in the post linked to package manager, the author has a link to the installation instructions. The install takes about two seconds. There's no files to copy, nothing to download, etc. The Author has made that easier to install than ANYTHING I've ever installed.
You are right, there is no doubt in that. But I only discovered that how-to when someone passed me the link. And please don't get me wrong, the plugin system seems amazing, but their presentation to a new user is very weak.
For example I had to search the internet to find this:http://www.internubs.com/how-to-setup-s ... velopment/
But the product's(Sublime) webpage should have some of those guides, and of course a little better written and more in depth. I am in no way criticizing the work on Sublime per se, but rather on it's presentation as a commercial product.
That's something I dislike about open-source-mentality-software, there is so much freedom to tweak and change, but the impression they really give is that someone just sat and wrote a program and added plugin capabilities because he couldn't bother to add it to a finished product.
So how about a having 2 versions for download, 1: Naked and ready for plugin install just like you PROgrammers love, and 2: already with basic code completion and other basics.
Whatever, maybe it's just me, I'm just too picky when it comes to products and stuff.
Now just in case the creator of Sublime is reading this: I mean you no harm. I really loved your product, it's excellent and pretty cool. I love it. I just want it to be easier.
Imagine this scenario:
OMG! I need to install an editor on this new computer at work and finish this huge website in one day. Darn! I have no internet connection. Let me see I have a CD with Dreamweaver and there's the install for Sublime on my Usb drive. Hmmmm... which can work out-of-the-box? I have no internet connection to go hunting for plugins, searching the forums, installing and testing them... I guess I'll have to go with that dinosaur of an editor, DM... Oh bother, what can I do...
I know the scenario is ridiculous and unlikely, but I believe every product should be able to provide it's basic, and expected, functions without a need for 3rd party plugins. Plugins should expand functionality, like the Zencode plugin, but if I want basic code completion and I have to resort to a plugin, something is wrong
with the product.
I mean no disrespect to plugin developers nor the creator(s) of Sublime. I really like Sublime.