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Posted on 03/10/2016 by Gustavo Padovan in Blog
Linux Kernel 4.8 is out and once more Collabora engineers did a significant contribution to the Kernel. For this latest release, Collabora provided 101 patches from 8 engineers, our biggest contribution to date in single kernel release!
Posted on 22/09/2016 by Gustavo Noronha in Blog
Next week our friends at Igalia will be hosting this year’s Web Engines Hackfest. Collabora will be there! We are gold sponsors, and have three developers attending. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate Igalia’s 15th birthday. Looking forward to…
Posted on 19/09/2016 by Mark Filion in News and Events
This fall, we're thrilled to be sponsoring not one, but five great conferences!
Posted on 13/09/2016 by Gustavo Padovan in Blog
When it comes to buffer sharing synchronization in the kernel there are two ways of doing it: Implicit Fencing and Explicit Fencing. The difference between them relies on the fact that the kernel may or may not share synchronization information with userspace,…
Posted on 05/09/2016 by Mark Filion in News and Events
Collabora will be exhibiting at IBC 2016, the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide.
Posted on 02/09/2016 by Robert Foss in Blog
Developing Linux for Android on Qemu allows you to do some things that are not necessarily possible using the stock emulator. For my purposes I need access to a GPU and be able to modify the driver, which is where Virgilrenderer and Qemu comes in handy.
Posted on 23/08/2016 by Helen Fornazier in Blog
Nowadays, in Google Cloud Engine (GCE), it is possible to attach a local SSD with the NVMe interface to your virtual machine. Unfortunately, you only get a good number of iops (input/output operations per second) if you instantiate a machine with nvme-backports-debian-7-wheezy…
Posted on 12/08/2016 by Philip Withnall in Blog
I have recently been involved in reviewing some large feature patchsets for a project at work, and thought it might be interesting to discuss some of the principles we have been trying to stick to when going about these reviews.
Posted on 05/08/2016 by Timothy Arceri in Blog
For years the open source Linux OpenGL drivers have been playing catchup to the proprietary drivers and in the case of Intel hardware to the Windows driver. Recently, a major milestone was reached in bridging this gap with the enablement of OpenGL 4.4…
Posted on 26/07/2016 by Gustavo Padovan in Blog
Linux Kernel 4.7 was released this week with a total of 36 contributions from five Collabora engineers. It includes the first contributions from Helen as Collaboran and the first ever contributions on the kernel from Robert Foss. Here are some of the…
Posted on 08/07/2016 by Nicolas Dufresne in Blog
For a long time I believed that echo cancellers had no place inside GStreamer. The theory was that GStreamer was too high level and would never be able to provide accurate enough delay information for any canceller to work.
Posted on 04/07/2016 by Lubosz Sarnecki in Blog
The dawn of VR video players demand new features in terms of projection and hardware access. In his recent R&D work, a Collaboran implemented a way to view spherical videos with GStreamer on a Virtual Reality headset. In this article, he gives his thoughts…
Posted on 24/07/2017 by Robert Foss in Blog
More progress is being made in the area of i.MX6, etnaviv and Android. Since the last post a lot work has gone into upstreaming and stabilizing the etnaviv on Android ecosystem. This has involved Android, kernel and Mesa changes, many of which are available…
Posted on 18/07/2017 Blogby Alexandros Frantzis in
Ever since Vulkan was announced a few years ago, the idea of creating a Vulkan benchmarking tool in the spirit of glmark2 had been floating in my mind. Recently, thanks to my employer, Collabora, this idea has materialized! The result is the vkmark Vulkan…
Posted on 29/06/2017 by Robert Foss in Blog
Debugging graphics performance in a simple and high-level manner is possible for all Gallium based Mesa drivers using GALLIUM_HUD, a feature that adds performance graphs to applications.
Posted on 20/06/2017 by Sjoerd Simons in Blog
At Collabora one of the many things we do is build Debian derivatives/overlays for customers on a variety of architectures including 32 bit and 64 bit ARM systems. And just as Debian does, our OBS system builds on native systems rather than emulators.
Posted on 13/06/2017 by Helen Koike in Blog
The feature to improve NVMe performance over emulated environments has now been officially released in the NVMe Specification Revision 1.3 under the name "Doorbell Buffer Config command", along with an implementation in the mainline Linux kernel!
Posted on 05/06/2017 by Robert Foss in Blog
GPUs like Intel and Vivante support storing contents of graphical buffers in different formats. Support for describing these formats using modifiers has now been added to Android and Mesa, enabling tiling artifact free running of Android on the iMX6 platform.
Posted on 04/05/2017 by Olivier Crête in Blog
Along with the usual load of memory leaks, crashes and other bugs, Collabora's multimedia team once again contributed a number of improvements across a wide number of areas.
Posted on 27/04/2017 by Robert Foss in Blog
Getting Android up and running on the iMX6 platform using an open source graphics stack has been impossible up until recently, but now you can. Here's a guide through the steps.
Posted on 25/04/2017 by Olivier Crête in Blog
With GStreamer you can easily receive a AES67 stream, the standard which allows inter-operability between different IP based audio networking systems and transfers of live audio between profesionnal grade systems.
Posted on 21/04/2017 by Robert Foss in Blog
If you're looking to change the Android boot animation to something other than the stock one, here's a hands-on guide to help you to do it.
Posted on 19/04/2017 by Olivier Crête in Blog
With GStreamer 1.12's first release candidate out for testing and the final release expected soon, here's a brief preview of some of the (many) new features, bugfixes and improvements that will be arriving with this release.
Posted on 10/04/2017 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi in Blog
Like the bug that no one can solve, many issues occur on the interface between the user application and the operating system. But even in the good Open Source world, understanding what is happening at these interfaces is not always easy.
Posted on 04/12/2018 by Mark Filion in News & Events
This week, Collaborans will be taking part, and speaking, in this year's ESE Kongress, Germany's largest congress for professional embedded software engineering.
Posted on 16/11/2018 News & Eventsby Mark Filion in
After a great time in Vancouver, Collaborans are headed this weekend to southern France to attend and speak at the 2018 edition of Capitole du Libre, a weekend dedicated to free and Open Source software!
Posted on 12/11/2018 by Mark Filion in News & Events
Widely recognized as the premier event for developers working at all levels of the Linux kernel's plumbing layer and beyond, this year's edition of LPC is jam-packed with microconferences, a refereed track, a Kernel Summit track, multiple BoFs, and more.
Posted on 07/11/2018 News & Eventsby Mark Filion in
While our regular column (this time on Video4Linux, written by Ezequiel Garcia) is alive and well in this month's issue of LXF, there's also something else worth highlighting: a 6-page interview with none other than Collabora's Graphics lead, Daniel Stone!
Posted on 25/10/2018 News & Eventsby Mark Filion in
After three great days attending and catching up with the community at ELCE, Collaborans are continuing their stay in Edinburgh to take part in the GStreamer Conference & Hackfest, the Linux Media Summit and the Automated Testing Summit.
Posted on 22/10/2018 by Helen Koike in News & Events
As the curtains rose on opening day of Embedded Linux Conference Europe & Open Source Summit Europe in Edinburgh, the latest release of the Linux Kernel, 4.19, was made available by Greg Kroah-Hartman. Collaborans were once again very active.
Posted on 18/10/2018 by Mark Filion in News & Events
Next week, Collabora will be sponsoring, exhibiting & speaking at Embedded Linux Confererence Europe in Edinburgh, Scotland. Now in its 13th year, ELCE is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using embedded Linux.
Posted on 15/10/2018 by Mark Filion in News & Events
This week, two Collaborans will be in Dresden, Germany to take part in the AGL All Member Meeting. George Kiagiadakis and Daniel Stone will be in attendance, with the former also giving a presentation on the latest happenings in upstream multimedia.
Posted on 12/10/2018 by Mark Filion in News & Events
We're headed to Heraklion, Greece, to meet with the Panhellenic FOSS community at FOSSCOMM, a conference for programmers, students and anyone else interested in the open source movement!
Posted on 20/09/2018 News & Eventsby Mark Filion in
Next week, Collaborans will be heading to Paris, A Coruña & Berlin, to sponsor and speak at four different conferences: Embedded Recipes, Kernel Recipes, All Systems Go and XDC 2018. See you there?
Posted on 10/09/2018 News & Eventsby Mark Filion in
From September 14 to 18, Collabora will be exhibiting at the IBC Show 2018, the "world's most influential media, entertainment and technology show"! If you are planning on attending, please make sure to stop by our booth, D-15 in Hall 14!
Here's where we'll be in the coming weeks – come say hello!
December 3–7, Stuttgart
January 25–27, Brno
February 2–3, Brussels