well, i suggested the repo,because then vec community will have more control over its own repo- we will be able to fix non-working scripts...add scripts..have a way for vlpackager to collect information from its own community's database (like a way to warn the user of ports that are known not to work)
I like the idea of scripts that build from git,cvs,svn.. because the code there is alive and you get the latest, edgy stuff. Moe sent me such a script a while ago that builds compiz and i thought that it is pretty nifty,because latest compiz usually has most bugfixes and additional new plugins.Specially for some applications it is sometimes best to get the latest source..I called this kind of ports "dynamic",because the source there is changing and they dont need to be updated and are avaiable (pretty nifty).
Some weeks ago i got latest gimp from svn through a process that can be easily automated via a script and i found it to be very stable,not to mention all the sweet new features it has..
Another example for niftiness of scripts that build from cvs/svn is wine. Wine is under rapid development and every week a new version comes out with lots of patches applied to it.I personally like to have latest wine and submit information to winehq about what works and what not (if everything changes/breaks).
I think that it is still early to see how things develop,but i really do think that what is done here is very exciting.
few other applications worth an eye are
(alternative to zbrush?- well it has the basics)http://sharp3d.sourceforge.net/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Pagehttp://www.dedalo-3d.com/index.php