Collabora Online Weekly meeting #38

Collabora Online Weekly Meeting #38

Date: August 19, 2021

Next meeting: August 26, 2021

All minutes published on: Meeting Minutes - Collabora Online


  • Pedro, Gabriel M., Szymon, Thomas (thk), Ezinne, Thorsten, Andreas Kainz, Pranam, Timar

Community update (Pedro)

  • Community hand off (Kara → Pedro)
    • still some stuff to do (around config files etc)
  • Forum is active, lots of topics created; more & more answers appreciated.
    • COOL-days
      • New Category and New Topic created
        • Additional topic to be created with the program
      • Themed front page to have banner and respective call to action
    • to announce it, and get people in the forum to see it.
  • Keep on porting and reviewing
    • Better GH notification settings (probably will still improve the way old PR are handled)
  • Chat bridge down: Telegram ↔ IRC
    • While moving to Libera our telegram api key might have got expired
      • I already set up new telegram app and with it a new api key
    • Good opportunity to maybe use one bridge solution for everything (Matterbridge, suggested by William)
  • Lots of holidaying going on in a staggered way.
  • Easier to contribute to (fixed issues, readme, updated script)

Native sidebars (Pedro, Szymon)

  • Still some work to be done concerning alignments PR#3097
  • Szymon working on a better way to handle and display expanders
  • Sidebar going ghost sometimes (opened but without content)
  • Hideous sidebar related performance problem –
    re-laying out on each keystroke / view switch
    • still pending some work.

Symfony bundle (Pol)

Design bits (Pedro)

  • Rashesh and color picker
  • Improving inserting annotation (comment) across apps and interfaces
  • Calc help dialog: adding many valuable shortcuts that were missing (also some fixes)
  • Many other ports from master being done – long overdue
  • Busy-popups: finally ported (in the queue still some work around snackbar)

Websocket connection to the Admin console (Michael)

COOL days (Cor)

Coming soon (Alexandru)

  • already contributed and it’s already merged the 1st PR → Szymon

Schedule & update (Timar )

  • Nano release this week – done 6.4.10-10
    • various extra fixes included.
    • PDF viewing improvements & a few other bits.
    • Packages updates, release notes updated

Pull Requests in Need of Attention (Pedro)

How to test the richdocument bug fix stagging? (Andreas K.)

How to contribute to (thk)

Is this managed in

Comments with mentions (thk)

Just want to put this on your radar:

Some guidance / design would be needed from project members to enable contributors to work on this.

This feature is a major differentiator between Google docs and COOL.

Next Meeting

Next meeting will take place on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 10:00 am (UTC)