I hear you. I had some (kernel) issues during some 10.04 updates some time ago... so I know how it is.
Still, this is not my fault, but Canonical/Ubuntu. You can get the updater from LinuxMint, it shouldn't be too hard, but as far as default KXStudio ISOs go I'm not sure I'll use it or not.
Although I know that having such tool would be cool, I don't want to get into much work about this kind of details. The ISO will just be a helper for new people with slow internet, that want to try a demo of it, show it to someone, or other small usecases. Really, I don't want the ISO (ie, as a Linux Distribution) to become the definitive KXStudio thing, because it is not, and never will be.
I still want to maintain the shared resources idea of KXStudio (meant to help users get a system as they want, and not force a specific DE).I hope I'm being clear here. It's not that I don't care, but this kind of things force me to go into the next step in making KXStudio a super distro - and I kinda don't want that.
Focus should be (in order of importance) the Cadence tools, then repositories and then meta-packages
Anyway, I never seen a GUI that was good enough for updates, so my usual upgrade method is CLI:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
A simple solution is to tell your students to don't update the system unless you tell them to do so. If everyone uses the same base system, you can be the tester - if all works ok, tell them to upgrade.