PEAR is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components.
If you have been told by other PEAR developers to sign up for a PEAR website account, you can use this interface.
Our plan is to work on a new version 1.10 that is E_STRICT and E_DEPRECATED clean and ships a couple of new features.
I’ve just released a preview of the upcoming PEAR installer version 1.9.5: PEAR 1.9.5dev1.
Version 1.9.5 will be the first release of the PEAR installer since 3 years, and thus needs quite some testing before declaring it stable. Instead of using “RC1″, we opted for “dev1″ to keep the stability below alpha, so that upgrading normal packages in alpha/beta state do not automatically give you a potentially unstable PEAR version.
You can upgrade your existing PEAR version with the following command:
$ pear upgrade PEAR-1.9.5dev1
Pre-release versions of go-pear.phar and install-pear-nozlib.phar can be temporarily be found at
Since October 2011, 5 million lines of the PEAR codebase has shifted to github.
Hand in hand with this shift has been the tireless work of Daniel C – someone who brazenly said “I will fix the failing packages!” in the tail end of last year.
I’d like to thank Daniel C for his efforts to date, as well as the contributors who may have previously lurked or found themselves distracted by other concerns.
Dec/Jan has been a great and vigorous period for the project – I heartily look forward to a great 2012.