Gutenberg 4.0 RC 1 Released, Testing Ramps Up Amid Critical Accessibility Concerns

A pre-release of Gutenberg 4.0 RC 1 is now available for testing. During today’s core developer chat, Matias Ventura, the project’s technical lead, said he plans to post a full changelog and a video tomorrow. In the meantime, a call for testing 4.0 RC 1 has been posted to the make.wordpress.org/test blog with a list of 15 specific testing items highlighted for attention.
Gutenberg 4.0 introduces several new features, (including but not limited to) the following:
Add ability to change overlay color in Cover Image
New Font Size Picker with clear labels and size comparison
New RichText data structure to allow better manipulation of inline content
Add Pullquote style variation and color palette support
Add support for post locking when multiple authors interact with the editor
Add support for shortcode embeds that enqueue scripts.
A running list of the enhancements, bug fixes, and other changes is available on GitHub in the changelog. Deprecations for 4.0.0 are outlined in the Gutenberg handbook.
Grzegorz Ziółkowski has published Gutenberg’s npm packages this evening, so the team can move forward on core integration with Gutenberg.
Accessibility has been one of the recent concerns with the project,

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