It is always a high priority here at The Hybrid Group to make Cylon.js, and all of the various Node.js modules that it depends on, easier to install and use. Using some of the coolest npm modules for developing require a long list of dependencies. This is why we have taken it upon ourselves to help provide precomplied binaries for all major platforms, for the modules that we use in Cylon that have native dependencies.
This post details everything that we do to setup these builds, so that other maintainers can make life easier for users that want to install one of these modules. Read the extremely informative article “Creating Multiplatform Precompiled Binaries for Node.js Modules” on the Cylon.js blog.