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September 16, 2021 by Stéphane Cerveau | News & Events
GStreamer can be tricky to ship in a constrained device. Thanks to a partnership with Huawei, you can now use gst-build to generate a minimal GStreamer build, tailored to a specific application, or set of applications. Here's how.
September 10, 2021 by Lubosz Sarnecki | Blog
This summer, Christoph Haag and I had the pleasure of taking part in Google Summer of Code as mentors for xrdesktop, the Open Source project bringing the Linux desktop to VR on Valve's SteamVR & Monado. Here's what was accomplished.
September 07, 2021 by Nícolas F. R. A. Prado | News & Events
With an ever-increasing interest in more modern hardware support, and a more reliable kernel that is thoroughly tested, contributions by Collabora's developers continue to help make this a reality for the Linux kernel.
September 01, 2021 by Mark Filion | News & Events
September's busy conference schedule kicks off next week with the Fall edition of Linaro Virtual Connect. Join us as we look at how to master your PipeWire streams with WirePlumber, and de-mystify GFX virtualization with VirGL!
July 20, 2021 by Alyssa Rosenzweig | News & Events
After a month of reverse-engineering the Arm Mali G78, we’re excited to release documentation on the Valhall instruction set, available as a PDF, as well as a Valhall assembler and disassembler to be used as a reverse-engineering aid.
July 08, 2021 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi | News & Events
Collabora's team working directly on the Linux kernel is growing. Collaborans continue to expand on their efforts to close the gap between hardware support on vendor trees and mainline.
June 23, 2021 by Daniel Almeida | Blog
Earlier this year, from January to April 2021, I worked on adding support for stateless decoders for GStreamer as part of a multimedia internship at Collabora. Here's a recap of this completed work.
June 21, 2021 by Shreeya Patel | News & Events
Earlier this month, Collabora took part in the very first KernelCI hackfest, initiated as a joint effort with the Google Chrome OS team. Here's a look at what led to our participation and what was accomplished.
June 21, 2021 by Erica Ryoo | News & Events
Despite the many obstacles brought on by the pandemic, Collabora has continued to grow its teams for the road ahead. Join us in welcoming Kiril, Benjamin, Daniel, Shreeya, Ariel, Nicolas and James!
June 17, 2021 by Marcus Edel | Blog
In our previous post, we presented a project backed by INVEST-AI which introduces a multi-stage neural network-based solution. Now let's dive into the machine learning details of our innovative, open source hand-tracking pipeline.
June 15, 2021 by Nícolas F. R. A. Prado | Blog
Initiated as a joint effort by the Google Chrome OS team and Collabora, the recent KernelCI hackfest brought the addition of new tests including the ability to detect regressions on the Linux kernel that can directly affect cameras.
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.
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!
March 04, 2021 by Alexandra Pereira | Blog
The most complete automated testing and continuous integration tool for the Linux kernel continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Here's a look at the latest improvements to the KernelCI dashboard, the main web interface used by the project.
March 03, 2021 by Arnaud Ferraris | Blog
In the embedded world, many modern SoCs such as the ST Microelectronics STM32MP1 now include coprocessor cores which can be used for a wide range of tasks and can offload some of the work from the main processor.
February 19, 2021 by Alexandros Frantzis | News & Events
Two months ago we announced a first proposal for a Wayland driver for Wine, the compatibility layer for Windows applications. Here's an update on this effort, which contains more details and instructions for building and running the Wayland driver.
February 17, 2021 by Ezequiel Garcia | News & Events
The first kernel release of 2021 brings a number of highlights contributed by Collaborans, including the new Syscall User Dispatch mechanism, and the destaging of both the H.264 stateless decoding interface and the Rockchip ISP driver.
February 17, 2021 by Benjamin Gaignard | Blog
Our recent efforts on the Hantro kernel driver have resulted in the addition of H.264 decoding support and multiple performance improvements. We are now introducing High Efficiency Video Coding, also known as H.265, decoding support on NXP's i.MX8 M.
February 15, 2021 by Jakob Bornecrantz | News & Events
Monado, the OpenXR runtime for Linux, is now officially conformant! In recognition of this milestone, a first major release version of the OpenXR runtime for Linux is now available, bringing with it a SteamVR driver!
February 08, 2021 by Jakub Adam | Blog
Hwangsaeul, or H8L, a remote surveillance streaming solution, utilizes the capability of libsrt to collect statistics from open SRT sockets and by continuously analyzing the available data tries to detect potential connectivity issues.
February 01, 2021 by Gert Wollny | Blog
Complex, real-world correctness tests and performance analysis are now possible thanks to gltrim, a new tool recently added to apitrace, designed to trim replayable traces to single, user-defined frames.
January 28, 2021 by Aaron Boxer | Blog
Earlier this week, WebRTC became an official W3C and IETF standard. GStreamer has a powerful and rapidly maturing WebRTC implementation. So, the obvious question is: how do we build this on Windows?
January 21, 2021 by Jaskaran Singh | Blog
Last year, from June to September, I worked on the kernel development tool Coccinelle under Collabora. I implemented a performance boosting algorithm for one of Coccinelle's use cases. Here's a look at this work.
January 19, 2021 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Join us as our 2021 conference schedule gets underway this weekend with the virtual editions of linux.conf.au and MiniDebConf India! Collaborans will be giving talks on recent projects including futex2, and Open Source AI video analytics with Panfrost.
January 13, 2021 by Alyssa Rosenzweig | Blog
The open source Panfrost driver for Arm Mali Midgard and Bifrost GPUs now provides non-conformant OpenGL ES 3.0 on Bifrost and desktop OpenGL 3.1 on Midgard (Mali T760 and newer) and Bifrost, in time for Mesa's first release of 2021.
December 15, 2020 by Alexandros Frantzis | News & Events
After several months of work, we are excited to announce a first proposal for a Wayland driver for Wine. The proposal is in the form of an RFC, in order to explore how to best move forward with the upstreaming and further development of the driver.
December 14, 2020 by Ricardo Cañuelo Navarro | News & Events
Even amidst the chaos and uncertainty that 2020 brought, Linux Kernel development keeps moving forward at a constant and relentless pace. Collabora remains active, developing, maintaining, documenting and testing many parts of the kernel.
November 30, 2020 by Eleni Katsoula | Blog
This year, the global pandemic has put a strain on us all. Motivation can become hard to maintain, worries can cloud our minds. Now more than ever, it is important to try and connect with our colleagues.
November 19, 2020 by Pekka Paalanen | Blog
Wayland is still lacking proper consideration for color management & support for high dynamic range (HDR) imagery. However, a group of developers has begun an effort to fix this situation. This is their story.
November 12, 2020 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Starting today, and running until Saturday, join us at Linux App Summit for a look at Linux graphics, PipeWire, our work with Valve, and a virtual office hour with our Engineering Manager!
November 06, 2020 by Mike Blumenkrantz | Blog
This week marks two years since the OpenGL implementation on Vulkan was initially announced. Since then, and especially over the past few months, much has progressed with many new features being added and performance now close to native (95%!).
November 03, 2020 by Alyssa Rosenzweig | Blog
Since our previous update on Panfrost, the open source stack for Arm's Mali Midgard and Bifrost GPUs, we've focused on taking our driver from its reverse-engineered origins on Midgard to a mature stack.
November 02, 2020 by Jakob Bornecrantz | News & Events
Monado 0.4 OpenXR runtime introduces initial support for Android and passes all of the OpenXR conformance tests with both OpenGL and Vulkan on desktop with a simulated device.
October 22, 2020 by Mark Filion | News & Events
The 4-day event is dedicated to everything open source and will showcase a program of 250+ talks. Collaborans will once again be actively participating in the week's activities, with no less than eight presentations, a BoF on KernelCI, and two panel discussions!
October 22, 2020 by Mylène Josserand | News & Events
Collaborans continue to be very active in the Linux kernel, authoring over 150 commits in this release. Here's a look at the improvements, and new features, contributed by our team, notably in hardware support, multimedia, graphics and testing.
October 20, 2020 by Gustavo Noronha | Blog
The concept of a remote internship may raise some doubts, or even red flags, for many students, as would remote jobs for professionals. As a result, we pay extra attention to how we onboard and support our interns.
October 06, 2020 by Stéphane Cerveau | News & Events
A move to GitLab. A switch to the powerful Meson build system. A fast and reliable CI system implemented. The GStreamer community has been busy, bringing a bevy of enhancements to 1.18. Here's a look at the key contributions by Collaborans.
September 28, 2020 by Aaron Boxer | Blog
GStreamer relies on various 2D font rendering and layout libraries such as Pango and Cairo to generate text for the Pango plugin, which contains elements such as textoverlay. Here's how to add the Pango plugin to a gst-build installation on Windows.
September 25, 2020 by Mylène Josserand | Blog
In this second part of this blog post series on Linux kernel initcalls, we'll go deeper into implementation, with a look at the colorful __device_initcall() macro, the rootfs initcall, and how modules can be executed.
September 21, 2020 by Marcus Edel | Blog
Introducing an accurate and light-weight deep network for video super-resolution upscaling, running on a completely open source software stack using Panfrost, the free and open-source graphics driver for Mali GPUs.
September 15, 2020 by Mark Filion | News & Events
The lineup of great virtual conferences continues this week with the 2020 edition of X.Org Developer's Conference (XDC), the leading event for developers working on all things Open graphics, including the Linux kernel, Mesa, DRM, Wayland and X11.
September 11, 2020 by Raghavendra Rao | Blog
PipeWire continues to evolve with the recent integration of libcamera, a library to support complex cameras. In this blog post, I'll explain why libcamera exists, what it does, and how we integrated it in PipeWire.
August 31, 2020 by Emil Velikov | Blog
A high-level introduction of the Linux graphics stack, how it is used within ChromeOS, and the work done to improve software rendering (while simultaneously improving GPU rendering by reducing the boilerplate needed in applications).
August 27, 2020 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi | Blog
Last year, a (controversial) feature was added to the Linux kernel to support optimized case-insensitive file name lookups in the Ext4 filesystem. Here's a look at why this was merged, what improvements have been made since, and how to put it to work.
August 24, 2020 by Mark Filion | News & Events
August ends on a high note with two virtual events this week: DebConf20, Debian's annual conference, and Linux Plumbers Conference, the premier event for developers working at all levels of the Linux kernel's plumbing layer and beyond.
August 21, 2020 by Antonio Caggiano | Blog
We have now integrated Mali GPU hardware counters supported by Panfrost with Perfetto's tracing SDK, unlocking all-in-one graphics-aware profiling on Panfrost systems!
August 20, 2020 by Antonio Ospite | Blog
Key performance improvements and fixes to GStreamer's RTP stack have landed in GStreamer 1.18, due in the coming months. The latest enhancements provide an important boost in throughput, opening the gate to high bitrate video streaming.
August 13, 2020 by Marcus Edel | Blog
Following our recent presentation at OSSummit, many showed interest in learning more about solving real-world problems with computer vision. Here is a new blog series, on computer vision, object detection, and building a system on the edge.
August 07, 2020 by Leandro Ribeiro | Blog
Recent work in Weston, the industry-standard Wayland compositor, has enabled DRM/KMS backends to be tested in the absence of real hardware, enabling more battle testing of corner-case and error conditions within automated testing frameworks.
August 05, 2020 by Dafna Hirschfeld | News & Events
The ability for a relatively small software consultancy to contribute at this level demonstrates a fantastic improvement in vendors' mindset when it comes to working Open First and providing mainline support out-of-box as early as possible.
July 17, 2020 by Christoph Haag | News & Events
HTC Vive (Pro) and Valve Index hardware users can now experiment with positional tracking in Monado, thanks to the implementation of a libsurvive driver using the libsurvive library developed by Charles Lohr, David Berger and many contributors.
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 14, 2020 by Mylène Josserand | Blog
Initcalls, which serve to call functions during boot, were implemented early on in the development of the Linux Kernel. Read on as we take a closer look, including their purpose, their usage, ways to debug them (using initcall_debug or FTrace), and more.
July 09, 2020 by Louis-Francis Ratté-Boulianne | Blog
Earlier this year, we announced a new project with Microsoft: the implementation of OpenCL & OpenGL to DirectX translation layers. Here's the latest on this work, including the steps taken to improve the performance of the OpenGL-On-D3D12 driver.
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 26, 2020 by Ricardo Cañuelo Navarro | Blog
Syzkaller is much needed tool for Linux kernel testing and debugging. With some work, it can also be enhanced to find bugs in specific drivers, such as V4L2. Here's how.
June 23, 2020 by Guillaume Desmottes | Blog
Previously, we discussed about how Rust can be a great language for embedded programming. In this article, we'll explain an easy setup to cross build Rust code depending on system libraries, a common requirement when working on embedded systems.
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 12, 2020 by Stéphane Cerveau | Blog
Adaptive streaming is a technique to provide flexibility and scalability by offering variable bit-rate streams to the client. Here's a quick guide on how to generate a MPEG-DASH stream (the most completely adaptive streaming technique) using GStreamer.
June 05, 2020 by Alyssa Rosenzweig | Blog
With only free software, a Mali G31 chip can now run Wayland compositors with zero-copy graphics, including GNOME 3. We can run every scene in glmark2-es2, 3D games like Neverball can be played, and video players mpv and Kodi are now supported.
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 27, 2020 by Adrian Ratiu | Blog
Device drivers can support more revisions and SoC platforms by abstracting away specific hardware interface layouts. Let's examine a specific instance of this process, namely the effort to make the MIPI DSI host controller driver more generic.
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 15, 2020 by Stéphane Cerveau | Blog
gst-build is one of the main build systems used by the community to develop the GStreamer platform. In my last blog post, I presented gst-build and explained how to get started with it. Now, let's get straight to the point regarding cross-compilation.
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).
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.
March 30, 2020 by Mark Filion | News & Events
This week, Daniel Stone and Tomeu Vizoso will be taking part in Linaro Tech Days, a series of technical sessions presented live online via Zoom webinar and streamed on YouTube. These sessions are free to attend and open to the public!
March 26, 2020 by Andre Almeida | Blog
With the code base of the Linux kernel constantly changing and deployed in devices around the world, performing proper testing is crucial. Here's a look at syzkaller, a valuable tool widely adopted by the kernel community to detect bugs in the kernel.
March 24, 2020 by Erik Faye-Lund | News & Events
Today, Collabora is excited to announce a partnership with Microsoft to build OpenCL and OpenGL mapping layers on DirectX, in order to bring OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 3.3 support to all Windows and DirectX 12 enabled devices.
March 19, 2020 by Stéphane Cerveau | Blog
GStreamer relies on multiple repositories such as base and good to build its ecosystem, and now owns more than 30 projects in Gitlab. So, a unified tool/build system has always been necessary to build a specified version.
March 10, 2020 by Olivier Potin | Blog
Here at Collabora, we trust our people to work remotely, we give them full responsibility for their output, and we believe it helps creating an even stronger internal culture and comes with some other positives.
March 05, 2020 by Julian Bouzas | Blog
PipeWire 0.3 was released a few days ago, marking a big step forward in the effort of making this emerging media service the core layer of all multimedia on Linux.
February 27, 2020 by Alyssa Rosenzweig | Blog
Panfrost's ES 3.0 support has landed in upstream Mesa and works with a mainline Linux kernel. The support is still early, but if you're feeling adventurous, feel free to give it a try on your favourite ES 3.0 applications and games.
February 25, 2020 by Jakob Bornecrantz | News & Events
Ever since announcing the project at GDC 2019, we have been working on improving the full open source XR stack to a usable state. Today, we are very happy to tag version 0.1 of the Monado OpenXR runtime for Linux!
February 18, 2020 by Andrej Shadura | Blog
When a bug surprises you when doing Apertis packaging of a typical vendor code signing tool, it's time to debug it using the compiler's built-in tools.
February 12, 2020 by Jakub Adam | News & Events
With the advent of 5G networks, it's now possible to stream high quality video in real-time with a very low latency that wasn't possible with the past generations of mobile networks.
February 05, 2020 by Mark Filion | Blog
From KernelCI's new home, the latest on Zink (OpenGL on Vulkan), OpenXR & Monado, PipeWire in the automotive industry, JPEG2000, and GStreamer on the Magic Leap One, Collaborans gave talks in 6 different devrooms, as well on the main track.
January 30, 2020 by Sebastian Reichel | News & Events
With the 5.5 kernel released earlier this week, here's a detailed look at Collabora’s contributions, including work to improve upstream support of peripherals used together with the i.MX 6 family of processors.
January 23, 2020 by Mark Filion | News & Events
In less than 10 days, Collabora will be in Brussels to take part in this year's edition of FOSDEM! Come say hello, or catch one of the dozen talks (in the main track and 6 different devrooms) given by Collaborans!
January 16, 2020 by Erica Ryoo | News & Events
What better way to start the new year than by highlighting the newest members of our engineering and administrative teams who joined in Q4 2019! Please join us in welcoming Antonio, Afonso, Narciso and Eleni!
December 20, 2019 by Alyssa Rosenzweig | Blog
If you have a device with a Mali T720 or T820 GPU, you’re in luck – your device is now supported in upstream Mesa at feature parity with other GPUs. Get out your Allwinner H6 or Amlogic S912 board, grab the latest Mesa, and enjoy a match of SuperTuxKart!
December 09, 2019 by Julian Bouzas | Blog
PipeWire, the new and emerging open source framework that aims to greatly improve the exchange and management of audio and video streams inside a Linux system, has seen a number of improvements and bug fixes over the past year.
December 02, 2019 by Enric Balletbò i Serra | News & Events
Linus has released the 5.4 kernel and Collabora was once again a very active contributor with 12 Collaborans authoring 95 commits while also helping the kernel maintainers by contributing 124 Reviewed-by tags.
November 26, 2019 by Aaron Boxer | Blog
With the advent of meson and gst-build, it is now possible to set up a GStreamer Windows development environment that rivals the finest Linux has to offer, with full support for Visual Studio debugging into the library.
November 20, 2019 by Jassie Badion | News & Events
As we begin winding down 2019, it's time to take a moment to celebrate the new Collaborans who joined our various engineering and administrative teams in Q2 & Q3 this year!
October 30, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Following three days at ELCE, Collaborans are continuing their stay in the capital of France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region to take part the annual GStreamer Conference, as well as the Automated Testing Summit.
October 28, 2019 by Guillaume Tucker | News & Events
The KernelCI project, which powers kernelci.org with automated testing for the upstream Linux kernel, has found a new home after sailing through uncharted waters for over five years.
October 25, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Next week, Collabora will be sponsoring, exhibiting & speaking at ELCE in Lyon, France. We'll be showcasing not one but two demos at our booth this year: arcade racing on a ROCK Pi 4 with Panfrost, and GStreamer on the Magic Leap One.
October 24, 2019 by Erik Faye-Lund | Blog
I recently went to XDC 2019, where I gave yet another talk about Zink. I kinda forgot to write a blog-post about it, so here’s me trying to make up for it… or something like that. I’ll also go into some more recent developments as well.
October 09, 2019 by Dafna Hirschfeld | Blog
Prior to joining Collabora, I took part in Round 17 of the Outreachy internships, to work on the virtual drivers in the media subsystem of the Linux kernel, or more specifically, on the vicodec driver.
October 03, 2019 by Pekka Paalanen | Blog
What HDCP is, and why supporting HDCP in Weston is justified in both an economical and technical context.
September 30, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Collabora is proud to be hosting in Montreal the 2019 edition of the X.Org Developer's Conference (XDC), the leading event for developers working on all things Open graphics, including the Linux kernel, Mesa, DRM, Wayland and X11.
September 20, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Next week, Collaborans including Julian Bouzas and Enric Balletbò i Serra will be in Paris to participate in the 3rd edition of Embedded Recipes and 8th edition of Kernel Recipes
September 19, 2019 by Boris Brezillon | News & Events
Linux 5.3 was released over the weekend, which means it's time for our usual "where does Collabora stand in this picture?" tour. As has been the case for several years now, Collabora continues being an active contributor to the Linux kernel.
September 12, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Showcasing two brand new Open Source software demonstrations featuring the Xilinx high-performance Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, and the Magic Leap One augmented reality headset.
September 06, 2019 by Joey Ferwerda | News & Events
With the recent release of the OpenXR 1.0 specification, the presence of numerous Open Source platforms for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, and a growing community of developers, the need for a collaborative Open Source XR Conference became clear.
August 28, 2019 by Gert Wollny | Blog
With the release of virglrenderer 0.8.0, getting accelerated OpenGL within a virtual machine (VM) made a big leap forward. Since virglrenderer-0.7.0, the code base has seen ~600 commits, and Collabora provided more than 80% of these contributions.
August 20, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Starting tomorrow, Collabora will be exhibiting & speaking at Embedded Linux Conference North America (ELCNA), the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using embedded Linux.
August 06, 2019 by Rohan Garg | Blog
Ongoing work on the reverse-engineered Panfrost OpenGL ES driver for Arm Mali GPUs has turned the RK3399 SoC into a very attractive platform to try out Wayland on ARM devices.
August 02, 2019 by Ryan Pavlik | Blog
As part of its unwavering commitment to open source and open standards, Collabora is proud to be part of bringing the recently-released OpenXR 1.0 to life, and to be pioneering the Monado open source runtime for OpenXR.
August 02, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
This weekend, Collaborans are in São Paulo, Brazil, to take part in the third edition of Linux Developer Conference Brazil, a conference which aims to take the Brazilian Linux development community to the international level.
July 30, 2019 by Lubosz Sarnecki | News & Events
Today, we are very excited to announce xrdesktop, a new open source project sponsored by Valve, enabling interaction with traditional Linux desktop environments, such as GNOME and KDE, in VR.
July 25, 2019 by Erik Faye-Lund | Blog
There's been quite a few updates to Zink, an OpenGL implementation on top of Vulkan, since I last wrote about it. Here's an overview of the recent changes, as well as an exciting announcement!
July 25, 2019 by Andrej Shadura | News & Events
With DebConf19, the annual conference for Debian contributors and users, in full swing this week in Curitiba, Brazil, what better time to look at the contributions made by Collaborans to the latest Debian release!
July 18, 2019 by Nicolas Dufresne | Blog
A little over a month and a half ago, Collaborans including Aaron Boxer, George Kiagiadakis, Guillaume Desmottes, Stéphane Cerveau and myself took part in the GStreamer Spring Hackfest in Oslo. This year, the hackfest was kindly hosted by Pexip.
July 17, 2019 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi | News & Events
With 11 engineers authoring, reviewing and testing nearly 170 patches for this latest release, Collabora ranked 8th in the list of most active employers by lines changed, sharing ranks with some of the prominent employers in Linux kernel development.
June 26, 2019 by Alyssa Rosenzweig | Blog
In my last Panfrost blog post, I announced my internship goal: improve Panfrost to run GNOME3. GNOME is a popular Linux desktop making heavy use of OpenGL; to use GNOME with only free and open source software on a machine with Mali graphics, Panfrost…
June 24, 2019 by Andrzej Pietrasiewicz | Blog
Dummy_hcd which consists of a software-emulated host controller and a UDC chip. In other words, this means you can play with USB gadgets even if you don't have the appropriate hardware, because your PC can act as both a USB host and a USB device.
June 21, 2019 by Jassie Badion | News & Events
For many, June 21, day of the Solstice, is a day of celebrations. At Collabora, we're also celebrating, as we take a moment to welcome all the newest members of our engineering and administration teams who've joined over the last year!
June 18, 2019 by Frédéric Danis | Blog
Both the Le Potato and OrangePi Zero Plus2 boards are already supported by Armbian. But how do you get a minimal Debian upstream image with only the packages you want? Debos is the perfect tool to do this.
June 05, 2019 by Alyssa Rosenzweig | Blog
Years ago, I joined the open-source community with a passion and a mission: to enable equal access to high-quality computing via open-source software. With this mission, I co-founded Panfrost, aiming to create an open-source driver for the Mali GPU.
May 30, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
A few days ago, coding began for this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC) projects. Along with four GStreamer and Wayland related projects, this year's edition also includes two Debian projects for which Collaborans will be mentors.
May 23, 2019 by Ezequiel Garcia | Blog
With virtme, you can run a custom built kernel on top of our running root filesystem. In this post, we explore another example of virtme in action, and see how to test Video4Linux2 drivers on bleeding edge GStreamer builds.
May 16, 2019 by Andrzej Pietrasiewicz | Blog
Introducing cmtp-responder - a permissively licensed Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) responder implementation which allows embedded devices to provide MTP services and supports a core set of MTP operations.
May 14, 2019 by Adrian Ratiu | Blog
Up until now, talking in-depth about userspace tracing was deliberately avoided because it merits special treatment, hence this part devoted to it. We'll now look at the why of it, and we'll examine eBPF user tracing in two categories: static and dynamic.
May 09, 2019 by André Almeida | News & Events
Earlier this week, Linux Kernel 5.1 was released, and with it came over 13,000 commits from developers all around the world, including Collaborans. This time around, no less than 12 different developers contributed commits (64), sign-offs (111) & more.
May 08, 2019 by Santosh Mahto | Blog
After a successful team effort, the patch enabling the Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Ozone builds to run with different platform backends, such as Wayland, has finally landed upstream.
May 06, 2019 by Aaron Boxer | News & Events
After a year-long development cycle, the much anticipated release was made available recently. With it came a number of exciting new features we're especially proud of, including per-element latency tracer and support for planar or non-interleaved audio.
May 06, 2019 by Adrian Ratiu | Blog
Now that we've studied the mainstream way of developing and using eBPF programs on top of the low-level VM mechanisms, we'll look at projects taking different approaches, attempting solutions to some of the unique problems faced by embedded Linux.
May 02, 2019 by Robert Foss | Blog
A previous post introduced the SPURV Android compatibility layer for Wayland based Linux environment. In this post, we're going to dig into how you can run an Android application on the very common i.MX6 based Nitrogen6_MAX board.
April 26, 2019 by Adrian Ratiu | Blog
In part 1 and 2 of this series, we took a condensed in-depth look at the eBPF VM. In part 3, we define the high-level components of an eBPF program, including the backend, loader, frontend and data structures.
April 25, 2019 by Guillaume Desmottes | Blog
GStreamer's logging system is an incredibly powerful ally when debugging but it can sometimes be a bit daunting to dig through the massive amount of generated logs. I often find myself writing small scripts processing gst logs when debugging.
April 24, 2019 by Marius Vlad | Blog
The recent release of version 6 of the Weston compositor has brought with it the weston-debug protocol, a new feature that allows developers and users alike to display on-the-fly various debugging (logging) information generated by the compositor.
April 18, 2019 by Ezequiel Garcia | Blog
A well-known Linux kernel developer once said, a poor craftsman famously complains about his tools, but a good craftsman knows how to choose excellent tools. Here's a python-based tool that integrates git and patchwork, and can greatly improve your toolbox.
April 15, 2019 by Adrian Ratiu | Blog
The second part of this series takes a more in-depth look at the eBPF VM and program studied in the first part. Having this low level knowledge is not mandatory but can be a very useful foundation for the rest of the series.
April 09, 2019 by Nicolas Dufresne | News & Events
Collabora contributes elements implementing the RIST Simple Profile to GStreamer. This specification adds retransmissions to RTP streams in a way that it compatible with existing broadcast encoders and decoders.
April 05, 2019 by Adrian Ratiu | Blog
Interested in learning more about low-level specifics of the eBPF stack? Read on as we take a deep dive, from its VM mechanisms and tools, to running traces on remote, resource-constrained embedded devices.
April 01, 2019 by Robert Foss | Blog
It's now possible to run Android applications in the same graphical environment as regular Wayland Linux applications with full 3D acceleration. Here's a look at SPURV, our experimental containerized Android environment.
March 29, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Next week, Collaborans will be in Bangkok, Thailand, to participate in the 25th edition of Linaro Connect, a gathering of the world's leading open source engineers working on Arm. Tomeu Vizoso and Gustavo Padovan will be in attendance to present Panfrost.
March 27, 2019 by Andrzej Pietrasiewicz | Blog
In the previous post I introduced you to the subject of USB gadgets implemented as machines running Linux. In this post, we look at how to implement your very own USB function with FunctionFS and how to integrate that with systemd.
March 20, 2019 by André Almeida | Blog
In this tutorial, we'll look at how to create a functional and simple Arch Linux virtual machine image, that can have network access, display graphical windows and share a folder with the host.
March 18, 2019 by Jakob Bornecrantz | News & Events
Following the release of the OpenXR 0.90 Provisional Specification by The Khronos Group, Collabora is proud to announce Monado, an open source implementation of the newly released OpenXR spec.
March 13, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Tomorrow, March 14, Collabora will be in Düsseldorf, Germany, to take part and exhibit at the second edition of the Renesas European R-Car Consortium Forum!
March 13, 2019 by Robert Foss | Blog
During the past few months significant progress has been made on the Open Source Arm Mali GPU driver front, culminating in the Panfrost driver targeting Mali T and G-series of GPUs being available now.
March 12, 2019 by Helen Koike | Blog
With just a few simple steps, you can compile and boot a Raspberry Pi using the Linux kernel mainline source code. Here's how.
March 06, 2019 by Gaël Portay | News & Events
The first major release of Linux for the year 2019 was made available earlier this week, and with it came a new version number: 5.0. Here's a look at contributions made by Collaborans!
March 05, 2019 by Lucas Kanashiro | Blog
Since the last Debian release, a number of changes have been made in the Debian Cloud Team, both on the technical & organisational level within the community. Here's a look at what's in store for Buster!
March 04, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Collaborans are in Tokyo this week to take part in the AGL All Member Meeting. They'll be discussing the future of IVI Window Management, and also look at the latest upstream work around the PipeWire framework and how it can benefit the automotive industry.
March 04, 2019 by Tomeu Vizoso | Blog
Following two months of work to develop a new kernel driver for Midgard and Bifrost GPUs, the kernel side of Panfrost is now in a form close to be acceptable in the mainline Linux kernel.
February 20, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Collabora is headed to Nuremberg, Germany to take part in this year's edition of Embedded World, the leading international fair for embedded systems! Come say hello, booth 4-280!
February 18, 2019 by Andrzej Pietrasiewicz | Blog
A look at how to implement USB gadget devices on Linux machines which have the necessary UDC hardware, automate the manual configfs process via declarative gadget "schemes", and use systemd for gadget composition at boot time.
February 15, 2019 by Mark Filion | Blog
From the latest on Open Source projects Zink (OpenGL on Vulkan) and VirGL (virtual 3D GPU for QEMU), to a state of the union on GStreamer embedded, and a look at how the KernelCI project is getting a second breath, Collaborans presented in five devrooms.
January 23, 2019 by Mark Filion | News & Events
In just over a week's time, Collabora will be heading to Brussels to take part in the 2019 edition of FOSDEM! Come say hello, or catch one of the 8 talks (in 5 different devrooms) given by Collaborans!
January 07, 2019 by Fabien Lahoudere | News & Events
A few weeks ago, in the final days leading up to Christmas, Linus Torvalds released Linux Kernel 4.20. Collaborans were once again active during this development cycle, contributing 22 patches, 112 reviews & 55 sign-offs. Here's a look at their contributions.
January 07, 2019 by Tomeu Vizoso | Blog
Panfrost, a project that delivers an open source implementation of a driver for the newest versions of the Mali family of GPUs, now includes support for running Wayland compositors and zero-copy GPU-accelerated clients.
December 20, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
As one year ends and another begins, Collabora is proud to be once again an Includer sponsor for the latest round (#17) of Outreachy internships, which began earlier this month! More specifically, Collabora is sponsoring the Linux kernel projects for…
December 17, 2018 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
Released a few months ago, the Google Pixel 3 is the first Android phone running with the mainline graphics stack. A feat that was deemed impossible 10 years ago is now a reality thanks to a lot of hard work from the entire community.
December 04, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
This week, Collaborans will be taking part, and speaking, in this year's ESE Kongress, Germany's largest congress for professional embedded software engineering.
November 28, 2018 by Martyn Welch | Blog
In an ideal world, everyone would implicitly understand that it just makes good business sense to upstream some of the modifications made when creating your Linux powered devices. Unfortunately, this is a long way from being common knowledge.
November 23, 2018 by Alexandros Frantzis | Blog
How can we measure the comprehensiveness of a test suite? Code coverage is the standard metric used in the industry and makes intuitive sense. However, it can often present some difficulties for large scale surveys.
November 21, 2018 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi | Blog
A real-world use case of eBPF tracing to understand file access patterns in the Linux kernel and optimize large applications.
November 16, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
After a great time in Vancouver, Collaborans are headed this weekend to southern France to attend and speak at the 2018 edition of Capitole du Libre, a weekend dedicated to free and Open Source software!
November 12, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Widely recognized as the premier event for developers working at all levels of the Linux kernel's plumbing layer and beyond, this year's edition of LPC is jam-packed with microconferences, a refereed track, a Kernel Summit track, multiple BoFs, and more.
November 07, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
While our regular column (this time on Video4Linux, written by Ezequiel Garcia) is alive and well in this month's issue of LXF, there's also something else worth highlighting: a 6-page interview with none other than Collabora's Graphics lead, Daniel Stone!
November 06, 2018 by Xavier Claessens | Blog
Did you know you could register your own PC, or a spare laptop collecting dust in a drawer, to get instant CI going on GitLab? Not only will you get faster CI, but you'll also reduce the queue on the shared runner for others!
October 31, 2018 by Erik Faye-Lund | Blog
For the last month or so, I've been playing with a new project during my work at Collabora, and as I've already briefly talked about at XDC 2018, it's about time to talk about it to a wider audience.
October 25, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
After three great days attending and catching up with the community at ELCE, Collaborans are continuing their stay in Edinburgh to take part in the GStreamer Conference & Hackfest, the Linux Media Summit and the Automated Testing Summit.
October 22, 2018 by Helen Koike | News & Events
As the curtains rose on opening day of Embedded Linux Conference Europe & Open Source Summit Europe in Edinburgh, the latest release of the Linux Kernel, 4.19, was made available by Greg Kroah-Hartman. Collaborans were once again very active.
October 18, 2018 by Alexandros Frantzis | Blog
For projects of any value and significance, having a comprehensive automated test suite is nowadays considered a standard software engineering practice. Why, then, don't we see more prominent FOSS projects employing this practice?
October 18, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Next week, Collabora will be sponsoring, exhibiting & speaking at Embedded Linux Confererence Europe in Edinburgh, Scotland. Now in its 13th year, ELCE is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using embedded Linux.
October 15, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
This week, two Collaborans will be in Dresden, Germany to take part in the AGL All Member Meeting. George Kiagiadakis and Daniel Stone will be in attendance, with the former also giving a presentation on the latest happenings in upstream multimedia.
October 12, 2018 by Zeeshan Ali | Blog
After I started working for Collabora in April, I've finally been able to put some time on maintenance and development of Geoclue again. While I've fixed quite a few issues on the backlog, there has been some significant changes as of late.
October 12, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
We're headed to Heraklion, Greece, to meet with the Panhellenic FOSS community at FOSSCOMM, a conference for programmers, students and anyone else interested in the open source movement!
October 10, 2018 by Martyn Welch | Blog
Like all software, Open Source software isn't without it's bugs and issues. However, thanks to the nature of Open Source, resolving or mitigating the issue you encountered can be quite the satisfying adventure when it comes to scratching the itch.
October 02, 2018 by Lucas Kanashiro | Blog
Last month, the first "MicroDebConf" took place at the Gama campus of the University of Brasilia. Here's a look at how this one day event came to be, and what was accomplished during that day.
September 20, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Next week, Collaborans will be heading to Paris, A Coruña & Berlin, to sponsor and speak at four different conferences: Embedded Recipes, Kernel Recipes, All Systems Go and XDC 2018. See you there?
September 18, 2018 by Ezequiel Garcia | Blog
When working on the Linux Kernel, testing via QEMU is pretty common. Here's a look at virtme, a QEMU wrapper that uses the host instead of a virtual disk, making working with QEMU extremely easy.
September 10, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
From September 14 to 18, Collabora will be exhibiting at the IBC Show 2018, the "world's most influential media, entertainment and technology show"! If you are planning on attending, please make sure to stop by our booth, D-15 in Hall 14!
August 30, 2018 by Maxime Buquet | Blog
Earlier this month, Collabora sponsored & hosted the XMMP Sprint, the first developer event in the XMPP community in a long time. Here's a look at what was accomplished over the weekend, and what's next for this open standard.
August 29, 2018 by Guillaume Tucker | Blog
In addition to Collabora's work to add support in mainline Linux kernel for several Chromebooks, these platforms are now being continuously tested as part of kernelci.org. Here's how to set them up for kernel development & automated testing with LAVA.
August 28, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Starting tomorrow, Collaborans will be in beautiful British Columbia to take part, and speak, in this year's Open Source Summit North America! If you are planning on attending, come say hello or catch one of our presentations!
August 27, 2018 by Robert Foss | Blog
Working with a git based project that has a defacto upstream repository means that you perioducally want to fetch the canonical master branch. This can be simplified with a .gitconfig alias.
August 21, 2018 by Emil Velikov | Blog
A look at the work and motivation behind implementing the Khronos EGLDevice extensions in Mesa. These extensions allow users of open source graphics drivers to cleanly describe & select which device to use in heterogeneous systems.
August 13, 2018 by Ezequiel Garcia | News & Events
Another two months and a half have passed, Linux Kernel v4.18 has been released, which means it's time to stop along the way and make a little retrospective. This time around, seven Collaborans have contributed to the kernel, authoring 61 commits.
August 03, 2018 by Corentin Noël | Blog
GNOME Builder is an Integrated Development Environment designed for the GNOME ecosystem. It most notably features a deep integration to the Git version control system, allow to debug applications quickly and allow in-line documentation viewing.
August 01, 2018 by Robert Foss | Blog
Presenting a new, hardware-backed, software graphics driver, built upon the Mesa gallium driver framework, which uses kernel kms drm nodes for memory allocation.
July 31, 2018 by Jassie Badion | News & Events
Comprised of some of the most motivated and active Open Source contributors and maintainers around the world, our team shares a passion for technology and Open Source, as do these newest members. Welcome Gert, Gustavo, Erik, Christoph, Ryan & Ana!
July 26, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Collabora is heading East to sponsor & attend DebConf18, the annual Debian conference! The week-long event takes place for the first time in Asia, at the National Chiao Tung University Microelectronics & Information Research Center, in Hsinchu Taiwan.
July 04, 2018 by Arnaud Rebillout | Blog
Last week, a new version of docker.io, the Docker package provided by Debian, was uploaded to Debian Unstable. Quickly afterwards, the package moved to Debian Testing, the first time in two years that docker.io has migrated to "testing".
June 29, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
By this time next week, Collaborans will have arrived in Almería, Spain, to attend and speak at the 2018 edition of GUADEC, the annual GNOME conference. Come say hello!
June 27, 2018 by Ana Guerrero López | Blog
In Debian and derivative systems, there are many ways to build images. The simplest tool of choice is often debootstrap. It works by downloading the .deb files from a mirror and unpacking them into a directory which can eventually be chrooted into.
June 25, 2018 by Olivier Crête | Blog
Launched by Haivision in 2017, and freely available on GitHub via the Mozilla Public License 2.0, SRT is an innovative UDP-based protocol enabling high-quality, low-latency video streaming across unpredictable networks.
June 11, 2018 by Omar Akkila | Blog
Embedded devices are a popular deployment target for GStreamer yet they are not tested on the project's Continuous Integration (CI) system. Here's a look at work done to introduce a Raspberry Pi for automated on-board testing using Jenkins, LAVA & more.
June 05, 2018 by Mark Filion | Blog
In late January 1998, Netscape surprised everyone by releasing the source for Communicator, its web browser, making it readily available to all. The marked a turning point, and the birth of a new term, in software development: Open Source.
June 04, 2018 by Enric Balletbò i Serra | News & Events
Linus Torvalds has now released the official Linux 4.17, so it’s time for our traditional blog post summing up our contributions to the latest version of the Linux kernel, which include a number of patches to the DRM subsystem.
May 29, 2018 by Omar Akkila | Blog
At the start of 2018 in January, I joined Collabora, an open source software consultancy, as a Software Engineer Intern with the Multimedia team. Reaching the end of that internship, I would like to take the time to share my experience.
May 18, 2018 by Zeeshan Ali | Blog
Earlier this month, Olivier Crête, Nicolas Dufresne, George Kiagiadakis & I attended the GStreamer Spring Hackfest in Lund, Sweden. Hosted by Axis, it was a great opportunity for the GStreamer community to touch base and work on open bugs and pet projects.
May 09, 2018 by Elie Tournier | Blog
A few months ago, Robert Foss wrote a blog post about virtualizing GPU Access. Here's a look at some of the major improvements that have landed upstream since then, including QEMU using OpenGL ES acceleration, as well as our plans for the future.
May 01, 2018 by Olivier Crête | Blog
Generously hosted by Axis in the beautiful Lund, Sweden, the annual spring hackfest is an occasion for the community to get together to bond, but also to co-ordinate the next half year of development of the GStreamer multimedia framework.
April 20, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
This weekend, we're headed to Gothenburg, Sweden, to meet the Nordic FOSS community at foss-north, a free / open source conference covering both software and hardware from the technical perspective!
April 17, 2018 by Robert Foss | Blog
The i.MX 6 platform has for the past few years enjoyed a large effort to add upstream support to Linux and surrounding projects. The newly introduced i.MX 8 is seeing lots of work being done, despite hardware being still difficult to get access to.
April 06, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Attending the NAB Show in Las Vegas? Make sure to stop by Collabora's booth, #N2908VR in the North Hall, and get a firsthand look at the latest in Open Source software integration!
April 03, 2018 by Jassie Badion | News & Events
Meet the newest members of our ever-growing engineering and administrative teams! Welcome Arnaud, Omar, Correntin, Lakshmipathi, Rebecca, Ezequiel, Ritesh, Ana and Zeeshan!
April 02, 2018 by Gustavo Padovan | News & Events
Linux Kernel 4.16 was released over the weekend, and with it came 33 patches contributed by 8 different Collabora developers, including the addition of usb3 and extcon support for Rockchip RK3399 devices, and display support for the Nokia N9.
March 23, 2018 by Daniel Stone | Blog
Following on from part 1 in the series, part 2 covers more developments in low-level graphics, including support for buffer modifiers in the kernel, Mesa, Wayland, Weston, Mutter and GNOME Shell, and X.Org.
March 22, 2018 by Olivier Crête | News & Events
After a particularly long cycle of over 10 months, GStreamer accumulated many improvements that are now available in the 1.14 release. Here's a look at some of the contributions from Collabora's engineers that we're particularly proud of.
March 22, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
After a great time in Portland last week for ELC, Collaborans have arrived in Singapore for the 2018 edition of FOSSASIA Summit, the premier Open Technology event in Asia for developers, contributors, start-ups, and technology companies.
March 20, 2018 by Daniel Stone | Blog
The latest enhancements to the DRM subsystem have made mainline Linux much more attractive, making drivers easier to write, applications portable, and a much more friendly and collaborative community than we've ever had.
March 14, 2018 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
The recent disclosure of Meltdown and Spectre hardware vulnerabilities were unprecedented in the history of computing. They affect a substantial portion of chips powering most of the infrastructure used by our society today.
March 09, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
It's that time of the year again! The snow has melted, spring is right around the corner and the annual Embedded Linux Conference begins next week in Portland! If you are planning on attending, come say hello or catch one of our three presentations!
March 01, 2018 by Mark Filion | Blog
Today, Google Open Source announced their first 2018 Open Source Peer Bonus winners, and our graphics lead, Daniel Stone, made the list!
February 26, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
This week, we're in Nuremberg, Germany to take part in this year's edition of Embedded World, the leading international fair for embedded systems! Come say hello, booth 4-170!
February 21, 2018 by Mark Filion | Blog
From an introduction to Flatpak, to managing build infrastructure of a Debian derivative, to modern tools to debug GStreamer, Collaborans presented in six different developer rooms, as well as in the main track, at FOSDEM 2018.
February 20, 2018 by Justin Kim | Blog
Released earlier this month, the latest version of VLC, the free & open source multimedia player (which also uses the GStreamer framework) now contains SRT modules which had been in development in VLC's master branch.
February 16, 2018 by Olivier Crête | Blog
Transmitting low delay, high quality video over the Internet is hard. The trade-off is normally between video quality and transmission delay (or latency). Internet video has up to now been segregated into two segments: video streaming and video calls.
February 13, 2018 by Mark Filion | Blog
Following a great weekend in Brussels for FOSDEM, Collaborans headed east to Belarus to attend & speak at the winter session of the international conference for free/libre open source software developers and users, LVEE.
February 12, 2018 by Robert Foss | Blog
For the past few years a clear trend of containerization of applications and services has emerged. Having processes containerized is beneficial in a number of ways. It both improves portability and strengthens security.
January 29, 2018 by Gustavo Padovan | News & Events
Linux Kernel 4.15 was released yesterday, and it once again contained patches contributed by Collabora, including bigger patchsets like V4L2 Explicit Synchronization and UTF-8 case insensitive lookups for EXT4.
January 26, 2018 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Brussels, here we come! We're thrilled to be sponsoring this year's edition of FOSDEM, taking place in just over a week's time (February 3 & 4), at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Come say hello, or catch one of a dozen talks given by Collaborans!
January 16, 2018 by Guillaume Tucker | Blog
The kernelci.org project aims at continuously testing the mainline Linux kernel, from stable branches to linux-next on a variety of platforms. When a revision fails to build or boot, kernel developers get informed via email reports.
January 10, 2018 by Guy Lunardi | Blog
Widely recognized as the best conference of its kind in Europe, the 2018 edition of FOSDEM promises to be no different, with a jam-packed schedule of over 600 lectures, lightning talks, developer rooms, and more.
December 22, 2017 by Gustavo Noronha | Blog
We recently assisted a customer who wanted to upgrade their system from X11 to Wayland. The problem: they use CEF as a runtime for web applications and CEF was not Wayland-ready.
December 19, 2017 by Mark Filion | News & Events
For a second time this year, Collabora is proud to be sponsoring the latest round (Round 15) of Outreachy internships! More specifically, Collabora has chosen to sponsor the Linux kernel projects for the December 2017 - March 2018 semester.
December 14, 2017 by Jassie Badion | News & Events
With less than 12 days to go before Christmas, here are 12 reasons, from 12 different people who became Collaborans this year, on why you should consider joining our team!
December 11, 2017 by Daniel Stone | Blog
Recently, Sean Paul from Google's ChromeOS team, submitted a patch series to enable HDCP - or High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - support for the Intel display driver.
December 01, 2017 by Robert Foss | Blog
Getting ChromiumOS building is reasonably easy, but running it under QEMU requires some work. Here's a guide to help you build all of the software needed to do so.
November 28, 2017 by Mark Filion | News & Events
We're delighted to be one of the 33 new members of the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) Alliance, a group dedicated to accelerating interoperability of video streaming solutions and fostering collaboration with industry leaders to achieve lower latency…
November 27, 2017 by Alexandros Frantzis | Blog
Ozone is Chromium’s next-gen platform abstraction layer for graphics and input. When developing either Ozone itself or an application that uses Ozone, it is often beneficial to be able to run the code on the development machine, which is usually a typical…
November 17, 2017 by George Kiagiadakis | 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…
November 16, 2017 by Mark Filion | 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!
November 13, 2017 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi | News & Events
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!
November 10, 2017 by Mark Filion | 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!
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 08, 2017 by Mark Filion | 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.
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 20, 2017 by Mark Filion | News & Events
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.
October 19, 2017 by Mark Filion | News & Events
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!
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 25, 2017 by Mark Filion | 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!
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.
September 20, 2017 by Mark Filion | 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!
September 11, 2017 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Collaborans will be giving five talks during this year's edition, which starts today in Los Angeles!
September 06, 2017 by Sebastian Reichel | 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!
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!
August 04, 2017 by Mark Filion | 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…
July 27, 2017 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Over the next few days, Collaborans will be getting back on the road and attending two events, one in Manchester and one in Los Angeles. We're also very pleased to be sponsoring one of these events!
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…
July 04, 2017 by Martyn Welch | News & Events
Linux Kernel 4.12 is out, with 12 Collabora developers having contributed, a new record number of developers contributing to a single kernel release for Collabora!
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 27, 2017 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Our worldwide team of Open Source engineers and developers continues to grow with new additions in Core, Graphics & Web! Welcome Denis Pynkin, Alexandros Frantzis and Santosh Mahto!
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.
June 02, 2017 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Collabora is proud to once again be sponsoring the latest round (Round 14) of Outreachy internships, which began earlier this week! More specifically, Collabora has chosen to sponsor the Linux kernel projects for the May-August semester.
May 30, 2017 by Mark Filion | News & Events
Over the next few days, Collabora is very excited to be taking part in three events where we'll be exhibiting as well as giving talks: Augmented World Expo, Automotive Linux Summit and Open Source Summit Japan.
May 16, 2017 by Mark Filion | News & Events
On the road again! Collaborans are heading to London, A Coruña & Buenos Aires to attend a VR event, a hackfest, a conference on Open Source systems, and a day of technical sessions on Vulkan! See you there?
May 08, 2017 by Mark Filion | News & Events
From May 9 to 11, Collabora will be attending the GENIVI All Member Meeting & Open Community Days: Advancing Connected Vehicles in a Connected World, in Birmingham, UK!
May 04, 2017 by Olivier Crête | Blog
Along with the usual load of memory leaks, crashes and other bugs, Collabora's multimedia team once again contributed a number of improvements across a wide number of areas.
May 01, 2017 by Helen Fornazier | News & Events
Linux Kernel 4.11 was released yesterday, and 9 different Collabora developers contributed a total of 44 patches, while also reviewing 22 other patches.
April 27, 2017 by Robert Foss | Blog
Getting Android up and running on the iMX6 platform using an open source graphics stack has been impossible up until recently, but now you can. Here's a guide through the steps.
April 25, 2017 by Olivier Crête | Blog
With GStreamer you can easily receive a AES67 stream, the standard which allows inter-operability between different IP based audio networking systems and transfers of live audio between profesionnal grade systems.
April 21, 2017 by Robert Foss | Blog
If you're looking to change the Android boot animation to something other than the stock one, here's a hands-on guide to help you to do it.
April 19, 2017 by Olivier Crête | 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.
April 18, 2017 by Mark Filion | 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
April 10, 2017 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi | 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.
April 05, 2017 by Daniel Stone | 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.
April 03, 2017 by Mark Filion | 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).
March 29, 2017 by Robert Foss | 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.
March 28, 2017 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi | 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.
March 24, 2017 by Simon McVittie | 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.
March 22, 2017 by Mark Filion | 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!
March 21, 2017 by Gabriel Krisman Bertazi | 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.
March 13, 2017 by Frédéric Dalleau | 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.
March 08, 2017 by Robert Foss | Blog
Before being able to write firmware data to any production Chromebook device, the Write-Protect screw has to be removed.
March 07, 2017 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Over the next two weeks, Collaborans will be present at four different events across the globe. If you plan on attending at any of these conferences, please reach out and say hello!
March 01, 2017 by Daniel Stone | Blog
The past few months have been busy ones on the open-source graphics front, bringing with them Wayland 1.13, Weston 2.0 and Mesa 17.0. Here's a look at some of these developments, including Collabora's behind-the-scenes work on performance improvement.
February 23, 2017 by Robert Foss | Blog
How to create your custom Android image, and APK app(s), all at once.
February 21, 2017 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Starting today, and for the next few days, Collaborans will be taking part in this year's Embedded Linux Conference North America, the "premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products".
February 20, 2017 by Gustavo Padovan | News and Events
Linux Kernel 4.10 is out, and this time Collabora contributed a total of 39 patches by 10 different developers.
February 16, 2017 by Robert Foss | Blog
How to set up a fully functional ChromiumOS development environment on actual Chromebook hardware.
February 09, 2017 by Varad Gautam | Blog
Over the past few weeks, I have been working for Collabora on plumbing DRM format modifier support across a number of components in the graphics stack. This post documents the work and the related consequences/implications.
February 08, 2017 by Mark Filion | News and Events
On February 8 & 9, Collabora will be attending Integrated Systems Europe 2017, the world's largest tradeshow dedicated to professional AV and electronic systems integration, taking place at the Amsterdam RAI.
January 31, 2017 by Mark Filion | News and Events
We're headed to Brussels, Belgium for FOSDEM 2017, the two-day event organized by volunteers to promote the widespread use of free and open source software.
January 26, 2017 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
In the last two articles we talked about how Explicit Fencing can help the graphics pipeline in general and what happened on the effort to upstream the Android Sync Framework. Now on the third and final post of this series we will go through the Explicit…
January 24, 2017 by Tomeu Vizoso | Blog
Last month I gave a short talk about the Chamelium board from the ChromeOS team, a board that is getting more and more usage outside of Google as it can help you automate the testing of your display (and not only!) code and hardware.
January 16, 2017 by Frédéric Dalleau | Blog
A look at the fundamentals of building and booting a kernel in QEMU using debootstrap, so you have the needed infrastructure to test your kernel changes in QEMU.
December 14, 2016 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
Linux Kernel 4.9 was released this week and once more Collabora developers took part on the kernel development cycle. This time we contributed 36 patches by 11 different developers, our highest number of single contributors in a kernel release ever. Remember…
November 29, 2016 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Some exciting news today as GStreamer launches its redesigned documentation site, complete with dynamic navigation, search function and new tutorials. This new iteration is powered by HotDoc, a tool created by Collabora's Mathieu Duponchelle!
November 22, 2016 by Gustavo Noronha | Blog
Our ongoing work on improving WebKitGTK+ performance brought us to take a closer look as to why GTK+ was experiencing significant speed issues when used with Wayland and HiDPI screens, revealing the root cause to be within the lower level toolkit.
November 08, 2016 by Tomeu Vizoso | Blog
Almost all of Collabora's customers use the Linux kernel on their products. Often they will use the exact code as delivered by the SBC vendors and we'll work with them in other parts of their software stack. But it's becoming increasingly common for our…
November 03, 2016 by Olivier Crête | Blog
In the first part of my review of Collabora's participation in GStreamer 1.10, I discussed the work done by Guillaume & Nicolas around leak tracing, acoustic echo cancellation, Wayland, V4L, etc. Today, I'll go over the contributions from the rest of…
November 02, 2016 by Olivier Crête | Blog
Yesterday, we celebrated the release of GStreamer 1.10, the culmination of 7 months of very hard work from the GStreamer community. Collabora's multimedia team is extremely proud of our contributions to this new major feature release.
October 26, 2016 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Collabora is proud to be once again sponsoring the annual Linux Plumbers Conference, the developer conference that brings together the top developers working on the “plumbing” of Linux: kernel subsystems, core libraries, windowing systems, etc.
October 25, 2016 by Héctor Orón Martínez | Blog
In the previous post, I gave an overview of the Open Build Service software architecture. In this second part, a tutorial on setting up a package build with OBS from Debian packages is presented.
October 24, 2016 by Héctor Orón Martínez | Blog
openSUSE distributions’ build system is based on a generic framework named Open Build Service (OBS), I have been using these tools in my work environment, and I have to say, as Debian developer, that it is a great tool. In this blog post I plan for you…
October 18, 2016 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
In the first part we covered the main concepts behind Explicit Synchronization for the Linux Kernel. Now in the second part of the series we are going to look to the Android Sync Framework, the first (out-of-tree) Explicit Fencing implementation for the…
October 13, 2016 by Lubosz Sarnecki | Blog
Being someone who has already experimented with two transformation box approaches for Pitivi in the past, maintainers thought I might be the right person to do a modern one. Creating a user interface for a video transformation requires three things: the…
October 07, 2016 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Collabora is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of this year's GStreamer Conference, taking place at the Betahaus in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 October 2016. Come say hello, or catch one of the four presentations given by Collaborans during the conference!
October 06, 2016 by Gustavo Noronha | Blog
I had a great time last week and the Web Engines Hackfest! It was the 7th web hackfest hosted by Igalia and the 7th hackfest I attended. I’m almost a local Galician already. Brazilian Portuguese being so close to Galician certainly helps! Collabora co-sponsored…
October 03, 2016 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
Linux Kernel 4.8 is out and once more Collabora engineers did a significant contribution to the Kernel. For this latest release, Collabora provided 101 patches from 8 engineers, our biggest contribution to date in single kernel release!
September 22, 2016 by Gustavo Noronha | Blog
Next week our friends at Igalia will be hosting this year’s Web Engines Hackfest. Collabora will be there! We are gold sponsors, and have three developers attending. It will also be an opportunity to celebrate Igalia’s 15th birthday. Looking forward to…
September 19, 2016 by Mark Filion | News and Events
This fall, we're thrilled to be sponsoring not one, but five great conferences!
September 13, 2016 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
When it comes to buffer sharing synchronization in the kernel there are two ways of doing it: Implicit Fencing and Explicit Fencing. The difference between them relies on the fact that the kernel may or may not share synchronization information with userspace,…
September 05, 2016 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Collabora will be exhibiting at IBC 2016, the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide.
September 02, 2016 by Robert Foss | Blog
Developing Linux for Android on Qemu allows you to do some things that are not necessarily possible using the stock emulator. For my purposes I need access to a GPU and be able to modify the driver, which is where Virgilrenderer and Qemu comes in handy.
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 20, 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…
June 07, 2016 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Collabora will be exhibiting at InfoComm 2016, the largest, most exciting event in the United States focused on the pro-AV industry, in Last Vegas on June 8-10, 2016.
June 06, 2016 by Simon McVittie | Blog
Quite a lot has happened in xdg-app since last time I blogged about it. Most noticeably, it isn't called xdg-app any more, having been renamed to Flatpak. It is now available in Debian experimental under that name, and the xdg-app package that was briefly…
June 03, 2016 by Robert Foss | Blog
Progress in they VC4 graphics camp and the Wayland camp now enables us to run Weston on top of the drm backend for VC4 platforms. Previously software acceleration using pixman was needed, but this is no longer the case. Let's explore running hardware…
May 25, 2016 by Olivier Crête | Blog
After missing the last few GStreamer hackfests I finally managed to attend this time. It was held in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city. The city is located by the sea side and the entire hackfest and related activities were either directly by…
May 18, 2016 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Linux Kernel 4.6 was released this week, with a total of 9 Collabora engineers taking part in its development, Collabora’s highest number of engineers contributing to a single Linux Kernel release yet!
May 17, 2016 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
Linux Kernel 4.6 was released this week, with a total of 9 Collabora engineers taking part in its development, Collabora’s highest number of engineers contributing to a single Linux Kernel release yet. In total Collabora contributed 42 patches.
May 13, 2016 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Starting today, 13 May, and throughout the weekend, four Collaborans will be attending the GStreamer Spring Hackfest 2016 in Thessaloniki, Greece!
April 21, 2016 by Tomeu Vizoso | Blog
New DRM drivers are being added to almost each new kernel release, and because the mode setting API is so rich and complex, bugs do slip in that translate to differences in behaviour between drivers.
April 15, 2016 by Andrew Shadura | Blog
How the use of Yocto and OpenEmbedded helps corporations migrate to free software.
April 11, 2016 by Mark Filion | News and Events
On Thursday 28th of April in Paris, France Bosch and Collabora will be hosting the first Apertis hands-on session during the GENIVI AMM. The session will give everyone present an opportunity to work first hand with Apertis and produce applications to…
March 17, 2016 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
Linux Kernel 4.5 was released earlier this week, and once again Collabora engineers played a role in its development. In addition to their current projects, seven Collabora engineers contributed a total of 33 patches to the new Kernel.
February 16, 2016 by Pekka Paalanen | Blog
How is an uncompressed raster image laid out in computer memory? How is a pixel represented? What are stride and pitch and what do you need them for? How do you address a pixel in memory? How do you describe an image in memory? Pekka discusses the essential…
February 16, 2016 by Daniel Stone | Blog
Today sees the public release of Vulkan 1.0, the next-generation graphics API from the Khronos Group. As a member of Khronos, Collabora has been committed to improving EGL, OpenGL ES and OpenGL itself, and this continues with Vulkan.
February 16, 2016 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Today sees the public release of Vulkan 1.0, the next-generation graphics API from the Khronos Group. As a member of Khronos, Collabora has been committed to improving EGL, OpenGL ES and OpenGL itself, and this continues with Vulkan.
February 12, 2016 by Andrew Shadura | Blog
Apart from upstreaming work which may be done for clients, Collabora encourages its engineers to spend up to two hours weekly for upstreaming, and use up to five days per year as Community days.
February 01, 2016 by Simon McVittie | Blog
Over the last few days I've been at the GNOME Developer Experience hackfest in Brussels, looking into xdg-app and how best to use it in Debian and Debian derivatives.
January 27, 2016 by Philip Withnall | Blog
As JSON becomes used more and more in place of XML, we need a replacement for tools like xmllint to check that JSON documents follow whatever format they are supposed to be following.
January 12, 2016 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
Linux Kernel 4.4 was released this week and Collabora engineers helped in the development of the new kernel in a few different areas. A total of 38 patches from 8 Collabora engineers were added, making it the kernel release with the most Collabora developers…
December 17, 2015 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - from 09/02/2016 to 12/02/2016: We'll be exhibiting at ISE 2016, the world's largest tradeshow dedicated to professional AV and electronic systems integration. Collabora booth 8-K321
November 12, 2015 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
Collabora developers contributed a total of 48 patches to kernel 4.3 as part of our current projects.
October 28, 2015 by Mark Filion | News and Events
Berlin, Germany - from 05/11/2015 to 07/11/2015: The systemd.conf is the first conference devoted to the systemd project. It aims to bring developers, distribution packagers and devops professionals together to present, discuss, and work on that topics that will shape the future of the systemd project.
October 28, 2015 by Mark Filion | News and Events
A Coruña, Spain - from 07/12/2015 to 09/12/2015: The Web Engines Hackfest is a hacking oriented invitation-only event involving members from all parts of the Web Platform community, including those who work on Blink, WebKit, Gecko, and Servo.
October 13, 2015 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Seoul, South Korea - From 20/10/2015 to 23/10/2015: We will be exhibiting at the GENIVI Showcase during the All Member Meeting.
October 13, 2015 by Philip Withnall | Blog
For those who like their I/O packetised, GLib now has a companion for its GIOStream class — the GDatagramBasedinterface, which we’ve implemented as part of R&D work at Collabora.
September 28, 2015 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Dublin, Ireland - from 08/10/2015 to 09/10/2015: The GStreamer Conference is a conference for anyone interested in the GStreamer multimedia framework or Open Source and cross-platform multimedia.
September 15, 2015 by Guy Lunardi | Blog
Standing on the shoulders of giants. As Collabora turns 10 years this month, we are forced to stop and marvel at the accomplishments of GNU in its 30 years of existence. Happy 30th anniversary GNU
September 05, 2015 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - from 10/09/2015 to 15/09/2015: we are thrilled to be joining ARM to demonstrate our latest technology showcases together at their booth at IBC 2015. Booth Hall 4.C61
August 25, 2015 by Gustavo Padovan | Blog
Kernel.org Collabora contributions
August 24, 2015 by Javier Martinez Canillas | Blog
Kernel.org Collabora contributions
August 14, 2015 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Seattle, USA - from 19/08/2015 to 21/08/2015: The Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) is a developer conference for those working on the “plumbing” of Linux.
August 14, 2015 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Heidelberg, Germany - from 15/08/2015 to 22/08/2015: The 16th annual Debian developers meeting.
August 14, 2015 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Montpellier, France - from 14/08/2015 to 16/08/2015: GStreamer developers are meeting up to work on the project.
August 06, 2015 by Alex Shtyrov | Blog
A student intership experience at Collabora
June 08, 2015 by Simon McVittie | Blog
Why udisks2 and polkit are the way they are
May 11, 2015 by Javier Martinez Canillas | Blog
Collabora upstream work on Linux kernel
May 01, 2015 by Tomeu Vizoso | Blog
Describes ability of performing work while the machine is in a low power state such as suspend.
April 13, 2015 by Guillaume Desmottes | Blog
March 26, 2015 by ChangSeok Oh | Blog
Blink font-size-adjust via CSS properties
March 21, 2015 by ChangSeok Oh | Blog
JPEG-XR support on browsing technologies
March 20, 2015 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Orlando, USA - from 17/06/2015 to 19/06/2015: we'll be exhibiting at InfoComm 2015, the largest event for professional AV in the world. Collabora booth 5469
March 18, 2015 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Stuttgart, Germany - From 22/04/2015 to 22/04/2015: We will be exhibiting at the GENIVI Demonstration Showcase during the All Member Meeting.
February 11, 2015 by Philip Withnall | Blog
Check out the new GNOME Programming Guidelines and file bugs in Bugzilla.
February 05, 2015 by Danilo Cesar | Blog
A brief discussion about Crosswalk’s JS, JAVA and Native Extensions performance
February 03, 2015 by Sjoerd Simons | Blog
Debian Jessie running on Raspberry Pi 2
February 02, 2015 by Marco Barisione | Blog
Raspberry PI 2 release announcement!
January 15, 2015 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 10-12, 2015: the world’s largest tradeshow dedicated to professional AV and electronic systems integration. Collabora booth #11-E61
December 17, 2014 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Las Vegas, USA - January 6th - 9th, 2015: Collabora will be participating with key partners at CES 2015, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.
December 16, 2014 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Cambridge, UK January 25-29, 2015: Hosted at Collabora's UK headquarters, the Event Developer Hackfest 2015 aims to continue the tradition of pushing forward roadmaps for the toolkit and developer experience.
December 09, 2014 by Philip Withnall | Blog
Differences between pkg-config variables, the use of AX_PKG_CHECK_MODULES, and what to include in custom variables. automake and autoconf snippets are provided
November 24, 2014 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
A Coruña, Spain - December 7-10, 2014: Collabora are pleased to be sponsoring and attending the upcoming Web Engines Hackfest, which will bring together members from all parts of the Web Platform community.
October 31, 2014 by Philip Withnall | Blog
libnice upstream improvements done at Collabora
October 31, 2014 by Philip Withnall | Blog
Introductory talk on libnice (done as part of Collabora's tea time training)
October 21, 2014 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Software engineering, quality assurance, project management, and Finance are all looking for great and talented people. Please check us out. https://www.collabora.com/about-us/careers.html
October 12, 2014 by Javier Canillas | Blog
Collabora contributions to the Linux kernel 3.17
October 06, 2014 by Alban Crequy | Blog
Eight security issues were discovered, fixed and attributed a CVE.
October 01, 2014 by Philip Withnall | Blog
A discussion of dynamic relocation, position independent code, the -fPIC flag and how it affects generated assembly. The focus would be on the practical implications of it all, including when to (and when not to) use -fPIC.
September 29, 2014 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Düsseldorf, Germany October 16-17, 2014: the GStreamer Conference is a conference for developers, decision-makers, community members, industry partners, and anyone else interested in the GStreamer multimedia framework or Open Source and cross-platform…
September 01, 2014 by Marco Barisione | Blog
Collabora has been working with the Raspberry Pi Foundation on various projects including a web browser optimised for the Raspberry Pi. Since the first beta release we have made huge improvements; now the browser is more responsive, it’s faster, and…
August 27, 2014 by Nicolas Dufresne | Blog
A team at Samsung (and many core Linux contributors) started adding new type of drivers to the Linux Media Infrastructure API (also known as Video4Linux 2).
August 14, 2014 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Amsterdam, The Netherlands September 12-16, 2014: the essential global meeting place for everyone engaged in creating, managing and delivering the future of electronic media and entertainment technology and content. Collabora booth #8.B38c
August 13, 2014 by Daniel Stone | Blog
Predictable media latency, low power usage and vastly improved A/V sync. Wayland versus X11 explained on ARM MALI
August 11, 2014 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Vancouver, Canada August 12-14, 2014: SIGGRAPH, visit ARM at Booth #933 in the Mobile Pavilion to meet with Collabora. SIGGRAPH attracts 20,000 international attendees from across the globe and many creative and technical disciplines. It is the only…
August 05, 2014 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Cambridge, England August 5-8, 2014: With so many silicon vendors and OEMs visiting Cambridge England, August 5-8 transforms the univeristy town into the world's center of innovation for one week. Cambridge in August attracts international leaders in…
July 17, 2014 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Raspberry Pi Today interviews Collabora's Daniel Stone about Collabora and the Raspberry Pi Foundation's work on Wayland and WebKit.
July 16, 2014 by Vince Sanders | Blog
It is no great secret that my colleagues at Collabora have been doing work with the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
June 19, 2014 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Tokyo, Japan July 1-2, 2014: The Automotive Linux Summit will bring together the most innovative minds from automotive expertise and open-source excellence.
June 19, 2014 by Guy Lunardi | News and Events
Collabora introduces our new brand and logo
January 06, 2014 by Vince Sanders | Blog
Once again the NetSurf developers congregated in Cambridge at the Collabora offices where we were made welcome in a nice environment for the event.
Enhancing the graphic software stack for the Raspberry Pi.
April 26, 2013 by Vince Sanders | Blog
Collabora recently had a problem with a project's ARM build farm. In a nice change of pace it was not that the kernel was crashing, nor indeed any of the software or hardware.
November 05, 2012 by Vince Sanders | Blog
The weekend saw some of the NetSurf developers gather once again to do battle against the Red Queen...no, wait. I mean plan and write code.