I should probably add that my boilerplate doesn’t cover plugins with native dependencies, just plugins with native code. But that’s definitely something that would be interesting to add. C++ dependencies are also interesting (I struggled with that myself).
I couldn’t really find relevant discussions around the topic (I guess it’s too new and too niche), so I was very happy to read your. These are obviously important things to know if you want to harness the power of RN, without hitting major roadblocks the moment you don’t find the plugin you need to pull off something native.