I agree with this. Sometimes, the latest drivers in the official Ubuntu repo isn’t the latest one that gamers would need (e.g. Steam Play requires NVIDIA 415), and would need to install a PPA just to do it.
Maybe have a meta package for NVIDIA’s short-term and long-term drivers. That way, drivers would update to the latest version whenever the user checks for updates. When I was in NVIDIA 396, I didn’t realize that NVIDIA 410 was already released in the PPA.
And I just found out that NVIDIA released v418 as the latest long-term driver. Cosmic’s official repo is still stuck at v390. And 410’s no longer supported by NVIDIA, I think
Speaking of NVIDIA 418, will Disco get that driver? The official repo only has 410, and it doesn’t have 415, which is the current short-term driver.
About AMD’s open source driver, is there a way for 18.04 and 18.10 to get the best performance without manually updating the kernel?
The general user will most likely be interested in updating their system through the official channels, and not want to manually install another kernel, and it might put them off if they can’t get the best performance on the latest Ubuntu.