Christian's picture

The OnlyOffice Document Server allows real-time collaboration on office documents - a local alternative to Google Docs:


Jeremy Davis's picture

It looks like it'd be an awesome addition to the library!

And actually, it looks like compilation is not required as they also provide prebuilt deb packages. Install instructions here.

Out of curiosity, do you have personal experience with it, or just came across it and thought it would be good?

Related (but somewhat tangential) I did have a quick look at Collabora CODE (Collabora Online Development Edition - based on LibreOffice online) and actually even went as far as developing the build code. But only then did I realise that the open source self-hosted version doesn't actually have a web front end! It only works when combined with a third party app such as Nextcloud or ownCloud. So I put that one on the backburner... OnlyOffice Document server looks like a much better appliance candidate as it allows standalone doc editing, but can also be integrated with third party software (e.g. Nextcloud/ownCloud). Great find! :)

I've added a feature request for an OnlyOffice Document server to our issue tracker. I'm not sure when we'll get a chance to add it to the library, but at least that way it won't get forgotten.

Christian's picture

Hi Jeremy,

I was thinking about trying out the document server and thought tomyself, "wouldn't it be super cool if there was a TurnkeyLinus appliance that I can simply upload to my ProxMox host...." and that this would probably be of use to a lot of people. Glad you like the idea!

BTW, I would use the OnlyOffice server in conjunction with HumHub, a very cool "social network kit", which would also be a great addition to TurnkeyLinux. Installation is really easy - I've writen a Dockerfile (based on TKL).

Jeremy Davis's picture

Yes a TurnKey OnlyOffice appliance would be awesome I reckon. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to have a play with it sometime soon.

HumHub looks quite interesting too. Good work on your Docker container implementation.

anal bovine's picture

Been getting into Turnkey Linux and the fantastic work you guys have done, OnlyOffice would be a terrific fit, especially in conjunction with nextcloud.   +5 from me :)


A genius member of our devops team has ported Onlyoffice Community Edition on TKL 15.

We will check if everthing works well // backup and recovery before send it to Jeremy in a few weeks...

Jeremy Davis's picture

Out of interest, how has it been built/installed?

If using TKLDev, then that's ideal. The best way to share that would be to push the build code to a Github repo and post a link (ideally also post on the existing issue). I can then fork it into the TurnKey appliance buildcode library.

If instead it was installed via a script (or some sort of orchestration tool), sharing the script(s) would be useful.

If it was built manually, a pre-built VM does still have value (if nothing else, as a proof-of-concept and reference implementation). But we can't release it like that as we need to build everything from scratch for accountability/transparency. Having build code also makes it much easier to maintain (particularly across Debian versions).

Regardless, I'm really looking forward to seeing what you have! :)

Stacy Hirschfield's picture

You have my vote.

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