This chapter describes, how you can get support, if you have
questions concerning PEAR.
As in most other open-source projects, the support is done via
mailing lists. In our case, we currently have five PEAR related
The first four lists are intended to help you, if you have
questions. Please read below to get to know, what list
fits to your needs. The CVS commit list is intended for people
that are contributing to PEAR: All commits to our revision
control system (CVS) are send to this list. The core and QA lists
are intended for people that want to take part in the development
You can subscribe to the PEAR mailing lists via
The PEAR general
mailing list is the mailing list, where you ask, if you
have a question about installing PEAR, using a certain PEAR
The list is no support forum for question concerning the usage
of PHP. Please use
As the name already tells you, this list is the place where the
developers of PEAR come together to make decisions, to discuss
about code and to handle things that are related to this.
If you are no developer of PEAR itself, this list is of no real
interest for you, unless
you want to get to know what's going on behind PEAR
you want to contribute code to PEAR
you have found a bug in a PEAR package and want to supply a
patch for that.
The adress for this list is
This list is the
place, where all the things concerning the PEAR documentation,
the manual etc. are discussed.
If you want to help out documenting PEAR packages, don't hesitate
to drop a mail there.
People being interested in improving the overall quality of PEAR
come together on the QA list.
The Quality Insurance team is always seeking people that want to
help. If you are interested, just
sign up and announce
yourself on the mailing list.
This list is the
place, where the core infrastructure of PEAR is discussed. Members
of this list also come from other PHP projects such as PECL and PHP
QA, since the PEAR infrastructure is also relevant to these
projects (like the PEAR installer, the PEAR website etc.).
Specifically the list is concerned with the following topics:
New main features for the PEAR website
PEAR installer development
PEAR standards definition