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

ID Category Task Type  asc Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version Opened Last Edited
2317User InterfaceBug ReportMediumDate format wrongConfirmed
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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.

2055Backend/CoreBug ReportLowMake the csv export table fields respect the user permi...New
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1.1 devel17.09.201517.09.2015 Task Description

Just moved issue #110 from https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/issues/110 to here for centralized task tracking.

Maybe just needs testing with current github master.

2053Backend/CoreBug ReportLowambiguous user name display username / realnameNew
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1.1 devel217.09.201519.02.2020 Task Description

With the existence of now two peoples named “Peter” on bugs.flyspray.org (I - peterdd , and PeterTheOne)
there are several places where the full names are display instead of usernames and the user can’t know who is which “Peter” until he visits the users profile page.

Different solutions possible:

  • more profile image/gravatar usage where user names are shown, on mouseover link title attribute shows username and realname
  • display user name (username) instead of full name (realname)
  • display full name and username (where much space available and precision needed)

When adding the mention feature, the username will be probably the prefered setting as the username is unique but the realname not.

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
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.

1982Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdouble entries in assignees listNew
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1.1 devel320.03.201511.02.2016 Task Description

maybe yet fixed in 1.0 dev, but here bugs.flyspray.org my account is shown twice for selection if u edit a task.

Internally in the form also with the same id, so probably not a big problem.

I registered some years ago, maybe this year jordan(?) added me again or with another email adress? Maybe I have two addresses under on account here, which is a feature, not a bug.

But for the assignee list it should “group by user_id”.

1967User InterfaceBug ReportLowKeep browser scroll position when sorting task listNew
20%
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.

1965Public RelationsBug ReportHighPR fixes for FS 1.0 on external sitesNew
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1.1 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 sf.net . The info there should be updated or removed.
1924Backend/CoreBug ReportLowBetter errors messages on email errorNew
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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
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1.1 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.

1861Backend/CoreBug ReportMediumLogin-Page should redirect after login to the page, the...Confirmed
30%
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.

1673Backend/CoreBug ReportHighOnly white screen after upgrade to 1.0 - reasonsConfirmed
10%
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.

2139User InterfaceFeature RequestVery LowAdd project setting of popular used programming languag...New
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1.1 devel17.06.201617.06.2016 Task Description

This is at the moment just a bit brainstorming ..:

Let the project administrator define what source code languages are used/popular in a software project and dependend of that setting prefer/promote that languages at the dokuwiki editor buttonbar.

This requires probably an additional database field in the flyspay_projects table (if just used for dokuwiki that should be ok)

If thinking further like Filter me all software projects that may ontain CSS code on the projects overview, a m:n-table setup is thinkable. But thats maybe overengineering..
Or can we use the existing tag-feature for that and just ‘tag’ projects with tags?

2126User InterfaceFeature RequestLowdynamic meta description (was: Change page title)Confirmed
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1.1 devel217.05.201617.05.2016 Task Description

Hello,

When i put a link in Discord for example, it detects “Flyspray, a Bug Tracking System written in PHP.” as title. How to change it ?

Edit by peterdd: adapted task title/summary to the root of the problem.

2118User InterfaceFeature RequestLowShow overview of existing tags for usersAssigned
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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.
2022Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowdefault or auto options for some settingsNew
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1.1 devel103.08.201515.01.2019 Task Description

Some project and user settings should be able to set back to its default or 'auto' option.

  • flyspray or project wide task list length, currently hard coded to 250
  • user tasks_perpage setting
  • user notifytype
  • user timezone
  • user language (system/project and auto (browser detection) selectable)
  • ...
2020XMPP/JabberFeature RequestMediumFunction to test jabber/xmpp configuration New
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1.1 devel1131.07.201519.09.2015 Task Description

The flyspray admin users should be able to test their jabber/xmpp configuration, check if sending jabber notification is working and if not, give useful error messages back, so the user is able to fix the configuration.

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

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

Comments welcome!

Explanation:

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'));
2012Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumManaging TagsNew
60%
1.1 devel418.07.201512.11.2015 Task Description

Tags can only be added on the "new task" page, not managed on the "edit task"-page.

2005Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowone account, several authenticationsNew
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1.1 devel18.07.201518.07.2015 Task Description

Currently it seems a user needs two accounts
to login by normal user-password and oauth2 login with facebook,g+ etc.

Better would be if a normal username-password registered user could connect a oauth2-login with his existing login.

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.
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

1976Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowSave sorting for actual projectPlanned
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1.1 devel15.03.201515.03.2015 Task Description

"Sorting by columnXYZ" - possibly in $_SESSION?

1975Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBatch processing of tasks in tasklistPlanned
50%
1.1 devel3115.03.201513.12.2016 Task Description

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

Edit by peterdd: Topic was discussed earlier on https://github.com/Flyspray/flyspray/issues/130 (edit:It seems Jordan turned “issues” on github.com off in favor of bugs.flyspray.org)

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.

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.
1970User InterfaceFeature RequestLowIcons for predefined task typesNew
20%
1.1 devel112.03.201530.10.2015
1969User InterfaceFeature RequestLowsearch form with Advanced search toggle layoutNew
60%
1.1 devel312.03.201519.09.2015
1968User InterfaceFeature RequestLowReplace Expand all / Collapse all on Roadmap page by pu...Planned
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1.1 devel12.03.201516.03.2015
1966User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMy votes on myprofileNew
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1.1 devel11.03.201503.11.2015
1959User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdd vote from tasklistPlanned
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1.1 devel09.03.201509.03.2015
1875Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAbility to mark project as completedMaybe
20%
1.1 devel6126.09.201312.10.2015
1849Backend/CoreFeature RequestHighInstaller OverhaulPlanned
50%
1.1 devel515.03.201315.07.2016
1847User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMake default theme responsivePlanned
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1.1 devel314.03.201316.10.2015
1836Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowNeed permission option to view only own tasksPlanned
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1.1 devel727.02.201322.04.2015
1812Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMultiple email addressesPlanned
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1.1 devel317.01.201330.12.2015
1753Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumUsergroup Restriction: Only View SummaryConfirmed
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1.1 devel4220.06.201227.06.2016
1751Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumDefault to show all in Event LogConfirmed
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1.1 devel1120.06.201209.02.2016
1748Database QueriesFeature RequestLowSort by recent activityPlanned
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1.1 devel717.06.201211.03.2015
1736User InterfaceFeature RequestLowBe able to add colors for Task StatusesPlanned
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1.1 devel516.05.201215.10.2015
1720Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBetter Access Control Lists and User / Group ManagementPlanned
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1.1 devel301.05.201220.03.2015
1671Database QueriesFeature RequestLowAbility to extract CSV, or ExcelPlanned
50%
1.1 devel4318.12.201008.10.2017
1510NotificationsFeature RequestMediumFunction to test mail configuration Planned
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1.1 devel1329.10.200828.10.2015
1487AuthenticationFeature RequestLowLDAP(Active Directory) AuthenticationPlanned
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1.1 devel101121.05.200804.09.2019
1134User InterfaceFeature RequestLowadd icon/image for each projectPlanned
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1.1 devel7329.11.200609.03.2015
1040User InterfaceFeature RequestLowClose Multiple Tasks at onceNew
30%
1.1 devel5317.08.200601.10.2015
2031User InterfaceTODOLowRendering overduePlanned
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1.1 devel412.08.201514.08.2015
2016User InterfaceTODOMediumheading and h1, h2, h3New
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1.1 devel23.07.201523.07.2015
1981Backend/CoreTODOLowUnify event logging and notificationsConfirmed
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1.1 devel220.03.201522.03.2015
1973Backend/CoreTODOLowurl rewritePlanned
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1.1 devel214.03.201511.02.2016
1956Backend/CoreTODOLowDatesConfirmed
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