If you want to become
the new lead maintainer of a package that is marked as unmaintained on the
PECL website, the following
section will explain to you the necessary steps for this to happen.
The first thing is to inform the PECL Developers mailing
list about your intention. If you have not been involved in PECL
previously, it is a good idea to write a few words about you and your
Providing patches and tests may also help
The PECL admins will then state whether you can take over the package or
not along with an explanation of the decision. You can then
for an account for the PECL website unless you already have one.
The PECL admins will have to grant your account request and afterwards
they will assign you as the new lead maintainer for the package.
If the sources of the package are kept in the PHP git repository, you
will also need an account for this. You can sign up for it on the
Please mention in the purpose field of the request form that the PECL
admins have told you to get an account, so that your request can be
processed faster. git accounts are managed by the PHP Group, so PECL
unfortunately has only limited influence on this proces
Note: If you already have a git account for git.php.net, it is only necessary for you to get
additional "karma" for the module where
the package resides. You can request this karma by sending an
email to the
PECL Developers list or simply tell us your account name
during the request phase.
If everything has worked out well, you should by now be the lead
maintainer of the previously unmaintained package. If not, don't
hesitate to ask the people on the
mailing list for help.