public interface, and that you statically link protocol buffers into your
+If you want to include GzipInputStream and GzipOutputStream
+(google/protobuf/io/gzip_stream.h) in libprotoc, you will need to do a few
+1) Obtain a copy of the zlib library. The pre-compiled DLL at zlib.net works.
+2) Make sure zlib's two headers are in your include path and that the .lib file
+ is in your library path. You could place all three files directly into the
+ vsproject directory to compile libprotobuf, but they need to be visible to
+ your own project as well, so you should probably just put them into the
+ VC shared icnlude and library directories.
+3) Right-click on the "tests" project and choose "properties". Navigate the
+ sidebar to "Configuration Properties" -> "Linker" -> "Input".
+4) Under "Additional Dependencies", add the name of the zlib .lib file (e.g.
+ zdll.lib). Make sure to update both the Debug and Release configurations.
+5) If you are compiling libprotobuf and libprotoc as DLLs (see previous
+ section), repeat steps 2 and 3 for the libprotobuf and libprotoc projects.
+ If you are compiling them as static libraries, then you will need to link
+ against the zlib library directly from your own app.
+6) Edit config.h (in the vsprojects directory) and un-comment the line that
+ #defines HAVE_ZLIB. (Or, alternatively, define this macro via the project
Notes on Compiler Warnings