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IDCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummaryStatusProgressAssigned ToDue In VersionOpenedLast Edited
1976Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSave sorting for actual projectPlanned
1.1 devel15.03.201515.03.2015 Task Description

"Sorting by columnXYZ" - possibly in $_SESSION?

1975Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBatch processing of tasks in tasklistPlanned
1.1 devel3115.03.201513.12.2016 Task Description

E.g. actual version, dueVersion, ...

Edit by peterdd: Topic was discussed earlier on (edit:It seems Jordan turned “issues” on off in favor of

The feature still exists but it is turned off until finished in a secure way. The possibility of sub and parent tasks requires many checks.

1973Backend/CoreTODOLowurl rewritePlanned
Psychokiller18881.1 devel214.03.201511.02.2016 Task Description

Well, it needs a cleanup, per example:

fixed now

That should be something like:

The actual one is actually half a rewrite and half a GET version

1972User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdvanced search form - ideas for faster/better usabilit...New
peterdd1.1 devel312.03.201518.01.2019 Task Description

This task can maybe splitted into separate sub tasks.

Task properties

Current situation

  • Currently 8 multi select fields with height of 5.5 visible options.
  • For most of the selects you must scroll to make the right selections.
  • floating


Multi select option styling

Some (not all, intentional!) browsers support CSS styling of option tags. For these who support it I think option styling is a good usability enhancement:

  • severity: We use background colors for styling in task list, so we should use the same colors for the select.
  • priority: maybe, but must be good distinguishable from severity styling. maybe not background, but maybe icons,borders,lines?
  • task type: This styling would be related to an other task, where I suggest icons/font icons for bugs, feature requests and TODO (see also themes/CleanFS/custom_example.css)
  • progress: maybe use the green %-bars as background styling
  • status: If for some status types very intuitive icons exists, they could be used for the options too.
  • due version: no idea yet, no option styling
  • reported version: no idea yet, no option styling

Update: CSS of option tags working in multi selects:

  • Firefox 64: yes
  • Safari 12: no
  • Google Chrome 71: no

So only Firefox. The intended styling could be also achieved by Javascript that renders alternative select boxes based on reading the original select boxes and their option attributes and show the user CSS styled div-tag or li-tag based constructs which do not have such restrictions.

Custom fields

  • challenge/doom level - doom faces: from easy/normal to bloody/angry face
  • os: logos like tux for linux, devil for bsd, window for ms, apple icon, osX icon, android, apple, iphone/smartphone icon, ipad/tablet icon, ..

But Consider: Different project may need different custom fields. Your gardening project may need no OS version selector.

  1. Make some intelligent positioning and sizing dependent on the count of options of the selects.
1971Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowa field like challenge level or doom levelNew
12.03.201512.03.2015 Task Description

We have severity field.
We have priority field.
We have estimated effort field.

But we don't have a fĂ­eld to see how hard a task is to solve. Something like in doom 3d shooter a face from normal/easy to angry/bloody/very hard.

Imaging you have some people in a company, some base educated, some high educated, some are experts in their field, some do repeating easy tasks.

By adding the ability to set a 'doom level' on tasks this can complete the view over a project in addition to severity,priority,effort.

1970User InterfaceFeature RequestLowIcons for predefined task typesNew
peterdd1.1 devel112.03.201530.10.2015 Task Description

for toplevel, roadmap and task list view.

For roadmap: replace the current ‘-’ between the task id and task summary with icons.

For toplevel: most wanted tasks and assigned to myself

ul.tasks li {clear:left;}
content: "\code";
font-family: FontAwesome;

On task list the column text can be replaced by icons, moving the text to title attribute.

Maybe use css :content-before or :content-after for that.

I suggest following font-icons from fontawesome are the easiest way to implement:

  • Bug Report use fa-bug , red color
  • Feature Request use fa-star , yellow
  • TODO a bold T, blue ( or blue fa-check?, but check mark maybe too ambiguous)

Gain: you faster see what types of task are on roadmap milestones and task list exists.

1969User InterfaceFeature RequestLowsearch form with Advanced search toggle layoutNew
peterdd1.1 devel312.03.201519.09.2015 Task Description

I think the button advanced search button should not be placed right beside seach input field as full button.

Maybe a small down arrow under the simple search form with a horizontal line and a title tag as tooltip.

Any comments?

1968User InterfaceFeature RequestLowReplace Expand all / Collapse all on Roadmap page by pu...Planned
peterdd1.1 devel12.03.201516.03.2015 Task Description

and simplify interface:

  • If the tasks are collapsed, show only the expand all link/button
  • If ths tasks are expanded, show only the collapse all link/button
1967User InterfaceBug ReportLowKeep browser scroll position when sorting task listNew
peterdd1.1 devel412.03.201519.09.2015 Task Description

When I scroll down the page to see more of the task list and then click on one of the column headings to sot by this heading, the answer page doesn't scroll down to the table.

I think there are 2 technical solutions for that:

1. set an name/id a-anchor on top of the table and on each column heading link add for example '#tasklist'.

2. add a js-sorter with complete extra search and sort ajax-backend with e.g. libs from This requires aleso writing a server side handler for taking the ajax requests (respecting user permissions!) and is only usable if js in enabled in browser. So this second solution can only be a luxury comfort function.

1966User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMy votes on myprofileNew
1.1 devel11.03.201503.11.2015 Task Description
  • On the myprofile page have a section to show all my votes I put on tasks. done!
  • Add the possibility to remove own votes from tasks. done!
  • Implement a limitation of the amount of votes a user can put on tasks for a project. Can be enabled/disabled and amount configured. Done!
  • project based vote limitation
  • When a task is finished/closed, remove the user votes from the task and make that vote again available to the user. Maybe safe the existing historic voting count in an extra field of the task as the votes would drop to 0 on closing the task. removed.

We keep the votes, because a task can be reopened everytime and then the old voters and votes should be visible again. In this case the amount of votes on active task could be a bit greater than allowed, but thats no real problem.
The calculation of done votes and available votes based only on open task and project voting limit.

For example on you have 10 voting points. So you as user has to decide where your priorities are to put your votes.

So all users have more or less the same power to vote for tasks.

1965Public RelationsBug ReportHighPR fixes for FS 1.0 on external sitesNew
Florian SchmitzJordan Mendler1.1 devel111.03.201524.07.2015 Task Description

Summary of TODO I found on the net:

  • There is a very old project site of flyspray on . The info there should be updated or removed.
1964DocumentationFeature RequestLowOn page documentationNew
11.03.201511.03.2015 Task Description

This is a parent task for all small helping or explaining tooltips that can be maybe added where approriate.

Many people don't like reading external documentations, which sometimes often is also not up to date with the current used version.

If you are doing something in Flyspray and you don't know exactly how it works or have to be done rigth and you must look at documentation, it breaks your workflow.

The best case is if its all perfect intuitive and you don't have to read any help texts. But in the case of more complex operations or things that do many things behind the scene a helping tooltip or explanation can give you a mental map and more trust into what the tool is doing.

1962Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSMS notification - sending notifications via sms same a...New
211.03.201502.12.2015 Task Description

moved from FS#1697 into a separate task.

1961User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow new notifications in flysprayNew
11.03.201511.03.2015 Task Description

similiar to or show new unread notifications on the topbar.

1960Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumforeign key relations between versions and tasksNew
209.03.201513.08.2015 Task Description

It seem that when deleting a version entry in a project, that tasks that have this version assigned are still connected to this deleted version. For example FS#1222 (on 2015-03-09).

There are several options to solve such things:

  • Deny deletion of version as long as tasks assigned to this project version.
    • Either by doing a testing SQL query to check this case coded in PHP. Take care to keep this centralized, must also be respected by an eventually later added Flyspray API (XMLRPC or whatever).
    • add SQL foreign key constraints with ON DELETE RESTRICT
      • Pro: some business logic can be directly enforced by SQL.
      • Cons: higher requirements for hosting, if using mysql innodb tables must be available on the hosting
  • Move the tasks of this version to a default fallback version before deleting the version tag.
    • Either doing one transaction doing : 1. move the tasks to its fallback version, 2. delete the version
    • add SQL foreing key constraint with ON DELETE SET $fallbackversionid. Some pros & cons like on the the denying option.

The same for other assignments for tasks.

This issue is similiar to the massop issue: (

1959User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdd vote from tasklistPlanned
Psychokiller18881.1 devel09.03.201509.03.2015 Task Description

Well, title is self explanatory, but adding a vote button in the overview in task list whould be nice. And that backedup with an option to enable it or not in the admin panel

Idea by Wertandrew

1958User InterfaceFeature RequestLowPreselect values for event log viewNew
09.03.201509.03.2015 Task Description

Most (or even all?) of the selectable events should be preselected in the selection list.

1957User InterfaceFeature RequestLowautomatic temporary storing while writing/editing taskResearching
209.03.201512.03.2015 Task Description

If I write a task and press the back button in the brower and go forward again, my expection is that the
text I wrote is still existing, even if I didn't save it.

It is frustrating losing a well thought issue editing and having it to rewrite.

1.1 devel307.03.201509.03.2015 Task Description

Upon my implementation for an easier date selector, I think we should rework it as follow:

  • Drop extended date concept
  • Add a Time format
  • Extended dates field become a concatenation of date format and time format.
    • The above make it easier to select your preferences
  • Rename GMT to UTC
  • Add automatic daylight saving configs
1.1 devel307.03.201509.03.2015 Task Description

So, the new website is now online, the codestyle part is empty and I think we need to speak about them...

I can happily reformat the whole project once we have decided the whole thing. Don't forget, too strict code style leads to code style not being respected, so crap like max line length should be avoided. I personnaly don't know anybody coding from their mobile phones. I sometimes do check some code on it, but long lines never disturbed me as long as the line is not 5k chars long.

I think we should go for a standard one.

Things like:

- Do use brackets even if single lined condition
- Variable names have spaces replaced by the next words first letter in capital, start with a lower case
- Same goes for functions
- Etc etc. Pretty much of PSR-1 maybe 2

What I don't understand is the use of spaces, and I'd be for tabs instead of 4 spaces (some files use 2 spaces, some 3...). Most of the dev tools are by default set to use tabs and not spaces. And be seeing the code now we see that it clearly. So i'd be for reformatting into tabs, the whole, and same time fixing the broken identation in every files.

I could write it down for the website

1950User InterfaceTODOMediumSolve confusing Flyspray group settings vs Project grou...Confirmed
peterddPsychokiller18881.0907.03.201511.11.2015 Task Description

This is taken from FS#1753:

The second reason being there is no way that I know of to automatically set a project usergroup to new members. I only have 1 project, but it seems the Global groups aren’t working (can still see tasks if “View Tasks” is unchecked) and I don’t know how to fix that.

And what I have to say - it is hard to tell if you are on the Flyspray admin settings area or on the admin settings of a project.

Cheapest way is adding some CSS to distinguish this for the user.

But there is in fact more to do to make it user friendly.

  • TODO: list configurations for project(task types, categories, ..) in Manage Project should also show the system wide list values as hint to avoid duplication.
  • TODO: project user groups overview should show system wide user group infos as info for project managers to avoid unnecessary complicated configuration settings.
  • TODO: visualize related permissions that can overrule eachother like ‘view_task’ overrules ‘view_own_tasks’ to avoid misconfigurations
1924Backend/CoreBug ReportLowBetter errors messages on email errorNew
1.1 devel11.07.201406.03.2015 Task Description

When entering the wrong SMTP information and then adding a user through Multiple New Users page, the error message is bad. It just says 'this should never happen'. Instead, we need to detect that it is an SMTP authentication error and report that issue to the user more clearly.

1919Backend/CoreBug ReportLowAJAX Quick-Edit on category and task pagesPlanned
Shilin Zhou1.1 devel3109.07.201407.12.2015 Task Description

Ability to click field to edit ticket

TODO: return handler if request ok or fail.

TODO: also clicks on label should trigger show form.

Maybe the whole “click to active for editing this field” to one click too much.
So if the user has the rights to edit the value the form input or action button should be shown when viewing a task.
All other people just see the value if they have the right to view the value.

1882EmailBug ReportMediumError with email notificationPlanned
2.0622.12.201308.04.2016 Task Description


First of all, thanks for this great tool, very user friendly.
I'm informing you as requested ("This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers" :)) because I'm getting this error message:

[Completely unexpected exception: Connection could not be established with host [php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Name or service not known #0]
This should never happend, please inform Flyspray Developers]

I set up the SMTP configuration (SSL) with information provided.

Enclosed in PHPinfo configuration, if it helps.


1876Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAdd wiki page tabPlanned
2.03126.09.201306.03.2015 Task Description

It will quite useful to have wiki page for project.

1875Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAbility to mark project as completedMaybe
1.1 devel6126.09.201312.10.2015 Task Description

Currently projects in Flyspray are active or set inactive.

It will be great to archive project if finished or abandoned. In this case it will not be shown in project overview page and project navigation combo.

1871Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowRestricted Task Types Based on GroupMaybe
0% Task Description

I have a public bug tracker and would like to have a TODO like task, except restricted so only the developers can set the task type to TODO, while the general reporters can just submit bug reports or feature requests.

1868Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowOne issue for multiple componentsMaybe
2.0222.06.201312.11.2015 Task Description

Hi,I would like to see a enhancement, where you can submit/edit and assign it to multiple components, as it needs work from multiple sides.

For example: A user asks for a new object to be visualized. This includes work of the GUI designers and altering internal core structures. For internal management, I would like to label this for both teams.

1866Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAPI for automatically report a bugMaybe
2.01108.05.201306.03.2015 Task Description

Actually you can't automatically add a bug report. Or i haven't found it.
In a first time a simple report via email or webservice could be great.

- Project Name
- Message
- System
- Version
- Status –> New
- Priority → Normal
- Category –> On a new category (created by default) : 'Automated report bug'

Sorry for bad grammar, i'am not english.

1861Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumLogin-Page should redirect after login to the page, the...Confirmed
1.1 devel4112.04.201309.07.2018 Task Description

When some url to a bug is redirected to the login page, because the user does not have the right to see the bug without login, the user should be redirected after the login to the url he wanted to see.

Maybe redirect to /login/?next=/task/X and put the next-url in a hidden field in the login-form, so flyspray can redirect to the correct page after login.
Even preserving anchor-urls (#comment-YYYY) would be cool, but i guess this needs Javascript to work.

1858Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowClone Tasks and ProjectsMaybe
2.0102.04.201315.09.2017 Task Description

My workplace is piloting Flyspray for an internal project and one feature that my boss was asking about was the ability to clone tasks and projects.

We have reoccurring simultaneous projects that contain a large number of testing tasks, and tasks dependent on other tasks, which makes starting up a new project very tedious. If it was possible to clone the contents of a task, or an entire project, we could create template tasks/projects that would really speed up the workflow.

1857User InterfaceFeature RequestLowLogin and then submit new taskResearching
2.0127.03.201306.03.2015 Task Description

when I wanted to use Flyspray to manage request from non-technical customer, I found one missing feature:

I have "report a problem" link on devel version of web site. But to submit new task, it is necessary to login into Flyspray.

It would be nice if there was an URL with login form if user is not logged in and "add new task" form if he is logged in.

Example scenario:
- Customer visits devel site after some time and finds some problem. He wants to report it.
- Customer clicks "report a problem" on the devel site and Flyspray is opened.
- Customer now see some wierd error message and has no idea what is wrong. If anonymous reports are allowed, he sees the form, but cannot upload screenshots and he must enter his e-mail address.

How it should be:
- Customer visits devel site after some time and finds some problem. He wants to report it.
- Customer clicks "report a problem" on the devel site and Flyspray is opened.
- Customer sees login form and (if anonymous reports are allowed) there is also "add new task" form below the login form.
- Customer clicks "login" (password is saved in browser).
- Customer now can fill report with all the comfort.

1856Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumWrong timezonesResearching
1227.03.201306.03.2015 Task Description

when selecting timezone in user profile, it only offers offset based timezones. It should offer timezones like "Europe/Prague", instead, because in summer it is UTC+2 and in the winter UTC+1. Also UTC is the same as GMT.

Using offsets will cause invalid future and past times when crossing daylight saving or when something other changes.

Adding daylight checkbox is not enough and will cause additional troubles. Just use names and store them as ENUM in database, not offset. This problem is pretty complicated and the only solution is to use names and let libraries to solve it for you.

Thank you.

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.

1847User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMake default theme responsivePlanned
peterdd1.1 devel314.03.201316.10.2015 Task Description

I think it is time to think about an theme optimizied for mobile Devices.

We will not maintain several themes. We will review the current CleanFS theme to make it responsible instead.

1843Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowAttach 1 ticket to multiple projectsMaybe
0% Task Description

As title says

1836Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowNeed permission option to view only own tasksPlanned
Jouni Ahto1.1 devel727.02.201322.04.2015 Task Description

In global permissions there is 'View tasks'. This makes it so a user can view all tasks. Need a way instead that they can view only their own tasks, for example a permission called 'View own tasks'.

If 'View own tasks' is checked for a user, in the project list we should only show projects which contain tickets that that user is a part of. Within a given project we should then only show tickets that the user is a part of if they have that permission set.

So for example if 'View tasks' is set, show user all tasks. 'View tasks' is not set, but 'View own tasks' is set then show them only their own tasks and projects.

1834Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowuser profile pageMaybe
0% Task Description

Should have a page that is a users profile page. so clicking in that users name on a ticket takes you there and you can see what bugs are assigned to them, what they have commented on, and other info about them and about their activity.

1823Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowComments with edit changesPlanned
2.0230.01.201306.03.2015 Task Description

When editing a ticket to change things like User, Percent done, etc should be able to add a comment. When changing 100% → 70% for example, there is usually a comment that goes along with that (e.g., you didn't yet finish changing the background color)

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

1819Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowCommunicate via emailPlanned
2.08317.01.201318.10.2016 Task Description

Need to be able to email back and forth to communicate with flyspray. Ideally flyspray can be CC'ed on an email or can replay to a notification which would add the body and/or attachments to the thread. This goes back to reworking the way people interact with and view tickets

1818Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowGit/SVN/CVS IntegrationPlanned
2.05117.01.201312.08.2015 Task Description

Should be able to reference a ticket # when committing code, and then have a way to input your repository path to flyspray, and let it search all your commits for ticket #'s. Then should parse it, and have a link to that commit within the ticket.

1812Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMultiple email addressesPlanned
Yunzhong He1.1 devel317.01.201330.12.2015 Task Description

An account should be able to have multiple email addresses associated with it. For example, my primary email might be, but I should also be able to log in via or other addresses I add.

1811Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowGoogle Docs/Dropbox IntegrationNew
2.0417.01.201313.03.2015 Task Description

On a project or ticket basis should be able to hook in and possibly also share permissions

1809User InterfaceFeature RequestLow Searching closed tasks by Reason for closingMaybe
2.0217.01.201306.11.2015 Task Description

how can I search tasks by "Reason for closing"? There is an option for searching for status but I do not want search by tasks' status but by reason for closing it. Is it possible to do it?

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).

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

1791Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAbility to merge version, OS, etcSuspended
1112.12.201212.01.2017 Task Description

For example, say I no longer want 1.1,, 1.0.0, etc. So want to merge them all into one version 1.0. Same goes for OS, and others

1783NotificationsFeature RequestMediumCreate account for non-logged user automaticallyPlanned
0% Task Description

Hi, is there function in FS ( wchich allow unregistered user automatically create account? FS is accessible only for our workers.

It would be sth like that:
1. Non-logged user creates ticket.
2. He type his e-mail (
3. FS creates account for that user:
a. user's login: user_name
b. user's password: <generated by FS>
4. User's login and password'll be send on e-mail which was typed in e-mail field.

Is is possible to do it?

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.

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