David Coallier has posted about the release ("THE release") of the latest version of the PEAR Validate package - version 0.8.0.
I am happy to announce the release of Validate to it's version 0.8.0 (In my opinion the last one before the next (and first) RC of this package towards a stable state). [...] The team has had a hard year loosing one of it's greatest member and the whole project has been literally on neutral since then.
This new release includes nearly thirty bugfixes including resolutions for issues dealing with iTLD validation, date extra validation, better ISSN/ISBN validation and includes some new unit tests as well. There's plans in the works to add features that would validate country codes and to make the move to PHP5.