I have seen that a lot of Vim Plug-ins don't seem to have Vimballs.
Vimballs were/are basically a tarball for a plugin that vim knows how to install.
They were/are thus slightly more convenient that using
because you didn't/don't have to have to worry that the tarball had the directory structure nested in different ways
ie if it started at .vim, or within the .vim directory structure, or if there was a parent folder in the tarball with the same name as the plugin etc.
I have been seeing less and less of them and none in plugins that I've seen on Github.
- Is there an active attempt to deprecate them?
- If so why?
- Is this because we now have Vundle, Pathogen, etc?