By default, the FWD build is written to download its dependencies (3rd party Java libraries) when needed. These will be cached locally and reused. The download is done by Gradle and it typically happens at the following times:

  • The first time that FWD is built.
  • Whenever the cache is cleared/deleted.
  • When a new FWD version requires an updated version or a new dependency.

For this download to occur, Internet access is required. Once downloaded and cached, no further Internet access is needed for building FWD.