I am new to Open-WRT and I am thinking about buying a new router with Open WRT. My current favourite is GL.inet Spitz, GL-X750 v2 as I need a built in LTE modem (found here: https://forum.openwrt.org/t/4g-lte-router-recommendation/27053/23)
I am interested in keeping my (to be) OpenWRT installation up to date "automatically".
I read in forum that there is no auto-update feature and there are reasons for it. I stumbled across a long forum thread and in there I found a quote which I really liked:
Personally.... something like an RSS feed checkbox on RELEASE images, that displays a SECURITY FIX notification in LUCI.... ( which could possibly be extended to per device "autopatch" opt in scripts ) is enough from where I stand. If a user is unable to check this every few weeks / months and reflash / mitigate at an APPROPRIATE time of day, then they really shouldn't be flashing firmware - setting up services in the first place.
- by wulfy23 https://forum.openwrt.org/t/we-need-to-talk-about-why-openwrt-doesnt-support-automatic-updates-saving-configurations-across-updates-nihs-and-the-developer-clique
I'd really like that. Does something like that exist? Maybe there is a mailing list which sends out a message only once a new stable or security patch has been released? I have no problem with having to update and reinstall my packages manually. I am just looking for a way to get notified automatically.
Is there a machine readable "feed" which lists the current version (security patch) of OpenWRT?
I have snooped around a little and found some possible sources:
Forum Release Notes:
My ideal solution would be something where I can just enter my email address and whenever a new stable or security relevant release comes out it sends me a message.
Thank you for reading.