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Re: NVIDIA graphics driver version format announcement



Axel Thimm wrote:
On Thu, Feb 22, 2007 at 01:30:03PM -0800, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
This post is an early notification to anyone that repackages the
NVIDIA UNIX Graphics Driver.

Starting in the Release 100 driver series, NVIDIA will revise the
format of the version number for the UNIX Graphics Driver.

In the past, the NVIDIA UNIX Graphics Driver version format was
"1.0-XXXX" (e.g., "1.0-9746").  Starting in Release 100, the new
format will be a collection of period-separated fields (e.g.,
"100.17.03").

The left-most field will indicate the major release series ("Release
100", Release "105", etc.).  The second field and optional third or
additional fields will be used for NVIDIA tracking.

The version number will be a variable number of fields, however it
will consist only of digits and periods.

This version format change will apply to both the package filenames,
and the names of the libraries.

Examples:

      /usr/lib/libGLcore.so.100.17

do you intend to do so with libGL.so.1, too? Because that would break
a lot of stuff and would render the nvidia-graphics libs not adequate
for in-place-substitutes for any system shipped libGL.so.1 anymore.

libGL.so.1 was a symlink in the old releases so I think its safe to say that it will be
a symlink to libGL.so.100.17
      NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.17-pkg1.run
      NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-100.17-pkg2.run
      NVIDIA-Solaris-x86-100.17.run
      NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-100.17.tar.gz

      # glxinfo  | grep "OpenGL version string"
      OpenGL version string: 2.1.1 NVIDIA 100.17

      # cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
      NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module  100.17  Mon Feb 12
14:37:08 PST 2007
      GCC version:  gcc version 4.1.1 20060525 (Red Hat 4.1.1-1)

After the Release 100 driver series is released, we will make a
similar change to the 1.0-96xx and 1.0-71xx legacy GPU release
branches.

Thanks,
Lonni J Friedman
NVIDIA Corp




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