I have a slow internet connection and updates are a pain. I have two ideas that I think would help.
1. Most of my updates are for KDE so can I freeze KDE updates.
2. I would like to be able to do remote updates.
I want to get a package update list, and take my laptop to town,
download the pacages onto the laptop with, transfer the
packages to my desktop, and then install them.
I was thinking I could write a script using wget.
this may help ...
If I had a slow internet connection I'd probably use Debian stable rather than Arch ...
I was thinking if I dump KDE and use xfce that would also solve my problem.
I use IceWM which has very few updates ... but is a Window Manager rather than Desktop Environment. The applications you use will still be subject to regular updates but using a DE or WM subject to less updates might help. I don't think I have completely stripped DE from my Arch install so can't comment on how many updates occur after that ...