[HacktionLab] Online document editing software (free (as in beer))?
naomi at aktivix.org
Sun Apr 3 09:47:35 UTC 2022
Another perspective on nextcloud: We use it at autonomic and it's quite
a pain tbh. It only works for collaboration if you use the OnlyOffice
web interface, which like Sam says can be slow (I'd say more than a
little). You can install a thing to make it sync with your local
filesystem & then use your own editing software, but then when it syncs
back up it overwrites any edits that have been done since it synced
down. So that is kinda worse than useless unless you are creating a new
document or editing something that you know is not being edited elsewhere.
And getting it set up with keycloak is no small task, I believe - same
for OnlyOffice, I think that took tens of hours actually - but Sam will
be a better source of info on that as I have not done it, just heard
colleagues complaining about doing it. That was also in Cloudron,
although I think we've switched to Co-op Cloud now.
'Twas a few years ago though, so it's possible things have improved on
the ease-of-setup front.
On 02/04/2022 20:48, sam at bristolwireless.net wrote:
> I use Nextcloud on a https://www.cloudron.io/ instance.
> It's pretty good, I do the login stuff via keycloak so I can sync
> groups of users across apps.
> Initial page load is a little slow on very large documents (I'm using
> Onlyoffice as the frontend editor)
> Quoting hacktion at jhodges.co.uk:
>> nextCloud is a fork of ownCloud from before it went commertial that can
>> connect with LibreOffice as an editor for collaboration. It is totally
>> free if self hosted. Still a bit complicated though, probably easiest
>> setup done through Docker.
>> Or for really simple there is Etherpad. Again open source and self
>> hostable. Riseup even offer a free hosting service:
>>> Hi All,
>>> Anyway know off and used any online document editing software that is
>>> similar to Google Docs/Drive but not that, as in it’s free software
>>> that one can host, but the software itself is free or cheap.
>>> We have an ownCloud server and I’ve looked at OnlyOffice, but it
>>> seems complicated and costs quite a lot of money.
>>> Any advice appreciated.
>>> Mike Harris
>>> XtreamLab Internet Services
>>> 07811 671 893
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