Collabora Online Weekly Meeting #70

Collabora Online Weekly Meeting #70

Date: Apr 28 2022

Next meeting: 05/04/2022

All minutes published on: Meeting Minutes - Collabora Online

Attendees (write your name):

  • Pedro, Szymon, Andras, Gökay, Ezinne, Nicolas, Michael, Aron

Gabriel (1-and-1)

Welcome updates (Gokay)

  • Fallback welcome dialogue has been improved by Andreas & merged
  • Still need to add a timer to spin the slides & close them automatically
  • Should add a timer to other dialogues eg. update-check (Pedro)

Forum (Pedro)

GitHub activity:

Nextcloud bits (Julien)

  • Font pieces:
    • Julien has the JSON structure he needs, had a call with Tor; an issue regarding symlinks.
      • Already fixed & merged.
    • Auto-updating / re-starting of forkit on changes is done where necessary.
  • Desktop / PC locking / launching feature → next for Tor.
    • Getting locking information and then we can discuss how CO can pick up those details
  • UI switcher Add toggle for UI mode to menubar and notebookbar by juliushaertl · Pull Request #4254 · CollaboraOnline/online · GitHub (Szymon)
    • is now merged – with client settings -remembered.
  • @Mentions – Kendy working on breaking this into pieces for Rash to implement.
    • Design is mostly there – Rash to look at this next.

Design bits (Pedro)

  • Tooltip on the close button – now says it closes the document.
    • If you close quickly can we loose data ?
      • No (Michael)
        • if you see this scream and shout and file bugs – no need to wait for auto-save.
        • And don’t stop shouting until it is fixed: we should never loose data.
          • Ash – needs to know about this.
  • Dialogs that are not JSDialogs, or Vex, some leaflet thing …
    • eg. ‘Repair document’ dialog … problems with alignment / close button.
    • Can we list them ? (Michael)
      • seems this repair thing is the last one … it is an overlay / popup etc.(Pedro)
  • Formula-bar fixes in 21.11 to cleanup
  • Not on master – because Szymon has re-worked formular-bar there.
  • Notebookbar fixes – sizing of items is got right, and id convention fixed.
  • Dark mode discussion: Add a dark mode · Issue #4382 · CollaboraOnline/online · GitHub
    • AI: Kendy had a look at this to come up with a design (Kendy)
  • Spark-lines:
    • what is that ? (Nicolas)
      • good to have data trends – mini charts in cells without
    • already included – missing icons fixed in notebookbar thanks to Andreas K.
      • cool to use link to avoid duplication (Pedro)
        • need to write this up in the forum.
  • Print area management in calc is implemented.

22.05 bits (Gokay)

  • Postponing our beta release for 22.05 and want to add more features in the meantime – will push it out some weeks.
    • Not decided on the date yet,; hope to in a short while.
  • Working on new features: eg. formula-bar improvements.
    • Delta work on the feature branch.

Grammar work (Mert)

  • Have a new dummy checker that builds, trying to register & show this in the options menu
    • then checking the interface
    • Kendy is helping out here.
    • Building it into the core – in lingucomponent.
  • Good to have an on-prem install of the server (Nicolas)
    • good if the API endpoint is easy to configure
    • this is the plan (Mert)

Other ongoing work (Pranam)

  • Context menu of multi-selected herow/col aders in calc now fixed.

Next Meeting


welcome screen: Are you aware of the discussions


Office: Alternatives since Collabora introduced nagware with possibility to track users - #10 by erfus - 🍱 Features & apps - Nextcloud community ? Seems like the end user tracking by the welcome screen is a bad idea.

Thanks @joergmschulz for the heads up :slight_smile: