As of 12/5/2018 https://github.com/particle-iot/firmware/releases firmware version v0.8.0-rc.26-mesh (Xenon/Argon/Boron) is NOT release yet but should be out anytime soon.
I strongly recommend to take into account bottle neck for device setup. What I mean by that is currently if one is using an particle mobile app (ios or android) or Desktop (mac/windows/Linux) All setup must go through https://setup.particle.io/
This is a single point of failure for initial device setup. Even if you use https://console.particle.io/networks and click on device setup it takes to https://setup.particle.io/ FOR users who wish to use particle-dev IDE there is a select
a device option BUT that only works if the device is already setup via
In the next firmware release allow users to select the device through particle dev and test it without all the cloud stuff. It will help those who wish to create a private mesh not connected to the cloud
The other advantage of that is Scanning the QRC code only works if you have a good light and good camera on your phone. People need more options or alternative / manual ( LONG and Hard method) to create their own private mesh and test it before they decide to go to the cloud. There are many usage for private mesh where Internet is not required.
I am hoping this could be enabled in rc-26.bin
Thanks you in advance