Copyright 2008 Google Inc.
-This package is a beta. This means that API may change in an
-incompatible way in the future (however, the wire format will *not*
-change). It's unlikely that any big changes will be made, but we can
-make no promises. Expect a non-beta release in late August 2008.
If you are using Cygwin or MinGW, follow the Unix installation
+Binary Compatibility Warning
+Due to the nature of C++, it is unlikely that any two versions of the
+Protocol Buffers C++ runtime libraries will have compatible ABIs.
+That is, if you linked an executable against an older version of
+libprotobuf, it is unlikely to work with a newer version without
+re-compiling. This problem, when it occurs, will normally be detected
+immediately on startup of your app. Still, you may want to consider
+using static linkage. You can configure this package to install
+static libraries only using:
+ ./configure --disable-shared
Java and Python Installation