Posts: 2729 from 2003/3/5
Individual package management would have helped there. Just update the bits you can update as and when is possible.
It does not work like that. Components rarely work in a vacuum. They rely on each other and once you get a dependency on something in the boot.img there's nothing you can do but to provide a full ISO release.
Ideally there would be a release every 3 mo or so (which is always the initial plan ;)...