I'm using openwrt (and Lede in the past) for years now. The project is just awesome and the community has made a tremendous job (and I just can't measure how much ewaste is avoided thanks to this project!).
I'm happy with current features. When I upgrade, my main goal is to make sure every available security fixes are applied to my routers.
I often update the packages of my routers. However, I still see new service releases. My questions are:
- is there any security update a service release has that can't be pushed to previous versions? (eg: is 22.03.3 fully updated as secure as 22.03.5 fully updated)
- My guess is that kernel is only updated by service release? Is that correct?