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Author: Manuel Lemos

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Hello,

As you may have noticed, the PHP Classes site has a new feature that lets you specify which other packages also submitted to the PHP Classes may be needed to run your classes.

This is meant to let the users that are trying your classes know which dependencies the classes have so they know that which other classes they may need to download to use yours without difficulties.

The dependency packages are listed in your packages pages as well in the package download pages right appearing right before the download is started. So, now it will be hard for the users to miss that information.

Additionally, once you add a dependency of a class of yours on other packages, your class will also be listed in the other packages pages as a class that needs them. This will help your classes getting more exposure.

When you add dependencies to your classes, that implies that the dependency classes are being reused. Since reuse is usually a good practice, from now on, the top charts pages will list two additional charts: one for top reused classes and other for top reused class authors.

http://www.phpclasses.org/browse/top/top.html#reused_classes

Since this may provide additional exposure to your classes, if you know about a package in the site that uses any of your classes, feel free to ask politely the author of that package to not forget to add dependencies of his package on your classes, if he has not yet added the dependencies.

One last detail, if you previously have added a related link to a class of yours to the page of a dependency package, please add a dependency and mark that link as removed.

Regards,
Manuel Lemos

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