An online conference all about LibreOffice technology
Hosted by The Document Foundation, the LibreOffice Conference 2021 (LibOCon) will be an online event. The live-streaming of the talks and workshops will be taking place from September 23rd to September 25th. Collabora developers will give interesting talks on LibreOffice technology, Collabora Online and the ecosystem on all three days, providing profound insights around the latest features and developments. This article gives you an overview of our presentations. Meet us at LibOCon 2021 and just one week later at our COOLdays!
Day 1: Thursday, September 23rd 2021
13:00 – 13:30 – Room 1
Michael Meeks, Managing Director of Collabora Productivity and member of the LibreOffice Board, looks at the latest developments around LibreOffice from an organizational and ecosystem perspective.
15:00 – 15:30 – Room 1
I feel the need… The need for speed…
Optimization is a lengthy process. But also an adventure that requires a bit of detective instinct and plenty of exploratory talent. Discover which adjustments are being made to make LibreOffice even faster and better performing.
16:00 – 16:20 – Room 1
Some improvements for the SVG export filter
Marco Cecchetti reports on progress around the use of SVG in presentations and the improvements in performance and storage requirements on export.
16:30 – 17:00 – Room 1
Improved document searching with LibreOffice
Collabora developer Miklos Vajna introduces the latest enhancements to LibreOffice and Collabora Online search that visualize hits across different documents.
17:00 – 17:30 – Room 1
Multi-column support in LibreOffice 7.2
The new feature, its relevance, obstacles and implementation status. Mike Kaganski shares his experience, how interesting was it to work on this.
Day 2: Friday, September 24th 2021
12:00 – 12:30 – Room 1
A year of COOL …
Find out about the improvements that LibreOffice technology in the browser experienced. Hear about success stories and new features in Collabora Online!
12:30 – 13:00 – Room 1
Recently, we have been focusing our Collobora Online development on improving the feel and slickness of document editing. Come and hear about the things that we’ve found and fixed, both in COOL and also in the LibreOffice core to improve the experience!
13:00 – 13:05 – Room 2
PPTX footer export & import interoperability
Sarper Akdemir outlines the challenges around the export & import of Footers in PPTX and how they have been mastered.
13:30 – 13:50 – Room 1
Gutter margin in Writer page styles
LibreOffice was already capable of handling various margins in Writer page styles. A missing piece was the support for the gutter margins. Find out, how this was implemented!
14:00 – 14:30 – Room 1
Built-in “Xray” like UNO object inspector
When developing macros and extensions in LibreOffice, it is very useful to have an object inspector. The Document Foundation put up a tender to create a built-in Xray-like UNO object inspector. It was awarded to Collabora, and we are now in the process of implementing it. Hear about the progress!
15:30 – 16:00 – Room 1
PDF annotations support
The LibreOffice technology in Draw is key to PDF annotations, and the support of a recently added review-based workflow. Find out, how this has been implemented!
Day 3: Saturday, September 25th 2021
13:00 – 13:15 – Room 1
JSDialogs improvements over the past year
JSDialogs is a LibreOffice component used to share UI elements with Collabora Online. Hear about the most recent updates added.
More interesting talks on LibreOffice technology at the COOLdays
We’re excited to announce the COOL Days 2021 – just one week after the LibOCon. The online conference will take place on September 30th and October 1st and feature a vast range of topics around Collabora Online’s technological and commercial development. The 30th of September – Development Day – is focused on developers to share their experiences. The 1st of October – Business Day – concentrates on commercial topics. Discover the COOL Days program.