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 http://e2e.ti.com.
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:
  DVI
  VGA
  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
  Weatherstation

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.

Dan.