Collabora Online 6.4 Release Notes

Please find all information on updates, features, and fixes of the 6.4 branch of Collabora Online on this page. Details about security updates are available here.

 

Collabora Online 6.4.13

  • Micro update to 6.4.13-2 – October 11
  • Micro update to 6.4.13-3 – October 19

Released on October 7, 2021
Bugfix release. Most important fixes:

  • Fixed display issues of maths formulas in OOXML documents
  • Fixed alignment and updated design of icons on shortcut bar of NotebookBar
  • Fixed compatibility issues with Firefox 52 ESR
  • Fixed a loolwsd service shutdown problem on CentOS 7
  • Fixed some corner cases of document permission changes with integrations (read-only vs. read-write)

Package updates

  • 6.4.13-2 on October 11, 2021
    • Fixed bundle.js issue of package for Ubuntu 20.04
    • Translation updates
    • Avoid console error for user avatar
    • Remove annotation remnant on comment resolve
    • loolwsd 6.4.13 (git hash: 3a048eac7), LOKit Collabora Office 6.4-49 (git hash: 70f6522)
  • 6.4.13-3 on October 19, 2021
    • Fixed copy&paste after ‘save as’ in clustered setup
    • Don’t show ‘reconnecting’ on idle
    • Escape special characters in userid and username, e.g. ‘\’ in “domain\username”-type SharePoint user names
    • GH#3208 include X-WOPI-Lock header on rename operation
    • Added LibreOffice Technology logo to About box
    • loolwsd 6.4.13 (git hash: 078e8b8), LOKit Collabora Office 6.4-49 (git hash: 70f6522)

Collabora Online 6.4.11

  • Micro update to 6.4.11-2 – September 8
  • Micro update to 6.4.11-3 – September 20

Released on September 2, 2021
Bugfix release. Most important fixes:

  • Avoid selection jumps with multiple users in Calc
  • Support for escaped Unicode chars in strings import from XLSX files
  • Columns in single row tables are now resizeable in Writer
  • Take the PDF graphic rendering DPI into account when exporting
  • Do not freeze rows and columns at invalid 0,0 position in Calc
  • NotebookBar size reduced
  • Debian 11 support
  • Improved zoom animations
  • Redesigned Calc cell cursor
  • User interface polish
  • Various crash fixes
  • Updated translations

Package updates

  • 6.4.11-2 on September 8, 2021
    • Inserting comments in PDFs is possible again
    • loolwsd 6.4.11 (git hash: 8eb9290d), LOKit Collabora Office 6.4-47 (git hash: 61e05e674)
  • 6.4.11-3 on September 20, 2021
    • Show/hide ruler in Writer works again
    • Resizing window does not make view jump back to caret in Writer
    • Document focus is kept when clicking the Bold/Italic/Underline buttons in Notebookbar
    • Compatibility problem with load balancers (eg. recent HAProxy versions) resolved
    • Updated translations
    • loolwsd 6.4.11 (git hash: a937747), LOKit Collabora Office 6.4-48 (git hash: 3edd452)

Collabora Online 6.4.10

  • Micro update to 6.4.10-10 – August 18

Released on August 6, 2021

  • Anchors for images & objects implemented in online Writer
  • Showing headers and footers in PPTX presentations; with improved interoperability
  • PDF continuous scrolling implemented; earlier you could only browse PDF files page by page
  • Online Help and About dialog interaction have been improved; also the content can be copied now too

Performance improvements

  • Asynchronous save, preventing that in some situations editing is blocked
  • Considerable rendering performance improvements for red-lining (spell checking)
  • Message parsing performance improved by solving memory waste
  • The image scaling caches for multi-user documents has been enlarged, based on the number of users
  • JavaScript image encoding has been optimized
  • JavaScript performance in the browser client has numerous improvements
  • The document is no longer re-rendered in the browser for every websocket message from the server: instead batching message processing to improve responsiveness
  • JavaScript and grid line rendering performance in Calc have also been improved

Profiling & debugging improvements

  • New built-in end-to-end profiler, helping developers
  • Trace-logging for one document/user, helping sysadmins/developers with diagnoses of problems with individual documents

Usability improvements

  • After inserting a shape or a table, the NotebookBar will switch to Draw/Table tab
  • Dropdown button in classic mode for fontcolour, backcolour added
  • Button arrangement optimized (Find & Replace, Thesaurus)
  • Icons and close buttons position optimized
  • NotebookBar improved by showing important items with a large button
  • NotebookBar size reduced
  • Change document name box improved
  • Favicon improved for documents in Online
  • Improved cell cursors and selections
  • AutoFill selector improvement in Calc
  • Spreadsheet tabs more legible through added contrast & cosmetic fixes
  • Spreadsheet tabs context menu reworked: only the options that make sense (e.g. with one sheet) will be available
  • The search toolbar now gives a clearly visible “not found” feedback
  • The settings in the CSV Import dialog are better positioned and therefore easier to use. Also, horizontal scrolling through columns is enabled
  • Tooltip and label fixes
  • Various close buttons and other icons have the best position now
  • Several style inconsistencies in dialogs, menus and pop-ups have been fixed

Find more information on new features in the Collabora Online 6.4.10 announcement!
Package updates

  • 6.4.10-10 on August 16, 2021 fixes a bug that occurred with a special HAProxy configuration (Host: header don’t append port for standard ports.) Other minor issues were fixed, too.
    • loolwsd 6.4.10 (git hash: d12ab86), LOKit Collabora Office 6.4-46 (git hash: 51a199f)

CODE 6.4.9-3

Released on June 17, 2021

  • Various security and stability fixes

 

CODE 6.4.9

Released on May 28, 2021
Features and improvements

  • Text Import dialog (import structured text, e.g. CSV or tab separated text, into Calc) on mobile UI
  • Further performance improvements (Calc, Writer table editing)
  • User interface fixes in the NotebookBar
  • Fixed rendering of page background gradients
  • Updated 3rd party libraries that have security fixes (serf, libxml2, expat)
  • Translation updates
CSV Import on mobile UI

Collabora Online 6.4.9-3

Released on June 28, 2021
Features and improvements

  • HTTP 302 redirection support
  • Several small fixes

Collabora Online 6.4.9

Released on June 7, 2021
Features and improvements

  • Text Import dialog (import structured text, e.g. CSV or tab separated text, into Calc) also from browsers on mobile devices
  • Further performance improvements (Calc, Writer table editing)
  • User interface fixes in the NotebookBar
  • Fixed rendering of page background gradients
  • Updated 3rd party libraries that have security fixes (serf, libxml2, expat)
  • Translation updates

Find out more in the announcement!

Collabora Online 6.4.8

Released on April 23, 2021
Features

  • Clearly visible and responsive glue points on all drawing shapes
    • Now connect with a variety of connectors at any glue point
  • Comment popups are now allowing to paste text
  • Newly added comments will by highlighted by default
  • Copying slides now can be done with Ctrl+drag and drop

Fixes and improvements

  • Improved table handles in Writer
  • Avoid showing regular slides in master view
  • Much faster loading of NotebookBar
  • Various User Interface improvements, making it prettier, more consistent and easier to use
  • More performance wins & fixes

Read more in the release announcement.

Collabora Online 6.4.7

Released on March 31, 2021
New Features

  • Macros can be enabled online (disabled by default). Run macros while editing via Tools > Run Macro…
  • New: the Draw module is made available. You can now edit vector graphics in .odg files online
  • New drawing element connector shapes including glue points available. Can be created in Draw (and used in all components)
  • New Style preview UI available in NotebookBar. Easier to scroll through and improved usability
  • Custom shapes. It is now possible to move the adjustment points to customize shapes
  • Improved commenting on mobile phones. It’s now possible to see the list of the comments with a single tap and handle comments more conveniently
  • Complete Canvas rework, enabling for instance the freeze pane function on mobile devices
  • It is now possible to save spreadsheets as CSV files in Calc
  • The Action_ChangeUIMode postmessage command allows integrators to make the switch between classic toolbar and NotebookBar user configurable (Thanks to Gabriel Masei, 1&1)

Additionally, this update includes many small fixes. Find more details about this release in our announcement. You can check all the commits on GitHub!

Macro Selector dialog
Connector Toolbox of the new Draw component

Collabora Online 6.4.6

Released on February 25, 2021

New features

  • Gutter margins introduced to Writer
  • Fontwork objects implemented in Writer, Calc and Impress
  • Mobile friendly interface for Fontwork objects
  • Many visual and usability improvements for the Sidebar
  • Support of the FileUrl property of WOPI, for better performance in some configurations
  • Find the commits on GitHub!

6.4.6 package updates

  • 6.4.6-6 on February 27 fixed a crash and updated translations
  • 6.4.6-7 on March 3rd fixed an issue with the old Firefox 42 ESR
  • 6.4.6-8 on March 9th fixed two issues: 1) terminate Kit when disconnected while loading, and 2) issue copying images between different apps
Fontwork Gallery in Collabora Online 6.4.6

Collabora Online 6.4.5

Released on February 3, 2021

Improvements and fixes

  • Various performance improvements
  • various UI improvements
  • various bug fixes

Collabora Online 6.4.4

Released on January 21, 2021

New features

  • Support for table shadow (Impress)
  • Support ODF 1.3

Improvements and fixes

  • Fixed issues related to PDF annotations
  • Fixed issue that occurred when several users opened a watermarked document at the same time (now all users see the correct watermark)
  • Try harder to clean up ‘child-root’ jails after use in some circumstances
  • Updated translations
  • Cosmetic fixes of user interface

 

 

Collabora Online 6.4.3

Released on January 8, 2021

New features

  • Pivot Tables in Calc read more
  • AutoFilter functionality in Calc is now smoother
  • Calc online now offers more than a dozen extensive Statistical tools
  • Define and Manage Names in Calc
  • Also defining Print Ranges via the options of Manage Names
  • Insert Bookmark, Reference field, and more available on the tab Insert
  • The active Overwrite mode is now visible in the Status Bar

Improvements and fixes

  • Much improved performance on the document security jail processing
  • Notably better performance on some systems for document thumbnailing and load times
  • New close button on Toolbar with better visibility and improved usability on tablets
  • Dropdown and arrow in Zoom on Status Bar now look better
  • Visual improvements on some dialogs, inner frames and input fields
  • Fixed scrollbar bug in Sidebar
  • Selector behaves more consistent
  • Fixed alignments on hover in Vex dialogs
  • Hyperlink pop-ups have better rendering of drop-shadows
  • Context menu’s now have a single style for action entries
  • Context menu’s submenu style & arrow on hover improved
  • Easier to recognize when buttons are disabled.

 



Collabora Online 6.4.2

Released on December 7, 2020

New feature

  • Sheets in a spreadsheet can be moved and copied – see this blog – from the context menu of the sheet tab.

Performance improvements

  • Not iterating through redlines when they are disabled
  • Not unnecessarily swapping out PDF graphic files to disk
  • Not force-saving unmodified PDF files on exit
  • Canceling preview requests of page thumbnails that are not visible on screen
  • Saving watermark bitmaps per user for re-use

Various fixes

  • Fix lost bitmap fill for OOXML custom shapes in PPT export
  • Added missing package dependencies (rpm: cpio, deb: systemd)
  • Fixed spreadsheet column resizing on touch devices
  • Various smaller UI fixes

 

Collabora Online 6.4.1

Released on November 24, 2020

New features

  • Added the possibility to edit chart title & subtitle from the sidebar (on tablets and desktops) or from the mobile wizard (on phones)
  • Support line breaks (in the form of ‘\n’) in server-side watermarks
  • Clearer rotated server-side watermarks

Improvements and fixes

  • Fixed issues related to PDF annotations
  • Fixed issue that occurred when several users opened a watermarked document at the same time (now all users see the correct watermark)
  • Try harder to clean up ‘child-root’ jails after use in some circumstances
  • Updated translations
  • Cosmetic fixes of user interface

 

Edit Chart titles & Subtitles from the Sidebar

Collabora Online 6.4.0

Released on October 29, 2020
Please find all details in the original announcement.