To check out BIND 9 source, type:
git clone https://source.isc.org/git/bind9.git
This will create a local directory called bind9 which will contain all branches of the source code.
Branch names are of the form v9_X, where X represents the second number in the BIND 9 version number. So for example, to check out the BIND 9.10 branch go into the bind9 directory and run:
Older extended Release Version branches are named slightly differently, but
following the same pattern. To view the latest development version of BIND 9.6-ESV-Rx, you would want to check out branch v9_6_ESV.
To later refresh your copy of the repository, go into the bind9 directory and type:
git checkout BRANCH
git pull origin BRANCH
...where BRANCH is the branch you are interested in viewing.
Whenever a branch is ready for publication, a tag will be placed of the form v9_X_Y. The 9.9.5 release, for instance, is tagged as v9_9_5.
The branch in which the next major release is being developed is called master.
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