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Re: NVIDIA graphics driver version format announcement



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.

>       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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