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Using LibreOffice Online without Version Dependencies

This morning we announced that we released new packages for LibreOffice Online. So why is this great news? Well, not only does it make LibreOffice Online easier accessible to millions of users around the globe, it also enables users to use a version of LibreOffice online that does not depend on a specific (vendor provided) LibreOffice version, but instead use LibreOffice Online with the official TDF provided LibreOffice packages.


Developing LibreOffice Online Packages in OBS

The LibreOffice Online packages were created by a development team led by Kopano’s VP of Technology, Michael Kromer, using Open Build Server (OBS) as a development environment. As a result, Kopano can now easily maintain a wide range of packages for various Linux platforms.


LibreOffice Online and Kopano Documents

Right now, the best way to try out the new LibreOffice Online packages is via services like Nextcloud or ownCloud. However, this provides you with some limitations because of the fact that these tools are not tightly integrated with Kopano. As a consequence, you’ll be missing functionalities like the option to open an email attachment from WebApp directly in LibreOffice Online.

The LibreOffice Online packages can be downloaded here:

No need to worry though, soon you will be able to use directly LibreOffice Online via Kopano Documents (currently in Proof of Concept phase). Kopano Documents enables real-time collaboration, independent of your location and device, using the tools and storage that are already available. In this way, Kopano Documents provides all the tools needed for modern collaboration while leaving control of data in the hands of your organization.


Be The First To Test Kopano Documents

Kopano Documents is currently being developed and soon ready to be tested. Want to be among the first people to try out Kopano Documents? Become a volunteer tester and help shape Kopano Documents into the perfect companion for online editing needs.