Author Archives: cweiske

PEAR 1.9.5 is out

The PEAR installer version 1.9.5 has been released today. The new version – three years after the last stable 1.9.4 and 2 weeks after the preview – is a bugfix only release. 13 bugs have been fixed. Among them are … Continue reading

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PEAR 1.9.5dev1 released

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 … Continue reading

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Google code channels work again

The recent problems regarding the usage of PEAR channels hosted in google code SVN repositories has been fixed on both sides! PEAR 1.9.1 is out! Continue reading

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PEAR channels on google code currently broken

PEAR channels hosted on google code (like the unofficial Smarty channel, unofficial Zend Framework channel and the unofficial Mediawiki channel) are currently broken. The reason for it has been discovered in the corresponding bug report: HTTP requests containing a port … Continue reading

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Fixing “unsupported protocol”

Some PEAR installations on PHP 5.2.9 and 5.2.10 seem to be corrupted. When trying to install something, you will get the error: pear.php.net is using a unsupported protocal – This should never happen. install failed This problem comes from corrupted … Continue reading

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PHP 5.3 Windows and PEAR (go-pear.phar)

Some users have reported that the windows builds of PHP 5.3 are not able to open the shipped go-pear.phar file. As a workaround, users can run the distributed phar with php -d phar.require_hash=0 go-pear.phar or download and use the http://pear.php.net/go-pear … Continue reading

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pear.php.net moving on

Thanks to the efforts of Daniel O’Connor, the PEAR website is getting nicer and better. Bug RSS feeds support Baetle now, the PEAR proposal system – PEPr – works again and many small improvements and fixes found their way on … Continue reading

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First PEAR bug triage over!

PEAR’s bug tracker hit the 600+ open bugs mark a month ago. Compared to the 400+ packages PEAR hosts, this is just 1.2 bug per package – but enough to be annoying for caring developers, especially when PEARgirl in IRC … Continue reading

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Request for ideas: New developer FAQ

New developers need quite a time to familiarize themselves with the rules and conventions in PEAR. With the new role of mentors in PEAR2, they will have a contact person they can ask in that cases. But in many cases … Continue reading

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