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2017-10-05: Flyspray 1.0-rc6 released This is a security release.

IDCategoryTask TypeSeveritySummaryStatusProgressAssigned ToDue In VersionOpenedLast Edited
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 devel3112.04.201320.08.2015 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
1127.03.201306.03.2015 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.

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!

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.

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.

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.



1753Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumUsergroup Restriction: Only View SummaryConfirmed
Psychokiller18881.1 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.

1751Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumDefault to show all in Event LogAssigned
peterdd1.1 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!).

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.

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.

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.

1736User InterfaceFeature RequestLowBe able to add colors for Task StatusesPlanned
peterdd1.1 devel516.05.201215.10.2015 Task Description

I often used color identifiers for my Task Statuses in my old bug tracking solution, and it helped me prioritize things, like confirming unconfirmed bugs. The only thing that currently has colors, is the severity- I’d like a possibility to have (customizable) colors for Task Statuses too.

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

Add Timezone Selection to Admin Panel

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.

1697User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumDetailed Due Date, SMS Notification, Deadline Warning N...Unconfirmed
128.12.201106.10.2015 Task Description

Hi there,

I was looking for some issue management tool for the company I work for and Flyspray turned out to be almost perfect solution. I installed it easily and it works GREAT!
As I said, this turned out to be almost perfect solution, and this is because it lacks some features that my company needs.

  • Due Date with Hour/Minute part - to choose till what time during that day should task be done (ie. 27-12-2012, 17:27)

Away with needs of my company, I believe that these features will make Flyspray very interesting and more suitable for many small/medium companies.

Best regards,

Milan Vlajnic

1673Backend/CoreBug ReportHighOnly white screen after upgrade to 1.0 - reasonsConfirmed
1.1 devel31412.01.201117.08.2016 Task Description

After I upgraded to version 1.0 (the upgrade was successful), flyspray only shows a white page (and the source in firefox shows, that the page is completely white).

Please help us finding the roots of these bugs!

Please report what you were exactly doing before this happend, report us your steps made, the used php version, used OS version, and such information.

We think most cases of that “white screen” are relying on the third party vendor libraries behavior we use.
When a library detects an error, sometimes they just call die() or exit; of php, but suppress error messages. So the script just stopped not giving any output to browser.

The dev versions from github use composer for installing the required libraries. We will package them on the final release together and make sure most cases of “white screen” are fixed.

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.

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.

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.

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 donĀ“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:

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.

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)

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.

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