It’s been a great ride so far.
PEAR has undergone a minor revolution in culture in the past several months, and as your newly elected president, I’m excited to start telling you about it. This blog is just one example of the new ways PEAR will be reaching out to the larger PHP community. Although the transfer of power to the newly elected PEAR Group finally completed on May 25 with the election of Paul Jones as the final member, already activity to make some significant changes has taken place.
The PEAR Group will be deciding most of the details, it is my job to reach out to you, programmers of PHP who are looking for a faster or better way to solve the problems you solve every day so that you can focus on the important things.
Plans are well under way to ramp up activity on promoting PHP 5 with new PEAR packages, and we have heard the criticisms loud and clear of the first incarnation of PEAR. Fortunately, we also know what is working and have no plans to throw the baby out with the bathwater. At this stage, I can’t go into details, as official policy has to be decided by the PEAR Group (next meeting is on June 3, so expect news quite soon), but stay tuned to this blog for up-to-the-minute musings by members of the PEAR Group and myself as PEAR blossoms in its new spring.