Congratulations for the excellent Prince 10 release! Could you please provide again a FreeBSD (x86 and/or amd64) version of Prince 10 as it was available since years with previous versions? (As FreeBSD provides excellent backward compatibility it can be compiled even under an older FreeBSD version if necessary)
As Prince 10 provides different binaries, there are now two major problems for Node-Prince:
1. Some platforms (like FreeBSD, see above) are still completely missing. Here I hope you provide the necessary binaries again.
2. For some platforms (like Linux) you now use their platform-specific package formats (DEB, RPM) instead of the neutral tarball format. This no longer allows an easy local installation by Node-Prince (meaning: into a subdirectory without touching the system and without requiring any root privileges at all). Here I hope that you at least provide one statically linked Linux binary in a neutral tarball format again, else it becomes hard to unpack this from within Node.js.
Currently we have no builds available for FreeBSD as parallel downloads are not working on that platform. When we have resolved this issue then we may be able to make packages available. Do you know if many people are using FreeBSD with Node-Prince?
There are now tar.gz packages available for the various Linux distributions on the download page.
We don't have any statically linked binaries. Linux is moving away from static linking, and it has caused problems in the past with domain name resolution and other issues, like timely OpenSSL upgrades, so we would like to avoid static linking if possible.
I've no numbers at hand for FreeBSD users, but beside Linux FreeBSD certainly is one of the major Unix platforms and it has a vibrant community. And I personally know of at least three organizations that use Prince primarily under FreeBSD. So, supporting FreeBSD again IMHO should be a "must" for Prince. If you tell me more about your "parallel downloads" issue perhaps I can help you to resolve it. I'll wait until you were able to resolve this FreeBSD issue until I upgrade Node-Prince for Prince 10 as I do not want to loose FreeBSD support.
Thanks for the Linux tarballs! This soon will help a lot, although the dynamic linking requires wrappers like Node-Prince to more precisely detect the Linux flavor and version in the future. But this is possible, no problem.