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

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

2201APIBug ReportHighI got Fatal Error on the Github OAuthUnconfirmed
1.0107.09.201609.09.2016 Task Description
Fatal error: Class 'League\OAuth2\Client\Provider\Github' not found in /html/bugs/includes/GithubProvider.php on line 11

I have downloaded this:
Precompiled with 3rd party libs for PHP5.6: flyspray-1.0-rc1_php56.tgz
and the file seems really dont exist.

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

2197Backend/CoreBug ReportHighChange Time for everyoneUnconfirmed
121.08.201622.08.2016 Task Description

Flyspray does not recover the time set in php.ini. On display, the system has two hour delay.

2122Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumopen_basedir restrictions for FS_CACHE_DIR not respecte...Suspended
422.04.201616.08.2016 Task Description

Edit by peterdd: renamed task summary

Affected versions: at least Flyspray 0.9.9(.7/*?) up to Flyspray 1.0 RC1

Original report: Title ‘Problem regarding 0.9.7 (1.0) to 1.0 RC-1 update’

I tried to update BT from modified version (database in original state) 0.9.7 to 1.0 RC-1 but I got strange error.

PHP is 5.6.

I try to use:
Precompiled with 3rd party libs for PHP5.6

and was doing as was written on upgrade procedure.

Strange is that “D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php” there are errors regarding writtable path... Because the path is correct and all other Joomla and Wordpress web sites are working correctly..

After upgrade web site do not work att all. Login not working - just get error. So I must reverse (use backup) database and files.

Server is Windows Server and IIS (Internet Information Services)..

Complete error was (also seen in screenshot):

Warning: is_writable(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(C:\PHP-temp) is not within the allowed path(s): (D:\) in D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php on line 1162 
Warning: is_writable(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(C:\PHP-temp) is not within the allowed path(s): (D:\) in D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php on line 1164 
Warning: is_dir(): open_basedir restriction in effect. File(C:\Windows\TEMP\e865fa2fdfc11dbb32cc6262d247e766) is not within the allowed path(s): (D:\) in D:\SShopBT\includes\ on line 82 
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php:1162) in D:\SShopBT\header.php on line 14 
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php:1162) in D:\SShopBT\header.php on line 15 
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php:1162) in D:\SShopBT\header.php on line 16 
Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php:1162) in D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php on line 893 
Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php:1162) in D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php on line 893 
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php:1162) in D:\SShopBT\index.php on line 93 
Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at D:\SShopBT\includes\class.flyspray.php:1162) in D:\SShopBT\index.php on line 94 Headers are already sent, this should not have happened. Please inform Flyspray developers.
2193User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit a comment while seeing task details and other comm...New
07.08.201608.08.2016 Task Description

If someone with ‘edit comment’-permission wants to edit a comment, the edit comment form is shown on an extra page.

This is not optimal, because the editor cannot see task details or the other comments while modifying the comment.

Possible Solutions

  • with javascript is enabled: Stay on the ‘task detail’-page, just the comment changes from a ‘view’ layout to ‘edit’ layout, similiar to the quickedit-feature (like in FS1.0).
  • when javascript is disabled: The ‘edit comment’-page shows task details (check permissions) and other comments too, but maybe a bit narrow, so ‘visible focus’ is on editing the comment.
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.” -

2009User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit task flowNew
2.0118.07.201507.08.2016 Task Description

Currently only a small portion of adjustements on a task is available in the “edit task” view.

To add or modify stuff in the current tab sections (comments, related tasks, notifications, effort tracking,..)
a user must go from edit task to view task page.

This not optimal for work flow.

To solve this quite much changes are needed. Because currently they are different http requests each with its own checks and request anwsers.

2190Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowenable move of a closed clask to other project without ...Researching
06.08.201606.08.2016 Task Description

Problem: By replacing just the project_id of the closed task it is possible the task then has invalid field values within the target project.

Possible scenarios:

  1. Ignore invalid values within the target project
    • Pro: Easy to do, an immidiatly revert back to the old project would “heal” the task properties.
    • Contra: may effect accuracy and reliability of other parts like searching, listing, statistic calculations
  2. Silent change task field values to valid field values of the target project if necessary
    • Pro: relative easy to do
    • Contra: a bit loss of information, little side effects
  3. allow user to modify the fields that must be changed so that every field of the task has valid values within the target project
    • Pro: accuracy
    • Contra: a bit loss of information(fallback to default values) if there are no similiar field values selectable within the project
  4. allow user to modify the fields, fields or field select values that do not exists in target project will be automatically created.
    • Pro: accuracy
    • Contra: target project may be cluttered with too many fields/field values
  5. ???
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.)

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.

2136User InterfaceBug ReportMediumAfter updating user properties as admin - return to wro...Confirmed
308.06.201623.07.2016 Task Description

Logged in as admin, modify a users group membership. After clicking update, you are returned to your logged-in profile (admin in this case). It should re-display the user’s profile you are editing.

The ‘back’ button will return to updated page.

2074User InterfaceBug ReportMediumOpening tasks from tasklistNew
1.0318.10.201518.07.2016 Task Description

Removing table on row click made it impossible to open a task’ details if you do not display the task id and summary on the task list, because now those two cells are the only clickable items to open a task, instead of the entire line being the hyperlink

1849Backend/CoreFeature RequestHighInstaller OverhaulPlanned
1.1 devel515.03.201315.07.2016 Task Description

The application installer needs an overhaul, all strict notices fixed and the associated dependant tasks resolved.

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.

2138User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowOverhaul dokuwiki editor buttonbarNew
17.06.201617.06.2016 Task Description

Rethink the current sets of buttons and their functionality.

Maybe a mousover hint/cheatsheet of available dokuwiki syntax is more helpful in writing fast and efficient.

  • buttongroup links http,email,ftp
  • buttongroup code, code php: why a single button for php? maybe a cheatsheet or subselect for choosing a language (read directory plugins/dokuwiki/inc/geshi for that). Or even better: Let the project administrator define what source code languages are used/popular in a software project and dependend of that setting prefer/promote that languages
  • I miss a blockquote- or cite-tag for citation, which is more semantic than bold, italic, underline buttons. Update: It is the > character followed by text!
  • Show a cheatsheet (by mouseover?) of dokuwiki smileys as defined at plugins/dokuwiki/conf , update to current config of dokuwiki, facepalm for instance is missing
8-) 8-O 8-o :-( :-) =) :-/ :-\ :-? :-D :-P :-o :-O :-x :-X :-| ;-) ^_^ :?: :!: LOL FIXME DELETEME

8-) icon_cool.gif 8-O icon_eek.gif 8-o icon_eek.gif :-( icon_sad.gif :-) icon_smile.gif =) icon_smile2.gif :-/ icon_doubt.gif :-\ icon_doubt2.gif :-? icon_confused.gif :-D icon_biggrin.gif :-P icon_razz.gif :-o icon_surprised.gif :-O icon_surprised.gif :-x icon_silenced.gif :-X icon_silenced.gif :-| icon_neutral.gif ;-) icon_wink.gif ^_^ icon_fun.gif (not working as first character on a line, bug?) :?: icon_question.gif :!: icon_exclaim.gif LOL icon_lol.gif FIXME fixme.gif DELETEME delete.gif

2139User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowAdd project setting of popular used programming languag...New
1.1 devel17.06.201617.06.2016 Task Description

This is at the moment just a bit brainstorming ..:

Let the project administrator define what source code languages are used/popular in a software project and dependend of that setting prefer/promote that languages at the dokuwiki editor buttonbar.

This requires probably an additional database field in the flyspay_projects table (if just used for dokuwiki that should be ok)

If thinking further like Filter me all software projects that may ontain CSS code on the projects overview, a m:n-table setup is thinkable. But thats maybe overengineering..
Or can we use the existing tag-feature for that and just ‘tag’ projects with tags?

2137Backend/CoreBug ReportLowfeature accesskey bad implemented by web browsersNew
15.06.201615.06.2016 Task Description

My tests showed that the html accesskey feature is not well and consistent supported by current web browsers and is quite cumbersome to use.
And it seems it will not be better in future..

The only solution I see dropping that feature or replacing them with simple single-key-event javascript listeners, like it is currently done with keys o, j, k, n, and p.

accesskeys in Flyspray I talk about:

  • l (current SHIFT+ALT+l Firefox) login dialog / logout
  • a (current SHIFT+ALT+a Firefox) add new task
  • m (current SHIFT+ALT+m Firefox) my searches
  • t (current SHIFT+ALT+t Firefox) focus taskid search
  • e (current SHIFT+ALT+e + Enter Firefox) edit task
  • x or y? (current SHIFT+ALT+y Firefox) close task
  • s (current SHIFT+ALT+s Firefox) save task

Also related to Keyboard navigation: tabindex

2111Installer and UpgraderBug ReportMediumUpon trying to install flyspray release, setup says I'm...Planned
224.03.201605.06.2016 Task Description

When I tried to install a instance of flyspray that is a release, I am greeted with a screen that says that I am trying to install a development version of flyspray. Due to me using shared hosting, I am unable to run any composer commands.

My version of flyspray was downloaded from, so why would this be happening? Thanks

1980User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumTasklist - PDF ExportMaybe
2.0119.03.201526.05.2016 Task Description


First of all, thanks for this great tool.
Can you please add also PDF export for Tasklist?

Thank You.

2127User InterfaceFeature RequestLowoverhaul task detail page layoutNew
120.05.201625.05.2016 Task Description

There was a question on the mailing list:

I have a suggestion, even though I don´t know if it´s possible to do it. But if it is, it would be great!
In the comments list of a given task, is it possible that the comments appear from the newest one to the oldest ones, and not as it is now, with the new ones coming at the end of the list? This is because I deal with long comments list for a given task, and it is becoming difficult to reach the last one, that is, the newest comment, because the order in the comments is on the top, the older ones. If this could be altered it would be great. Kind regards
Ana ...

Quick anwsers:

  1. Users can use ‘End’-key and ‘Pos1’-key on their keyboard to scroll to bottom and top of page. (lame anwser I know)
  2. Another quick anwser is to just reverse the comments array in the appropriate template themes/CleanFS/templates/details.tabs.comments.tpl :


<?php foreach($comments as $comment): ?>


foreach($comments_latestfirst as $comment): ?>

But the real problem I think is that the details page (and others too..) is not optimized for todays wide screens (landscape views). Laptops have FullHD or higher but the Flyspray users still have to scroll to get an overview of a task.

And for narrows views too (mobile phones, tablet portrait view)

The attached screenshot shows moving the task details tabs beside their task description if the display width is over 1200 css pixel. (and the reversed comments too ;-) ). Done with pure css media query:

E.g. add to a custom stylesheet file custom_detailswidescreen.css in folder themes/CleanFS/ :

@media only screen and (min-width: 1200px) and (orientation: landscape) {
.details .tab{
.details .commenttext pre {
.details .comment_container .comment {
.details .comment_avatar {
.details #comments .fa.fa-user{
font-size:30px !important;
#submenu li a{margin-left:0;}
.details #submenu{
padding:1em 0 0;
.details #content{
/* just a temporary fix: should be redone in theme.css with class instead ids*/
#comments, #related, #notify, #remind, #effort, #history {margin-top:72px;}

(Has still some problems with current 1.0-rc1 when the project selector wraps. Also tab labels wrap if not enough width available and tab content do not adapt.)

What do you think? How should the details page look on different display sizes? How can it improve the workflow of the user?

1820Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMerge comments, history, and detailsNew
2.0317.01.201325.05.2016 Task Description

Should be more of a link thread of activity rather than segmented

2126User InterfaceFeature RequestLowdynamic meta description (was: Change page title)Confirmed
1.1 devel217.05.201617.05.2016 Task Description


When i put a link in Discord for example, it detects “Flyspray, a Bug Tracking System written in PHP.” as title. How to change it ?

Edit by peterdd: adapted task title/summary to the root of the problem.

2124User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowDefault avatar can't be restoredConfirmed
227.04.201629.04.2016 Task Description

I unchecked the avatar allowed in the admin panel. I checked it back and set size to 50.
I have to upload an Avatar picture to restore it, but the previous avatar looked like to be html avatar.

Is there a way to restore the html one ?

note: ‘default avatar’ is currently just that guy from the fontawesome webfonts:

<i class="fa fa-user"></i>
2119Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumfunction filter_input not always availableResearching
15.04.201615.04.2016 Task Description

filter_input() is in extension “Filter”.

It is enabled by default since PHP5.2, see but not “always”, see!topic/flyspray/QM75BvwPqGM

filter_input() is only used at 1 section in Flyspray (since 2014 up to v1.0rc1) in includes/
This is the commit

How do we solve it? Several possibilities:

2116EmailBug ReportMediumError with email notificationUnconfirmed
2112APIBug ReportMediumAssigned tickets aren't editable for lower privileged u...Unconfirmed
2039Installer and UpgraderTODOLowReview INSTALL, README, documentation files for release...New
1882EmailBug ReportMediumError with email notificationPlanned
2049Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumDisplay login page or customizable page to anonymous us...Unconfirmed
1985Database QueriesFeature RequestVery LowFor developers - testing with huge flyspray data setsNew
2105Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumcountermeasures for 'add task anonymous' spamNew
2101Backend/CoreBug ReportLowMobile view GUI bugConfirmed
1973Backend/CoreTODOLowurl rewritePlanned
1.1 devel214.03.201511.02.2016
1982Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdouble entries in assignees listNew
1.1 devel320.03.201511.02.2016
2096Backend/CoreFeature RequestVery LowAdd an option to force httpsMaybe
1812Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMultiple email addressesPlanned
1.1 devel317.01.201330.12.2015
1962Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSMS notification - sending notifications via sms same a...New
2064NotificationsFeature RequestLowDeadline Alert - so Flyspray can send notifications som...Maybe
2012Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumManaging TagsNew
1.1 devel418.07.201512.11.2015
1868Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowOne issue for multiple componentsMaybe
1950User InterfaceTODOMediumSolve confusing Flyspray group settings vs Project grou...Confirmed
2081User InterfaceBug ReportLowUI for adding comment while editing task doesn't use HT...Confirmed
1809User InterfaceFeature RequestLow Searching closed tasks by Reason for closingMaybe
1966User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMy votes on myprofileNew
1.1 devel11.03.201503.11.2015
2075NotificationsBug ReportHighToo spammy notifications under some circumstancesRequires testing
1970User InterfaceFeature RequestLowIcons for predefined task typesNew
1.1 devel112.03.201530.10.2015
2085Text RenderingInformationMediumEnabling Color Coding options in CKEDITORUnconfirmed
2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
2078User InterfaceBug ReportMediumlayout of requested close on small displaysNew
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