May 11, 2021 by Emil Velikov | Blog
The Hantro Video4Linux2 (V4L2) kernel module has gained support for another SoC! The Microchip SAMA5D4 features a single decode unit supporting MPEG2, VP8 and H.264 streams, alongside the built-in post-processing unit.
May 05, 2021 by Frederic Danis | Blog
DKMS is a framework that is mostly used to build and install external kernel modules. It can also be used to install a specific patch to the modules of the current kernel, such as applying a specific fix to the Bluetooth USB subsystem.
May 04, 2021 by Ariel D'Alessandro | News & Events
With their latest contributions all around the kernel, notably to the Video4Linux APIs and hardware enablement, Collaborans continue to expand on their efforts to close the gap between hardware support on vendor trees and mainline.
April 29, 2021 by Xavier Claessens | Blog
Building GTK 4 as a Meson subproject for your own application is not only useful for Windows builds, but also for many Linux distributions that do not yet package a recent enough version of GTK 4 and/or its dependencies.
April 22, 2021 by Antonio Caggiano | Blog
Recently, we have been using Perfetto to successfully profile Apitrace traces in crosvm through VirGL renderer. We have now added perfetto instrumentation to VirGL renderer, Mesa, and Apitrace to see what happens precisely in a frame.
April 20, 2021 by Marcus Edel | Blog
As part of a project backed by INVEST-AI, a program managed by IVADO Labs, we have developed a multi-stage neural network-based solution that accurately locates and tracks the hands despite complex background noise and occlusion between hands.
April 13, 2021 by Andrzej Pietrasiewicz | Blog
Did you know you could run a permissively-licensed MTP implementation with minimal dependencies on an embedded device? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to easily run cmtp-responder on a Rock Pi 4 or any other board equipped with a UDC.
March 25, 2021 by Boris Brezillon | News & Events
The Panfrost project started as a reverse engineering effort to understand Arm Mali Midgard and Bifrost GPU internals. With the driver getting more and more mature, the natural next step was to work on an Open Source Vulkan driver for those GPUs.
March 24, 2021 by Guillaume Desmottes | Blog
Earlier this year, the Rust compiler gained support for LLVM source-base code coverage. In this post we'll explain how to setup a CI job in a Rust project to feed source-base coverage information to GitLab.
March 22, 2021 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Join us this week at the Spring edition of Linaro Virtual Connect, as we discuss bringing stateless video decoding support to Linux, and take a look at where we are, and what's to come, for open drivers for Arm GPUs.
March 18, 2021 by Xavier Claessens | Blog
Over the past few months, I've been working on a side project to improve Meson sub-project support. The best stress test is to build projects on Windows, without msys2, because it has no dependencies or tools installed (e.g. pkg-config).
March 10, 2021 by Erik Faye-Lund | News & Events
One year ago, we announced a new partnership with Microsoft to build OpenGL mapping layers to DirectX 12. Today, we're excited to share that the we have passed the OpenGL 3.3 conformance tests, and have now upstreamed the D3D12 driver in Mesa 3D!
September 27, 2023 by Edmund Smith | Blog
Why is creating object graphs hard in Rust? In part 1, we looked at a basic pattern, where two types of objects refer to one another. In this part we'll follow up in more detail and examine the different approaches that can be applied.
September 13, 2023 by Jakub Piotr Clapa | Blog
Text-to-speech (TTS) models are playing a transformative role, from enriching audiobooks to enhancing podcasts and even improving interactions with chatbots. Meet WhisperSpeech, an Open Source text-to-speech model developed by Collabora.
August 21, 2023 by Eugen Hristev | Blog
In Linux, the Industrial Input/Output subsystem manages devices like Analog to Digital Converters, Light sensors, accelerometers, etc. On the other hand, the Input subsystem handles keyboards, mice, touchscreens, and any device that has a human interface.
August 10, 2023 by Paweł Wieczorek | Blog
Collabora's main testing laboratory has grown to automate testing on over 150 devices of about 30 different types. The lab receives job submissions from several CI systems, e.g. KernelCI, MesaCI, and Apertis QA.
August 09, 2023 by Edmund Smith | Blog
Rust is a modern language known for its memory safety, efficiency, and wide range of high-level features. But many beginners also run into something else in Rust: how surprisingly difficult it is to represent some common designs.
August 03, 2023 by Marcus Edel | Blog
At Collabora, we're committed to bringing people together. That's why we're pushing state-of-the-art machine-learning techniques like Large Language Models, Speech Recognition, and Speech-Synthesis techniques.
July 31, 2023 by Eugen Hristev | Blog
I have been working on getting U-boot upstream up to speed for the Radxa Rock-5B Rockchip RK3588 board. One of the cool features that I recently published upstream is the ability to boot the board without any kind of non-volatile media (NVM) used.
July 18, 2023 by Eugen Hristev | Blog
I previously talked about getting the bigger brother Rock 5B into mainline U-boot; this time I worked on the Rock 5A, an even tinier SBC based on Rockchip's RK3588S SoC that is one step closer to getting accepted.
June 20, 2023 by Daniel Almeida | Blog
Powered by Rust, the video codec stack on ARCVM is now bringing faster and more reliable video decoding on Chrome OS. Here's how Collabora has been helping shape video virtualization for Chromebooks, and what it means for end users.
June 15, 2023 by Ashok Sidipotu | Blog
Event Dispatcher, part of the upcoming WirePlumber 0.5 release, is a custom PipeWire event scheduling mechanism designed to address many of the fundamental issues in WirePlumber.
June 08, 2023 by Vineet Suryan | Blog
Contrary to traditional software development, data is more important than code in machine learning. Building a high-performing model requires using reliable, precisely labelled data but poor-quality data is not always obvious.
May 31, 2023 by Eugen Hristev | Blog
A while back I presented USB 2.0 host support that was added to U-boot for the Radxa Rock-5B RK3588 Rockchip board. This time, USB 3.0 was added with support for the host and gadget.
February 15, 2024 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Collabora's engineers presented six talks over the course of the weekend, with topics including a review of recent improvements to GStreamer, a look at the state of video offloading on the Linux desktop, and more.
February 13, 2024 by Daniel Morin | News & Events
Engineers have widely adopted GStreamer to build video analytics pipelines, and while many companies have indeed built their machine learning analysis framework around GStreamer, no one had made the effort to contribute upstream, until now.
January 30, 2024 by Alexandros Frantzis | News & Events
2023 was a great year for the Wayland driver for Wine. After several merge requests, many people are now already able to use the latest Wine release to enjoy some of their favorite Windows applications in a completely X11-free environment!
January 25, 2024 by Marcus Edel | News & Events
By creating a real-time AI chatbot communication system using WhisperLive and WhisperSpeech, we have addressed the unnatural delay in current bot interactions for seamless conversation.
January 18, 2024 by Kara Bembridge | News & Events
With many dedicated souls willing to endure a FOSDEM queue, Collabora's engineers will be giving 6 talks spread out amongst multiple devrooms including Open Media and Testing & Continuous delivery.
January 11, 2024 by Eugen Hristev | News & Events
Collabora's kernel team made a number of key contributions including a new kselftest for verifying driver probe of Devicetree-based platforms, multiple improvements to further improve support for MediaTek SoCs found in Chromebooks, and more.
December 21, 2023 by Marius Vlad | News & Events
Weston 13.0 brings multiple fixes and important changes, notably the ability to load multiple backends simultaneously. This can be used to load VNC, RDP, or PipeWire backends for remote access alongside the native DRM backend.
December 20, 2023 by Faith Ekstrand | News & Events
As 2023 draws to a close, I wanted to give a quick update on NVK, what's happened this year, and where we'll be headed in 2024. While previous posts have focused primarily on the technical details, this post will be more geared towards users.
December 07, 2023 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Collabora is headed to California to take part in the inaugural edition of AI.dev: Open Source GenAI & ML Summit, a new event which aims to bring together the brightest developers from around the world to shape the trajectory of open source AI.
November 27, 2023 by George Kiagiadakis | News & Events
It is with the utmost excitement that we witness the release of PipeWire 1.0, the first officially stable release of this noteworthy inter-process multimedia streaming framework after many years of development.
November 21, 2023 by Kara Bembridge | News & Events
This week, the Debian project takes over Cambridge as MiniDebConf kicks off right in our own British backyard! Organized by Debian project members, MiniDebConfs aim to achieve similar objectives to those of the annual Debian conference, DebConf.
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