Beagleboard:BeagleBone A6 Image 06.18.2012

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This page contains the release notes for BeagleBone A6 Image 06.18.2012


Release Notes

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-03 (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