Re: Why NVIDIA should already have support for xorg-7.1
Making a 7.0 driver work for 7.1 should be not too hard, that makes it even more frustrating. If I recall correctly the Xorg developpers bumped the versions of all xorg-x11-drivers without any further changes after the patch that changed the ABI. This was nessesary to make people aware that the new X server needs different drivers. In fact it is more like: "remember to recompile your drivers, we have changed some headers and so the ABI has".
NVIDIA could have had support for 7.1 for months if they just recompiled their 1.0.8762 drivers and bumped the version. Instead of that they closed the 1.0.8xxx branch for a while.