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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 30/06/2016 by Mark Filion in News and Events
Collabora is proud to be sponsoring DebConf16, the annual Debian developers meeting, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2 July to 9 July 2016.
Posted on 27/06/2016 by Frédéric Plourde in Blog
I’ve been fortunate enough lately to attend the largest virtual reality professional event/conference : SVVR. This virtual reality conference’s been held each year in the Silicon Valley for 3 years now. This year, it showcased more than 100 VR companies…
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 05/04/2017 by Daniel Stone in Blog
Today we all read the announcement of Ubuntu's decision to refocus on cloud and IoT activities, dropping Unity 8 to move back to a GNOME-based desktop for the 17.04 LTS.
Posted on 29/03/2017 by Robert Foss in Blog
Android uses the HWC API to communicate with graphics hardware. This API is not supported on the mainline Linux graphics stack, but by using drm_hwcomposer as a shim it now is.
Posted on 28/03/2017 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi in Blog
Like starting a car with the hood open, sometimes you need to run your program with certain analysis tools attached to get a full sense of what is going wrong – or right.
Posted on 24/03/2017 by Simon McVittie in Blog
At the GTK hackfest in London (which accidentally became mostly a Flatpak hackfest) I've mainly been looking into how to make D-Bus work better for app container technologies like Flatpak and Snap.
Posted on 21/03/2017 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi in Blog
Modern CPUs implement a number of technologies that may affect application performance in unpredictable ways. Figuring out what is going wrong with an application can be a hard task, but it can become much easier with the correct analysis tools.
Posted on 13/03/2017 by Frédéric Dalleau in Blog
Once you've setup a virtual machine in QEMU using debootstrap, there are a number of tools available for testing, tracing and debugging, such as Kmemleak for memory leaks, GDB (GNU Debugger), ftrace et dynamic_debug.
Posted on 08/03/2017 by Robert Foss in Blog
Before being able to write firmware data to any production Chromebook device, the Write-Protect screw has to be removed.
Posted on 01/03/2017 by Daniel Stone in Blog
The past few months have been busy ones on the open-source graphics front, bringing with them Wayland 1.13, Weston 2.0 and Mesa 17.0. Here's a look at some of these developments, including Collabora's behind-the-scenes work on performance improvement.
Posted on 23/02/2017 by Robert Foss in Blog
How to create your custom Android image, and APK app(s), all at once.
Posted on 16/02/2017 by Robert Foss in Blog
How to set up a fully functional ChromiumOS development environment on actual Chromebook hardware.
Posted on 20/04/2018 by Mark Filion in News & Events
This weekend, we're headed to Gothenburg, Sweden, to meet the Nordic FOSS community at foss-north, a free / open source conference covering both software and hardware from the technical perspective!
Posted on 06/04/2018 by Mark Filion in News & Events
Attending the NAB Show in Las Vegas? Make sure to stop by Collabora's booth, #N2908VR in the North Hall, and get a firsthand look at the latest in Open Source software integration!
Posted on 03/04/2018 by Jassie Badion in News & Events
Meet the newest members of our ever-growing engineering and administrative teams! Welcome Arnaud, Omar, Correntin, Lakshmipathi, Rebecca, Ezequiel, Ritesh, Ana and Zeeshan!
Posted on 02/04/2018 by Gustavo Padovan in News & Events
Linux Kernel 4.16 was released over the weekend, and with it came 33 patches contributed by 8 different Collabora developers, including the addition of usb3 and extcon support for Rockchip RK3399 devices, and display support for the Nokia N9.
Posted on 22/03/2018 by Olivier Crête in News & Events
After a particularly long cycle of over 10 months, GStreamer accumulated many improvements that are now available in the 1.14 release. Here's a look at some of the contributions from Collabora's engineers that we're particularly proud of.
Posted on 22/03/2018 by Mark Filion in News & Events
After a great time in Portland last week for ELC, Collaborans have arrived in Singapore for the 2018 edition of FOSSASIA Summit, the premier Open Technology event in Asia for developers, contributors, start-ups, and technology companies.
Posted on 09/03/2018 News & Eventsby Mark Filion in
It's that time of the year again! The snow has melted, spring is right around the corner and the annual Embedded Linux Conference begins next week in Portland! If you are planning on attending, come say hello or catch one of our three presentations!
Posted on 26/02/2018 News & Eventsby Mark Filion in
This week, we're in Nuremberg, Germany to take part in this year's edition of Embedded World, the leading international fair for embedded systems! Come say hello, booth 4-170!
Posted on 29/01/2018 by Gustavo Padovan in News & Events
Linux Kernel 4.15 was released yesterday, and it once again contained patches contributed by Collabora, including bigger patchsets like V4L2 Explicit Synchronization and UTF-8 case insensitive lookups for EXT4.
Posted on 26/01/2018 by Mark Filion in News & Events
Brussels, here we come! We're thrilled to be sponsoring this year's edition of FOSDEM, taking place in just over a week's time (February 3 & 4), at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Come say hello, or catch one of a dozen talks given by Collaborans!
Posted on 19/12/2017 by Mark Filion in News & Events
For a second time this year, Collabora is proud to be sponsoring the latest round (Round 15) of Outreachy internships! More specifically, Collabora has chosen to sponsor the Linux kernel projects for the December 2017 - March 2018 semester.
Here's where we'll be in the coming weeks – come say hello!
May 8–13, Berlin
May 14–16, Cambridge
May 19–20, Tirana
May 22, Cambridge