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Happy birthday PEAR! PEAR is turning 5.

If one takes Malin Bakken's (to whome PEAR is dedicated) birthday as the beginning of PEAR, today is Malin's and PEAR's 5th birthday. The first bit of code for PEAR was commited 1 day later, so this is a reasonable approximation in my eyes for the birth of PEAR.

This celebration should be a reason to take a little view on the beginnings of PEAR. Some historical highlights, quoted from the PEAR website:

  • 1999-11-21 : Malin Bakken was born

  • 1999-11-22 : The first few lines of PEAR code were committed (DB.php)

  • 2000-07-24 : The PEAR and PEAR_Error classes were born

  • 2000-08-01 : First working version of the "pear" command

  • 2001-05-15 : First contributor to base system

  • 2001-12-28 : First package uploaded to the current pear.php.net

  • 2002-05-26 : Installer can upgrade itself

  • 2002-06-13 : First version of Gtk installer

  • 2002-07-11 : First version of Web installer

In this sense: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MALIN! HAPPY BIRTHDAY PEAR!

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