Chapter 17. Releasing A Package

Table of Contents
Validating The Package Definition File
Packaging The Release Tarball
Releasing The Package Through The Web Interface
The steps required from package maintainers to release a package.


Rolling a new release requires that the package to which the release belongs has been approved by the PEAR developers and that you have a valid PEAR website account. Information about meeting this two requirements can be found in the chapter Contributing your own code.

Please also read the various PEAR Group regulations that cover aspects like Version Naming, File Layout and other important topics not yet discussed in this manual. Furthermore there are a number of RFC's that followed these group regulations. These can be found under R for RFC in the finished PEPr proposals. Unfortunately these documents have not yet been included in a summarized coherent format in this manual. Please ask questions if you are in doubt about any of these documents.