This documentation is organized with progressive complexity in mind. If you are new to PEAR, you should read the PEAR Concepts section of the manual first, and then return to learn more about Pyrus.
If you are migrating from using the PEAR installer, it will be helpful to read the section on differences from PEAR.
To get started with information on the features available in Pyrus, start with the Pyrus commands section to familiarize yourself with the commands available for users of Pyrus, then read about the configuration options available in Pyrus.
If you wish to extend Pyrus's functionality, read the section on plugins. Finally, if you are inspired to distribute your own software using Pyrus, you can either apply for a PEAR developer account (information here) or read the section on releasing packages through your own channel here.
PEAR, PEAR2 and PECL developers should read the documentation on how to use Pyrus to manage your existing or new packages here.