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

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

2549User InterfaceBug ReportLowOauth register template always shows "Username already ...Unconfirmed
06.05.201906.05.2019 Task Description

RC9 running on CentOS LAMP stack

Steps done to create the problem:
Set up google as an oauth provider.
Have a user click “Sign in with Google” in the login box.
User connects their account with Flyspray.
Google redirects the user back to Flyspray
The return screen (on flyspray) asks for a username.

Expected behavior:
No warning about duplicate username should be shown on initial page load since no username was entered yet

Experienced behavior:
A warning about the username being already taken is shown.

It appears there is no logic for showing or hiding that warning in register.oauth.tpl

(It would be great if flyspray was able to just use the email as a username to make the UX even better/simpler.)

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.
2559Backend/CoreBug ReportLowa duplicate close accepted even when missing comment/ r...New
peterdd29.07.201929.07.2019 Task Description

Closing a task with selected close reason duplicate should warn when there is no comment or FS # id is given in the close comment text field.

The task is closed as duplicate without any further notice. The information to which task it is duplicate or a description (if the problem is logged/handled outside Flyspray) is lost.

Possible solutions

Frontend hints

  • variant F1 (soft): When duplicate as close reason is selected, a placeholder attribute in the close comment text field could be shown/updated. (maybe as ‘css only’ possible)
  • variant F2 (harder): Deny sending the form if duplicate selected, but comment text field is empty. and shows warning info. (javascript required, nojs browsers still send form.)
  • variant F3 (hard): Deny sending the form if duplicate selected and no task id detected in comment text field. and shows warning info. (javascript required)

Backend deny

  • variant B1 (soft): When request wants close a task with duplicate reason and (cleaned) comment string is empty, deny closing the task and give feedback to user why it was denied.
  • variant B2 (hard): It requires detecting a task id in the comment field and the first detected task id is taken for referencing as ‘is duplicate of’. Limitation of this is that the duplicate could be also a ticket or something of a complete other system.
2560Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdo not allow close task with reason duplicate referenci...New
peterdd29.07.201929.07.2019 Task Description

So closing a task



reason: duplicate

and close comment


referencing to self should be detected to avoid such user mistakes.

2588Backend/CoreBug ReportLowps_files_cleanup_dir: opendir(/tmp/.priv) failed: Permi...Unconfirmed
118.12.201928.12.2019 Task Description

Sometimes comes this message with a lot of backtrace log.
If you are reporting a bug please provide as much information as possible to help understand and reproduce the problem:

Did you installed an official release or did you used an inoffical docker?!
Official download flyspray-1.0-rc9

mysqlnd 5.0.12-dev
Linux 64bit
PHP Version 7.2.25

Steps done to create the problem:
Wait some weeke and edit a ID.

Experienced behavior:

[18-Dec-2019 13:19:41 Europe/Berlin] PHP Notice:  session_start(): ps_files_cleanup_dir: opendir(/tmp/.priv) failed: Permission denied (13) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php on line 1006
[18-Dec-2019 13:19:41 Europe/Berlin] PHP Warning:  session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at/var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php on line 1006
[18-Dec-2019 12:19:41 UTC] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/index.php on line 96
[18-Dec-2019 12:19:41 UTC] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/index.php on line 97
[18-Dec-2019 12:19:41 UTC] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.csp.php on line 76
[18-Dec-2019 12:19:41 UTC] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.csp.php on line 80
[18-Dec-2019 12:19:41 UTC] PHP Warning:  Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.flyspray.php:1006) in /var/foo/htdocs/flyspray/includes/class.csp.php on line 82
2589User InterfaceBug ReportLowTime zone in user settings is confusingUnconfirmed
228.12.201928.12.2019 Task Description


When registering and when later editing users settings it’s possible to specify “Time zone” but the way it’s implemented is confusing. What I see is a drop-down list with GMT[+-]:digit: and this is an odd way to set the timezone for multiple reasons:

1. “GMT” is a word without universally accepted and defined meaning these days, see ;

2. Often time zone specification needs to include the rules when (if ever) to apply DST and what abbreviation is to be used in different cases. See TZ description on .

Taking these two points into account I can’t see how to meaningfully use this feature.

TIA for looking into it.

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


2598User InterfaceBug ReportLowuser registration in admin area: "username taken" but t...Assigned
peterdd1.0-rc10320.03.202027.03.2020 Task Description

Trying to add a new user having the same email address as an another user in the do=admin&area=newuser section results in

“That username is already taken. You will need to choose another one.”

instead of

“Email address has already been taken”

(I’ve stumbled on this issue because I have an older disabled user with the same email address)

2607AuthenticationBug ReportLowWhitespaces in email address fieldUnconfirmed
03.05.202003.05.2020 Task Description

When I try to register at flyspray and add a space before the email address, registering does not work, I get the error message: “You did not enter a valid email address”. But my email progam ignores the space when I do the same there.

2036Backend/CoreBug ReportVery Lowsession timeoutNew
2121.08.201512.01.2016 Task Description

Got "wrong token" on creating a task whose form were open for a while in browser tab.

That means probably the session timed out on, so the anti csrf token doesn't existed anymore on the webserver.

It would'nt be a big problem if the browser backbutton works showing the ready written form again, but it was empty.

One solution would be temporarly storing it offline in the browser storages which are available with html5. But open for other simpler solutions..

2188Backend/CoreBug ReportVery LowIt should not possible to relate a task to itselfNew
01.08.201601.08.2016 Task Description

Flyspray should show a warning, and maybe set the focus back to the field (only when it is a this-one-field-only-form.)

2223GreekBug ReportVery LowSome strings need splitting or replacementUnconfirmed
2124.10.201625.10.2016 Task Description

There is a conflict in meaning in some words. In English past tense (”he closed the task”) and past participle (”List of closed tasks”) is the same word. But in Greek they are two different words (past tense of close: έκλεισε, past participle of close: κλεισμένος/κλεισμένη/κλεισμένο/.../etc → (actually, past participle has 3 genders (male/female/neutral) x 2 grammatical numbers (singular/plural) x 4 grammatical cases (nominative/genitive/accusative/vocative)) = 24 combinations but we’ll deal with this later if needed).

So, strings that now are used both as past tense and past participle, or used both for singular and plural, must split and use a different string when past tense and a different string when past participle or singular/plural.

These strings are:

openedOpened It is used in Event log as past tense (meaning: “User X opened Y task” or “Y task was opened by X” → so in Greek must either use past tense or past participle as singular because it’s one task) and it is also used in Overview as past participle (meaning: “List of opened tasks” → so in Greek must use plural). On the other hand, the same message in task’s History uses var taskopened=”Task opened”. Maybe it would be best if var taskopened was used in Event log too instead of var opened. It would solve my problem.
closedClosed (same as above)
editedEdited (same as above)
2224GreekBug ReportVery LowSemicolon is a bad separatorUnconfirmed
1124.10.201625.10.2016 Task Description

The symbol “;” in Greek is the question mark. So a list of semicolon-separated values looks like a series of questions in Greek. (looks like this: “cat? dog? rabbit?” ;-))

I suggest replacing semicolons with commas as list separators.

In email lists space is good choice too.

2225GreekBug ReportVery LowGreek uses slash for datesConfirmed
324.10.201622.11.2016 Task Description

Short dates in Greek are represented in the majority of cases with slashes (24/10/2016). Very seldom some people may use the dash form (24-10-2016) and hardly ever the dot form (24.10.2016).

So it would be much appreciated if the slash form were a (working) option because as it is dates are a bit confusing to us, especially in a date-time combination (too many numbers in a not-so-obvious format - brain needs extra time to decode it).

2603Backend/CoreBug ReportVery Low Psi XMPP client (19-04-09)Waiting on Customer
121.04.202023.04.2020 Task Description


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