NVIDIA 355 Beta Linux Driver Released, Closer To Supporting Wayland/Mir

Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 3 August 2015 at 11:33 AM EDT. 25 Comments
NVIDIA this morning released their first public Linux driver beta in the 355.xx series, and it's quite an exciting update!

In stepping closer toward supporting Wayland and Mir, there's a lot of EGL improvements in the 355 series! There is now experimental full OpenGL support under EGL, the EGL_KHR_swap_buffers_with_damage and EGL_NV_stream_consumer_gltexture_yuv extensions are now supported, and other changes.

This driver is also the first official release using their new kernel module build system, which is a step on the kernel side towards supporting KMS.

Other changes with the NVIDIA 355.06 Beta driver include a variety of bug-fixes, new VDPAU profiles that were added in VDPAU 0.9 (various H.264 profiles), and various other changes.

A full listing of the Linux driver changes for today's NVIDIA 355.06 beta release can be found via the download page at NVIDIA.com.
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