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

ID Category Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Assigned To Due In Version   desc Opened Last Edited
 937 User InterfaceTODOLow New fancy layout for 1.0 Closed
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1.1 devel57229.05.200619.07.2018 Task Description

For version 1.0 we need a nice new layout for Flyspray.

Some ideas so far:

  • The theme should be bright, clean, modern and colourful.
  • Comments could be displayed like messages on Google groups (complies to the mentioned requirements), see attachments
  • The menu needs to be changed. It probably has to be vertical in future, but in any case (the only point that matters) it should be possible to add more menu items without requiring a higher screen resolution (width)
  • the new theme should use unstyled input elements
  • the layout of all forms should be unified. I like the layout of phpbb for example (see attachment)

Layout bugs/problems that should be fixed:

Currently we don’t have anyone who is able to do this (I would like to, but I am not very good at it), so if anyone is skilled at making things look good (without creating an image-heavy layout like some at css Zen Garden) he can let us know.

More ideas are welcome and will be added to the description.

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

 1979 User InterfaceTODOHigh Update bugs.flyspray.org Closed
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1.1 devel1218.03.201511.07.2016 Task Description

This site itself should be updated immediately to the current alpha version. We should eat our own dogfood.

  • modification in 0.9.9.7 on bugs.flyspray.org with password_hash() wasn’t ported to 1.0dev version, so some users of bugs.flyspray.org aren’t able to login now??? need to reset her password..? You just need to change passwdcrypt param from ‘md5’ (was default until FS1.0-rc1) to ‘crypt’.
1487AuthenticationFeature RequestLowLDAP(Active Directory) AuthenticationPlanned
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1.1 devel101121.05.200804.09.2019 Task Description

I have done a very quick bit of work to bring ldap (through active directory) authentication to flyspray for our implementation in the office. I hope it will be of use to others. There is a readme.txt inside talking through the process and the patch to apply. My plan is to expand on this and make it part of the setup process but this will take a bit longer.

1134User InterfaceFeature RequestLowadd icon/image for each projectPlanned
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1.1 devel7329.11.200609.03.2015 Task Description

When we have several projects into flyspray, it's hard to see the project where I am when I add several tasks.
It's necessary to read the text.

To improve this, I think that it's a good idea if it's possible to add a color or an image with the logo project next to project title into web page. It will more simple to know where we are when we use flyspray.

1748Database QueriesFeature RequestLowSort by recent activityPlanned
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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.

1836Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowNeed permission option to view only own tasksPlanned
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1.1 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.

1737JavascriptTODOLowJavascript OverhaulNew
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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.

1875Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAbility to mark project as completedMaybe
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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.

 1835 Backend/CoreBug ReportHigh Upgrade to 1.0 requires dokuwiki syntax vs. free text/h ...Closed
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1.1 devel626.02.201319.09.2015 Task Description

As a result of adding CKEditor we now need to nicely handle previous installs data where dokuwiki syntax is still in situ.

To be completed in line with the upgrade process which also requires work.

Edit 2015-03-11 peterdd: Dokuwiki plugin will probably still be the default syntax plugin for FS 1.0. CKeditor with free HTML input adds too many security issues which weren’t not enough considered before. So we think Dokuwiki as the default is the better option for the release of 1.0.

Older installs of Flyspray use dokuwiki format.
Peoples who just used the later dev versions (after 0.9.9.7) of Flyspray used ckeditor/html as text format.

So the Flyspray userbase consists of 2 different content formats. We plan to provide automatic conversion options when doing upgrades of existing installations.

1040User InterfaceFeature RequestLowClose Multiple Tasks at onceNew
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1.1 devel5317.08.200601.10.2015 Task Description

We don't close the tasks until the release is "made", that is we let them under "Requires Testing" with 100% complete. When the release/testing cycle is finished, somebody has to go task by task, and start closing them... it's a PITA ;)
It would be nice to have to option to select all the tasks you want to close, and that the "popup" when you enter the reason/etc, applied to all the tasks I selected...

I recall reading something about this in the past, but haven't found it; and if this is implemented, I haven't seen a way to do it in 099beta1

1736User InterfaceFeature RequestLowBe able to add colors for Task StatusesPlanned
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1.1 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.

1849Backend/CoreFeature RequestHighInstaller OverhaulPlanned
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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.

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
2098User InterfaceBug ReportMediumAttached image cannot be downloadedConfirmed
50%
1.1 devel530.01.201610.01.2017 Task Description

Steps:

- Attach an image to a task.
- It shows as a link in your task (cf. screenshot “Screenshot from 2016-01-29 18-34-31.png”).
- Click on the link.

Result: it opens a “popup” with the image displayed in it. If the image is big, the popup is just so huge the image is not visible without boring horizontal and vertical scrolling (see “Screenshot from 2016-01-30 15-07-26.png” which shows what I see when I click the image link on my task).
I can’t even right click to download from the menu since I see no “Save Image As” item. (see Screenshot-no-save-image-in-menu.png).

My workaround was that if I drag and drop the attachment link in the address bar, I finally get the expected image, which I can finally save as! This workaround was hard to find, and I expect most people will just get frustrated of being able to view an image attachment, yet not save it locally.

I proposes the following:
- a small “download” icon next to the image link in the task for direct download (without preview).
- a “download” link/icon on the top-left of the image display popup (to download while previewing).

And as a side feature (maybe I should make a separate report?), I suggest that by default the image display popup constrains the image to the screen size, with a “see real size” link, so that you don’t get the popup with huge scrolling when opening a big image on a smaller screen.

Note: of course this issue does not appear with non displayable attachment. If I have a zip or a document, it proposes me to download it directly.

1671Database QueriesFeature RequestLowAbility to extract CSV, or ExcelPlanned
50%
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.

1753Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumUsergroup Restriction: Only View SummaryConfirmed
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1.1 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.

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.

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.

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.
2012Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumManaging TagsNew
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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.

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

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.

1975Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBatch processing of tasks in tasklistPlanned
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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.

 1584 Backend/CoreFeature RequestLow Configuration: Header of emails Closed
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1.1 devel307.07.200909.03.2015 Task Description

Could be nice to add our own Header of the emails, for example, if my project is named FOO, i will receive emails like "FOO noreply@bts.foo.com", but if I own differents websites, could be nice to know from which one Im receiving the email from, so could be nice to set our own header (or it is just the name from?) of the emails, in order to receive something like "FOO Bugs noreply@bts.foo.com"

1720Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowBetter Access Control Lists and User / Group ManagementPlanned
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1.1 devel301.05.201220.03.2015
1812Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMultiple email addressesPlanned
20%
1.1 devel317.01.201330.12.2015
1847User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMake default theme responsivePlanned
20%
1.1 devel314.03.201316.10.2015
1955Backend/CoreTODOLowCodestyleConfirmed
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1.1 devel307.03.201509.03.2015
1956Backend/CoreTODOLowDatesConfirmed
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1.1 devel307.03.201509.03.2015
1969User InterfaceFeature RequestLowsearch form with Advanced search toggle layoutNew
60%
1.1 devel312.03.201519.09.2015
1982Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdouble entries in assignees listNew
80%
1.1 devel320.03.201511.02.2016
1973Backend/CoreTODOLowurl rewritePlanned
80%
1.1 devel214.03.201511.02.2016
1981Backend/CoreTODOLowUnify event logging and notificationsConfirmed
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1.1 devel220.03.201522.03.2015
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
2004User InterfaceBug ReportLowphp notice on unset params on reports pageNew
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1.1 devel218.07.201519.09.2015
2126User InterfaceFeature RequestLowdynamic meta description (was: Change page title)Confirmed
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1.1 devel217.05.201617.05.2016
1510NotificationsFeature RequestMediumFunction to test mail configuration Planned
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1.1 devel1329.10.200828.10.2015
1751Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumDefault to show all in Event LogConfirmed
20%
1.1 devel1120.06.201209.02.2016
2020XMPP/JabberFeature RequestMediumFunction to test jabber/xmpp configuration New
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1.1 devel1131.07.201519.09.2015
 1776 User InterfaceBug ReportLow Arrow showing the last visited task broken when using ' ...Closed
100%
1.1 devel116.10.201204.09.2015
 1885 Backend/CoreFeature RequestLow Change possible to change task attribute for a selected ...Closed
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1.1 devel109.01.201418.07.2016
1965Public RelationsBug ReportHighPR fixes for FS 1.0 on external sitesNew
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1.1 devel111.03.201524.07.2015
1970User InterfaceFeature RequestLowIcons for predefined task typesNew
20%
1.1 devel112.03.201530.10.2015
2000User InterfaceFeature RequestLowResponsible persons column viewNew
30%
1.1 devel122.06.201509.09.2015
2022Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowdefault or auto options for some settingsNew
0%
1.1 devel103.08.201515.01.2019
2317User InterfaceBug ReportMediumDate format wrongConfirmed
20%
1.1 devel122.11.201622.11.2016
1924Backend/CoreBug ReportLowBetter errors messages on email errorNew
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1.1 devel11.07.201406.03.2015
 1942 User InterfaceFeature RequestLow Able To add a comment while editing a task Closed
100%
1.1 devel13.11.201424.11.2015
1959User InterfaceFeature RequestLowAdd vote from tasklistPlanned
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1.1 devel09.03.201509.03.2015
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