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Building from Source

You can either build a release from source or download a pre-built release. If you do not plan on developing Kubernetes itself, we suggest using a pre-built version of the current release, which can be found in the Release Notes.

The Kubernetes source code can be downloaded from the kubernetes/kubernetes repo.

Building from source

If you are simply building a release from source there is no need to set up a full golang environment as all building happens in a Docker container.

Building a release is simple.

git clone
cd kubernetes
make release

For more details on the release process see the kubernetes/kubernetes build directory.