Collabora Online Weekly #111

Collabora Online Weekly Meeting #111

Date: Mar 09th 2023

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Attendees (write your name):

  • Pedro, Gülşah, Anna, Gökay, Andras, Nicolas, Cosmin, Gabriel, Ezinne, Timur

Release schedule (Andras)

  • 22.05 release , found regression and wanted to re-spin (done last week)
  • 22.05.11 is in preparation COOL/CODE (early next week)
  • 23.05 is been used on staging


  • Trying to setup CO with oCIS but a bit difficult, documentation seems small
  • Pedro: Yes, I had the same problem also looking into this
    • Nicolas: I got it working but I needed to get an older CODE docker image and it now works.
      • Sent Email. Thanks!
  • Spent some time testing iOS
  • Suggestion / bug report on “Leave editor” dialog
    • Text message now improved
  • Next: test the languageTool improvements from Mike
    • logging and the possibility to have multiple languages in the same document
    • Also inlcude fallback in the case that particular locale is non existent. Example: PT-PT → PT-BR

Nextcloud bits (Julius)

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.
  • Paris is working on the core rendering pieces as of now (Michael)

GitHub activity (Pedro)

Design bits (Pedro and others)

Cosmin (1&1)

  • I look into browser: add last modification timeout setting by alessioalex-1and1 · Pull Request #4195 · CollaboraOnline/online · GitHub I will then rebase
  • multiple savings (in unmodified documents) in between very short chunks of time (seconds. there is no pattern. The document is identical, identical metadata. Connection closes and then reopens → then it saves. Is not something continuous (maybe between the browser and our infrastructure, maybe the client keep trying to connect)
    • Cosmin: I was able to reproduce this sometimes by closing the socket
  • Dynamic change to the log level
    • it takes some time to go online
    • Admin console module is now enabled and we will use it to trigger the dynamic change
  • Added extra information re: log-level etc. … for Kit & coolwsd …
    • would be nice to log just for one specific DocumentBroker (Michael)
      • currently not possible – due to Poco logging.
  • Fix re: slow-start of COW bits … (Gabriel)
    • some topology number of pods / pictures of infra would be great too ! (Michael)
  • Cosmin: we were able to deploy a new version and now we have the dynamic log level change

LibreOffice conference (Gabriel)

Other ongoing work

  • Rash
    • Content control date picker is not localized
    • Cypress fixes

COOL Days 2023

  • Emails are being sent notifying speakers/ requesting talk confirmation
  • COOL Days 2023 - Cambridge, UK - Collabora Office and Collabora Online
    • as of today we have 19 community / partner – and 27 staff registered …
  • Please RSVP: COOL Days 2023 - RSVP Options - 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 accommodation 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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