Hi, by revising my .vim dir and creating a list of usefull vim scripts for my collegues, I started thinking about vim.org/scripts. Let me assume, that the many high quality scripts are a very important part of vim, which makes vim the almighty tool you use every day.
Then the quality of vim in a whole depends on the quality not only of individual scripts, but also on the ease of installing, updating, maintaining and finding scripts. The current vim.org/scripts site seems to have several critical flaws, IMHO: * you won't get informed of updates for your scripts * collaboration on script development is next to impossible, because * I can't upload a new version, must open a new script page * No script I saw is under version control * Many scripts lack licence informations * scripts can not be browsed online, there are only downloadable zip/rar/tar.gz/vba/vim * User Feedback on scripts is not possible: no comments, mailing list to much a barrier * No issue tracker Do you agree with me on this points? Should we do something about it? Should we do build a better vim.org/scripts? Who would like to join the effort? Things that could be done: * save scripts in a VCS * add a webforum to each scripts page * add an issue tracker * add OpenId to vim.org * politely inforce a default licence for scripts * allow people to upload patches to scripts they have not initially created Best regards, -- Thomas Koch, Software Developer http://www.koch.ro Young Media Concepts GmbH Sonnenstr. 4 CH-8280 Kreuzlingen Switzerland Tel +41 (0)71 / 508 24 86 Fax +41 (0)71 / 560 53 89 Mobile +49 (0)170 / 753 89 16 Web www.ymc.ch --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message from the "vim_use" maillist. For more information, visit http://www.vim.org/maillist.php -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---