Collabora Online Weekly Meeting #37

Collabora Online Weekly Meeting #37

Date: August 12, 2021

Next meeting: August 19, 2021

All minutes published on: Meeting Minutes - Collabora Online


  • Pol Dellaiera, Ezinne, Rashesh, Gabriel, Thorsten, Cor, Nicolas, Pranam, Alexandru, Pol, Pedro, Michael.

Community update (Pedro)

  • Forum is active, lots of topics created; more & more answers appreciated.
    • need to create a new forum topic around COOL-days …
    • to announce it, and get people in the forum to see it.
  • Patches from the community just present on master
    • now ported to 6-4 so they’ll go out more quickly
      • eg. nice patch from codevth – fixing full-screen checkmark status & some others.
  • More easy hacks there.
  • Lots of holidaying going on in a staggered way.

Native sidebars (Pedro)

  • Szymon still on vacation
  • Nice to see others like Andreas K contributing improvements on top.
  • From Szymon’s side some things to take care of
    • inconsistencies between browsers when accessing the drop-down widgets
    • looking great.
  • Hideous sidebar related performance problem –
    re-laying out on each keystroke / view switch
    • still pending some work.

Symfony bundle (Pol)

Design bits (Pedro)

  • Rashesh has been improving many pieces around the UX.
    • Adding recent colors to the color picker.
      • Local storage? (Michael)
    • Many fixes around the color picker.
  • Annotations easier to close now – to cancel a comment, escape to exit.
  • Other fixes around inserting comments – grab & re-size the text area on laptop
  • Many other ports from master being done – long overdue
  • Improvements with the scrollbar – a larger size; harder to miss.
  • Busy-popups: especially the snack-bar, possibility to show that with an action
    • gives the opportunity to display specific feedback with a given action
    • eg. an image – where people might want to undo
      can have one with that action from the popup.
    • others: eg. re-connecting to the server.

Android testing (Nicolas)

  • Waiting for Tor’s return to release
  • bibisect android repositories … pending some internal work.

Websocket connection to the Admin console (Michael)

COOL days (Cor)

  • COOL Days 2021: All about Collabora Online - Collabora Office and Collabora Online
  • Community talks:
    • Very short talks → easy to prepare & give …
    • “Stability and cleanup improvements in Online” → Gabriel → 15mins.
    • “Some 1&1 contributions” → Alexandru → 10mins ?
    • “FreeBSD goodness” → Gleb Popov (arrowd)
    • “Symfony bits” → Pol
    • Hopefully some great community design talks too …
    • “Kubernetes bits” → Pranam & Gabriel.
    • All talks welcome =)
  • September 30th → 48 days left.

Coming soon (Alexandru)

  • a bug-fix, and a multiple-document example of the HTML page.
    • Opening and switching between them.
    • How the workflow is in the portal.
    • MVP use-case for that; surely other people have that.
    • Around 20 other things to contribute

Schedule & update (Michael)

  • COOL 6.4.10 was released & CODE updated too
  • Hoping for a nano release this week – or early next week
    • various extra fixes included.
    • PDF viewing improvements & a few other bits.

Pull Requests in Need of Attention (Pedro)

Next Meeting

Next meeting will take place on Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 10:00 am (UTC)