Another Vim Addon Manager
--- - https://github.com/tpope/vim-pathogen - https://github.com/scrooloose/nerdtree - https://github.com/vim-scripts/L9 - https://github.com/mileszs/ack.vim
By default, a YAML file is created that includes Pathogen -- this is the default way plugins are managed. In that sense, this addon manager is a wrapper around Pathogen.
layoutManager by Alexandre Viau allows tabs, templates, and windows to be named and manipulated in a similar way to panels in a GUI IDE. Text can be sent to specific named windows -- one window could contain compiler output, another could display the code, while a further window displays a text-based menu of build operations.
The author has included an example layout file in the project's documentation that opens various tabs and windows, then writes text to them.