Release notes for the A6 2012.06.18 image

The 2012.06.18 image includes over 4 months of changes compared to the previous image (2012.02.14) and expands the number of supported capes. To make development easier for people a number of features have been added: PWM support, SPIdev support and 1-wire emulation.
All warnings and errors seen during bootup have been fixed so only actual errors get printed when they occur. A normal boot should have no errors or warnings at all.
The USB driver has had a lot of changes, but it's hard to say if they have been an improvement or not, please try your favourite USB devices and report any issues you see at
If you have a display capable cape attached you will get a GUI with a few things preinstalled to play with, XBMC being one of them. Report any issues or requests to the beagleboard mailinglist.

Supported capes:
  3.5" LCD (backlight with userspace hack)
  4.3" LCD (backlight with userspace hack)
  7" LCD
  TT3201 CAN
  SERL-01 (CAN)
  SERL-02 (RS232)
  Battery LBO
  BeBoPR cape

Boot changes:
  Kernel is now loaded from /boot instead of VFAT, 'opkg upgrade' now works for kernel updates as well

Kernel changes:
  Updated to 3.2.18
  Initialize all PWMs by default
  Enable PRUSS UIO module
  Enable SPIdev by default
  Enable w1-gpio by default
  Fix libertas based wifi firmware loading
  Disable heartbeat LED on crash and shutdown
  Use 16x averaging for AIN instead of 2x to reduce touchscreen jitter

Userspace changes:
  Update to node 0.6.x
  Massive improvements to bonescript
  Launch GUI if there's a display capable cape attached

Thanks for posting this, Koen. The release notes are really helpful for those of us who aren’t following the source code changes.