So the current version of production drivers for nvidia is 450.57. It would appear that the 450 driver is a replacement for the 440 driver (same video cards supported). From Nvidia’s website the drivers they are currently making available for download are:
Latest Long Lived Branch Version: [450.57]
Latest Short Lived Branch Version: [435.21]
Latest Legacy GPU version (390.xx series): [390.138]
Latest Legacy GPU version (340.xx series): [340.108]
Latest Legacy GPU version (304.xx series): [304.137]
Latest Legacy GPU Version (71.86.xx series): [71.86.15]
Latest Legacy GPU Version (96.43.xx series): [96.43.23]
Latest Legacy GPU Version (173.14.xx series): [173.14.39]
Manjaro is supporting for unknown reasons 440xx, 435xx, 430xx, 418xx, 390xx
While I’m sure there are reasons for supporting drivers that nvidia is no longer making available (specifically 440xx, 430xx, 418xx) why is the 450 series not in unstable testing yet? Arch has them on their repositories and are using them as the current nvidia driver.
Packages like FFMPEG are being compiled assuming the current production nvdia drivers which is the 450 series and basically breaks using NVENC with all kinds of current packages that rely on FFMPEG.
From the old forums it looks like it was setup and ready to move forward to testing a month ago.
So what is the status? When is this going to be added to unstable?