As was announced on both the [PEAR blog](http://blog.pear.php.net/2015/07/25/pear-1-10-0dev1/) and [Christian Weiske](http://cweiske.de/tagebuch/pear-1.10.0dev1.htm)’s blog, the PEAR project has made a major update to add PHP7 support preparing it for the upcoming major release.
The new PEAR installer release adds PHP 7 support while dropping support for PHP 4 – 5.3. It also fixes a nasty SSL issue that made it hard to use on PHP 5.6. With the update, strict warnings about static calls to a non-static PEAR::isError() are a thing of the past.
I’ve just published the first preview version: PEAR 1.10.0dev1.
Upgrading your version of the PEAR installer is as simple as a call to `pear upgrade` specifying this dev1 release (command is included in the post). He also links to some pre-release versions of the `go-pear` and `pear-nozlib` installers.