Flyspray - The bug killer!

This is the Bug Tracking System for the Flyspray project. This is not a demo!

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

ID Category Task Type  desc Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2040Installer and UpgraderInformationMediumFS1.0 Release buildsConfirmed
20%
1.0523.08.201517.04.2019 Task Description
  • Use github releases for the release? peterdd: Yes, currently only source releases without 3rd party vendors.

The Flyspray 1.0alpha1 .zip file release unzips directly to the current directory.

.zip files from github unzip to it’s own directory (flyspray-master.zip unzips to flyspray-master/ ). This is a bit safer, because you cannot accidently mess your directory structure with it.

  • The release should contain the binary fontawesome files instead of linking to the external CDN. Removes one dependency/singlepointoffailure. How this can be configured for automation? included in Flyspray source now. :-)
  • document how a release is exactly created. (consistency, reliability, automation, knowledge sharing for maintainers see below :-) )
  • Get in contact with os distributions, that could add Flyspray releases to their repositories (*BSD, Linux distributions, ..) This repositories could add the dependencies like ADODB within the packages (.rpm, .deb,..)
  • Get in contact with web hosting providers who provide integreated 1-click installs of software for their web hossting customers.
  • Get in contact with container builders (docker, ..)

Steps how to do a Flyspray release (since Flyspray 1.0 RC)

  1. Edit includes/class.flyspray.php on github.com and set the correct version for the release there (remove the ' dev’ from the version string), commit as new branch e.g. 1.0-rc1
  2. Prepare a new release on https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases , write a summary of changes since last release, choose the branch you created in the previous step, save as “draft”.
  3. “Release” the Flyspray source on github when satisfied with layout
  4. Run buildscripts for different php versions (see comments at FS#2040)
  5. Upload the created .zip and .tgz files to https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases
  6. Upload the created .zip and .tgz files to https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/tree/master/packed stored since 1.0-rc2 only on https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases to avoid redundancy
  7. Test the created blobs on different servers too.
  8. Edit the https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/blob/master/_docs/download.md and link the source and packaged .zip and .tgz files
  9. Write a new article with a summary of highlights of changes since last release for the www.flyspray.org frontpage on https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/tree/master/_posts/News
  10. Send an email to the Flyspray mailing list
  11. Important: If all is nice and shiny: Update the version string on www.flyspray.org https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray.github.io/blob/master/version.txt so admins of flyspray get informed a new Flyspray release is available now. For instance change from 1.0-rc to 1.0-rc1 if you are releasing Flyspray 1.0 RC1. Must be the exact version you set in includes/class.flyspray.php .

Maybe we can use this sequence as template on bugs.flyspray.org for releases? :-)

2221Installer and UpgraderInformationLowNotices on install with PHP7New
50%
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
2444Installer and UpgraderInformationLowcomposer hits memory limitsNew
0%
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 https://getcomposer.org/doc/articles/troubleshooting.md#proc-open-fork-failed-errors 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

  [ErrorException]
  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
https://getcomposer.org/doc/articles/troubleshooting.md#proc-open-fork-failed-errors

/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
free
             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 github.com

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

Maybe an entry for the FAQ

2613Public RelationsInformationVery LowEmail ist SignupUnconfirmed
0%
116.09.202016.09.2020 Task Description

My School has blocked me from signing up for the Mailing list, how do I sign up or can you add me?

2085Text RenderingInformationMediumEnabling Color Coding options in CKEDITORUnconfirmed
0%
130.10.201530.10.2015 Task Description

Hi

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

2498TranslationsInformationLowApply variable in language keys to push the local site ...Unconfirmed
0%
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..
Dave

2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
0%
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.

2210User InterfaceInformationLowTasklist color for due dateUnconfirmed
100%
612.10.201618.10.2016 Task Description

Hello,

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.

2545User InterfaceInformationLowCan't delete system wide 'Task Statuses'Unconfirmed
0%
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.

2612User InterfaceInformationMediumRestrict some projects to usersWaiting on Customer
100%
119.08.202024.08.2020 Task Description

Hi,
it could be fine that we could restricted some projects to some users; for example, user #1 could access (and see) project#1, project#3; user#2 could access project#1, project#2, project#4 …

thanks if you can take care of this :-) sincerly,
Domi
Belgium/Europe

1987APIFeature RequestMediumREST API to get metrics from flyspray projectsUnconfirmed
0%
229.03.201506.10.2015 Task Description

I need metrics for flyspray projects about a rest api. For example the count of issues for status, priority. I want use this values for my code analysis system http://www.sonarqube.org/ and other internal tools. It is possible to create a rest api with user authorization and only for metrics data?

1487AuthenticationFeature RequestLowLDAP(Active Directory) AuthenticationPlanned
40%
1.1 devel101121.05.200804.09.2019 Task Description

I have done a very quick bit of work to bring ldap (through active directory) authentication to flyspray for our implementation in the office. I hope it will be of use to others. There is a readme.txt inside talking through the process and the patch to apply. My plan is to expand on this and make it part of the setup process but this will take a bit longer.

2107AuthenticationFeature RequestLowSupport CAS Server AuthenticateUnconfirmed
0%
202.03.201604.09.2019 Task Description

Please support Central Authentication Service, thank you.

2209AuthenticationFeature RequestMediumTLS support for LDAPUnconfirmed
0%
109.10.201604.09.2019 Task Description

It would be helpful to have communication with LDAP via TLS

407Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumPlugin systemConfirmed
0%
2.0261404.12.200417.01.2013 Task Description

Everything is currently hard-coded. Create a plugin system that allows a module to be simply "dropped into" a plugins/ directory, enabled in the options, and have the plugin just work.

Possibilities might include alternative methods of notification, perhaps a documentation subsystem, or even simple things like voting for tasks.

The user should NOT have to edit existing Flyspray source code to make a plugin work.

1222Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumWorkflow engine / Role-based State Transition Rules Eng...Unconfirmed
0%
11625.03.200705.05.2019 Task Description

I have been working with Eventum (http://www.mysql.org/downloads/other/eventum/) for quite sometime now and in contrast, I like Flyspray for its simplicity and practicality. But one thing I badly miss (and something that Eventum scores high) is a Workflow Engine. If not a sophisticated W.E., I (as an Admin / Manager) should be able define role-based state transition rules of the tasks reported in a particular project. For example, I should be able to implement the following scenario:

  1. For a “Developer”, the subsequent tasks from various states. Likewise for other roles
  2. “Developer” should not be able close out the bug reports. He/she can only flag them as implemented. The “Reporter” of the bugs or the “Manager” alone should be able to close out issues
  3. ..
  4. .. it will go on like that ;-)

This feature, in my opinion, is very crucial for corporate organizations to give a serious consideration to Flyspray.

1237Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAllow Multiple Owners Per CategoryPlanned
0%
2.04709.04.200710.08.2015 Task Description

Currently, only one owner can be applied per category (at least, that's what the tooltip implies). The ability to add more than one user, a user group, or a mix of the two to a category would be ideal.

Often times, more than one programmer will work on and maintain a feature that cannot be divided into subcategories with the various programmers dispersed accordingly. In such cases, setting all such programmers as owners of the category is beneficial in that they will all receive notifications.

Also, having a parent category's owner receive alerts if no owners are specified for a sub-category benefits from this ability. I may have a "User Interface" group that has all of my UI developers in it; assigning the group to the "User Interface" root category means all relevant developers find out about a new issue that was not directed elsewhere.

One potential conflict does arise with another Flyspray feature. If "Auto-assign a task to the category owner" is enabled, care must be taken to assign no users or the first user to the task; personally, I would prefer no one being assigned and seeing the wording changed to "Auto-assign a task to sole category owners". Worst case scenario would be another option asking if no one or the first user would be assigned to a task in that instance; if a group is specified, the first user in the group would be chosen.

1521Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAssignees should be able to see and create reminders fo...Unconfirmed
0%
22.11.200818.04.2009 Task Description

In version 0.9.9.5.1 (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
0%
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.

1612Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAllow Comments by anonymous UsersUnconfirmed
0%
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: bugs.thekingdomofdarkness.de

1720Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBetter Access Control Lists and User / Group ManagementPlanned
0%
1.1 devel301.05.201220.03.2015 Task Description

We need to have a better way to do user rights, group rights and manage users.

Here is what I am thinking, global administration can go to a ACL tab. Click on it and you have a simple way to add a new user / group. Two tabs on top are User Rights and Group Rights. These are global so each project will inherit the global setting for user / group.

Clicking on User Rights tab will lists users with a table to grant user rights. Specific to that user, it would be the same for group rights tab.

You can also search by a user name. This will make things faster to find that specific user.

1751Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumDefault to show all in Event LogConfirmed
20%
1.1 devel1120.06.201209.02.2016 Task Description

Just show me all events when I click the Event Log tab (limited to x number). If I want to filter the results down I’ll use the UI.
Currently, I click Event Log and get no information. Then I have to build a query of what I want to see (every time!).

1753Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumUsergroup Restriction: Only View SummaryConfirmed
0%
1.1 devel4220.06.201227.06.2016 Task Description

I was really impressed with Flyspray and about to use it as our bug tracker, but then I discovered quite a big problem. You can't restrict users from seeing full task details.

I would really love the ability to let them only see the summary. My reason being is that I'm needing a bug tracker for my game, and bugs reported can be easily abused, and will be abused, if people can just read bug reports and see how to replicate them.

The reason I don't like just unchecking the "View Tasks" option, is because they wont be able to see if there is already a task about the bug, so we would just get flooded with duplicate reports on the same bugs.

1760Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowColumn 'last commenter' in tasks list viewMaybe
0%
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.

Regards,

hoc

1766Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAllow users to choose their favourite themePlanned
0%
2.01116.08.201204.08.2015 Task Description

add a theme Setting in the user details, where the user can override the global theme setting (maybe even per project?) with his favourite theme.

1772Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowDifferent kinds of votesMaybe
0%
2.01123.09.201209.03.2015
1774Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowEmail LayoutMaybe
0%
2.011.10.201220.07.2015
1782Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowCustom fields on taskPlanned
0%
2.033327.11.201207.01.2020
1791Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAbility to merge version, OS, etcSuspended
50%
1112.12.201212.01.2017
1792Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowChanges from Deprecated 1.0.0New
0%
2.113.12.201203.03.2013
1798Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBounty System New
0%
2.0113.12.201206.03.2015
1811Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowGoogle Docs/Dropbox IntegrationNew
0%
2.0417.01.201313.03.2015
1812Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMultiple email addressesPlanned
20%
1.1 devel317.01.201330.12.2015
1818Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowGit/SVN/CVS IntegrationPlanned
0%
2.05217.01.201312.08.2015
1819Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowCommunicate via emailPlanned
0%
2.08317.01.201318.10.2016
1820Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMerge comments, history, and detailsNew
0%
2.0317.01.201325.05.2016
1823Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowComments with edit changesPlanned
0%
2.0230.01.201306.03.2015
1834Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowuser profile pageMaybe
0%
2.025.02.201306.03.2015
1836Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowNeed permission option to view only own tasksPlanned
80%
1.1 devel727.02.201322.04.2015
1843Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAttach 1 ticket to multiple projectsMaybe
0%
2.007.03.201306.03.2015
1849Backend/CoreFeature RequestHighInstaller OverhaulPlanned
50%
1.1 devel515.03.201315.07.2016
1858Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowClone Tasks and ProjectsMaybe
0%
2.0102.04.201315.09.2017
1866Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAPI for automatically report a bugMaybe
0%
2.01108.05.201306.03.2015
1868Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowOne issue for multiple componentsMaybe
0%
2.0222.06.201312.11.2015
1871Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowRestricted Task Types Based on GroupMaybe
0%
2.019.07.201306.03.2015
1875Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAbility to mark project as completedMaybe
20%
1.1 devel6126.09.201312.10.2015
1876Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAdd wiki page tabPlanned
0%
2.03126.09.201306.03.2015
1962Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSMS notification - sending notifications via sms same a...New
0%
211.03.201502.12.2015
1971Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowa field like challenge level or doom levelNew
0%
12.03.201512.03.2015
1975Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBatch processing of tasks in tasklistPlanned
50%
1.1 devel3115.03.201513.12.2016
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