can’t see an option to set the default view after login. It always defaults to tasklist view when it would be useful to show the overview by default on login.

2335Backend/CoreInformationLowPDF Attachment does NOT View/Open in New Window/TabUnconfirmed
127.01.201727.01.2017 Task Description

if a pdf is attached with commentit needs either be forced as download or open target _blank

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