php5 extensions' versions

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Dec 27 15:08:48 PST 2009

On Dec 27, 2009, at 17:00, nox wrote:

> Is there a particular reason as for why php5-zip (and possibly other extensions) follows php5 versioning even though
> they have their own versioning through PECL [1]?
> Regards.
> [1]

Exclusively because I was not aware the zip extension existed in PECL.

For other extensions that I have found in PECL, they were older versions than the ones available in the PHP source; I understood that the versions in PECL were no longer being maintained, and that the latest version was available in the PHP source.

If that's not the case for zip and other extensions, they can be changed to use the source from PECL. Please file tickets if that's the case. I'm just confused as to why the developers of PHP still bundle it with the PHP source, if newer versions are available elsewhere.

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