jQuery Package Manager. Or, package manager for jQuery plugins.
Or just jqpm.
jqpm will use it to find plugins you request and install them. For example:
$ jqpm install flot
installs the Flot charting library, placing
jquery.flot.js inside current directory.
Like any package manager worth its salt, jqpm also lets you keep up with changes to stuff you have installed:
$ jqpm update
To accomplish that, a
.jqpm directory is created that holds information about
installed plugins. Make sure it's part of version control!
Is that even serious?
Maybe :-) I implemented it mostly for fun, as an experiment and simple exercise in several technologies I wanted to try out. But hey, it's totally possible it proves to be at least somewhat useful!
And if I want to try it...
...you should have node.js and npm.
The preferred way for jqpm is to install it globally:
$ sudo npm install jqpm -g
Alternatively, you can install it locally and add symlink/alias to
$ cd ~ $ npm install jqpm
$ ln -s ~/node_modules/jqpm/bin/jqpm ~/bin/jqpm # provided ~/bin is in $PATH $ echo "alias jqpm=~/node_modules/jqpm/bin/jqpm" >> ~/.bash_aliases