12.11. Releasing Packages
If you plan to release your package through pear.php.net, this section explains how (both in technical terms and with respect to PEAR community rules). If you choose to set up your own package repository using just the PEAR tools, the community rules may be ignored, of course.
As soon as you start thinking about publishing a package, you should subscribe to the pear-dev mailing list, and start the package-naming process. Follow the Support link on http://pear.php.net/ to find subscription details.