[pkg-php-pear] Bug#670065: ITP: pear-symfony-project-channel -- PEAR Symfony Project channel definition file

Thomas Goirand zigo at debian.org
Sun Apr 22 17:40:50 UTC 2012

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org>

* Package name    : pear-symfony-project-channel
  Version         : 1.0-1
  Upstream Author : Thomas Goirand <zigo at debian.org>
* URL             : http://pear.symfony-project.com/
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: XML
  Description     : PEAR Symfony Project channel definition file

Long description:
 This is the PEAR channel registry entry for the Symfony Project. PEAR is a
 framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components. A PEAR channel
 is a website that provides package for download and a few extra
 meta-information for files. The Symfony Project is a PHP Web Framework.

A bit of background:
The Debian PKG-PEAR team is currently making an effort to package PHPUnit,
which is a unit testing framework. One of the dependency of PHPUnit is
php-symfony-yaml (see #613425), which is why we need the Symfony Project
channel definition file to be packaged in Debian (to make it possible to
continue to use "pear install" for PEAR packages not in Debian, and have
consistancy in the system).

We believe that using PHPUnit is moving toward the correct direction of
improving the quality of PEAR packages, by finally activating unit testing
in the build process of PEAR packages (this is a long term goal, which I
don't think will be reachable before the freeze of Wheezy, unfortunately).

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