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Protocol Buffers


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/7/2019.


Protocol Buffers (a.k.a., protobuf) are Google's language-neutral, platform-neutral, extensible mechanism for serializing structured data. You can find protobuf's documentation on the Google Developers site.

This README file contains protobuf installation instructions. To install protobuf, you need to install the protocol compiler (used to compile .proto files) and the protobuf runtime for your chosen programming language.

To install Protocol Buffers, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install protoc

To upgrade Protocol Buffers, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade protoc


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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Google


Copyright 2016


Release Notes

  • Updated to latest version

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Protocol Buffers 3.6.1 6924 Monday, September 24, 2018 approved
Protocol Buffers 3.6.0 3778 Wednesday, July 25, 2018 approved
Protocol Buffers 3.5.1 2915 Monday, March 19, 2018 approved
Protocol Buffers 3.2.0 10855 Monday, April 3, 2017 approved
Protocol Buffers 3.1.0 1114 Thursday, November 3, 2016 approved
Protocol Compiler 2.6.1 468 Friday, April 17, 2015 approved

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