crash on start-up absent network connection [bug/annoyance]

Jul 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM
DE attempts to connect to each time it is started and if the connection is refused, it crashes

a) why is making this connection? is this necessary?
b) it should not crash absent a network connection
Jul 4, 2013 at 3:18 AM
It is when it gets the icon for the devices connected.

I agree that it should not crash if network connection is not enabled. I will look in to this.
Jul 4, 2013 at 3:19 PM
it seems to connect to the device fine and the complete GUI is displayed ... then after a few seconds, without doing anything, it crashes (program not responding)

why is it connecting to