NeoBundle vs Vim-Plug: What are the differences?
NeoBundle: Next generation Vim package manager. NeoBundle is a next generation Vim plugin manager. This plugin is based on Vundle, but I renamed and added tons of features, while Vundle tends to stay simple; Vim-Plug: A minimalist Vim plugin manager. A minimalist Vim plugin manager.
NeoBundle and Vim-Plug belong to "Tools for Text Editors" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by NeoBundle are:
- Plugin prefixed command name (:Bundle vs :NeoBundle).
- Support for vimproc (asynchronous update/install).
- Support for unite.vim interface (update/install/search).
On the other hand, Vim-Plug provides the following key features:
- Easier to setup: Single file. No boilerplate code required.
- Easier to use: Concise, intuitive syntax
- Super-fast parallel installation/update (requires +ruby)
NeoBundle and Vim-Plug are both open source tools. It seems that Vim-Plug with 15K GitHub stars and 674 forks on GitHub has more adoption than NeoBundle with 2.21K GitHub stars and 170 GitHub forks.