Issue #273 - 2016-10-17 - Release candidates needing testing

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Once something has a lot of users, you need to be a lot more careful about your releases. One key tool is the release candidate: you put out a developer release and ask friendly developers to test it and let you know if there are any problems. No matter how thorough and diligent your testing, people and their data have a habit of doing things you never imagined.

So read on about people who need your help with testing their release candidates!

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