Is there any process short of reinstalling all of your apps, config settings, desktop shortcuts, and ??? when a new image comes out? Is/will there be a way to install the new packages, scripts, and apps that are added to the new image without taking out all the work you have done?
I am, without a doubt, a UNIX infant when compared to those who have built the image but I don't know how this can be done. I hope there is a way as I would like to use the improvements and additions I believe will come. Such as ARDOP for Paclink. Could ther be a couple of scripts that gather your modifications, save them, and restore them to the new image or am I asking too much. My background is mainframe and mini computers that could "patch" existing software rather than start from scratch. That is why I ask, because I really don't know.
So, is there an answer that will be fun?