Christian Weiske has a quick post about a handy PEAR-related project that might be in risk of fading away - a plea for help with pearhub.org.
Troels Knak-Nielsen, father of pearhub, wrote to the pear-dev mailing list: "Unfortunately I have absolutely no time at hand for this project and probably won't for a foreseeable time. I still think it fills a need, so I'd be happy to hand over the keys to anyone who will take it upon them to move the project forward. I'll try to assist as best as I can, but probably won't have much time to spare. But the project is fairly simple anyway, so it should be relatively easy to get the main idea."
If you're interested in hosting or helping out with the project, let Troels know. Pearhub lets any project with a publicly facing repository be installed via a PEAR channel quickly and easily. For more information, see the project's FAQ.