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12 Getting the latest version

Decide which version you want. The master branch is where development happens; its HEAD is usually OK, including the latest fixes and portability tweaks, but an occasional regression may happen despite our (limited) test suite.

The release branch is what cautious people should be using; it has usually been tested more, and releases are cut at a point where there isn’t any known unresolved issue.

You may get the ASDF source repository using git: git clone

You will find the above referenced tags in this repository. You can also browse the repository on

Discussion of ASDF development is conducted on the mailing list (see Mailing list).