Collabora Online Development Edition 2.0 released

CODE 2.0 (Collabora Online Development Edition) now includes collaborative editing

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Cambridge, United Kingdom – November 2, 2016 – Collabora Productivity, the developers behind LibreOffice Online, announced the release of CODE 2.0, including the latest and most requested feature from customers: collaborative editing. Developers and home users are encouraged to update, try this out and get involved with the latest developments – however for enterprise production users are recommended to wait for Collabora Online 2.0 – due soon.

code_v2_calc_detailCODE is the LibreOffice Online solution with the latest developments, perfect for home users that want to integrate their own online Office Suite with their preferred File Share and Sync solution. It allows editing of richly formatted documents directly from a web browser, with excellent support for all popular office file formats, including text documents (docx, doc, odt,…), spreadsheets (xlsx, xls, ods,…) and presentations (pptx, ppt, odp,…). For enterprises that look for a scalable, commercially supported version with Long Term Support, signed security updates and a SLA, Collabora Productivity provides Collabora Online.

Collabora Productivity shows with this release that they’ve done some amazing worksaid Holger Dyroff, Managing Director at ownCloud.The Collaborative Editing functionality was urgently requested by our enterprise users and the ownCloud Community! Thanks to Collabora’s commitment to Open Source, we now have an online office suite inside ownCloud that includes full collaboration – easy to use. 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, while others can see changes in real time and take over editing.

More info about Collabora Online in ownCloud

Collaborative file editing is something our community and customers are really interested in and Collabora Productivity has delivered thissaid Frank Karlitschek, Managing Director at Nextcloud.We’re proud to be partner with Collabora, the creators of LibreOffice Online, to deliver scalable, secure enterprise solutions to customers together.

More info about Collabora Online in Nextcloud

We have just released Pydio 7 with LibreOffice Online functionality with CODE for home users and Collabora Online for enterprisessaid Charles du Jeu, CEO of Pydio.Collabora Productivity has shown LibreOffice Online solves real user problems and is here to stay.

More info about Collabora Online in Pydio

Last year, in December, after a lot of work, Collabora Productivity released the first edition of CODE, bringing easy to integrate LibreOffice Online to the community for the very first time. The response of the community to this milestone was amazing and over the year interest in the project increased continuously, while Collabora Productivity continued to release frequent updates. Now, another huge milestone has been reached with the release of CODE 2.0, including the much requested collaborative editing on CODE.

We want to thank our outstanding partners for making LibreOffice Online available to their community and customers, and helping our goal of Collabore Online on every cloud, everywhere” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “This latest development release, with collaborative editing, is a huge step in this exciting journey and we are looking forward to grow this project even more.

code_v2_impress_detailThe goal of CODE is to get as many people as possible to try it out and get back control of their own online documents. Visit https://www.collaboraoffice.com/code/ to read how to set up CODE in your preferred File Share and Sync solution, or to learn about how to participate in this great project.

Screenshots

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Collaborative editing on a text document in CODE, with comments and replies to comments.

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Collaborative editing in a spreadsheet in CODE.

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Collaborative editing in a presentation in CODE, selecting text and elements.

Try it out

  • Developers & home users:
    Visit https://www.collaboraoffice.com/code/ to read how to set up CODE in your preferred File Share and Sync solution, or to learn about how to participate in this great project.
  • Enterprises:
    Enterprise production users are recommended to wait for Collabora Online 2.0 – due soon. In the meanwhile, try out the online demos of Collabora Online 1.0 in Nextcloud, ownCloud, Seafile and Pydio.

Want to offer Collabora Online to your clients?

Add LibreOffice Online functionality to your products! Simply fill out the “Become a partner” form and learn how you can do this.

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 ownCloud:

Organizations that must share confidential data internally and externally rely on ownCloud’s on-premises enterprise Universal File Access platform. Only ownCloud gives IT the visibility and control required to manage sensitive data, preserve business processes and integrate with existing compliant infrastructures while offering users the modern collaboration experience they demand. This is made possible through ownCloud’s open, modular architecture, extreme extensibility and unique federated cloud sharing capabilities. Company headquarters are in Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, visit: http://www.owncloud.com.

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.

About Pydio:

Pydio is the world’s largest Open Source file sharing and synchronization focused project for the enterprise. Pydio is a founder owned company. The Pydio Project delivers a sustainable balance between enterprise customers needs and Open-Source collaborative spirit. Sold in 25 countries, from Cupertino to Singapore, Pydio is used by leading brands such as Nikon, Ion Geophysical, and Guitar Center. Pydio also serves education and government clients such as Cambridge University (UK) and ADEME (France). It currently has over one million downloads.

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CODE updates

code-logoWe’ve have released another Collabora Online Development Edition update. We also want to share some info about our recent release with Pydio, a popular Source file share and sync solution.

Updates

This latest update includes the following improvements:

  • With shared editing viewers can now view other parts of the document, while the editor is typing. They don’t automatically follow the editor’s cursor any more. Viewers can simply use the ‘users’ status bar popup to quickly jump to where the editor is working on the document.
  • Better handling of Writer and Calc comments
  • More descriptive error messages
  • Better logging
  • Stability fixes

How to update

Simply update with:

docker pull collabora/code

Pydio

 

pydio logoYesterday we announced the news that Pydio has integrated LibreOffice Online functionality in their latest release, Pydio 7.

Home users can set up Pydio with CODE following the instructions provided by Pydio. For enterprise users, Pydio offers Collabora Online, the commercially supported version with Long  Term Support, signed security updates and a SLA. More info about Pydio and Collabora Online.

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CODE updates

code-logoJust last month we announced interesting Collabora Online Development Edition updates and now we already have a new set of amazing features ready for you.

This update includes some very useful UI improvements and bugfixes.

UI improvements

  • We’ve improved the shared editing experience. Now you can see who is viewing the document, simply by selecting the user button in the status bar.
  • The user names are added to the comments, showing the correct comment authorship.
  • We’ve added new context menus: Update table of contents and Delete table of
    contents in Writer
  • And you can now easily insert footnotes, endnotes, page breaks and column breaks, using the new option in the Writer menu.

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Bug fixes

The main bugfixes in this update are:

  • Handle WOPI urls with spaces
  • AutoSum works in Calc now
  • Handle disk full situations more gracefully

How to update

Simply update with:

docker pull collabora/code

 

Change in URL scheme

If you use Apache2 reverse proxy, as described on this page, you need use a new rule for main websocket:

# Main websocket
ProxyPassMatch   "/lool/(.*)/ws$"      wss://127.0.0.1:9980/lool/$1/ws

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CODE updates

code-logoDevelopment is going rapidly and we just updated the Collabora Online Development Edition. The most interesting new features are resizeable rows and columns by mouse in Calc and SSL termination support for reverse proxies. Also, we are making great progress on full collaborative editing!

Resizeable rows and columns by mouse in Calc

This animation explains this new feature perfectly:

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SSL termination support for reverse proxies

The SSL termination option in the config file enables integration of CODE with SSL termination proxies, which handle incoming SSL connections, decrypt the SSL and pass on the unencrypted request to the server.

Full Collaborative Editing preview

We are making great progress here. During the LibreOffice conference 2016 the first live demo of our current development was shown to the public. This feature has not been published yet in CODE – it is still in beta -, but you can work collaboratively with shared editing.

Check out the video of the preview of shared editing!

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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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