The XML Descriptor File

The library XML descriptor file is made up of the following elements:

  • type - The type of package: PHP application or library.

  • name (Required) - The library name.
  • summary - The library short description.

  • description - The library long description.

  • version (Required) - The library version number.

  • releasedate - The library release date.
  • eula - The EULA file.

  • libdir - The library's directory. By default, this is the data folder of your package.
  • scriptsdir - The directory in which your scripts are located. By default, this is the scripts folder of your package.

  • updateurl - The URL for updating applications/libraries.
  • dependencies - The dependencies that must be met (and will be validated) during the deployment process.

  • user parameters - The parameters for the deployment process. These, along with the values you define, will appear in the User Parameters dialog during deployment. For more information see Deploying an Application.


The descriptor file is validated by an XSD file in the server. For an example of the file see The XSD File.


Usage Example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no" ?>

<package xmlns="" version="2.0">


<name>Zend Framework 2</name>

<summary>Zend Framework 2.2.0</summary>

<description>Zend Framework 2.2.0</description>