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

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary  asc Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2208Backend/CoreInformationLowSeverity "medium" by defaultSuspended
2127.09.201629.09.2016 Task Description

Where i can change severity and priority by default?
I want change severity to “Medium” by default for group Basic
I cant find this option in the Flyspray settings.

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”

2063Backend/CoreFeature RequestVery Lowshow closed/open usage count on do=pm&area=XXXNew
29.09.201529.09.2015 Task Description

Currently on

  • do=pm&area=version
  • do=pm&area=os
  • do=pm&area=resolution
  • do=pm&area=status
  • do=pm&area=tags
  • do=pm&area=tasktype

a count of usage in tasks is shown for every property.

Interesting would be if the counter shows the count for open/closed tasks on each row.

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.

1961User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow new notifications in flysprayNew
11.03.201511.03.2015 Task Description

similiar to or show new unread notifications on the topbar.

2118User InterfaceFeature RequestLowShow overview of existing tags for usersAssigned
peterdd1.1 devel09.04.201626.10.2019 Task Description

At several places it could be useful to let the user view available tags:

  1. When editing a task a toggle popup could show a list of selectable and existing tags.

I found several nice vanilla-js-multiselect-with-autocompletion scripts, but none yet that still works at a basic level when javascript is turned off.

My plan is now:

  • Keep the current basic input text field for input tags and show current assigned tags like exampletag1;exampletag2;exampletag3 separated by ‘;’ that is sent to the server when saving the task and server handles evaluation of that string (validation, duplicates, removed, added, creating new tags if allowed for current user)
  • A CSS only toggle that shows available tags that can be assigned (works even with js turned off), similiar to other places within Flyspray like advanced search toggle.
  • If js turned off, the user must type the tag - not as fancy, but at least works. (I thought also about using a html select with multiple=”multiple” attribute, but was not convinced due styling not possible in modern browsers without js)
  • If js is enabled, more fancier stuff is possible:
    • The input text field is hidden by display:none and instead the styled tags are shown.
    • The current added tags also get a little x to remove a tag by clicking it. The content of the hidden input text field is updated to reflect the current editing status. (click eventlistener)
    • A generated text input field for typing with autocompletion list shown of matching availbale tags. An unknown tag is added to the list if user is allowed to create tags. Clicking a item in the autocompletion list adds the tag and resets the autocompletion input text field for the next autocompletion action.
    • The tags within the toggle list with all available tags get also a click event listener, so clicking it adds them to the hidden text input.
    • Not sure yet if an added tag should be removed from the all available tags list or just make an CSS indication that a tag is still added, currently I tend to keep the list untouched, just highlight used tags of the task.
  • Optionally make the all available tags sortable by:
    • list_position (default)
    • alphabetic
    • global or project level
    • popularity (count of tasks using a tag (n + unnumbered private)), requires adding a data attribute.
    • group by detected prefix like shape:triangle shape:circle shape:rectangle could show a group of tags as: shape: triangle circle rectangle
  1. Make the list of tags searchable for the advanced search. added with FS1.0-rc10 by just using search key words also for searching list_tags table.
2002User InterfaceFeature RequestLowshow user role on autocomplete for verificationNew
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 .. )

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

On the user page

/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.

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.

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.

2524EmailInformationLowSMTP Mailer doesn't accept custom portsUnconfirmed
05.11.201827.11.2018 Task Description

Did you installed an official release or did you used an inoffical docker?!
MySQL 8.0.12, 7.2.9 on debian buster

Steps done to create the problem:
Enter server:port at Mail-Settings

Expected behavior: would make use of the custom port

Experienced behavior:
TLS Errors

          if ($fs->prefs['email_tls']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($fs->prefs['smtp_server'], 587, 'tls');
          } else if ($fs->prefs['email_ssl']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($fs->prefs['smtp_server'], 465, 'ssl');
          } else {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($fs->prefs['smtp_server']);

Should be changed to

          $someTemporaryVariable = explode(':',$fs->prefs['smtp_server']);
          if ($fs->prefs['email_tls']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($someTemporaryVariable[0], $someTemporaryVariable[1] || 587, 'tls');
          } else if ($fs->prefs['email_ssl']) {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($someTemporaryVariable[0], $someTemporaryVariable[1] || 465, 'ssl');
          } else {
              $swiftconn = Swift_SmtpTransport::newInstance($someTemporaryVariable[0], $someTemporaryVariable[1] || 25);
1950User InterfaceTODOMediumSolve confusing Flyspray group settings vs Project grou...Confirmed
1.0907.03.201511.11.2015 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
2223GreekBug ReportVery LowSome strings need splitting or replacementUnconfirmed
2124.10.201625.10.2016 Task Description

There is a conflict in meaning in some words. In English past tense (”he closed the task”) and past participle (”List of closed tasks”) is the same word. But in Greek they are two different words (past tense of close: έκλεισε, past participle of close: κλεισμένος/κλεισμένη/κλεισμένο/.../etc → (actually, past participle has 3 genders (male/female/neutral) x 2 grammatical numbers (singular/plural) x 4 grammatical cases (nominative/genitive/accusative/vocative)) = 24 combinations but we’ll deal with this later if needed).

So, strings that now are used both as past tense and past participle, or used both for singular and plural, must split and use a different string when past tense and a different string when past participle or singular/plural.

These strings are:

openedOpened It is used in Event log as past tense (meaning: “User X opened Y task” or “Y task was opened by X” → so in Greek must either use past tense or past participle as singular because it’s one task) and it is also used in Overview as past participle (meaning: “List of opened tasks” → so in Greek must use plural). On the other hand, the same message in task’s History uses var taskopened=”Task opened”. Maybe it would be best if var taskopened was used in Event log too instead of var opened. It would solve my problem.
closedClosed (same as above)
editedEdited (same as above)
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.

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.

2536Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumstore session in Flyspray databaseNew
221.01.201915.03.2019 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. .. ?
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.

2107AuthenticationFeature RequestLowSupport CAS Server AuthenticateUnconfirmed
202.03.201604.09.2019 Task Description

Please support Central Authentication Service, thank you.

2108User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumSupport local language when install FlysprayConfirmed
3103.03.201615.07.2016 Task Description

Please show install page as local language, Thank you.

2566Installer and UpgraderFeature RequestMediumsyntax_plugin after an upgrade from -> 1.0-rc9Unconfirmed
4130.08.201914.09.2019 Task Description

database: mysql - version: 5.5.62-0+deb8u1
php version: 5.6.40
Debian (probably a Buster one)

Steps done to create the problem: I used to run a version, and today, I decided to go for a 1.0-rc9 update.

Expected behavior: all works

Experienced behavior: most works, but not all

Details: after the update, I had weird display behaviour where the task weren’t displaying breaklines:

while the code was supposed to have breaklines:

Then, I’ve read: which leads me to:

Then, I’ve changed




in flyspray.conf.php, and now all is fine:

I’m already enjoying bold/italic/code/… very nice addition from, thank you!

That said, something which looks to be an issue from my (user) perspective is that when upgrading from → 1.0-rc9, I wasn’t asked for a “syntax plugin” thing and it looks that the only way to change it so far is to CLI-edit the flyspray.conf.php file.

I would strongly suggest to make this an option in the admin panel.

Thanks for flyspray that I’m using fo my librazik project.
All the best,

2318Installer and UpgraderBug ReportLowsyntax_plugin required when selected ckeditor in SetupRequires testing
323.11.201607.12.2016 Task Description

When choosing HTML/CKEditor on the setup screen you are presented with an error stating that syntax plugin cannot be empty.

This is due to the option value being empty:

<select name="syntax_plugin">
			<option value="dokuwiki">Text/Dokuwiki</option>
			<option value="">HTML/CKEditor</option>

A suggested fix is to remove the requirement to select an option (since you have to select one or the other anyway).

1980User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumTasklist - PDF ExportMaybe
2.0119.03.201526.05.2016 Task Description


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

Thank You.

2210User InterfaceInformationLowTasklist color for due dateUnconfirmed
612.10.201618.10.2016 Task Description


I was wondering if there is a way to make the task more visible if it wasn’t completed due to the date that was selected by a user - let’s say a yellowish background in tasklist, just like the ones from custom css based on severity, but that will take color if the task has the due date passed.

2007Backend/CoreBug ReportLowtime on project overview activity timelinesNew
18.07.201518.07.2015 Task Description

I find it irritating to have the oldest activity on the right side and newest activity on the left side of the small activity bars.

There is also no time scale description. This could be added by showin it on :hover to keep the simple appearance.

A complete new feature would be to replace the image generation by rendering the bars in the html in the same request, e.g by inline svg or canvas element. This would enable adding some interactivity with the activity bars..
A related feature request is FS#1991 (project progress)

2019User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumtitle -tag Waiting on Customer
1.1 devel26.07.201526.07.2015 Task Description

I vote for removing $fs->prefs['page_title'] from title-tag.

Comments welcome!


When the user has many open flyspray tabs, he cannot distinguish them at the first look, because the tab header is filled with redundant information of the systemwide 'page_title' name.

But the browsers also show the favicon.ico of the website (BTW: we need a better one, with some color - and the big webapp icons too for iPhone & co..)
So the user has indication that the tab is a flyspray tab and the page_title text is redundant and wasted space there.

Also search engines could better represent search results if they group together the results from one website. (google shows most relevant pages together if google is sure the whole website is the best search result for the search query (ranked #1)

flyspray> grep -r 'setTitle' *
includes/class.tpl.php:    public function setTitle($title)
index.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title']);
scripts/lostpw.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('lostpw'));
scripts/newtask.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('newtask'));
scripts/register.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('registernewuser'));
scripts/details.php:$page->setTitle(sprintf('FS#%d : %s', $task_details['task_id'], $task_details['item_summary']));
scripts/depends.php:$page->setTitle(sprintf('FS#%d : %s', $id, L('dependencygraph')));
scripts/index.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('tasklist'));
scripts/admin.php:        $page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('admintoolboxlong'));
scripts/gantt.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('gantt'));
scripts/roadmap.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('roadmap'));
scripts/pm.php:        $page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('pmtoolbox'));
scripts/reports.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('reports'));
scripts/myprofile.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('editmydetails'));
scripts/toplevel.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('toplevel'));
scripts/newmultitasks.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . $proj->prefs['project_title'] . ': ' . L('newtask'));
scripts/user.php:$page->setTitle($fs->prefs['page_title'] . L('viewprofile'));
2521EmailInformationLowTLS email with self-signed certificate doesn't work, "C...Unconfirmed
2209AuthenticationFeature RequestMediumTLS support for LDAPUnconfirmed
2075NotificationsBug ReportHighToo spammy notifications under some circumstancesRequires testing
2425SlovenianFeature RequestVery LowTranslation: SlovenianConfirmed
2081User InterfaceBug ReportLowUI for adding comment while editing task doesn't use HT...Confirmed
2202Installer and UpgraderBug ReportHighUnable to upgradeUnconfirmed
2449Backend/CoreBug ReportLowUnexepted exception on smtp gmail sendUnconfirmed
1981Backend/CoreTODOLowUnify event logging and notificationsConfirmed
1.1 devel220.03.201522.03.2015
2324Backend/CoreInformationLowUpdate composer.jsonUnconfirmed
2319Installer and UpgraderBug ReportHighUpdate failed with "invalid byte sequence for encoding ...Unconfirmed
2028Text RenderingBug ReportMediumupgrade dokuwiki 'plugin'New
2111Installer and UpgraderBug ReportMediumUpon trying to install flyspray release, setup says I'm...Planned
2097User InterfaceBug ReportMediumUrl incorrect for view attachementUnconfirmed
1973Backend/CoreTODOLowurl rewritePlanned
1.1 devel214.03.201511.02.2016
2059Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowusage of github automated/webhook notificationsNew
2430Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowUser dependency on projectUnconfirmed
1834Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowuser profile pageMaybe
2479Backend/CoreInformationLowUser table seems really complexUnconfirmed
1753Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumUsergroup Restriction: Only View SummaryConfirmed
1.1 devel4220.06.201227.06.2016
2453Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumvalidate category before storing a new taskNew
2327Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowvisibility-option for private tasksUnconfirmed
1977Backend/CoreBug ReportLowWeird URL after closing task with referenceUnconfirmed
1222Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumWorkflow engine / Role-based State Transition Rules Eng...Unconfirmed
2215Text RenderingBug ReportLowwrong output of Geshi syntax highlighting for xml codeNew
1856Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumWrong timezonesResearching
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