On Debian based systems, there is a package named
My understanding is that it allows to install some plugins based on a repository of available plugins. To be able to install them, the plugins have to be packaged and pushed to the debian repos.
I don't understand the point of this package because it seems much less flexible than the other plugin managers which allows to install any plugin from github, a git repo or even a local folder, which allow parallel installation, lazy-loading, etc...
In the first place I thought that the package was an old solution created before the other plugin managers and more or less deprecated, but its git repo seems to indicate that its development is still active.
So my questions are:
- Is there other differences than the available plugins betwwen vim-addon-manager and the other plugin managers? And if so, which differences?
- Are the packages and the other managers meant for the same purpose or are they complementary
- In which use-case is it more convenient to use the package instead of the other plugins?
Note that my question is inspired by this one but here I am not asking how to use the package, but rather why would someone need it.