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Re: Official plugin manager?

Daniel Shahaf <d.s@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Peter Stephenson wrote on Fri, Jan 03, 2020 at 15:00:09 +0000:
>> On Thu, 2020-01-02 at 21:26 -0600, dana wrote:
>> > On 2 Jan 2020, at 20:45, Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > > 
>> > > It has been our long-standing practice to recommend that package
>> > > builders/installers do NOT create /etc/z* files, or make them minimal,
>> > > so as not to interfere with users own initialization files.  Maybe
>> > > it's time to relax that, or at least to provide a suggested skeleton
>> > > .zshrc -- which we could connect to zsh-newuser-install to be slurped
>> > > in without having to go through all the questions if you just want to
>> > > "feel lucky".
>> > The latter is what i'm suggesting, yeah. Dumb down the wizard a bit, add a
>> > flashy option to the first screen that says 'do the cool things
>> > (recommended)'
>> > or whatever, and have it install a well-commented .zshrc with the settings
>> > that that a novice/casual user would look for.
>> I tend to agree with the thrust of this --- feedback over the years has
>> been quite strongly people don't want to do anything clever; the difficulty
>> remaining is what sort of basic set up to copy in instead.  But yes,
>> whatever that is it should probably be something prepared elsewhere and
>> copying in that should probably be the highlighted / default option.
> I agree: my take-away from the discussion is that there's room for a "sensible
> defaults" thingy (be it a zshrc template or a plugin).  Shall we create
> a github/gitlab repo to work on that in?

What I once made for our local student users (ignore the last three
functions and the prompt if you want):


Leah Neukirchen  <leah@xxxxxxxx>  https://leahneukirchen.org/

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