New from the PEAR blog today is an announcement about the official released of the latest version of the PEAR installer - 1.6.0.
This release fixes a number of major regressions introduced in PEAR 1.5.2 that were not fixed in PEAR 1.5.3 or PEAR 1.5.4, and is recommended for immediate upgrade.
The march to Pyrus, the next generation installer for PEAR, and the repository of packages designed for Pyrus (PEAR2) continues. Maintenance on 1.x will continue to contain bug fixes and security fixes, but the pace of new features is going to slow considerably.
PEAR users can either download the latest package from the main PEAR site or just issue a "pear upgrade PEAR" command from their system to pull it down from the default PEAR channel.