Introduction of new Nextcloud instance

Jeff Huang s8321414 at
Fri Jul 23 23:52:37 BST 2021

Well, can't we switch back to Collabora Online or something else that use
ODF as native file format?


Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at> 於 2021年7月22日 週四 上午2:51 寫道:

> On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 4:22 AM Noah Davis <noahadvs at> wrote:
>> Thank you for doing this!
>> I noticed that new documents created from the new file menu button use
>> Microsoft Office formats (e.g., docx, xlsx). Can you swich the default
>> formats to OpenDocument formats?
> I'm afraid the native formats of OnlyOffice are the Microsoft Office
> format files - which is also the format they work with internally.
> It therefore doesn't allow changing the default file extension it will try
> to create.
> (With regards to ODF editing it warns that there may be some fidelity
> issues)
> You can however override the extension when creating and it will happily
> respect that.
> Regards,
> Ben
>> On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 7:36 AM Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at> wrote:
>> >
>> > Good morning community,
>> >
>> > As some of you will be aware, the current Nextcloud instance we operate
>> has a number of performance issues which sometimes result in data loss.
>> >
>> > To resolve this as well as improve the overall collaborative editing
>> experience we're able to offer, i'm pleased to introduce a replacement
>> Nextcloud instance which you can find at
>> >
>> > Main changes to note here are the switch away from KDE Identity to
>> MyKDE for authentication, as well as the switch to using OnlyOffice for
>> document editing. We hope that these changes will solve the majority of the
>> user experience issues we have had with In particular we
>> expect the performance issues and data loss problems that accompanied them
>> to be fully resolved, as they were caused by severe defects in the LDAP
>> implementation in Nextcloud which they have not corrected more than a year
>> after we brought them to their attention.
>> >
>> > It would be appreciated if you could please all test this installation
>> over the coming week and let us know of any issues you encounter. Once this
>> test phase has been completed we plan to migrate the contents of all group
>> shared folders over from to the new system.
>> >
>> > Please note that once we have migrated everything over all existing
>> shared links will unfortunately be broken. This is a result of how the LDAP
>> support in Nextcloud works which makes it difficult to switch to a
>> different method of user login for those accounts. While we investigated
>> options to migrate this over, extremely poor communication from the vendor
>> frustrated all attempts to transition this over cleanly and unfortunately
>> requires a completely clean break to ensure we have no legacy issues
>> causing problems for us in the future.
>> >
>> > Please let us know if you have any questions on the above.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Ben Cooksley
>> > KDE Sysadmin
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