GitHub and Git
Its safe to use GitHub Master for your project. The library does not experiment in Master. That is, it is always the latest stable version of the library.
The are two levels of access to GitHub. The first is User access, which is read-only. The second is Collaborator access, which allows read and write. Wei has provided Collaborator access to a handful on individuals to ensure the health of the project.
The following are minimal instructions for checking out the project. The instructions will likely offend anyone skilled with Git.
To checkout the source code as read-only, clone the repository with:
git clone https://github.com/weidai11/cryptopp.git
To update from the repository, perform a git pull.
To discard or abandon changes so an update will succeed, perform git reset --hard HEAD.