GENESIS 2.3 supercedes version 2.2.1, and has a number of changes in the simulator source code to allow use on a greater variety of platforms, including Intel and AMD 64 bit processors, MacIntosh with OS/X, and Microsoft Windows with the Cygwin environment. It includes Kinetikit Version 11, Version 2 of the Purkinje cell tutorial, some new objects and enhancements of existing ones, plus revised and updated documentation. More details are available on the GENESIS web site.
Note that there are now separate Sourceforge sites for GENESIS 2 and GENESIS 3 development.
This is the main site for GENESIS 2 development. Although it is unlikely that there will be a GENESIS 2.4 release, the CVS repository will be kept up-to-date with the most recent GENESIS 2.3 bug fixes. GENESIS 2 Help forum postings are automatically sent to the mailing list. If you have problems installing or using GENESIS, be sure to visit the forums on this site.
GENESIS 3 will be a completely new version of GENESIS, using a modular architecture with plugins and multiple interfaces. This will allow the use of multiple simulation engines such as MOOSE (http://moose.sourceforge.net/) or Neurospaces ( http://neurospaces.sourceforge.net/). In addition to greater simulation speed, this will offer greatly improved capabilities of interfacing GENESIS 3 with external programs, other simulation environments, web-based applications, and visualization tools. You may download the latest development releases of MOOSE and Neurospaces from these sites, and read forums dedicated to the discussion of GENESIS 3 development plans. For more information about plans for GENESIS 3, see http://www.genesis-sim.org/GENESIS/G3
Each of these directories has a README file describing the contents. New files are continually being added, so it is advisable to log in periodically and look around. Notable developments will be summarized in the latestnews.html file. More details can be found in the hypertext archive of postings to the babelnews mailing list.
The latest version of the Purkinje cell tutorial, which implements the full De Schutter and Bower (1994) detailed Purkinje cell model, may be found in the BABEL tutorials directory.
The GENESIS Neural Modeling Tutorials are an evolving package of HTML tutorials intended to teach the process of constructing biologically realistic neural models with the GENESIS simulator. The most recent versions are derived from the supplementary material provided with the introductory GENESIS modeling tutorials at WAM-BAMM*05, and further refined during the 2006 Latin American School on Computational Neuroscience (LASCON). They may be viewed or downloaded from the GENESIS web site, http://www.genesis-sim.org/GENESIS/.
NOTE: Starting in May 2007, the mailing list was moved to Sourceforge, as the "genesis-sim-users" list. Recent archived postings may be seen at http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=genesis-sim-users. Information on joining the new list may be found here.