Collabora Online Weekly #105

Collabora Online Weekly Meeting #105

Date: Jan 26th 2023

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Attendees (write your name):

  • Pedro, Szymon, Gülşah, Michael, Rimuru, Gökay, Kendy, Naomi, Anna, Mike D

Release schedule (Gokay)

  • Next CODE 22.05 planned for this week / next week
  • Then (maybe in 1 month or so) we will release new CODE version based on the new LO kit

Mike D

  • Background on creating 700+ ebooks and then started to look into manuals and technical writing
  • Interested in all things open source, eager to know more about Collabora Online and maybe help



  • Been exploring the code-base
  • investigating an issue – sometimes too many saves to the storage.
  • Some 21.11 branch – discussing trying the newest version – 22.05

Nextcloud bits (Julius)

  • Working on dropping an .ini file in top-level Nextcloud sync folders so that the desktop client can interact with locking / desktop / collaborative editing as the user chooses → waiting for desktop client team (richdocuments PR ready)

  • Copy while in read only mode → AI: Pedro create task

  • User mentions pull request is in progress Implement user mentions API by Raudius · Pull Request #2576 · nextcloud/richdocuments · GitHub → merged

    • Raul out for a bit → we need to hand off that. Missing: sending notification to the user.
    • Julius is taking over and it should be available in the next NC 26 release
  • New richdocuments releases coming out later today

Community (Pedro)

Community: Dark mode

  • AI: Pedro needs to rebase dark mode branch (and solve any conflicts coming from new sidebar work) , then ping Andreas K.
  • Branch was very old and with multiple conficts. Branch rebased and now ready to receive Prs. AI → rebase branch and force push
  • There is an issue:Add a dark mode · Issue #4382 · CollaboraOnline/online · GitHub
  • Why in a branch not master ?
    • We got regressions left & right here.
      • Affecting the non-dark-mode.
      • Plan to add a switcher so it doesn’t do it automatically.
    • Can just merge it – and hide the switcher.
      • Make it visible in CODE.
      • Also trigger info jsdialogs.
  • Michael poking in his spare time at this.


  • Started to working on a new issue (found in 21.x version): It seems multiple savings (in unmodified documents) in between very short chunks of time (seconds)
  • Aron: how do you monitor the status of the document? Is the save icon button showing that is saved? Sometimes we save due to stuff happening on the core side (even if there is no user modification); Gabriel: don’t know this was reported as in “documents are identical”
    • It’s quite old version. I can check it quickly to see if there is any obvious cause.
  • AI for Gabriel: Create a ticket with this info and maybe worth to mention Ash there.

GitHub activity (Pedro)

  • Gulsah
  • JSDialog focus issue
    • When we close dialog the focus is not in the document → now fixed (reviewed by Szymon) → Merged
    • Still affects us in various other places (Hannah)
  • Sidebar fix → empty element is now fixed
    • Probably comes from core (the empty element is also present in core side)
  • User wants to have log out button on the admin console
    • PR :
    • Gokay: Working on the session logic. Already have a login page.
    • Gokay: already improved, now we have a login page! Add logout button to admin console #5416 waiting review AI: emptying cookies didn’t work, ping Kendy
      • Kendy :Probably best to delay this to a calm period where we can test it completely
      • Gokay: removing the cookie seems not working. Also, maybe I can play with JSON properties and see if there is another alternative
      • Michael: Happy to review but let’s not rewrite auth browser logic, probably best to setup a call → A.I. Gokay
  • Context TopToolbar for all apps #3869 ← ressurect this PR would be good but without animation. → Ping Andreas K.

Design bits (Pedro and others)

  • Hannah → list of dialogs / jsdialogs etc.
  • Fix sidebar → checkbuttons
  • Fix w2ui menus appearing with unnecessary scrollbars
  • and also Fix dropdown’s arrow position; Increase color contrast on calc’s dropdown marker etc

Other ongoing work

COOL Days 2023

  • COOL Days 2023 - Cambridge, UK - Collabora Office and Collabora Online
  • We have booked the beautiful Clare College on 28th and 29th March 2023, one of the many famous Cambridge Colleges for our next Collabora Online Conference.
    • Book your seat, fill the form! - free accomodation from 27th → 30th & food for attendees.
    • Speakers much appreciated
    • It should be easy to travel to airport London Stansted and then get to Cambridge by Train.
    • There will be hackfests, Collabora Online and LibreOffice and much more fun
    • Keep an eye for event updates every week
    • AIL Link this to the chat headers
  • (Naomi) Send emails (invitations) → also possibly add more info to the web page → Done
  • Now we have a schedule! Check the link: COOL Days 2023 - Cambridge, UK - Collabora Office and Collabora Online
    • Technical Day
    • Treasure hunt
    • Dinners :stuck_out_tongue:

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