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The new PEAR package PEAR-1.9.1 (stable) has been released at

Release notes
* svntag improvements, tag package files passed into the command and better directory checks [dufuz]
* rely on Structures_Graph minimum version instead of recommended version [saltybeagle]
* Fix Bug #12613: running go-pear.phar from C:\ fails [dufuz]
* Fix Bug #14841: Installing pear into directory with space fails [dufuz]
* Fix Bug #16644: pear.bat returns syntax error when parenthesis are in install path. [dufuz] [patch by bwaters (Bryan Waters)]
* Fix Bug #16767: Use of Depreciated HTML Attributes in the Exception class [dufuz] [patch by fuhrysteve (Stephen J. Fuhry)]
* Fix Bug #16864: "pear list-upgrades -i" issues E_WARNINGS [dufuz] [patch by rquadling (Richard Quadling)]
* Fix Bug #17220: command `pear help` outputs to stderr instead of stdout [dufuz]
* Fix Bug #17234: channel-discover adds port to HTTP Host header [dufuz]
* Fix Bug #17292: Code Coverage in PEAR_RunTest does not work with namespaces [sebastian]
* Fix Bug #17359: loadExtension() fails over missing dl() when used in multithread env [dufuz]
* Fix Bug #17378: pear info $package fails if directory with that name exists [dufuz]

Package Info
The PEAR package contains:
* the PEAR installer, for creating, distributing
and installing packages
* the PEAR_Exception PHP5 error handling mechanism
* the PEAR_ErrorStack advanced error handling mechanism
* the PEAR_Error error handling mechanism
* the OS_Guess class for retrieving info about the OS
where PHP is running on
* the System class for quick handling of common operations
with files and directories
* the PEAR base class
Features in a nutshell:
* full support for channels
* pre-download dependency validation
* new package.xml 2.0 format allows tremendous flexibility while maintaining BC
* support for optional dependency groups and limited support for sub-packaging
* robust dependency support
* full dependency validation on uninstall
* remote install for hosts with only ftp access - no more problems with
restricted host installation
* full support for mirroring
* support for bundling several packages into a single tarball
* support for static dependencies on a url-based package
* support for custom file roles and installation tasks

Related Links
Package home:

Tias Guns (developer)
Helgi Þormar Þorbjörnsson <helgith(a)> (lead)