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The new PEAR package System_Daemon-0.10.3 (beta) has been released at

Release notes
System_Daemon v0.10.3-beta
* Increased PHP5.3 Compatibility
* Initialize options when needed. Fixes #17296
* Newlines were accidentally single quoted (thanks Chris Sternal-Johnson)

Package Info
System_Daemon is a PHP class that allows developers to create their own daemon
applications on Linux systems. The class is focussed entirely on creating &
spawning standalone daemons, and for example includes:

1. Methods to generate OS-specific startup-files (init.d) (currently only
Debian/Ubuntu are supported), so that your application gets started on
reboot as well.
2. Methods for logging purposes, also support for PEAR's Log package
3. Simple syntax
5. Can run with or without PEAR (PEAR adds more elegance & functionality,
no-PEAR offers functionality like including system_daemon with svn:externals
and reduced dependencies)
6. Default signal handlers, but optionally reroute signals to your own
7. Set options like max RAM usage

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Kevin van Zonneveld <kevin(a)> (lead)