Distribute binaries via npm
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This package helps with distributing binaries via npm.

Usage

First, create your compiled binaries and make them available via HTTPS.

Now create your npm installer: Make a package.json that looks like this:

{
  "name": "myApp",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "description": "Install myApp",
  "preferGlobal": true,
  "main": "index.js",
  "scripts": {
    "install": "binwrap-install",
    "prepare": "binwrap-prepare",
    "test": "binwrap-test",
    "prepublish": "npm test"
  },
  "license": "BSD-3-Clause",
  "files": [
    "index.js",
    "bin"
  ],
  "bin": {
    "myapp-cli": "bin/myapp-cli"
  },
  "dependencies": {
    "binwrap": "^0.2.0"
  }
}

Then create your index.js file like this:

var binwrap = require("binwrap");
var path = require("path");

var packageInfo = require(path.join(__dirname, "package.json"));
var version = packageInfo.version;
var root = "https://dl.bintray.com/me/myApp/" + version;

module.exports = binwrap({
  dirname: __dirname,
  binaries: [
    "myapp-cli"
  ],
  urls: {
    "darwin-x64": root + "/mac-x64.tgz",
    "linux-x64": root + "/linux-x64.tgz",
    "win32-x64": root + "/win-i386.zip",
    "win32-ia32": root + "/win-i386.zip"
  }
});

Then run npm test to verify that your packages are published correctly.

Finally, run npm publish when you are ready to publish your installer.