Resources and Support Base This is the main core of EPICS, comprising the build system and tools, common and OS-interface libraries, network protocol client and server libraries, static and run-time database access routines, the database processing code, and standard record, device and driver support. Modules The multitude of device and record support software was written at various EPICS sites to interface to different kinds of hardware. These modules could not all be managed and distributed centrally as part of Base but are managed as modules instead. Extensions Access to individual pages for most of the standard EPICS host tools and network protocol clients. Distributions EPICS distributions are collections of EPICS software configurations that have been proven to work together. It is much quicker to download and install a pre-configured distribution than it would be to download, build, install and configure components separately. Mailing Lists The EPICS community runs several mailing lists for discussing technical topics, which are detailed below. Documents This page is an index of EPICS documentation. Here you can find Installation Guides, How-Tos and other resources to learn about EPICS.