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How could I make VIM a full fledged IDE by using different supported plugins for YUI, JQuery and git integration etc.

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Please don't crosspost: stackoverflow.com/questions/7206469/…;. I'm going to close here; if you want it here flag the SO version and ask them to migrate –  Michael Mrozek Aug 26 '11 at 17:56
    
Posted also here: askubuntu.com/questions/58730/… –  enzotib Aug 26 '11 at 18:31
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While there are many plugins for Vim, it really isn't an IDE. However, you can get many of the features of IDEs in Vim.

As you mentioned, you can install plugins manually by searching for them based on features you'd like. If you are looking for something that is already mostly configured, then I'd suggest using scrooloose's vimfiles project hosted on GitHub. You can clone it into your ~/.vim:

git clone https://github.com/scrooloose/vimfiles.git ~/.vim

You may want to backup your current ~/.vim directory first.

Once it is downloaded you can install the submodules:

cd ~/.vim
git submodule init && git submodule update

Finally to use the new plugins you'll have to source the vimrc file in your ~/.vimrc by adding source ~/.vim/vimrc to your ~/.vimrc.

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