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Re: NVIDIA graphics driver version format announcement



On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 08:07:21PM +0100, dragoran wrote:
> 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

It's not only the symlink that matters, but the SONAME.

> >>      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
> >>
> >>    
> >
> >  
> 

-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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