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How to use RC versions of WordPress core for testing purposes?

Hi all!

I’d like to test my stuff against WordPress 5.4 RC4 on a local dev site using Bedrock.

Is there any way to do it easily?

5.4 brings a lot of changes especially Gutenberg related, I’d like to have a quick peek on what is going on there before the release (planned on March 31).

For now I ended up just downloading the zip, and replacing whole wp folder so I can easily revert it by removing wp and re-running composer install.

If you have any better way, let me know.

Thanks.

It is possible to install a package/plugin from a remote zip file using composer by the way.