apt-vim aims to serve as a fully-automated, cross-platform plugin management tool for Vim including dependency installation, using Pathogen at its core to load plugins. Plugins and their dependencies can be installed, removed, and updated using this one tool. Plugin installation recipes can be saved and shared, allowing users to create portable configuration files (here's one), and allowing plugin developers to create an automated installation process for their users. Installation recipes can be made cross-platform by setting recipes for linux, darwin (Mac), or windows (cygwin). Recipes you create will be saved under your current platform automatically.