I'm a beginner and I'm building Blender from source code for the first time. By using this URL "https://wiki.blender.org/wiki/Building_Blender/Windows", I was able to build the latest alpha version of 3.0 without any problems.
Next I want to build an older version such as 2.8 or 2.9, but I don't know how. I know that you can download the source code for the old version from Blender's HP.
However, as it is, the ".git" folder does not exist, so it cannot be built. So, I created a new ".git" folder with the git init command, but when compared to the 3.0 ".git" folder that was successfully built, the build fails because the required files are not enough. So even if I copy and run the 3.0 ".git" folder, the build fails.
As a beginner, I don't know what's right and what's wrong. I would like to know how to build from an older version of the source code.