I really hope I don't hurt anyones's feeling by saying that the current vim.org website looks a little bit dated. I also happen to think that it doesn't do a very good job of explaining what vim is and how to install it. Lastly, it doesn't give you any hints on how to effectively manage your plugins with tools like pathogen and/or bundle.
Sounds good. Note that there’s a lot of info on vim in other places, like the vim wiki: http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Vim_Tips_Wiki , or vim’s documentation on source forge: http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/ , or questions on stackoverflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/vim .
Also, it’d be cool to integrate with github and bitbucket for plugins, instead of hosting them ourselves. We could still track releases (even in the same way github does: https://github.com/blog/1547-release-your-software
). Also we could track votes/github stars/whatever bitbucket does on the site. Most if not all of this (plugin) stuff could be done through APIs.
I would like to change this and I was wondering if there is any sort of appetite for updating the website? I would volunteer to implement/lead this effort.
In terms of inspiration I would look at the Linux kernel's website. In my opinion it scores nicely in the areas of simplicity and usability.
How can you know if I'm competent and trustworthy?
I have been a web developer for the last 5 years and I have quite an active Github profile I blog at http://leonard.io. I'm also maintaining a vim syntax file. Maybe this will give you an indication of the quality of my work.
Before I get ahead of myself in terms of planning I would like to gauge the community's feelings towards an undertaking like this.
I’m 100% with you on this. I’d say we need to:
- Get buy in, are the original developers on board/ok with this? How about Bram?
- Implement it. Again discussion out in the open would be best for this, GitHub and I think Bitbucket have pull requests that we can use to comment on code inline.
So who’s in!?
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