May 12, 2020 by Andre Almeida | Blog
In part 2 of this series on syzkaller, we looked at how to install the tool and use it to improve our code base. Now, how does syzkaller report a bug it finds in the execution path of a system call? Let's add a new syscall description and see how it goes.
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.
May 07, 2020 by George Kiagiadakis | Blog
An in-depth look at WirePlumber, the modular and extensible session manager for PipeWire that brings advanced device management, policy control and security enforcement capabilities.
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 28, 2020 by Guillaume Desmottes | Blog
With Rust gaining traction among the GStreamer community as an alternative to C to write applications and plugins, we began wondering, could the size of such Rust plugins be a problem for embedded systems?
April 23, 2020 by Alyssa Rosenzweig | Blog
The Panfrost project building a free, Open Source graphics driver for modern Mali GPUs has reached a new milestone: the first 3D render, including basic texture support, on a Bifrost chip (Mali G31)!
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!
April 20, 2020 by Mark Filion | Blog
Google Open Source has announced their 2020 first quarter Google Open Source Peer Bonus winners, and Alyssa Rosenzweig, Software Engineer at Collabora, is among the recipients!
April 17, 2020 by Andre Almeida | Blog
In my previous blog post, we discussed the importance of testing, what is fuzzing, and how the syzkaller fuzzes the kernel in order to find bugs. Now, let’s install the tool and starting using it to improve our code base.
April 14, 2020 by Mark Filion | Blog
Open Source software development thrives on remote collaboration, and continues to do so in 2020, with multiple projects announcing releases in the first quarter.
April 10, 2020 by Pekka Paalanen | Blog
When you work on a piece of software, you usually want to be able to build and test it manually on your local system, but without compromising your system or destabilizing the distribution provided software.
April 08, 2020 by Andrzej Pietrasiewicz | Blog
Rockchip SoCs, notably the RK3399, are popular in devices such as Chromebooks and single-board computers. Indeed, they bring some interesting features, one of them being the Arm Frame Buffer Compression (AFBC).
December 01, 2023 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
The testing ecosystem in the Linux kernel has been steadily growing, but are efforts sufficiently coordinated? How can we help developers and maintainers integrate code more efficiently? How can we mitigate maintainer burnout?
October 30, 2023 by Ashok Sidipotu | Blog
With the upcoming 0.5 release, WirePlumber's Lua scripts will be transformed with the new Event Dispatcher. More modular and extensible with very little redundant processing, they will look and feel completely different.
October 02, 2023 by Daniel Almeida | Blog
This second installment explores the Rust libraries Collabora developed to decode video and how these libraries are used within ARCVM to eventually remove CrosVM's dependency on the Chrome codec stack.
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.
May 25, 2023 by Marius Vlad | News & Events
Released last week, Weston 12.0 brings a number of highlights including two new backends, support for multiple scanout devices, and the addition of new protocol implementations. Here's a look at some of the changes that have landed in this new version.
April 25, 2023 by Muhammad Usama Anjum | News & Events
Released earlier this week, Linux Kernel 6.3 brings thousands of new lines of code to improve the core kernel, architectural support, networking and filesystems.
April 20, 2023 by Kara Bembridge | News & Events
Spring is in bloom in the northern hemisphere, and with it comes three tech events we'll be attending - PyCon US, Shell & Display Next Hackfest, and Linaro Connect!
March 27, 2023 by Kara Bembridge | News & Events
It’s no secret that Tech has faced some setbacks lately, namely on the headcount front. Despite these uncertainties, Collabora has had the privilege of increasing our roster with new teammates.
March 14, 2023 by Frédéric Plourde | News & Events
We're proud to announce that Monado, the free and open source XR platform, has been accepted as a mentoring organization for XROS, the XR Open Source Fellowship Program.
March 13, 2023 by Mark Filion | News & Events
As a recent new member of STMicroelectronics' Partner Program, we're excited to be showcasing the STM32MP1 at Embedded World this week, our first demo featuring the STM32 platform.
March 09, 2023 by Kara Bembridge | News & Events
Nestled in the historic city of Nuremberg, the annual Embedded World conference will be taking place from March 14 to 16. Collabora will be set up in Hall 4, Booth 4-404, with plenty of space to connect and multiple demos to showcase
February 24, 2023 by Moses Turner | News & Events
Work on this new tracking method started around January 2022. Now, after a little over a year of development, Monado's "Mercury" hand tracking is finally ready for the public to use!
February 23, 2023 by Boris Brezillon | News & Events
A look into the new job-scheduling model with Mali GPUs, their support in the new PanCSF DRM driver, and what it means as the rest of the ecosystem also moves to firmware-assisted scheduling.
February 21, 2023 by Daniel Almeida | News & Events
With more SoC support, a new V4L2 driver and a new dma-buf locking convention among its contributions, Collabora was one of the most active employers for this latest kernel development cycle.
February 08, 2023 by Olivier Crête | News & Events
Improved support for hardware accelerated video decoders, new GTK+ integration for Wayland rendering, and further Meson enhancements to make GStreamer shine on embedded, Collabora's multimedia team made a number of key contributions for this latest release.
January 20, 2023 by Kara Bembridge | News & Events
After two years of hosting the event virtually, Brussels will once again welcome attendees on February 4 & 5 on the old stomping grounds of the ULB Solbosch Campus. Collabora will be presenting 8 different talks, in 7 devrooms as well as on the main track!
Here are the events we'll be attending in the coming weeks – come say hello!
November 23-26, Cambridge, UK
December 12-13, San Jose, California