Is it possible to local flash a photon with serial and not dfu?
currently I use cli with:
make all PLATFORM=photon APPDIR=/Users/user/Documents/Particle/src/test
particle flash --serial /Users/user/Documents/Particle/src/test/target/test.bin
But it is some extra work, would be nice with one click, integrated in the workbench
Is there a particular reason you are flashing with serial instead of dfu?
There are plans to make Workbench automatically put the device into dfu mode before flashing.
If you need a solution now, I’d suggest trying po-util. It has commands to automate the building and flashing process.
The only reason I flash over serial because I do not want to press the buttons and put the photon into dfu mode 100 times per day…
You can incorporate the following into a script to put the the photon into dfu mode before running the other commands.
stty -f /dev/cu.usbmodem14401 14400 # You will need to replace /dev/cu.usbmodem with the correct serial port
great thank you very much, I did not know about this feature!