Introduction of new Nextcloud instance

Jeff Huang s8321414 at
Sat Jul 24 00:21:33 BST 2021

For me, I still like Collabora Online or like more, and it seems Nextcloud
and Collabora Online (why not use CODE?) are not both latest.
Also OnlyOffice is very slow for me...


Ben Cooksley <bcooksley at> 於 2021年7月24日 週六 上午6:55 寫道:

> On Sat, Jul 24, 2021 at 10:53 AM Jeff Huang <s8321414 at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Well, can't we switch back to Collabora Online or something else that use
>> ODF as native file format?
> Please compare the experience you see on against
> before continuing down that line of inquiry.
> uses Collabora Online currently.
>> Regards,
>> Jeff
> Regards,
> Ben
>> 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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