Inspired by OPKG upgrade / package upgrade warning
Since, for hardware limitations and too keep the firmware size reasonable, it's not possible to have proper linux-like package management, would it be feasible to handle that on the server?
I understand that this, if at all possible, may involve radical development changes, would require user consent, and will incur increased server bandwidth and CPU power that I am not sure if the project can afford. So it might not be an idea for the near future, but I wanted to bring it for long-term consideration.
Another related idea would be to push (or pull) notifications of critical security updates.