Connecting Collabora Online built-in CODE Server with Nginx

When you are using a Nginx server, you need to do a small modification to your existing configuration. For the Collabora Online app to work, you have to add a ‘richdocumentscode/proxy’ entry point as an allowed location to the config in the webroot of your nginx installation. From the documentation at Nextcloud:

location ~ ^\/nextcloud\/(?:index|remote|public|cron|core\/ajax\/update|status|ocs\/v[12]|updater\/.+|oc[ms]-provider\/.+|.+\/richdocumentscode\/proxy)\.php(?:$|\/) {

If you experience any problems, of have any questions, pls do contact us.

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Collabora Online update available – version 4.2.3

New features

  • Support for drop down lists in form fields in ODT and DOCX and other text file formats
  • Handling of tabstops directly on the ruler in text documents

Most important improvements and fixes

  • Started to support WOPI proof keys (see also: https://wopi.readthedocs.io/en/latest/scenarios/proofkeys.html)
  • Packages for Ubuntu 20.04
  • Fixed Insert – Image (from storage) on Firefox and IE11
  • Fixed PDF printing of multi-page documents
  • Fixed Number format controls in Calc
  • Calc multiline formula bar improved
  • Updated translations

Read complete release notes here.




About Collabora Productivity

Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the cloud, providing Collabora Online and 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, specializing in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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Collabora Online demo servers provide fast and easy user access

With interest in Collabora Online growing fast, more and more people want an easy way to play with the software before setting it up themselves at-home, on-premise or from a hosting partner. We expect some of hosting partners to use this too as an easy way to show-case their locally hosted server solutions.

We are always looking into ways to make setup easier, and we are now happy to announce the availability of demo servers from Nextcloud’s Collabora Online (richdocuments) App! We are grateful to work side by side with Nextcloud to deliver this to their users, and will be working with our other partners to integrate similar functionality in due course.

Users can now easily checkout the latest builds of Collabora Online Development Edition directly from their own Nextcloud installation, without the need to install a full Collabora Online server.

 

Demo user: choose a server and agree to experiment

Users of the demo servers must agree to the terms of service upon first use, as well as after each product update. Clearly these are not for production use – we recommend our hosting partners for real, hosted production use. We remind users that their documents are stored (temporarily, while open for editing) on the demo servers of Collabora or on those of one of our partners. This clearly contrasts with an on-premise solution where you can keep all of your documents on your own site as well as controlling performance and networking. Collabora Online really is the ideal solution for using your own servers for securely working on documents online.

With these demo servers, users may experience mixed performance, depending on the number of users using the service, but of course we can use that same usage-data in order to further optimize product performance. Users are not asked for any personal data (email address, etc.).

Sysadmins information

To activate the new demo-server feature, just two clicks of the sysadmin are enough to allow users to choose to connect to a server with a fully functional version of Collabora Online. This option is, of course, available on the administration page of the Collabora Online App.


Solving connection issues

We’ve seen reports of connection problems, caused by an incorrect/out of date configuration. The solution (in short): /hosting/capabilities/ endpoint should be readable (the reverse proxy setup in use is out of date)! You can find the necessary info on our pages for Setting up Nginx .. and Setting up Apache .. reverse proxy.

(Interested in discussion and background info? Pls read here.)

For partners, in cooperation with partners

We encourage our partners to help us provide demo servers in their local geography, and add them to our list to broadcast the benefits of their local provision of Collabora Online to a wider circle.


If you would like to integrate this with your solution – please checkout the server list (JSON). Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or ideas.


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Collabora Online 4.2.2 released

Collabora Online 4.2.2

Collabora Online 4.2-updates

PDF and Chinese, Japanese and Korean date format improvements

We are glad to announce the release of Collabora Online 4.2.2. This latest version features improvements in PDF handling (PDFium-based PDF rendering) and with regard to the display of Chinese (and other Asian) date formats in Calc.

Many important fixes

Besides these improvements version 4.2.2 brings a lot of important stability fixes and updated translations. Among other things, the view in Writer now behaves as expected when deselecting an image. You can find an overview of all features and fixes in our release notes.

Update of Collabora Online 4.2.0

Collabora Online 4.2.2 is annother update to our major release Collabora Online 4.2.0. Learn all about the new implementations in the original announcement. If you want to test the latest features you might want to take a look at our snapshots or request a demo!

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Updated Collabora Online – version 4.2.1 – available now

First update of major release Collabora Online 4.2

After a lot of encouraging feedback we received on the major 4.2.0 Online release, we’re happy to now announce the first update!

New Features

  • Context menu option to put a shape or image to the background of text on Writer. (Wrap → Wrap Through + In Background, Arrange → To Background and To Foreground)

Shape moved to the background of a Writer document. Click on the image to start animation!
  • Writer documents can be exported to EPUB format. Use File > Download as > EPUB (.epub)
    This uses the default similar to File > Export As > Export Directly As EPUB in LibreOffice / Collabora Office.

Export as EPUB in Collabora Online!

Improved features

  • Consistent Calc formula bar focusing in all cases

  • Possibility to easily navigate across wide merged cells in Calc

  • You can use Table of Contents links in Writer document

  • Updated translations

Fixes

  • In some cases the font dropdown contained only 2 fonts instead of all fonts installed. This has been fixed

  • Search bar did not accept letter ‘r’. This has been fixed

  • Fixed slide reordering by drag-and-drop in Impress

  • Fixed printing in Internet Explorer 11

  • Collabora Online never supported opening .oxt files (LibreOffice extensions) and .odb files (LibreOffice database files). We removed these file types from WOPI discovery.xml

  • Fixed the z-index of some pop-up dialogs, e.g. the warning to exceeded document/connection limit dialog is visible again

  • Fixed download action when server is running with no capabilities

  • On CentOS 8, Ubuntu 18.04, and Debian 10, which have OpenSSL 1.1.1, now we link loolwsd with Poco 1.10.1. That solves SSL connection issues, e.g. connecting to sites that have certificates made with elliptic curve key
  • On some systems the “child-root” jails were not cleaned up after use. This has been fixed

 

4.2.0 information

Since this version is an update. you may be interested in the information on the major release 4.2.0.

 

About Collabora Productivity

Collabora Productivity is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the cloud, providing Collabora Online and 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, specializing in mobile, automotive and consumer electronics industries. For more information, visit www.collaboraoffice.com or follow @CollaboraOffice on Twitter.

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