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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 18/04/2017 by Mark Filion in News and Events
Collaborans are once again hitting the road and will be attending three separate events over the next new two weeks, in London, Las Vegas and Amsterdam
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 03/04/2017 by Mark Filion in News and Events
Today, Olivier Crête, libnice maintainer and Collabora Multimedia Lead, announced the availability of libnice 0.1.14, the latest release of the NAT traversal library implementing the RFC for Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE).
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 22/03/2017 by Mark Filion in News and Events
Check out the April issue (#222) of Linux Format magazine for our new monthly column on all things Open Source, including graphics, multimedia and more!
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 17/11/2017 by George Kiagiadakis in Blog
Earlier this year I worked on a certain GStreamer plugin that is called “ipcpipeline”. This plugin provides elements that make it possible to interconnect GStreamer pipelines that run in different processes. In this blog post I am going to explain how…
Posted on 09/11/2017 by Tomeu Vizoso in Blog
Running crosvm outside Chromium OS is quite easy, with the only complication being that minijail isn't widely packaged in distros. In these instructions, we hack around the issue with linker environment variables so we don't have to install it properly.
Posted on 06/11/2017 by Thierry Escande in Blog
Kmemleak allows you to track possible memory leaks inside the Linux kernel. Basically, it tracks dynamically allocated memory blocks in the kernel and reports those without any reference left and that are therefore impossible to free.
Posted on 17/10/2017 by Gustavo Noronha in Blog
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the Web Engines Hackfest, hosted by Igalia at their offices in A Coruña, and also sponsored by my employer, Collabora, Google and Mozilla. It has grown a lot and we had many new people this year.
Posted on 06/10/2017 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi in Blog
In this post, I will show one more example of how easy it is to disrupt performance of a modern CPU, and also run a quick discussion on why performance matters - as well as present a few cases where it shouldn't matter.
Posted on 23/09/2017 by Guy Lunardi in Blog
Many thanks to Google for recording all the XDC2017 talks. To make them easier to watch, here are direct links to each talk recorded at XDC2017.
Posted on 17/08/2017 by Simon McVittie in Blog
Last week, I attended DebConf 17 in Montréal, returning to DebConf for the first time in 10 years (last time was DebConf 7 in Edinburgh). It was great to put names to faces and meet more of my co-developers in person!
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 16/11/2017 by Mark Filion in News & Events
We're headed to France’s southern Occitanie region to attend and sponsor the 6th edition of Capitole du Libre, a weekend dedicated to free and Open Source software!
Posted on 13/11/2017 News & Eventsby Gabriel Krisman Bertazi in
Linux Kernel 4.14 is out, and once again Collabora developers were very active, contributing nearly 200 patches, reviews & sign-offs combined during this development cycle!
Posted on 10/11/2017 by Mark Filion in News & Events
We're very excited to be sponsoring and speaking at the very first Linux Developer Conference Brazil, taking place on November 11 at the Instituto de Computação in Campinas!
Posted on 08/11/2017 by Mark Filion in News & Events
On November 8, we'll be in Düsseldorf, Germany, to take part & exhibit at the 1st edition of the Renesas European R-Car Consortium Forum, a one-day event aimed at bringing together OEMs and Tier1s to discuss the future of car mobility.
Posted on 20/10/2017 News & Eventsby Mark Filion in
Following a weekend at the GStreamer Conference, Collabora will be continuing its week-long stay in Prague by sponsoring, exhibiting and speaking at Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2017.
Posted on 19/10/2017 News & Eventsby Mark Filion in
We're thrilled to be once again a platinum sponsor of the annual GStreamer Conference, taking place this weekend (October 21 & 22) at Node5 in Prague, Czech Republic. Come say hello, or catch one of the five presentations given by Collaborans!
Posted on 25/09/2017 by Mark Filion in News & Events
This week, Collabora is heading to the city of lights, Paris, to sponsor and attend the very first (and sold-out!) edition of Embedded Recipes, as well as the 6th edition of Kernel Recipes!
Posted on 20/09/2017 by Mark Filion in News & Events
The 2017 X.Org Developer's Conference kicks off today in Mountain View, California, and along with Collaborans attending & presenting, we're delighted to announce the first ever Collabora XDC Happy Hour!
Posted on 11/09/2017 by Mark Filion in News & Events
Collaborans will be giving five talks during this year's edition, which starts today in Los Angeles!
Posted on 06/09/2017 by Sebastian Reichel in News & Events
Linux Kernel 4.13 is out, with 12 Collabora developers having contributed, pairing up with 4.12 as another kernel release with our highest number of Collabora developers!
Posted on 04/08/2017 by Mark Filion in News and Events
Collabora is proud to once again be a Gold Sponsor of this year's DebConf, the annual Debian conference for developers! This year's week-long conference takes place from August 6 to 12 at Collège de Maisonneuve in beautiful Montréal, where one of our…
Here's where we'll be in the coming weeks – come say hello!
December 7–8, San Francisco