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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/02/28 15:53:27 (permalink)
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Maybe an option to disable it.
You can always check on the forums for a new version or receive an email notify.

MPLab X playing up, bug in your code? Nevermind, Star Trek:Discovery will be with us soon.
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/03/01 08:09:03 (permalink)
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I'm running MPLABX 4.15 and I was seeing this too. I went to Tools/Plugins/Installed, then selected the Notifications plugin and clicked Deactivate. The IDE restarted and I haven't seen it since.
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/03/01 08:14:09 (permalink)
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I'm running MPLABX 4.15 and I was seeing this too. I went to Tools/Plugins/Installed, then selected the Notifications plugin and clicked Deactivate. The IDE restarted and I haven't seen it since.


Indeed that would seem to be accurate, I will try.
Though some of the notifications have been of use.
Maybe the X men could allow disabling selective notices.
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/03/05 10:10:28 (permalink)
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I'm running MPLABX 4.15 and I was seeing this too. I went to Tools/Plugins/Installed, then selected the Notifications plugin and clicked Deactivate. The IDE restarted and I haven't seen it since.



Just tried that on 4.15, but no luck. Still get that dialog box on opening the project settings.
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/03/11 18:33:36 (permalink)
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We are looking to re-implement this is a cleaner way in 4.20 release. Remove the popup


Some people don't have Internet connection .. in some cases do to secure, private networks.
Don't you guys ever think about that?
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/03/12 10:08:13 (permalink)
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I get the same issues at work, it's caused by my client's proxy server blocking some of the connections to the Microchip servers.  Unfortunately their IT department cannot completely cure the problem as MPLAB-X appears to try to access many different servers at different times!  Basically I have to select the 'System' proxy server to make the pop-up go away, and a 'custom' proxy server to enable the automatic updates. 
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/04 06:38:02 (permalink)
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Just tried that on 4.15, but no luck. Still get that dialog box on opening the project settings.



Same here. Someone has been really skimping on testing IDE builds. Brilliant publicity for a company selling silicon and tools for building relatively hi-rel (as embedded stuff should be) systems.
 
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/16 10:17:01 (permalink)
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We are looking to re-implement this is a cleaner way in 4.20 release. Remove the popup


How do I simply kill off this message?  I'm running 4.15, and it's pretty annoying!
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/19 05:34:07 (permalink)
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I never had this problem with any MpLabX installation including 4.10 and 4.15, or XC8, XC16, XC32.
But today it caught me on another Windows 10 x64 PC, where I use MpLabX 4.10 and XC16 1.33 without any problems since installation 3 months ago. Waiting for v 4.20 is not an option and who knows what will change.
Here is a short step by step history of today (no PC restart during the experiments).
(side notes:
 I always do all my compiler installations outside of MpLabX and avoid that MpLabX is running
 and of course my internet connection is stable, whatever MpLabX tells)
 
a) I installed XC32 v2.05 (first time installation). -> no problem, everything working as usual.
b) Decided to install side by side  MpLabX 4.15.  (allowed the installer to reuse settings from previous installation).
   Active project was a PIC32 project with XC32 v2.05.
   -> problem appeared immediately. It did not just appear when opening the project configuration, it appeared more often, way too often, not possible to seriously work.
  As said, I just installed the most recent XC32 version just 15 minutes before, so the Toolchain was up to date.
c) Deactivated the Notification PlugIn as described in #11. Also restart of MpLabX (which MpLabX also tells you need to do).  But No change, dialog still popped up with same frequency. (I also verified that Plugin appeared deactivated now)
d) Decided to install XC32 v2.05 again (same installation file).  I'm not sure whether it should, but it did not tell me, that this version is already installed.
 -> Start MpLabX 4.15,  problem gone !
e) Very soon, after 1 or two minutes I got the notification bubble, that a new XC16 compiler 1.34 is available.
   That's correct, because I only have 1.33 installed. So this has nothing to do with the annoying popup dialog. I only mention it, because it appeared in spite of the "Notification" PlugIn deactivated. what's the PlugIn good for then ?
Anyway, I reactivated it. 
 
Whatever is the real reason / bug, a solution might be to reinstall the tool(s) = compiler manually outside of MpLabX.
 
FWIW, I did install the compilers stand-alone, the error pops up when I'm trying to select the correct toolchain.

Yes, I did and also got the error then. So in my case the difference was to do the installation once more although this logically would not be required.
post edited by rodims - 2018/05/19 05:44:27
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/19 05:39:12 (permalink)
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FWIW, I did install the compilers stand-alone, the error pops up when I'm trying to select the correct toolchain.
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/24 11:15:20 (permalink)
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To save you some time I do not have a solution but I can tell you what worked for me.
 
My system is Windows7 Pro, 64-bit, xeon, 24GB RAM.
 
Using a restricted user account:
  • Running MPLABX 4.15 for two months without this problem.
  • On 23-May-2018 the "Internet connection is not stable enough to download toolchain." dialog box pops up every time I try to edit a project property.
  • Tried the suggestions in this thread.
What worked for me:
  • Disconnect from internet
  • Restart and login as administrator
  • Uninstall MPLABX v4.15
  • Deleted all folders in the C:\Users\*\AppData\Local\mplab_ide
  • Deleted all folders in the C:\Users\*\AppData\Roamingl\mplab_ide
  • Installed MPLABX v4.05
  • Restart and login as a restricted user
  • Launched MPLABX
  • Used: Tools/Options/Embedded/Build Tools to add my compiler tool chain to the IDE
  • Reconnect to internet
So far it is working, but it's only been one day.
post edited by dan1138 - 2018/05/24 11:18:31
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/24 12:20:42 (permalink)
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I suspect we all did not yet find the real reason, which causes this stupid and nasty error message.
The error comes and goes like a phantom, and we just "think" that it has to do with our changes or whatever we test.
In post #29 five  days ago I wrote that it just caught me on my Home PC. I did some reinstallations and finally I got rid of it.  I think that was pure luck.
 
The "funny" thing: after the long weekend I came back to my Office PC which also never had a problem with any MpLabX version and this error message.  But on 22. April I just got this message the first time when I started MpLabX (4.15).  And I did not change anything before.  An instable internet connection is definitely not the source.
 
What I also tested, the problem appeared with 4.15, was also suddenly present for 4.10 (same configuration), but was not present for 4.05.
 
DanSo far it is working, but it's only been one day.

So far I would assume that 4.05 simply does not have this problem (NorthGuy / OP also reported it for 4.10) .
 
For 4.15 I also tried again deactivating the Notify Plugin.  And I also disabled the network.  Restarting MpLabx, Restarting PC. The dialog ALWAYS popped up, even if it MpLabx did not even have the internet connection.  
 
I tried again many of the things in this thread. I reinstalled two compilers, I deinstalled MpLabX 4.15 (removing all 4.15 settings) and reinstalled it. One time without Proxy, not reusing anything from previous MpLabX versions. No change.
 
Then I went home and tried again yesterday (23.May).  Problem was still there, I decided to continue to use 4.05 until 4.20 is released.
 
And now, today the problem is gone (for 4.15 and 4.10) !
 
So the problem appeared from one day to the other for my Windows 10 x64 system without having changed anything.  And it disappeared two days later without having changed anything (compared to the previous day, where it showed the problem).
 
I really hope that Microchip knows, which bug is the real reason for this strange message and they don't try to fix it by try and error.
 
 
 
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/24 12:31:00 (permalink)
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I'll stick with my older version, I have everything working now, and I don't need any new features at the present time.
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/24 12:41:15 (permalink)
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First I want to say that I have no knowledge of the spyware Microchip has built in to MPLABX.

From what rodims has described it sure looks like what happens when a badly written virus tries to phone home and the sever does not respond.

Hey Microchip how about a kill switch that actually prevents MPLABX from using the network at all?
post edited by dan1138 - 2018/05/24 12:43:26
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/24 13:22:10 (permalink)
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Given how badly the forum has been working for the last day and a half, maybe the "Internet Connection that is not stable enough" is at the Microchip end... ;)
 

This forum is mis-configured so it only works correctly if you access it via https protocol.
The Microchip website links to it using http protocol. Will they ever catch on?
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/24 14:11:10 (permalink)
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Hi,
I also add this internet connection issue message recently and reported it through a ticket.
I have been told it was known and it will be fixed in MPLAB X v4.20
Regards
 
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/25 13:29:44 (permalink)
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I also saw this recently with 4.10 on my Win10 machine. After closing and re-opening and a reboot, it seems to have cleared. There is a pop-up saying new updates were found, so that's probably what caused it.

 
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Re: Internet Connection is not stable enough to download latest toolchain 2018/05/26 03:19:12 (permalink)
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I guess you updated your xc32 to 2.05 recently?
That brought me the same annoying feature as well. 
However after several reboots of the OS it seems the problem has gone. 
 
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