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Gnumeric 1.12.27 Open Source Spreadsheet Editor Has ODF Roundtrip Fixes, More

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The Gnumeric development team had the pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of a new maintenance release in the Gnumeric 1.12 stable series.

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Canonical/Ubuntu: Canonical Data Platform, Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, and Google Clown

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    Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 712 for the week of November 28 – December 4, 2021. The full version of this issue is available here.

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Announcing MAAS 3.1: bare-metal cloud gets easier

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Kernel: AMD SMCA Updates, STM32MP1, and Rust

  • AMD SMCA Updates
    Hi all,
    
    This set adds supports for SMCA changes in future AMD systems.
    
    Patch 1 adds an "unknown" bank type so that sysfs initialization issues
    can be avoided on systems with new bank types.
    
    Patch 2 adds new bank types and error descriptions used in future AMD
    systems.
    
    Patch 3 adjusts how SMCA bank information is cached. Future AMD systems
    will have different bank type layouts between logical CPUs. So having a
    single system-wide cache of the layout won't be correct.
    
    Thanks,
    Yazen
    
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    These latest AMD machine check error driver patches can be found on the kernel mailing list as they work their way towards the mainline Linux kernel.

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  • Updated Rust Code For Linux Kernel Patches Posted - Phoronix

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PostgreSQL: pgFormatter v5.2 has been released

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