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PHP 5 Power Programming by Derick Rethans, Stig Sæther Bakken, Andi Gutmans

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10.7. Installer Front-Ends

The PEAR Installer provides a front-end (user interface) API that is used to implement different types of user interfaces.

10.7.1. CLI (Command Line Interface) Installer

The PEAR Command Line Interface installer runs in a terminal shell with human-readable text output. You have seen examples for this front-end from in the previous sections.

10.7.2. Gtk Installer

Earlier, you learned that the PEAR Installer separated the user interface code into “front-ends.” So far, this chapter has presented only the CLI front-end; in this section, you glance at the Gtk (GNOME) front-end.

Gtk is a graphical user interface toolkit that is common among Linux users. A Windows port exists as well, but this section focuses on the UNIX/Linux ...

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