$Date: 2008-10-09 15:16:18 $
If you are planning to contribute a new package to the PEAR project, this guide will provide you with the necessary information to get you started The Right Way (tm).
We will start by describing the cases in which it makes sense to contribute and in which not. After we have ensured that the package you want to contribute fits into PEAR, we will describe how to get started with the community. Once you are confident about the inner workings of the PEAR developer community, we will explain how to start the formal process of proposing a new package and we will give some tips for making your first package as successful as possible.