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Go Programming Language


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 5/10/2019.

Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

To install Go Programming Language, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install golang

To upgrade Go Programming Language, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade golang


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $root = Join-Path "$(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)" "install"
    $packageArgs = @{
    	packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    	unzipLocation = $root
    	fileType      = 'msi'
    	url           = ''
    	url64bit      = ''
    	checksum      = '9e9f9685c13ef89a7e176c9996f656252219b029503d7641f531c7e079d5596e'
    	checksumType  = 'sha256'
    	checksum64    = '35195b53fa7f8938beb42fa7b354cca62d2521eaf187f4f84b8644942bfc50ef'
    	checksumType64= 'sha256'
    	silentArgs    = '/qn /norestart'
    	validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1641)
    New-Item -ItemType Directory -Force -Path $root | Out-Null
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; 
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      softwareName  = 'golang*'  
      fileType      = 'msi' 
      silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart"
      validExitCodes= @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641) 
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)" 
        if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
          $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
          $packageArgs['file'] = ''
        } else {
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Robert Griesemer Rob Pike Ken Thompson


Release Notes

Release notes for Go are available at

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Go Programming Language 1.12.4 9122 Monday, April 22, 2019 approved
Go Programming Language 1.12.3 37 Monday, April 22, 2019 approved
Go Programming Language 1.12.2 10124 Saturday, April 6, 2019 approved
Go Programming Language 1.12.1 11804 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 approved
Go Programming Language 1.12 7754 Saturday, March 2, 2019 approved
Go Programming Language 1.11.10 11 Friday, May 10, 2019 approved
Go Programming Language 1.11.9 19 Monday, April 22, 2019 approved
Go Programming Language 1.11.8 9 Monday, April 22, 2019 approved
Go Programming Language 1.11.7 21 Saturday, April 6, 2019 approved
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