Is there any plans to add Ladybug/Honeybee/Dragonfly to the Rhino Package Manager? It seems like this could be a really powerful, easy way to manage installation and updating of the plug-in.
The biggest reason I could see for having problems would be in relation to having the appropriate version of Radiance, OpenStudio, and UrbanOpt required for the Honeybee and Dragonfly. I would like to propose a (possibly overly optimistic and naïve) solution to this issue.
Since you can launch command line through grasshopper, one could conceivably create a utility component which would run a command line script to install these programs. The script would look at the current version of LB, download the appropriate versions of each program, then install them to the appropriate location. Possibly users could even provide installation path overrides which could update the program location for LB/HB as well. There could even be toggle for each program to uninstall and reinstall each component specifically (ei: if you only want to update Radiance, but not UrbanOpt or Open Studio).
To ensure people know to run the component, LB/HB components could be set to give a warning directing users to use the utility component when there is a version mis-match or program missing.
Maybe this is something that can be added to 1.4 or maybe it would take a version even further in the future. Hopefully this can start a discussion on the topic of use Package Manager.