v3.17.2 is old.
but latest v3 is in github repository.
Here’s how to get the latest v3.
$ git clone https://github.com/cocos2d/cocos2d-x.git
$ cd cocos2d-x/
cocos2d-x (v4) $ git checkout v3
cocos2d-x (v3) $ python download-deps.py
cocos2d-x (v3) $ git submodule update --init
cocos2d-x (v3) $ cd tools/cocos2d-console/
cocos2d-x/tools/cocos2d-console/ ((af07b34...)) $ python download-bin.py
For example, the iOS internal implementation of ui::WebView in v3.17.2 is UIWebView.
This has a well-known problem of being rejected for review.
It needs to be replaced with WKWebView.
The v3 tag on github fixes this.
According to the git log, 3.17.2 is a commit as of 2019-06-26.
However, the latest commit is 2020-04-30.
It’s a shame that we can’t easily get the latest version of v3, which is continuously maintained.
It would be nice if they would release it as v3.17.3.