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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 Opened Last Edited  desc
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.
1487AuthenticationFeature RequestLowLDAP(Active Directory) AuthenticationPlanned
40%
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.

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
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.
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)
  • ...
 2011 Backend/CoreFeature RequestLow last modified table sorting Closed
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1.1 devel18.07.201520.07.2018 Task Description

If you sort the task result list by last modified date, it ignores the tasks, that are new created, but not changed.

I think better is to sort by create date too when sorting by modifed date.

  • Either we do it by a modified sql sorting rule using both date fields.
  • Or we just save the the creation date also in the modified field on the creation, so this field is never empty or null. (this would be the easiest)

In the 2nd solution the upgrade sql script should write the task creation datetime to the modifed datetime field
Something like

UPDATE tasks SET modified=created WHERE modified='' or modified IS NULL
 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.

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.

1671Database QueriesFeature RequestLowAbility to extract CSV, or ExcelPlanned
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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.

2098User InterfaceBug ReportMediumAttached image cannot be downloadedConfirmed
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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.

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.

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.

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.

 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 Task Description

The idea is to select some tasks on the tasklist and select on action to (for example)

  • Change the “Due in version”
  • change the status
  • increase/decrease severity/priority
  • ...
1849Backend/CoreFeature RequestHighInstaller OverhaulPlanned
50%
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.

 1979 User InterfaceTODOHigh Update bugs.flyspray.org Closed
100%
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’.
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.

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.

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.

1973Backend/CoreTODOLowurl rewritePlanned
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1.1 devel214.03.201511.02.2016 Task Description

Well, it needs a cleanup, per example:

fixed now http://127.0.0.1/flyspray/task/3?project=1

That should be something like:

The actual one is actually half a rewrite and half a GET version

1982Backend/CoreBug ReportLowdouble entries in assignees listNew
80%
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”.

1751Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumDefault to show all in Event LogConfirmed
20%
1.1 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!).

1812Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowMultiple email addressesPlanned
20%
1.1 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 jordan@thevelozgroup.com, but I should also be able to log in via jordanmendler@gmail.com or other addresses I add.

1919Backend/CoreBug ReportLowAJAX Quick-Edit on category and task pagesPlanned
70%
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.

 1942 User InterfaceFeature RequestLow Able To add a comment while editing a task Closed
100%
1.1 devel13.11.201424.11.2015
2012Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumManaging TagsNew
60%
1.1 devel418.07.201512.11.2015
1966User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMy votes on myprofileNew
80%
1.1 devel11.03.201503.11.2015
1970User InterfaceFeature RequestLowIcons for predefined task typesNew
20%
1.1 devel112.03.201530.10.2015
1510NotificationsFeature RequestMediumFunction to test mail configuration Planned
40%
1.1 devel1329.10.200828.10.2015
1847User InterfaceFeature RequestLowMake default theme responsivePlanned
20%
1.1 devel314.03.201316.10.2015
1736User InterfaceFeature RequestLowBe able to add colors for Task StatusesPlanned
50%
1.1 devel516.05.201215.10.2015
1875Backend/CoreFeature RequestMediumAbility to mark project as completedMaybe
20%
1.1 devel6126.09.201312.10.2015
 2056 Backend/CoreFeature RequestLow Do not do pagination on csv export  Closed
100%
1.1 devel17.09.201505.10.2015
1040User InterfaceFeature RequestLowClose Multiple Tasks at onceNew
30%
1.1 devel5317.08.200601.10.2015
2004User InterfaceBug ReportLowphp notice on unset params on reports pageNew
0%
1.1 devel218.07.201519.09.2015
1967User InterfaceBug ReportLowKeep browser scroll position when sorting task listNew
20%
1.1 devel412.03.201519.09.2015
1969User InterfaceFeature RequestLowsearch form with Advanced search toggle layoutNew
60%
1.1 devel312.03.201519.09.2015
2020XMPP/JabberFeature RequestMediumFunction to test jabber/xmpp configuration New
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1.1 devel1131.07.201519.09.2015
 1835 Backend/CoreBug ReportHigh Upgrade to 1.0 requires dokuwiki syntax vs. free text/h ...Closed
100%
1.1 devel626.02.201319.09.2015
2055Backend/CoreBug ReportLowMake the csv export table fields respect the user permi...New
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1.1 devel17.09.201517.09.2015
2053Backend/CoreBug ReportLowambiguous user name displayNew
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1.1 devel17.09.201517.09.2015
2000User InterfaceFeature RequestLowResponsible persons column viewNew
30%
1.1 devel122.06.201509.09.2015
 1776 User InterfaceBug ReportLow Arrow showing the last visited task broken when using ' ...Closed
100%
1.1 devel116.10.201204.09.2015
2031User InterfaceTODOLowRendering overduePlanned
50%
1.1 devel412.08.201514.08.2015
2019User InterfaceFeature RequestMediumtitle -tag Waiting on Customer
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1.1 devel26.07.201526.07.2015
1965Public RelationsBug ReportHighPR fixes for FS 1.0 on external sitesNew
0%
1.1 devel111.03.201524.07.2015
2016User InterfaceTODOMediumheading and h1, h2, h3New
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1.1 devel23.07.201523.07.2015
2005Backend/CoreFeature RequestLowone account, several authenticationsNew
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1.1 devel18.07.201518.07.2015
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
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