Why does is the scala version in dotty - 2.12.8?

I cloned the dotty repo and executed the following code. Why does it give the scala version as 2.12.8? Shouldn’t it be scala 3?

scala> scala.util.Properties.versionString
val res0: String = version 2.12.8

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Might be that the dotty compiler is itself compiled still with scala 2.12