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Why does a firmware flasher need an internet connection?

asked 2019-02-09 18:28:43 -0500

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I mean I'm really not expecting software miracles from anyone that decided Electron was a good choice of anything, but it's fairly ridiculous that this already unusable configuration app cannot even pretend to function at all unless it can talk to and Worse still that the JS just crashes because no one thought that promise would ever fail to resolve.

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answered 2019-02-11 12:44:46 -0500

The short answer is for ease of use. Setting up a whole cross compiler toolchain and python environment is not something we expect average end users to want to deal with.

If you want you can host your own backend and change the url in the settings (with dev tools open) to localhost.

You can also compile the firmware from the command line and use dfu to flash your keyboard manually. and

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