[aur-general] An idea for vim scripts/plugins
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon May 11 14:59:19 EDT 2009
On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 5:04 AM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> Being a Vim user and having just moved to Arch I noticed that most (all?)
> packages for Vim plugins install system wide. This may not be desirable
> it means all users get all the plugins, and not using pacman for plugins
> the burden of keeping up-to-date on the individual users.
> So, inspired by Debian's vim-additions-manager, I came up with a (fairly)
> light-weight solution: vim-scripts-mgr. It looks for available Vim
> in `/usr/share/vim-scripts` (one directory per plugin) and can install and
> uninstall individual plugins by adding symbolic links in ~/.vim for a user.
> I've already uploaded two Vim plugins that make use of it, Align and
> I'd be thrilled if others who package Vim plugins would consider using it.
> : http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26318
> : http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26319
> : http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=26343
This seems overly complicated if you ask me. Management of scripts in
your home dir should be up to you (or some script), but system-wide
stuff should install system-wide. I really hate the Debian idea of
needing N steps to install software, instead of just 1 step.
If you ask me, a script that will manually download and install
scripts from vim.org to your home dir is FAR superior to requiring
additional steps beyond simply installing a package
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