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Genome 4.2 SP8 supports VS2013 and .NET 4.5 - Thursday, October 24, 2013
Genome v4.2.9 provides integration to Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 with the same functionality as for VS2010 and VS2012. Also with this update the DataDomain schema projects can be compiled to .NET 4.5 and .NET 4.5.1 too. The service pack contains a few minor fixes in the runtime too.  
Genome 4.2 SP7 released - Wednesday, May 01, 2013
With a few fixes and a small feature!  
Genome 4.2 SP6 supports VS2012 RTM - Friday, August 24, 2012
Genome v4.2.7 provides integration to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 RTM with the same functionality as for VS2010. This release contains only this tool enhancement and no change in the runtime.  
Genome 4.2 SP5 with VS2012 RC support - Friday, June 29, 2012
Genome v4.2.6 provides integration to Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 RC with the same functionality as for VS2010. This release contains only this tool enhancement and no change in the runtime.

Important note: Visual Studio 2012 RC comes with a change in the MsBuild system, that causes the Genome builds fail (in VS2012 and also in VS2010) with the following error:
error MSB4185: The function "CurrentUICulture" on type "System.Globalization.CultureInfo" has not been enabled for execution.

This problem will be fixed my Microsoft in VS2012 RTM. In the meanwhile you have to set the environment variable “MSBUILDENABLEALLPROPERTYFUNCTIONS” to “1”. (You might need to restart Visual Studio).
 

Genome 4.2 SP2 (v4.2.3) released - Oct 29, 2010
With many fixes and small features!   read more...
Genome 4.2 released - Feb 10, 2010
Supports now Visual Studio 2010!   read more...
Updated roadmap - Dec 22, 2009
learn more about the upcoming Genome v4.2 release   read more...
Genome 4.1 released - Mar 31, 2009
Read more about what's new in this release.   read more...
New Product Video released - Jan 16, 2009
Get a quick overview of Genome v4.   read more...
 
         
     
  FAQ: Genome versus open souce alternatives  
 
There are plenty of free alternatives. What can Genome offer beyond them?

On principle, we do not bash rival tools and thus will not do any feature-by-features comparisons with specific other O/RMs, open source or not. However, we get asked about certain issues again and again and we therefore feel justified to include them in our FAQs.

Genome is (as mentioned in the Why Genome? section) driven by .NET. This means that it is better adapted to new developments on the .NET platform than solutions ported from other platforms (just think about LINQ adaptation).

A quick comparison of Visual Studio integration in Genome and the open source alternatives will also show advantages. Genome compiles mappings during build time. This means high performance without runtime errors and without that nasty search for errors in the mapping. In Genome, errors can be found easily when compiling: simply click on the error and Genome will position you where you need to be to fix it - just like that. 

Open source free lunch

Please be aware that open source does not necessarily mean free: if you need custom features, bugfixes or anything else urgently, you cannot even be sure that you can buy the service if necessary. In many cases, you can only hope, pray or beg that somebody on the team will take mercy on you and develop what you need. Or else, you may end up paying a hefty sum for it.

Fixing or modifying the software yourself means that you can pretty much forget about future releases. You would have to branch and merge with each successive release, and would not even have the certainty that new versions will in any way support your changes.

With Genome on the other hand, the source code is available, if required and you can ask us for the features that you need. We can implement them quickly and cost-effectively.