News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Fabien Potencier:
The rise of Composer and the fall of PEAR
May 05, 2014 @ 09:17:32

Fabien Potencier has a new post to his site today talking about a recent trend in the PHP community around dependency and package management, the rise of Composer and the fall of PEAR.

As a good package manager to let user easily install plugin/bundles/MODs was probably also a big concern for phpBB, I talked to Nils about this topic during this 2011 hackday in San Francisco. After sharing my thoughts about libzypp, "..., I [Nils] wrote the first lines of what should become Composer a few months later". [...] So, what about PEAR? PEAR served the PHP community for many years, and I think it's time now to make it die.

He goes on to talk about how he personally has used PEAR in the past and when he stopped work on Phirum, a simplified PEAR channel manager. Based on some logging results, he found that most dependencies on his channels were related to PHPUnit's needs. When Sebastian Bergmann announced the move of PHPUnit away from PEAR Fabien decided to make his own move to deprecate and eventually remove new releases from the PEAR sources.

0 comments voice your opinion now!
composer pear package manage deprecate

Link: http://fabien.potencier.org/article/72/the-rise-of-composer-and-the-fall-of-pear

blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 01.28.2008

Secunia.com: rPath Update for Multiple php Packages

Greg Beaver's Blog: No PHP Conference power workshop from me in November

Community News: Latest PEAR Releases for 02.05.2007

Elizabeth Naramore's Blog: July Edition of IPM Published


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


bugfix code laravel release podcast symfony series language developer community api introduction list deployment threedevsandamaybe tips interview framework conference zendserver

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework