[aur-general] An idea for vim scripts/plugins

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue May 12 15:29:55 EDT 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> wrote:
> Andrei Thorp wrote:
>> Yeah, I guess it is more work for you :)
> For me, in what role?  As a vim user on an Arch system, or as a maintainer
> of packages for vim plugins?
> For the 2nd I would of course not mind if other provide PKGBUILDs that
> install plugins so that vim-scripts-mgr picks them up.
>> Anyway, so what don't you like about Mr. Griffin's proposal?
> His proposal is great, except that there is no running code :-)
> I'd love to have vim go out and check for updates to plugins, similar to how
> firefox/thunderbird does, or have a package manager for vim, that I as a
> user can run to get updates or install new plugins.  However, AFAIK neither
> exists at the moment, and I'm not the one to write either.

Actually there was one somewhere. Vim scripts have standard headers
that specify the versions and script name and the like. Someone made a
script to parse that and update, but I can't find it anywhere.

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