Does Theia work without any backend?

Is it possible to bundle Theia into a set of static files and run the IDE for example from a GitHub gh-pages branch? I’ve got a full TypeScript toolchain running in the browser and would like to add an IDE on top.

[original thread by Juha Järvi]

@jjrv thank you for the question, as of today it is not possible to run theia without any backend.