Change to NVIDIA UNIX Graphics Driver version format
This post is an early notification to anyone who 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.
/usr/lib/libGLcore.so.100.17After 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.
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