In Chapters 10, “Using PEAR,” and 11, “Important PEAR Packages,” you learned how to use the PEAR installer and how to use some PEAR packages in your code. In this chapter, you learn how to build your own PEAR packages—be it for use internally in your organization or for publishing with an open-source license through the PEAR distribution server.
After you finish reading this chapter, you will have larned how to
Write “PEAR-compliant” code
Write .phpt regression tests
Create a package.xml file for your package
Roll a package tarball
Propose/register/upload a package on pear.php.net