CODE updates

code-logoWe launched CODE in December last year, and since then the functionality has improved hugely under the loving attention of lots of Collabora Engineers, with input from Partners and customers.

Docker Image

After discussions with community members, and several partners, today we’re changing the focus of CODE. As of today’s announcement, we have a plurality of partners who have easy to use integrations shipping, with more soon to ship. That means that we are deprecating our bundled Virtual Machine and distributing a smaller Docker image from Docker Hub, focused on home users, that contains just CODE which people can integrate more easily into their existing File Sync and Share setups. We’re eager to encourage people to try this out at home, and capture the advantages of keeping control over your data while having an up-to-date Online Office suite based on LibreOffice.

Updates

Of course – we also have a number of recent new developments contained in this image for people to try out and enjoy. Firstly we’ve upgraded to base on Collabora Online 5.1 – which fixes a good number of annoying rendering issues. We’ve added a number of status bar features, including the much requested word-count in writer, and the spreadsheet quick status bar ‘sum’ functionality which you really notice when they are missing:

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We’ve also done some work to improve handling of revisions, with better save and auto-save behavior, readonly mode improvements as well as adding easy ‘restore’ functionality to versioning.

Do grab the docker image, give it a try, and get involved with development on CODE.

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Nextcloud and Collabora Partner to Offer Community and Enterprise Solution for Online Office

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Cambridge, United Kingdom and Stuttgart, Germany – July 19, 2016 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, and Nextcloud GmbH, the company behind the next generation privacy-aware open source file sync and share, communication and collaboration technology partner to announce the availability of Collabora Online Office technology for home and enterprise users.

Collabora Online provides users with a full cloud document suite handling all major documents, presentations and spreadsheet formats while retaining privacy and security. The ‘shared editing’ capability enables teams to see changes of one editor in real time, avoiding editing and versioning conflicts and complementing the built in secure chat and WebRTC video conferencing in Nextcloud.

Together we are expanding the Collabora Online Development Edition to make it available for anybody as an easy to use Docker image for simple deployment of an up to date Online Office solution integrated in Nextcloud. At the same time, Nextcloud and Collabora announce availability of our joint offering for our enterprise customers.

Nextcloud is a community focused project“, noted Michael Meeks, General Manager, Collabora Productivity. “making a secure and up to date solution for online document editing available to everybody was a key concern for their community and we’re proud to have been able to deliver that together with Nextcloud.

Working with Collabora and the LibreOffice community enables us to provide a great solution to for our enterprise customers“, said Frank Karlitsche, Managing Director, Nextcloud. “We’re proud to partner with Collabora the creators of LibreOffice Online to enable our community and customers to run their own Online Office suite.

Home users can get started with their self-hosted Online Office integration with Nextcloud from the Nextcloud website: http://www.nextcloud.com/collabora/ while Enterprise users have access to a supported, secure and scalable solution, starting at 1000 EUR or 1200 USD for 50 users per year in addition to an Nextcloud Standard or Nextcloud Premium Support Subscription.

About Collabora Productivity:

Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, providing a range of products and consulting to enterprise and government. Powered by the largest team of certified LibreOffice engineers in the world, it is a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community. Collabora Office for Desktop and Collabora Online provide a business-hardened office suite with long-term, multi-platform support. Collabora Productivity is a division of Collabora, the global software consultancy dedicated to providing the benefits of Open Source to the commercial world, specialising in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

About Nextcloud

Nextcloud offers a unique-in-the-industry fully open source solution for on-premise data handling and communication with a uncompromising focus on security and privacy. Nextcloud brings together universal access to data with next-generation secure communication and collaboration capabilities under direct control of IT and integrated with existing compliant infrastructure. Nextcloud’s open, modular architecture, emphasis on security and advanced federation capabilities enable modern enterprises to leverage their existing assets within and across the borders of their organization. For more information, visit https://nextcloud.com or follow @Nextclouders on Twitter.

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Upcoming webinar: Collabora Online for ownCloud Enterprise

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Interested in learning more about the new open source cloud document suite for ownCloud Enterprise, that supports all major office file formats, will increase your productivity and allows you to stay in complete control of data? Sign up for the webinar on July 27, 2016.

With Collabora Online for ownCloud Enterprise you can access your office documents online, author new content, share your work and collaboratively work on the same document with others using “shared editing”.

Join the Webinar at ownCloud on July 27, 4 pm – 4.30 pm CET and see in a live demonstration how to:

  • Get started with Collabora Online for ownCloud Enterprise
  • Create, edit and view:
    • text documents
    • spreadsheets
    • presentations
  • Increase productivity by using shared editing

Key Data

Date July 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 – 4:30 pm CEST/ 10:00 – 10:30 am EST
Speaker: Michael Meeks, Collabora
Language: English

Sign up for the webinar!

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CODE updates

code-logoToday we’ve updated the Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE), including a list of nice improvements and many bugfixes. Like in the update two weeks ago there, there are several ownCloud plugin updates, including a revision history sidebar.

General updates

  • The header menu now includes a “Help” -> “About” window, where you can see version information. The link to the keyboard shortcuts information popup is also in the header menu now (under “Help” -> “Keyboard shortcuts”).
  • Refactoring of loolwsd configuration options (not user visible)
  • Translations have been updated. If you want to help out with translating, head out to the “LibreOffice Online” translation page.

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ownCloud plugin updates

  • You can now open the revision history sidebar (“File” – “See revision history”). The sidebar with revisions allows you to view previous saved versions.
  • updated translations
  • Misc bugfixes and code cleanups

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How to update

Your VM updates automatically. Didn’t download CODE yet? Head out to the CODE page and get your own VM today!

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