I am currently writing an article about PHP5 and MVC frameworks for web programming for onlamp.com. Part of writing the article required me writing an MVC framework to showcase the theories and ideas behind MVC programming. The result is what I simply call Framework. The following are the installation instructions.
$ pear install "http://www.joestump.net/code/Framework/Framework-0.0.6.tgz"
As new version become available you can also use the above command to upgrade by replacing
upgrade and the URL for the newly released version. Once it is installed check out
/path/to/PEAR/doc/Framework for installation instructions and the article describing how MVC frameworks work.
You will also need Smarty installed in your path as
Smarty/Smarty.class.php. Once that is done it should all work fine. Please feel free to email me with questions and concerns, however, this is not supported code at this time and not to be considered stable in any way.
UPDATE: You will want to check out the PEAR category on my site for the latest version of Framework, which is currently 0.1.1