A new chapter of the documentation explains in detail how to setup a symfony application using alias instead of virtual host.
Cerad posted a very good tutorial on the wiki to describe his installation of symfony without using PEAR.
A classic Forum has been added to the symfony website. Click on the 'community' link to get to it.
Some people were not able to download symfony PEAR package or the .tgz files because of a misconfigured firewall which prevented downloads to work properly. I hoped it is fixed now.
For the many curious visitors that want to see a symfony application in action, we just published a new tutorial : "My first project".