Collabora Online 2.1.4 released

Cambridge, United Kingdom – October 9, 2017 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is excited to announce a new release of its flagship enterprise-ready cloud document suite – Collabora Online 2.1.4, with new features and multiple improvements.

The Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) has been updated to version 2.1.4 as well.

What’s new in Collabora Online 2.1.4?

The following features and improvements are new since Collabora Online 2.1.3:

  • Spell checking support
    • In Writer, Calc and Impress
    • New Tools -> Automatic Spell Checking option to turn the spell checking on and off
    • New Tools -> Language for selection, Language for paragraph and Language for entire document submenus in Writer
      • These allow the users to create multi-lingual documents with Collabora Online easily. One sentence in English, and the other in German? No problem!

  • Status bar indicates the current language

  • Improved user experience of the startup
    • Menu and toolbar show already before the document is loaded
  • Easier High Availability handling
    • Now all the requests that need to end up at the same node have a WOPISrc= URL parameter, it is not necessary to examine the URL path any more
  • WOPI
    • PutFile now provides two custom request headers:
      • X-LOOL-WOPI-IsModifiedByUser – true/false indicates whether the document was modified by the user when they saved it
      • X-LOOL-WOPI-IsAutosave – true/false indicates whether the PutFile is a result of autosave or the user pressing the Save button
  • RPM and Deb triggers
    • Update systemplate when new versions of system packages are installed
  • Several smaller fixes

Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) 2.1.4

Together with the release of Collabora Online 2.1.4 we will also release version 2.1.4 of the development edition of Collabora Online: CODE. The development edition is aimed at home users and contains the latest and greatest developments. We want as many people as possible to try it out and get back control of their own online documents. We’d also love to get people involved in our efforts to make LibreOffice Online even better. Download the Docker Image, enjoy using it at home and why not participate in the project too!

For more information on CODE, and info on how to get it, please check out our CODE page.

Over 1.5 million docker pulls!

Collabora Online continues to grow at an amazing speed! Not too long ago the Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) reached 1 million docker pulls – now we have over 1.5 million pulls! Get your own docker image from https://hub.docker.com/r/collabora/code/ and check out https://www.collaboraoffice.com/code/ for more details on how to integrate this image if your favorite File Share and Sync solution.

Online demo

You can get an online demo of Collabora Online and try it out yourself right now!

 

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.

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LibreOffice Conference 2017 – Talks from Collabora

We are looking forward to the LibreOffice Conference 2017, starting on October 11 in Rome, Italy! Just like at the previous LibreOffice conferences, there will be talks from people that work at Collabora Productivity, talking about LibreOffice desktop and Online development, new features, security, testing, use cases and a lot more!

You can find more detailed info on the talks from Collabora, ordered by date and time, below:

Filing better interoperability bugs – from users to development

An essential aspect of LibreOffice is that it can work with documents coming from other office suites. During that, however, we are bound to run into interoperability issues. This talk aims to give techniques that can be used by end users and QA people alike to take a closer look at these issues and process the documents causing bugs, without much information about the formats (eg. to create minimal examples), to provide more relevant details to developers in the bug reports.

Speaker: Aron Budea
Room: Sala della Commissioni
Day: Wednesday, October 11
Start: 16:00
End: 16:30

LibreOffice Code Overview

The LibreOffice code-base is huge. Finding the relevant source code for your bug or feature can be challenging initially. The talk will walk though a number of key modules in our codebase and will give a brief summary on them. Also code documentation techniques used in our code (doxygen, per-module README files) will be presented as well. Come and see how to get from the user interface to the relevant source code, what still lacks documentation and how you can help.

Speaker: Miklos Vajna
Room: Sala della piccola Protomoteca
Day: Wednesday, October 11
Start: 16:30
End: 17:00

Quantum computing with VBA

VBA, the programming language of Excel and other Microsoft Office programs, is also interpreted by LibreOffice with more or less success. Among others, the company D-Wave, the world’s first quantum computing company, decided to use LibreOffice for running their VBA script, using its VBA support. The talk will walk through the improvements made on LibreOffice in order to be able to run the above mentioned macro and improve the efficiency of interpreting vba scripts.

Speaker: Tamas Bunth
Room: Sala della piccola Protomoteca
Day: Wednesday, October 11
Start: 18:30
End: 18:30

LibreOffice Online – new features since the last year

LibreOffice Online is an exciting technology that allows people to edit documents and collaborate on them in a web browser. It is rapidly developing, and has improved a lot since the last year. Come and see all the new exciting features that did not exist in the LibreOffice Online one year ago – like the collaborative editing, user friendly comments, resizing cells in spreadsheets, and much more.

Speaker: Jan Holesovsky
Room: Sala della Commissioni
Day: Thursday, October 12
Start: 9:30
End: 10:00