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[Feature request] Notify about driver updates only when NVenc patch for that version is avaiable.

wontell

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I just registered to request this, nvenc patches take some days to update and we have to download the entire driver to know whether or not there is a patch available, would be great if we only get a notification if the patch is available
 
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I guess this would be relatively trivial to implement, you just have to try fetch https://raw.githubusercontent.com/keylase/nvidia-patch/master/win/win10_x64/<major.minor>/nvencodeapi64.1337 (modifying URL for Windows version and bitness) and if it returns 404, there isn't a new version available (not sure if GH allows HEAD requests or not, which could be an optimisation). Given that NVCI is already fetching these patches and applying them, seems like it wouldn't be much work to go this extra step.

Does seem like it steps a bit outside the intention of the software though - it's called "NVCleanInstall", not "NVEncCleanInstall".

we have to download the entire driver to know whether or not there is a patch available
No you don't, there is nothing stopping you from going to https://github.com/keylase/nvidia-patch/blob/master/win/README.md and checking if that driver version is listed as patched.
 

wontell

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I guess this would be relatively trivial to implement, you just have to try fetch https://raw.githubusercontent.com/keylase/nvidia-patch/master/win/win10_x64/<major.minor>/nvencodeapi64.1337 (modifying URL for Windows version and bitness) and if it returns 404, there isn't a new version available (not sure if GH allows HEAD requests or not, which could be an optimisation). Given that NVCI is already fetching these patches and applying them, seems like it wouldn't be much work to go this extra step.

Does seem like it steps a bit outside the intention of the software though - it's called "NVCleanInstall", not "NVEncCleanInstall".


No you don't, there is nothing stopping you from going to https://github.com/keylase/nvidia-patch/blob/master/win/README.md and checking if that driver version is listed as patched.

I guess by your words this isn't the intended feature of the application but I use it also to automate the process of searching for updates so I don't have to check websites periodically...
 

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It's on the list, but kinda low priority. Definitely not happening this month, due to all those GPU launches
 
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