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IDCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummaryStatusProgressAssigned To  ascDue In VersionOpenedLast Edited
2114TranslationsTODOMediumStandardize the priority meaning across flyspray transl...New
207.04.201626.03.2018 Task Description

Standardize the priority meaning across flyspray translations.


0 - priority unset (database field default value)

1 - defer (or very low priority, often results the task is defered, see “Eisenhower principle”)
2 - low
3 - normal
4 - high
5 - very high

6 - flash (house burns, catastrophic event, website down, “boss” decision)

Some other software (other task planers/ email programs) use a 1-5 step priority. So an export feature to other software may merge priority 6 to priority 5 for such software.

In 2012 meaning was changed only in english translation.

Before normal was priority 2 in a 1-6 range, after it is priority 4 in a 1-6 range.
It should be IMHO 3 in that 1-6 range.

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..

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:

2121Backend/CoreBug ReportMedium'my assigned tasks' uses like %?% search instead of use...Confirmed
1.0319.04.201603.02.2018 Task Description


The button ‘My assigned tasks’ should search only by userid, not in username or realname with the LIKE ‘%...%’ operator.

Currently the button is using the same as doing an advanced search filling the ‘Assigned To’ input field. (currently ‘dev’ param) But that search param searches in userid, username and realname.

Edit: Implemented simpler solution: if param is digitsonly, then search by userid, otherwise by username and realname if that param exists.

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.
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.

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

2304Database QueriesBug ReportMediumGreek letters crash tagsConfirmed
126.10.201626.10.2016 Task Description

When adding a tag in Greek letters (e.g. “Δοκιμή”) I get:

Query {SELECT tag_id FROM `flyspray_list_tag` WHERE (project_id=0 OR project_id=?) AND tag_name LIKE ? ORDER BY project_id} with params {5,Δοκιμή} Failed! (Illegal mix of collations (latin1_swedish_ci,IMPLICIT) and (utf8_general_ci,COERCIBLE) for operation ‘like’)
2317User InterfaceBug ReportMediumDate format wrongConfirmed
1.1 devel122.11.201622.11.2016 Task Description

In some parts of the world (primarily the US), the date is viewed as Month/Day/Year. However, all options in the current rc4 build are listed as Day/Month/Year aside from one, which goes ShortWrittenMonth/Day#/Year#.

This is poor from a customer perspective, and can be highly confusing. I can change the date globally to a correct format in the database, but this doesn’t help much as every user can select their own date which has all incorrect formats.

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

2332Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumCSV export filename filteringNew
224.01.201724.01.2017 Task Description

The filename for the csv export is build based on project name and current date.

Due different handling of web browsers, the appropriate http header should send the filename in ascii and also provide them as utf-8 for web browsers who can handle that.

Related RFC5987

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.

2453Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumvalidate category before storing a new taskNew
0% Task Description

Currently the category_id is not checked if the value is legal for the project when a new task is created.

  • must be unsigned int
  • must be an active category_id of the project or global category.
  • setting a category_id must be allowed - see project settings.

If invalid category_id is sent, deny creating task and show error message and show filled form again.

If no category_id is sent (or empty string) and category select is enabled:

  • either choose a default category


  • implement feature request FS#2451 and show that user should select a category.
2490User InterfaceBug ReportMediumReset Password's Username field has maxlength of 20 - t...Confirmed
1.0201.09.201810.09.2018 Task Description

I’ve set up an account with a username longer than 20 characters, but can’t reset the password because the
page username field has maxlength=”20” The maxlength for a new user registration seems to be 32 characters.

A related concern is that when setting up the default/admin user on first load of the system, I can use an email address as username (always my preference), but it’s actually not a valid username to create for others thereafter. Consider allowing ‘@’ character in usernames.

2536Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumstore session in Flyspray databaseNew
21.01.201921.01.2019 Task Description

Currently the sessions are stored by the webservers default settings.

Having this sessions under control by Flyspray by storing it in the database has following advantages:

  1. Allows handling of all sessions of a user by Flyspray.
  2. Providing a session management for each user. The user can see on which devices he is currently logged in and could also force a logout on selective devices.
  3. A forced logoff of all or some user sessions is easy implementable for admins.
  4. Statistics about how many users and who is logged in. (user status: hide always, online, offline, do not disturb, ..)
  5. Could make onpage-notifications easier to implement.
  6. .. ?


  1. A potential unknown security bug in Flyspray that could lead to reading a session db table could leak informations like who is currently online/active and make further attacks more focused or makes session takeover easier.
  2. .. ?
920User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCharts (gantt, severities, OSes, opened-closed, ...)Researching
2.017806.05.200618.07.2015 Task Description

With all informations on flyspray, it's possible to generate a gantt chart.
For this, some php code exists :

1040User InterfaceFeature RequestLowClose Multiple Tasks at onceNew
1.1 devel5317.08.200601.10.2015 Task Description

We don't close the tasks until the release is "made", that is we let them under "Requires Testing" with 100% complete. When the release/testing cycle is finished, somebody has to go task by task, and start closing them... it's a PITA ;)
It would be nice to have to option to select all the tasks you want to close, and that the "popup" when you enter the reason/etc, applied to all the tasks I selected...

I recall reading something about this in the past, but haven't found it; and if this is implemented, I haven't seen a way to do it in 099beta1

1134User InterfaceFeature RequestLowadd icon/image for each projectPlanned
1.1 devel7329.11.200609.03.2015 Task Description

When we have several projects into flyspray, it's hard to see the project where I am when I add several tasks.
It's necessary to read the text.

To improve this, I think that it's a good idea if it's possible to add a color or an image with the logo project next to project title into web page. It will more simple to know where we are when we use flyspray.

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:

1485User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdditional extended Printview for the TasksPlanned
0% Task Description

It would be useful to print a list of tasks in a extended version.
e.g. All tasks from a programmer with all the details of it.

1487Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowLDAP(Active Directory) AuthenticationPlanned
1.1 devel91121.05.200827.09.2016 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.

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.

1529Backend/CoreBug ReportLowInactivity-close doesn't work, bug is left openMaybe
2.0207.01.200924.09.2015 Task Description

If you define an inactivity-close value in hours/days (haven't tried weeks) the bug is still open when the time expires.

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.

1671Database QueriesFeature RequestLowAbility to extract CSV, or ExcelPlanned
1.1 devel4318.12.201008.10.2017 Task Description

At work, we would need to be able to do extractions from the list of regular Flyspray tasks. Have you the ability to integrate this functionality into the interface later.

1720Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBetter Access Control Lists and User / Group ManagementPlanned
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.

1734Backend/CoreBug ReportLowAdd Timezone Selection to Admin PanelMaybe
2.0112.05.201207.03.2015 Task Description

Add Timezone Selection to Admin Panel

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.

1748Database QueriesFeature RequestLowSort by recent activityPlanned
1.1 devel717.06.201211.03.2015 Task Description

It would be great to sort the task list by recent activity. This would mean any change to an issue, including new comments, would rise to the top. This would make it easy to keep up on recent discussion even if you don't want to get every single detail via notifications.

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.

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



1766Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAllow users to choose their favourite themePlanned
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
2.01123.09.201209.03.2015 Task Description

It would be nice to have multiple kinds of votes, e.g. yes/no.

1774Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowEmail LayoutMaybe
0% Task Description

it is possible to change the layout for notification mails?
I'll put our logo into Mail body and I'll format the text in different font-styles.

Thank you!

1782Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowCustom fields on taskPlanned
2.030227.11.201228.04.2016 Task Description

A very useful feature would be to be able to manage a list of custom fields by project, and to be able to add and fill any of these fields to any task.
So we could be able to search on the presence and content of a field.
We could be able to sort the tasks by this field when they are displayed in a list.

A use example is when you create a bug by reference to another external list. It can be very useful to have a field that references a line in the external list.

1792Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowChanges from Deprecated 1.0.0New
0% Task Description

Someone should go through all the changes from 1.0.0 and figure out which features should be ported to 1.0 devel and open tickets for them, and/or open tickets for the items that should be done in 2.0

1798Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBounty System New
2.0113.12.201206.03.2015 Task Description

Add a system where people can donate towards a specific task. For example, I want to donate $10 if someone implements gravatars. The money sits in a pool, and then when someone claims that task and it is marked as completed by the admin, they get the bounty (less some commission that goes towards the project).

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