Just a short note to let y'all know that I received the thumbs-up from my fellow PEAR developers to add File_MARC as an official PEAR package.
What does this mean? Well, assuming you have PHP 5.1+ and PEAR installed, you can now download and install File_MARC and its prerequisite with a simple command:
pear install File_MARC-alpha
I've also imported the File_MARC source into the PEAR CVS repository, so you can poke and prod and provide patches.
Before moving to a 1.0 release, I have to write up some user-oriented documentation. I have a hankering to provide MARCXML support as well, so that will probably work its way into the package before 1.0. I'd love some more testing and feedback from other library geeks; now that installation is so simple, I'm hoping to see the bugsfeedback roll in.
Oh yes: a big thanks to the PEAR developers who have given me some excellent suggestions along the way, from my first proposal all the way through to this alpha release. File_MARC wouldn't be what it is today without your help!