Vendored assets should always go into the vendor assets directory.
Also, jQuery is vendored within jquery-rails so no need to include it. Bundler will manage the version for us.
I'd be inclined to do something similar for backbone and underscore with backbone-rails.
Move vendored assets into vendor assets directory
No need to vendor jQuery, jquery-rails does that for us
It's worth noting that the "Discussion points" section of the README.md mentions this is a matter of preference, and I guess this pull request represents a different preference :)
For it to be complete, the README.md would need to be updated to reflect the move.
^ what @pda said. I personally don't use the bundle-plugins-as-gems behaviour, and haven't used it in production (and whilst handling version upgrades, edge releases, etc), so I can't really vouch for the default behaviour.
Ah, fair enough. :-)
I like using machinery when given. I like that rails has strong conventions for controlled third-party code. These are also the conventions given in the asset pipeline guide.
Feel free to close without merge if you will.
Well I mostly prefer using the least amount of machinery to solve the problem. But, I wouldn't have mentioned it in the Readme if I didn't think people might prefer the other way :)