With the absolutely huge NVIDIA 470 driver release now out the door, NVIDIA has just put up a fresh release of their open source NVAPI interface.
For those who haven't seen us report on it previously here's what it is: "NVAPI is NVIDIA Corporation's core software development kit that allows access to NVIDIA GPUs and drivers on all Windows platforms. NVAPI provides support for categories of operations that range beyond the scope of those found in familiar graphics APIs such as DirectX and OpenGL."
What's the use for Linux? NVIDIA say the version of nvapi.h that's now under the MIT license helps to enable "open source re-implementations of NVAPI for Windows emulation environments". The updated release adds in lots more Functions, Enums and Structures for developers to use. For us normal users, it doesn't mean too much but for developers (on projects like Wine, Proton, DXVK, VKD3D-Proton and so on) it can help get more features hooked up for running Windows games on Linux with compatibility layers.
Nice to see NVIDIA continuing to make steps to help Linux in various ways.
The new release can be downloaded here.