Weekly COOL meeting #96

­Collabora Online Weekly Meeting #96

Date: Nov 10 2022

All minutes published on: Meeting Minutes - Collabora Online

Attendees (write your name):

  • Julius, Raul, Pedro, Szymon,Gökay, Gülşah, Nicolas, Kendy, Andras, Andreas K.

Gabriel (1&1)

  • wsd: add lang param to conversion #5359 → waiting for review (Ash) (goal is to enforce that lang param)
    • affects date type cells (default locale) → seems awesome.
    • AI (Pedro) : update SDK docs to add &lang=fr-FR or whatever.


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Release schedule (Gokay)

  • CODE 22.05 → this week
  • Next release week 50 so, master branch is ready for new feature work

Nextcloud bits (Julius)

Forum (Pedro)

  • Interesting use case from US Dog Club → AI (Pedro): Have a closer look and maybe get some user testing in other areas
  • Interesting reports on remote configuration → requested some more info
  • Getting error message when trying to print a document → it seems the error message is actually the fail to safe message → requested more info and debug copy paste
  • JSsidebar generated html → Hi Andreas K. Thanks for all the good effort, you rock!
  • Copy pasting disabled → got fixed

Dark mode

  • Andreas K.: Is dark mode in master branch?
  • Andreas K.: What about document page, will we have dark page and bright text?
    • Szymon: “mode” We already have implemented framework, a way to render the tiles 2 times
    • Andreas K. we also already have something like that in core see GH 4382#issuecomment-1066213894
  • Light to dark mode switch already in
  • Andreas K. I will look more into how to change the background colour (canvas tiles are transparent outside the document page)

GitHub activity (Pedro)

  • Gulsah
    • Gokay: Yup I saw. And Gulsah is working on that. New idea by cheking the first 4 byte is equeal to “%PDF”. Seems a good idea. But we still need to sync with Kendy and re-check PDF specification https://github.com/CollaboraOnline/online/pull/5386 → Better use Kendy;s code pointers: viewcomment attribute that comes from /hosting/discovery endpoint
    • Chart size PPTX → Impress. Now working on this following Quikee code pointer → When we have auto layout somehow position and size is decided for the plot area → needs to find where this is happening.
    • Copy paste issue in calc (selecting row) working this → Michael’s comment : it’s taking too much time probably there is something else going on there as well.
  • Read-only mode → now it is more visisble when we are in read-only mode
  • Ongoing study on tabbed view → is to improve button placement to emphasize some actions over other
  • Missing icon line spacing → fixed merged
  • User wants to have log out button on the admin console
  • Accessibility Check now is also available within the Help tab
  • Removed Macros related and unnecessary CSS rules
  • It might be worth to check every disabled item → set respective mouse cursor

Design bits (Pedro and others

Other ongoing work


  • zstd → merged should be there on the server side …
  • Calc fixes for our finance team → insert/delete cells & associated dialogs → JS dialogs.
  • Still need to chase writer full-screen invalidations …


  • Probably tomorrow videos will be available on Youtube CollaboraOffice channel
    • AI: Notify people (email etc)
    • Videos already being uploaded (some already available)
      • Community pages were updated with COOL Days CTA → YT
  • Also https://www.collaboraoffice.com/ has a new Community menu!
  • Hacktoberfest → 4 PR got in → today shared in SM one of them

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