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  • #31
    Originally posted by Michael View Post
    It looks like a final 1.0-8XXX release may be squeezed in, I am still trying to confirm that.
    Is this confirmation enough, from #nvidia on Sun 12 Aug (Australia time):

    11:54 AaronP: +stillunknown_: Sorry, I was on the phone.
    11:54 AaronP: +The driver is actually ready, we're just waiting for the web guys to post it to the website.
    11:54 AaronP: +I would guess that it should happen sometime next week, but I can't make any guarantees.
    11:55 strawman: +any idea what the version is, AaronP ?
    11:57 AaronP: +8774
    11:57 strawman: +thanks

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    • #32
      Thanks darktama- Has AaronP said anything about the changes?

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Patrick View Post
        Thanks darktama- Has AaronP said anything about the changes?
        Not to my knowledge, but my guess is that it's the same as 1.0-8762 with the Xorg 7.1 ABI changes and possibly a couple of bugfixes.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Michael
          ...release will likely occur within a week of August 23, 2006
          This still looks like it will hold true
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #35
            Only one day off the prediction
            Michael Larabel
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            • #36
              X.org 7.2 and nVidia 9 series drivers

              is there likely to be another ABI/API break between X.org 7.1 and 7.2 as happened between 7.0 and 7.1?

              i ask because a major feature of the 9 series drivers is the GLX_rtp support, and a major feature of X.org 7.2 is improved XGL/AIGLX support.
              therfore it would make sense to ensure that they will work together......

              regards

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              • #37
                Originally posted by R3MF View Post
                is there likely to be another ABI/API break between X.org 7.1 and 7.2 as happened between 7.0 and 7.1?

                i ask because a major feature of the 9 series drivers is the GLX_rtp support, and a major feature of X.org 7.2 is improved XGL/AIGLX support.
                therfore it would make sense to ensure that they will work together......

                regards
                A driver update will likely be needed for X.Org v7.2.

                The next NVIDIA Linux driver release should also support the MCP61 -- http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...41&postcount=4
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #38
                  when will the 9 series make an appearance then?

                  given that RC versions of X.org 7.2 will be out in Oct, and the final release due in early November, would it therefore make sense for nVidia to leave the 9 series driver till the same period so that it is API comliant with the latest release of X.org?

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by R3MF View Post
                    given that RC versions of X.org 7.2 will be out in Oct, and the final release due in early November, would it therefore make sense for nVidia to leave the 9 series driver till the same period so that it is API comliant with the latest release of X.org?
                    Not necessarily, but NVIDIA has been so unpredictable with their release schedule, you never know what will end up happening.
                    Michael Larabel
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                    • #40
                      there is some hope that SUSE 10.2 due in early December will include X.org 7.2 so there is a good reason for nVidia to ensure a compliant 9 series driver.

                      if 7.2 will break the API again, they could either:
                      1) make the 9 series drivers 7.2 compliant only, (after all, they have now released a 7.1 compliant driver already).
                      2) do an initial 9 series release for 7.1 and then rapidly do a recompile for 7.2 in order to quickly support post November distro releases.

                      whatever they do, i hope they don't do what they did for 7.1, i.e. ignore it for as long as they could.

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                      • #41
                        Or, what X.org could do is try to maintain compatibility this time. How about that? :-/

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                        • #42
                          X has a long and clunky history, and is being asked to accomodate lots of new inovations.

                          keeping the API static would probably greatly inhibit the adoption of new rendering/compositing technologies.

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                          • #43
                            Onto the 1.0-9XXX drivers... I have heard no official word on anything recently.

                            They should be here soon as they need to support the Quadro Plex, which should be shipping anytime. (The Quadro Plex officially supports Linux, and any user that just lays down ~$18k on a graphics solution should have drivers) In addition, the GeForce 7950GT and 7900GS will be shipping today. Perhaps the inaugural Rel90 driver will be out mid-September?
                            Last edited by Michael; 09-06-2006, 08:48 AM.
                            Michael Larabel
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                            • #44
                              cheers

                              any idea on X.org 7.2 support?

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                              • #45
                                No clue yet on the X.Org 7.2 support...

                                This is a clear guess, but I would imagine no immediate support for X.Org 7.2 with the initial Rel90 drivers. The next versions of Ubuntu and Fedora are coming out in October, and they will ship with X.Org 7.1. SuSE 10.2 seems to be the only MAJOR distribution in the immediate future that will likely adapt X 7.2. So it's just a guess that the support won't come too soon, unless the ABI changes are minimal.
                                Michael Larabel
                                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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