August 23, 2016 by Helen Fornazier | 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…
August 12, 2016 by Philip Withnall | 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.
August 05, 2016 by Timothy Arceri | 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…
July 26, 2016 by Gustavo Padovan | 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…
July 08, 2016 by Nicolas Dufresne | 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.
July 04, 2016 by Lubosz Sarnecki | 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…
June 30, 2016 by Mark Filion | 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.
June 27, 2016 by Frédéric Plourde | 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…
June 22, 2016 by Simon McVittie | Blog
I'm back from the GTK hackfest in Toronto, Canada and mostly recovered from jetlag, so it's time to write up my notes on what we discussed there.
June 22, 2016 by Mark Filion | News and Events
At Collabora, our multimedia team is always looking to improve QA tools in GStreamer. This week, we're introducing a new QA tool: a GStreamer tracer to track leaked objects.
June 19, 2016 by Guillaume Desmottes | Blog
At Collabora, our multimedia team is always looking to improve QA tools in GStreamer. This blog introduces a new QA tool: a GStreamer tracer to track leaked objects.
June 10, 2016 by Helen Fornazier | Blog
When the kernel crashes, it's good to know how to analyze the log and to discover exactly where the error occurred. This blog post shows a simple technique to retrieve the buggy line from the addresses shown in the log and also enabling specifics logs…
November 09, 2017 by Tomeu Vizoso | 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.
November 06, 2017 by Thierry Escande | 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.
October 17, 2017 by Gustavo Noronha | 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.
October 06, 2017 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi | 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.
September 23, 2017 by Guy Lunardi | 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.
August 17, 2017 by Simon McVittie | 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!
July 24, 2017 by Robert Foss | 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…
July 18, 2017 by Alexandros Frantzis | Blog
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…
June 29, 2017 by Robert Foss | 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.
June 20, 2017 by Sjoerd Simons | 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.
June 13, 2017 by Helen Koike | 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!
June 05, 2017 by Robert Foss | 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.
July 16, 2020 by George Kiagiadakis | News & Events
It is with great pleasure that we announce the availability of WirePlumber (the PipeWire session manager) version 0.3.0. This release brings support for desktop use cases and is a working drop-in replacement for PipeWire's example session manager.
July 09, 2020 by Erica Ryoo | News & Events
Despite the many obstacles brought on by the pandemic, Collabora continues to build and strengthen its engineering and administration teams for the road ahead. Join us in welcoming Angelica, Raghavendra, Doug, Italo and Theodotos!
June 30, 2020 by Lubosz Sarnecki | News & Events
The recent improvements in Monado like out of process compositing and multi-layer rendering released with v0.2 prepared the requirements to implement OpenXR's XR_EXTX_overlay extension.
June 18, 2020 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Collabora will be presenting on five separate occasions during the virtual editions of Embedded Linux Conference North America and Open Source Summit North America, taking place later this month.
June 04, 2020 by Andrzej Pietrasiewicz | News & Events
This latest release is the first to contain development work accomplished amid the lockdown measures. Despite these significant changes, Collaborans have also been steadfast in their contributions, with multiple projects progressing.
June 01, 2020 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Coding hss begun for this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC) projects, announced earlier last month. The 2020 edition selected 1,199 students from 66 countries, to work with 199 mentoring organizations over the course of the summer.
May 29, 2020 by Jakob Bornecrantz | News & Events
With the excellent (online) edition of Augmented World Expo 2020 in full swing this week, what better time to announce version 0.2 of the Monado OpenXR runtime for Linux. It's been a very busy three months since the last Monado developer update!
May 18, 2020 by Mark Filion | News & Events
A few weeks ago, Ryan Pavlik presented "Unifying Reality: Building Experiences with OpenXR", a master class on OpenXR, the open standard API for building VR and AR experiences that work across devices, now and into the future.
May 08, 2020 by Lubosz Sarnecki | News & Events
Sponsored by Valve, this latest release of the Open Source project which enables interaction with traditional desktop environments, such as GNOME and KDE, in VR, brings the largest amount of changes yet, with many new features and architectural improvements.
April 30, 2020 by Lubosz Sarnecki | News & Events
A new monado-service binary and out of process compositor has landed in Monado, the fully Open Source OpenXR runtime for Linux! Here's a demo of the compositor's new abilities running with the new Blender OpenXR VR Session.
April 21, 2020 by Erica Ryoo | News & Events
In these times of disruption and uncertainty, how about some positive news for a change? Let's take a moment to celebrate the newest members of our engineering and administration teams: Mylène, Christopher, Melissa, Ricardo and Leandro!
March 31, 2020 by Helen Koike | News & Events
Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, Linux kernel development continues. Here's a look at the various projects Collaborans have been involved in, and the progress made in kernel 5.6, which was released over the weekend.
Here are the events we'll be attending in the coming weeks – come say hello!
February 26-29, Seattle, WA, USA
April 9-11, Nuremberg, Germany