Understanding the differences between LibreOffice Online, CODE and Collabora Online

We welcome the first source release of LibreOffice Online, which has been released with LibreOffice 5.3. This is exciting news! Some people may wonder what the differences are between this new release and CODE (Collabora Online Development Edition) or Collabora Online, we’ll explain that below.


libreoffice_tdfLibreOffice Online:

  • LibreOffice Online 5.3 – source
    • LibreOffice Online while being fairly small has a very tight coupling to the underlying LibreOffice core version it works on, it requires that version.
    • TDF provide a source release that matches the LibreOffice 5.3 release branch suitable for packagers.
  • LibreOffice Online Docker Image
    • This is a convenient docker image at: https://hub.docker.com/r/libreoffice/online/.
    • This is a very regularly updated snapshot of the latest master build of both online and LibreOffice that has passed both the LibreOffice and online automated testing.
    • Great for home use as well as enjoying the latest translations and developments.

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Collabora-Online-logo-plainCollabora Online:

  • The production-ready edition of LibreOffice in the Cloud, with Long Term Support, a SLA and signed security updates.
  • Built around the Collabora Office core.
  • Partners and customers receive frequent updates.
  • Advanced technical documentation and support available.
  • Online trials in ownCloud, Nextcloud, Pydio and Seafile available.
  • Enterprises can get Collabora Online in their favourite file share and sync software via one of our partners. Collabora can also provide tailored solutions.
  • Cloud and Hosting providers can offer Collabora Online to their customers by becoming a partner.

Background information

Collabora, a leading contributor to the LibreOffice codebase and community, is the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud. Initial development started back in 2011 and four years later, in 2015, CODE (Collabora Online Development Edition) was created, allowing people to check out LibreOffice in the Cloud for the very first time. Short after this, Collabora released the production-ready Collabora Online 1.0.

Recently, CODE 2.0 and Collabora Online 2.0 made collaborative editing available, and this functionality is making its first debut into the initial LibreOffice Online release.

We encourage people to contribute and get involved. While Collabora has done 99% of code commits so far – we would really love to have more people involved. Do send patches to gerrit or to the development-list to get in touch.

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A Unique Collaboration Experience courtesy of Kolab Systems and Collabora

kolabCambridge, United Kingdom and Zurich, Switzerland – December 8, 2016 – Kolab Systems has taken secure, scalable and friendly collaboration to the next level by integrating online office functionality with Collabora Online into the Open Source Kolab collaboration platform.

The integration of Collabora Online is the result of the close partnership announced at the beginning of this year. Together, we have created a beautifully seamless experience that provides a secure and easy-to-use, LibreOffice based online office suite, accessible directly from within the familiar Kolab web-based interface.

Collabora Online in Kolab comes with advanced collaboration features, allowing teams to jointly compose text documents, create spreadsheets, and design presentations. Team members can work from any location and all at the same time on the same documents, while still maintaining the highest levels of security and privacy that have become the hallmarks of Kolab Systems’ services and products.

Alongside Kolab’s other collaboration and productivity tools, such as email, calendar, tasks and notes, we have made our new Kolab more powerful and flexible than ever. By integrating a full-featured office suite within Kolab’s groupware functionalities, we have created a collaboration platform that will meet even the users’ most demanding expectations.

Collabora should feel proud of this release” said Kolab Systems CEO, Georg Greve. “Since our joint announcement at FOSDEM 2016, both Kolab Systems and Collabora have worked side by side to combine the leading open source office and collaboration suites. You will finally be able to collaborate in confidence in the cloud.

Kolab Systems has done a wonderful job creating a seamless integration of Collabora Online” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “Their experience in providing enterprises with Open Source and secure communication and collaboration tools is extensive, and we are looking forward to the market response to their latest release.


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Selecting a text document in Kolab Editing a text document in Kolab

Request a demo

Collabora Online in Kolab is available right now. Visit https://kolabenterprise.com/collaborative to request a demo and try it out .

For more information, please contact sales@kolabsystems.com or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

About Kolab Systems AG:

Kolab Systems provides the secure Kolab collaborative suite to large companies, Application Service Providers (ASP), government departments, SMEs, and individuals. With Kolab our clients increase their productivity and security without sacrificing their agility, allowing them to collaborate in confidence. Our ever-expanding range of services includes email, calendars, files, tasks, notes, address books, and more.

Our Kolab Enterprise professional services “tiger team” is made up by highly qualified system experts. They will help you get the most out of your installation and will handle even the most advanced deployment scenarios.

Kolab Systems is a purely Swiss business with a European team and offices in various countries. All our infrastructure and data is held exclusively in Switzerland, including our own Software as a Service / Cloud offering, Kolab Now. We are your professional partner for enterprise services backed by Swiss privacy laws.

Get in touch and let us help you turn on confidence for your collaboration.

For more information, please visit www.kolabsystems.com and follow @KolabSys on Twitter.

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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Collabora Online 2.0 release

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Collabora brings Collaborative Editing to your browser

Cambridge, United Kingdom – December 7, 2016 – Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the Cloud, is thrilled to announce the release of Collabora Online 2.0, which includes collaborative editing, for the first time, into the latest edition of its flagship enterprise ready cloud document suite solution.

Collabora Online is intended:

  • for Enterprises that want a powerful office suite in the cloud, or on-premise, that protects their privacy and allows them to keep full control of their sensitive corporate data.
  • for Hosting and Cloud businesses who wish to include document viewing and collaborative editing functionality into their service offering.

Collabora Online is suitable for large scale deployment, comes with an SLA, Long Term Support with signed security updates and implements collaborative editing of richly formatted documents directly from a web browser; with excellent support for popular office file formats, including text documents (odt, docx, doc,…), spreadsheets (ods, xlsx, xls, …) and presentations (odp, pptx, ppt,…).

Collabora Online 2.0 is the result of very hard work from the Collabora team”, said Michael Meeks, General Manager of Collabora Productivity.Our goal is to make the best online office suite there is, with excellent document support and feature set, 100% Open Source, giving users control of their own data.


We want to congratulate Collabora Productivity with this releasesaid Holger Dyroff, Managing Director at ownCloud.Collaborative Editing was strongly requested by our enterprise users. They benefit from a scalable, secure, open platform with collaboration functions for tremendously increased productivity. We’re proud to be partner with Collabora, the creators of LibreOffice Online said Frank Karlitschek, Managing Director at Nextcloud.Our customers need scalable and secure enterprise solutions that include online office functionality, and with Collabora Online we are able to offer that. Collabora Online has become an essential building block for VNClagoon.said Bernd Rodler, VNC Chairman of the Board.Our business clients demand powerful online office suite functionality with full collaborative editing and we believe that Collabora Online is the best solution.”
We are excited about this release of Collabora Online said Daniel Pan, CEO at Seafile Ltd.By using the full collaborative editing features our clients will improve their productivity, while staying in full control of all sensitive corporate data. Collabora Productivity has done some great work heresaid Charles du Jeu, CEO of Pydio.Collaborative Editing is the perfect addition to Pydio 7, and it allows us to definitely close the gap between on-premise and commercial solutions like Google Docs or Microsoft Office Online. Collabora should feel proud of this release said Kolab Systems CEO, Georg Greve.Since our joint announcement at FOSDEM 2016, both Kolab Systems and Collabora have worked side by side to combine the leading open source office and collaboration suites. You will finally be able to collaborate in confidence in the cloud.

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Enterprises interested in using Collabora Online can check out www.collaboraoffice.com for more information on partner integrations and online demos. For tailored solutions, contact sales@collaboraoffice.com.

Hosting and Cloud businesses that wish to add Collabora Online to their product portfolio can become a partner by filling in the partner form or contacting sales@collaboraoffice.com.

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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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LibreOffice Online available in Pydio

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Paris – October 26 2016 – Pydio, a popular Open Source sync & share platform, has announced the release of Pydio 7. This release provides improved team collaboration, by including LibreOffice Online functionality created by Collabora Productivity, the driving force behind putting LibreOffice in the cloud.

With Collabora Online, the powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite, Pydio users can now easily create, access and collaborate on office documents, directly from the browser, without the use any third-party services.

Collabora Productivity has done some amazing work on LibreOffice Online” said Charles du Jeu, CEO of Pydio. “We consider the integration of Collabora Online as a great achievement, as it will allow our users to run their own secure online office suite within Pydio.

Apart from the new Online Office Suite with Collabora Online, Pydio 7 also includes increased performances with Pydio Booster, increased Security with File Gateway™, Cross-Workspace Search, easy monitoring for admins and many under-the-hood improvements.

We are thrilled that Pydio uses Collabora Online to provide a better team collaboration experience for their users” said Michael Meeks, General Manager at Collabora Productivity. “Pydio’s ability to fulfill the productivity and business needs of enterprises, while providing the community with the secure File Sharing solution they look for is impressive.

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Collabora Online in Pydio is available for enterprise deployments and community edition home users. For more information about this release, or an online demo, please contact sales@pydio.com or sales@collaboraoffice.com.

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.

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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