@CrossEye Why do you want it when pulled from github? Why not just allow the user to execute something like npm run build to get the dist? It is not very far from doing npm installin order to be able to run grunt, the tests etc
@TheLudd: That's always possible. But then people aren't downloading a usable library. The way it stands now, they can clone from GitHub or even download a zip file and not have to have any other tools such as NPM installed in order to use it. If it's too hard, I certainly wouldn't try to push for it. But it would be nice to have.
There's a mix out there. Many libraries do ship with working copies in their downloadable repos, ones like Underscore, lodash, and backbone. Many others don't, ones like modernizr, jQuery, and (I think) Angular. I think it would be nice to have, but not if it's too difficult to achieve.