Sorry to re-open this post.
I was hoping to use the function
version pinned to resolve this case.
This idea does not seem to block linking to the web.
But there was at least one package I know, that did not ask for a download.
That means the pin function works.
To show where this function is:
atom.config.getAll() was run in the console to extract
all most of the possible packages. Some active community packages were missed. These were placed in the
Atom was restarted and then updates checked:
If this message comes up, it already fails at how I hoped it to NOT dial the internet.
Then comes the answer back that no updates were found:
It is strange that even with all packages pinned, Atom still phones home. I am curious to know what type of information exchange happen to whom if all packages were pinned.
Late note - Maybe not all packages were captured. Any suggestions on how to use the Atom API to make a list of all installed packages (with or without configuration)