June 14, 2021 by Erik Faye-Lund | Blog
There's a lot that has happened in the world of Zink since my last update, so let's see if I can bring you up to date on the most important stuff, including upstream development, support for OpenGL 4.6 & GLES 3.1, and more.
June 11, 2021 by Alyssa Rosenzweig | Blog
Panfrost, the open source driver for Arm Mali, now supports OpenGL ES 3.1 on both Midgard (Mali T760 and newer) and Bifrost (Mali G31, G52, G72) GPUs, adding a number of features, notably including compute shaders.
June 07, 2021 by Alexandros Frantzis | News & Events
We first announced our work on the driver last December, and posted an update earlier this year. We are now happy to announce a second update for this driver, adding several major features which increase its scope and utility.
June 02, 2021 by Marius Vlad | News & Events
Simplifying AGL's existing Wayland-based graphical stack and avoiding the use of modules that aren't maintained upstream has lead to the creation of a new compositor based on libweston, bringing more reliable and fine-grained system control.
May 27, 2021 by Rohan Garg | News & Events
Thanks to a new, low overhead extension in Mesa, OpenGL and Vulkan applications can now talk to each other, bringing more flexibility to application developers while easing the transition path between the industry-standard Khronos® APIs.
May 17, 2021 by Gert Wollny | Blog
Collabora has been investing into Perfetto to enable driver authors & users to get deep insights into driver internals and GPU performance. Here's how we applied this work to study workloads on the virtualized VirGL implementation.
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.
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.
December 29, 2022 by Kara Bembridge | News & Events
With only a few months passing since our last new joiner update, it should come as no surprise that the Collabora crowd has expanded yet again. Our flexible disposition affords us an exceptional bunch to onboard when opportunity knocks.
December 19, 2022 by Kara Bembridge | News & Events
Contributing to the Vulkan Working Group since 2015, Faith has continues to make a significant impact. Her expertise and diligence has helped to shape the group and we're proud to see his hard work see some well earned spotlight.
December 13, 2022 by AngeloGioacchino Del Regno | News & Events
Collabora's contributions include ongoing upstreaming of the RockChip RK3588 and MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795) SoCs, numerous bug fixes and improvements for Cedrus and Hantro IPs, and memory shrinker support for the VirtIO-GPU driver.
December 12, 2022 by Alexandros Frantzis | News & Events
The focus in 2022 was on maturing the Wayland driver and keeping up to date with the Wine upstream internal changes, which involved updating it for the latest internal driver APIs, and making preparations to support WoW64.
December 06, 2022 by Adrian Ratiu | News & Events
After waiting in the Linux-next integration tree for about 18 months, the basic Rust infrastructure finally landed in the mainline Linux kernel with the imminent release of v6.1.
December 01, 2022 by Kara Bembridge | News & Events
Coming up next week at the Automotive Linux Summit in Yokohama and virtually, Marius Vlad and Daniel Stone will present the latest on the AGL Wayland compositor, and the current state of graphics virtualization upstream.
November 16, 2022 by Kara Bembridge | News & Events
Clear your schedules, this weekend's Capitole du Libre is calling your name for all things open source! Gathering in the "Pink City" of Toulouse, participants are welcome to attend with free admission from November 19 to 20 at the INP-ENSEEIHT.
November 10, 2022 by Kara Bembridge | News & Events
Making our grand debut, Collabora will be attending electronica in Munich for the first time! Diving into the world of electronics alongside the leading examples of the industry, we're excited to partake on all fronts.
October 14, 2022 by Shreeya Patel | News & Events
Collabora's contributions include mainlining the HEVC uAPI, adding VirtIO documentation, upstreaming MediaTek smartphones, and adding support for two new Chromebooks and for the Mali-G57 GPU in the Panfrost kernel driver.
October 06, 2022 by Benjamin Gaignard | News & Events
The release of Linux 6.0 earlier this week brought a significant milestone: the H.265/HEVC user-space API was mainlined, the result of more than two years of efforts by our engineering team.
October 04, 2022 by Faith Ekstrand | News & Events
Say hello to a brand new, open-source Vulkan driver for NVIDIA hardware in Mesa, written almost entirely from scratch using the new official headers from NVIDIA.
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