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    Default 1.0-9XXX Driver Speculations

    As Phoronix has been stating for some time, the next NVIDIA Linux driver release will likely not publicly surface until August or September of this year.

    This will be their initial 1.0-9XXX release.

    One of the notable highlights in the next driver is X.Org v7.1 support including GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap.

    Among the other likely possibilities include a revamped installer and control panel interface.

    For those pondering over when the next NVIDIA Linux display driver will be released, it looks like it may POSSIBLY occur during QuakeCon 2006. QuakeCon 2006 runs from August 3rd to the 6th. This information hasn't yet been confirmed by any sources, and the information is based on a bit more than a hunch.

    We have also been staying tuned to Hewlett Packard's FTP servers, among other locations, to see if NVIDIA squeezes out any extra drivers -- such as what they had done with the 1.0-8183 Linux display drivers.

    We are working source for more information, and once we have some more details that we are allowed to share, they will be passed on here.

    Feel free to speculate at what NVIDIA's upcoming 1.0-9XXX Linux drivers may hold in store, in this thread.

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    As far as I remember, one of the guys at the nvnews forum mentioned that the next 9XXX driver including the new GL extensions was a possibility without any guarantees. Do you know if the possible release during QuakeCon will be available internally to participants only or public?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadewalker
    As far as I remember, one of the guys at the nvnews forum mentioned that the next 9XXX driver including the new GL extensions was a possibility without any guarantees. Do you know if the possible release during QuakeCon will be available internally to participants only or public?
    X 7.1 support and the new GL extension should both be guaranteed for the next release.

    It would be a complete public release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael
    X 7.1 support and the new GL extension should both be guaranteed for the next release.

    It would be a complete public release.
    How do you know that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadewalker
    How do you know that?
    X.Org 7.1 support? It's been publicly confirmed by NVIDIA.


    GL extension? I believe that was also confirmed officially by NVIDIA, but I have also received other information on that from sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael
    X.Org 7.1 support? It's been publicly confirmed by NVIDIA.


    GL extension? I believe that was also confirmed officially by NVIDIA, but I have also received other information on that from sources.
    And what about the release type?

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    It looks like a final 1.0-8XXX release may be squeezed in, I am still trying to confirm that.

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    Quote 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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    Thanks darktama- Has AaronP said anything about the changes?

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    Quote 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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