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2019-04-22: Flyspray 1.0-rc9 released See https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/releases

ID Category  asc Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
1967User InterfaceBug ReportLowKeep browser scroll position when sorting task listNew
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1.1 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 http://datatables.net/ 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.

1968User InterfaceFeature RequestLowReplace Expand all / Collapse all on Roadmap page by pu...Planned
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1.1 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
1969User InterfaceFeature RequestLowsearch form with Advanced search toggle layoutNew
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1.1 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?

1970User InterfaceFeature RequestLowIcons for predefined task typesNew
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1.1 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

<style>
ul.tasks li {clear:left;}
li.tid:before{
content: "\code";
font-family: FontAwesome;
float:left;
margin-left:-12px;
}
</style>

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.

1972User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdvanced search form - ideas for faster/better usabilit...New
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1.1 devel412.03.201518.03.2019 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

Ideas

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.
1978User InterfaceBug ReportLowCompensate degraded usability due added token system an...Confirmed
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1.0516.03.201512.10.2015 Task Description

Due to the needed implementation of an anti csrf system into Flyspray 1.0,
this are a side effect issues we need to address:

Due the required replacement of action links to form buttons:

  • The user cannot just see anymore the target url of the action by hovering over the link. We can compensate that in the simpliest case by using the title-tag as additional info to the user. Trust not full reestabilished that way, but better than nothing and user has fear to click a form button.

Javascriptless CSS3-toggles:

  • Some clickable labels don’t show pointer icon when :hover. CSS issue, easy fix.
1990User InterfaceFeature RequestLowRoadmap view should also show due dates and sort each v...Confirmed
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1.1 devel217.04.201524.04.2015 Task Description

Title says all. Small usability fix that will be big

2000User InterfaceFeature RequestLowResponsible persons column viewNew
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1.1 devel122.06.201509.09.2015 Task Description

In the task list the responsible persons are shown as "first person name, +n" where n are the count of further responsible persons.

I think this can be done a bit better.

Ideas:

  • show as it is now, but on css :hover show all persons
  • use initials like "CR FS JM" for Cristian R., Florian S., Jordan M. and on css :hover show a list with the full names, this can make the column width a bit smaller.
  • use tiny avatar icons in a row like you can see here https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/blob/master/header.php for example, and showing the names on css :hover.
2002User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow user role on autocomplete for verificationNew
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122.06.201517.10.2019 Task Description

When adding peoples with the autocompleter the name itself is not always enough, especially with a growing number of registered users.

We now have the avatar icon as helper, but for quick verification it would be easier to see also the role of the user in the current project to identify the right user account.

( The red rectangle at peterdd autocomplete row is from a broken avatar upload, ignore it for this task, see  FS#1979  instead .. )

2004User InterfaceBug ReportLowphp notice on unset params on reports pageNew
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1.1 devel218.07.201519.09.2015 Task Description

If on the reports page some get params aren't set, there are notice warnings on the report result page

like

index.php?do=reports&events[]=30

without start date,end date,result size

But it can be useful to have a bit shorter urls for sharing between authorized users instead the full params url.

Result page should use user default and project default settings fallbacks for the unset get params.

2008User InterfaceTODOLowdifference between related tasks and related linksNew
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18.07.201518.07.2015 Task Description

It should be made clear to the user what related links are in the
"new task" and "edit task" form and what a user should input in these fields.

2009User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit task flowNew
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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.

2010User InterfaceFeature RequestLoweffort tracking widgetNew
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2.018.07.201518.07.2015 Task Description

If effort tracking started by a user on a task, maybe we should add a small widget on the page, so
user sees which tasks are currently running as his own time tracking.

2013User InterfaceFeature RequestLowpersonal task list column selection and positioningNew
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2.0120.07.201506.10.2015 Task Description

Currently the appearence of the task list table is configured system wide for all project view and project wide for project task list views.

Even more fancy and for power users would be if the user can set his own project column list view preferences for projects.

While the project columns for the task list are configured by "visible_columns"
we could use the project wide "visible_fields" as allowed columns the user may configure as his personal preference. If the user doesn't configure his own list, the project default list is used. The user should have the option to reset to project default. (e.g. empty personal "visible_fields" )

In this case the description for setting "visible_fields" on the project management configuration page must be adapted too.

Probably a new table required something like:

CREATE TABLE {user_projects} (
user_id int,
project_id,
columns varchar(255) DEFAULT '',
);

or

CREATE TABLE {user_projects} (
user_id int,
project_id,
columns varchar(32) DEFAULT NULL,
sort int,
);
2018User InterfaceBug ReportLowreview keyboard navigationResearching
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1.1 devel526.07.201529.07.2019 Task Description

Keyboard navigation is not documented

At least there is no hint in the interface which keyboard shortcuts are available for fast navigation between task list and task details view.

Due to the dropping of the cookie storage for remembering last search or last selected task in favor of not interfering when multiple flyspray browser tabs are open (with e.g. different projects) ,
the caret list browsing with ‘j’,’k’,’o’ and details view isn’t useful at moment.

  1. keyboard based navigation must be documented somewhere, e.g. by providing hints (clickable icon for info or :hover ) at appropriate positions.
  2. navigation flow and technical realisation reviewed for keyboard power users

Edit: Currently handled by js event handler:

  • j move cursor down in task list
  • k move cursor up in task list
  • o open current selected task in task list
  • n next task on task details page
  • p previous task on task details page
grep -r 'accesskey' *

Current accesskeys (browserspecific + key):

  • a double usage for new task and newmultitask. Must hit [Enter] to open one of them; on newmultitask page it adds a new row.
  • e edit task on task details page
  • f copy firstline to the other rows on new multitask page
  • l show loginbox or logs you off
  • m toggle mysearchesbox
  • r reset? when dokuwiki plugin is used
  • s submit when dokuwiki plugin is used
  • w watch/unwatch task on task details page
  • n next task
  • p previous task
  • y close task
2025User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdding new tasks is too undiscoverableUnconfirmed
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109.08.201509.08.2015 Task Description

The Flyspray Manual ( http://www.flyspray.org/manual/ ) does not even hint of it, and as long as i am not logged in there's no indication anywhere in the interface that i would eventually get to do it after i manage to log-in.

In fact, i've come here to learn how to use your software, considering the fact that the site where it was deployed did not provide much help. And after i logged in into that site ( http://www.uzbl.org/bugs/ ) i still don't see any "add new task" option. That's IMO a discover-ability fail, and it originates in your own design: disabled features should not be hidden, lest users think you didn't bother to code such features. Also, you say i shouldn't report bugs against versions earlier than 0.9.9.7, but how do i know which version of Flyspray are they using?

2030User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow votes of a user on user pageNew
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12.08.201515.01.2017 Task Description

On the user page

/index.php?do=user&area=users&id=*
or
/index.php?do=user&area=users&id=*&project=1
or
/index.php?do=user&area=users&id=*&switch=1 (project switch select)

an info could be shown how many votes a user has given.

Maybe show the tasks on mouse hover (:hover) if permission to view them exists.

Needs to be considered:

  • Show count only for current project or all projects? (project param is optional on user page)
  • counts of hidden, closed or restricted projects (user permission)
  • How to handle votes of private tasks?
  • Show votes of closed tasks too? (votes on closed tasks should don’t count for max votes per project)
  • When personal “max votes per project” (open tasks) is active, this is of more value.


2031User InterfaceTODOLowRendering overduePlanned
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1.1 devel412.08.201514.08.2015 Task Description

One of my task has 8.9166666666667 days left. This is very very very very accurate !

A rounding would look better !

Running Alpha2 now, Cannot use this on 'reported version' here on this site

Edit: Rounding is adhoc fixed on 2015-06-21 in dev in template file, but code should IMHO be centralized, not template, see comments

2032User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace hardcoded ... 'ellipsis'New
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1112.08.201512.08.2015 Task Description
Thomasz wrote:
The other thing that I cannot find how to make the text to be visible in the whole column (as with the summary I get the ... at some point of the text).

The root of this is found in scripts/index.php in function tpl_draw_cell():

case 'summary':
            $value = tpl_tasklink($task, utf8_substr($task['item_summary'], 0, 55));
            if (utf8_strlen($task['item_summary']) > 55) {
                $value .= '...';
            }
            break;

We live in a world now, where the view port ranges from 320 pixel width mobile screens up to 4k+ wide tv screens, the amount of columns is configurable from minimal to all available fields of a task. We currently let the browser automatic decide how wide he renders each column depending on table content and available window size.

Well, that ellipsis problem can be handled at different levels:

  • motivate the task creators to use short task summary if possible (e.g. show a hint/tooltip when typing the summary gets over a limit, in our case the hardcoded limit is 55. ). Short task topic/summaries are easier to read/scan for the users.
  • replace the hard ellipsis by a pure css solution, that adapts to users browserwindow size/space in in the columns for summary
  • drop the ellipsis thing complete, task summary always shown full length, table rows adapt in height automatically.

Possible CSS solution:

2034User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreduced extended search form when applicableNew
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17.08.201517.08.2015 Task Description

If a project has no versions defined yet and there are also no 'global' versions defined,
there is not need for displaying the version selects.

Same for categories. If no categories in project and no global categories then no need for displaying a cat select.

Maybe a tooltip/hint in the extended search form to inform the user that the fields were hidden for that reason.

2045User InterfaceFeature RequestLowneed add option for can set default Severity and Priori...Unconfirmed
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204.09.201504.09.2015 Task Description

need add option for can set default Severity and Priority of new creating tasks

2046User InterfaceFeature RequestLowGrouping in Task List Unconfirmed
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104.09.201504.09.2015 Task Description

Need add view of grouping in Task List by Category

2062User InterfaceTODOLowreview do=admin&area=editallusersNew
20%
129.09.201521.01.2019 Task Description

Bugs

  • Small javascript issue: When checkbox of one users row clicked, it doesn’t select the checkbox because the row click event handler doubles the click (check and uncheck, tested with firefox41). Clicking in the row (not on the name) selects the checkbox. fixed
  • browser back button after delete of a user not working as expected. (fix it by redirect 303 , see modify.inc.php how it done for other form submits)

Missing features

  • no sorting possible of the table (like tasklist)
  • no paging (like on tasklist) OK, probably not needed: ~2000 user registrations on bugs.flyspray.org and no problem rendering the table in browser.
  • no filtering of user list possible
  • no helpful information for admins like registration date and last time of login of users (last login time requires a new field in flyspray_users) implemented in Flyspray 1.0-rc7
  • no summary about users like how many exists or how many are currently online (requires storing sessions in a db session (e.g. flyspray_session) table instead php default session directory) on the install. Or a statistic graph of activity or peaks of new registrations over time.
  • maybe show user profile image too in the list.
  • choosable user field columns - partially implemented since 1.0-rc7 by selecting groups of user fields and calculated user fields: user stats, user settings
2072User InterfaceFeature RequestLowSetting parent task interface is too hiddenConfirmed
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2116.10.201516.10.2015 Task Description

Hello!

Today i was installed flyspray from git master and found some error.

Any user interface missing any fields to set parent task. Show parent field options was added in “fields when add/edit/view task” field at preferences page for project, but no affect.

Screenshots:

http://joxi.ru/vAWVOKGS9Y812W http://joxi.ru/D2P6dY7h0MnKr3 http://joxi.ru/1A5RGxwSVoM0rE

Flyspray version: Github master branch

2081User InterfaceBug ReportLowUI for adding comment while editing task doesn't use HT...Confirmed
0%
429.10.201506.11.2015 Task Description

While editing an existing task, there’s a “+” button you can click to add a comment as part of the edit. Unfortunately this is just a plaintext box instead of the HTML editor used everywhere else, so it’s impossible to get proper line/paragraph breaks if a comment is entered with this UI.

This problem makes it necessary to edit a task and add a comment as two separate steps, whereas in 0.9.9.6 it was possible to do them together in one step.

Note that this is the case with syntax_plugin=”none”. I don’t know if it’s also a problem when using other values for that setting.

2083User InterfaceInformationLowDrag and drop tasks on roadmapUnconfirmed
0%
30.10.201530.10.2015
2118User InterfaceFeature RequestLowShow overview of existing tags for usersAssigned
20%
peterdd1.1 devel09.04.201626.10.2019
2126User InterfaceFeature RequestLowdynamic meta description (was: Change page title)Confirmed
0%
1.1 devel217.05.201617.05.2016
2127User InterfaceFeature RequestLowoverhaul task detail page layoutNew
0%
120.05.201625.05.2016
2193User InterfaceFeature RequestLowEdit a comment while seeing task details and other comm...New
0%
07.08.201608.08.2016
2198User InterfaceBug ReportLowMulti-Select from tasklist offers options to those who ...Unconfirmed
0%
1122.08.201622.08.2016
2210User InterfaceInformationLowTasklist color for due dateUnconfirmed
100%
612.10.201618.10.2016
2308User InterfaceFeature RequestLowimprove user management for adminsNew
20%
127.10.201613.02.2017
2309User InterfaceBug ReportLowPHP noticed displayed on default "All Projects" page.Unconfirmed
0%
302.11.201626.11.2016
2325User InterfaceFeature RequestLowbig image attachments: fit to browser window width in L...New
0%
310.01.201711.01.2017
2459User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAttachments on/off and max size setting in Admin Toolbo...Unconfirmed
0%
116.02.201803.03.2018
2528User InterfaceBug ReportLowNew user registration doesn't check for duplicate usern...Confirmed
50%
505.01.201907.01.2019
2545User InterfaceInformationLowCan't delete system wide 'Task Statuses'Unconfirmed
0%
320.04.201905.05.2019
2548User InterfaceFeature RequestLowCSS grid layout for task details page typeNew
0%
05.05.201905.05.2019
2549User InterfaceBug ReportLowOauth register template always shows "Username already ...Unconfirmed
0%
06.05.201906.05.2019
2553User InterfaceTODOLowintelligent accesskey shortcut helper dependent of OS, ...New
50%
106.06.201929.07.2019
2554User InterfaceTODOLowkeyboard shortcuts help box should adapt to current pag...New
0%
06.06.201906.06.2019
2572User InterfaceTODOLowadd link attributes ugc and nofollow to user generated ...New
0%
13.09.201913.09.2019
2581User InterfaceFeature RequestLowreplace bitmap icons of default themeNew
0%
31.10.201931.10.2019
2124User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowDefault avatar can't be restoredConfirmed
0%
227.04.201629.04.2016
2138User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowOverhaul dokuwiki editor buttonbarNew
0%
17.06.201617.06.2016
2139User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowAdd project setting of popular used programming languag...New
0%
1.1 devel17.06.201617.06.2016
2303User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowHome screen for private flyspraysRequires testing
30%
625.10.201626.10.2016
2577User InterfaceFeature RequestVery Lowdistinguish between anonymous reporter and deleted userNew
0%
18.10.201918.10.2019
1999XMPP/JabberFeature RequestMediumjabber xmpp configurationNew
0%
8122.06.201511.02.2017
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