Only released in EOL distros:
- Author: Google
- License: BSD
- Source: hg https://kforge.ros.org/gazebo/protobuf (branch: default)
This ROS-wrapped protobuf is here simply because some of the older Linux distros (e.g. Ubuntu Lucid) provides a version of protobuf that is older than 2.3.0; while some of its dependents need protobuf-2.3.0 or newer to work properly (e.g. gazebo).
Here is the official Protobuf project website
This stack will probably cease to exist after Fuerte, as ROS moves on to newer versions of Ubuntu. Users will be able to directly use the system dependency rather than the ROS-wrapped protobuf library.
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