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Just came across this today and thought it was pretty nifty how they made it a simple install and gave instructions for how to add your own local customizations without breaking the upstream source.
This seems mostly to target ruby developers, but I think there is a lot to pick up there.
IIUC, Janus supplies a rakefile so that users can install the recommended vim scripts using rake. We should think of using this, and other approaches, to install various components:
- Vim scripts
- See .
- Executable files
- Certainly Exuberant ctags, probably CodeSniffer perhaps others.
- Drupal projects
- Such as Coder, Coder Tough Love, Secure Code Review (in development), and Drupal Code Sniffer and their dependencies. See and the comments there.
See #16 below for instructions on installing with drush. We need feedback on the pros and cons of this approach, since it involves a major change to the directory structure: see #13–#15.