ANNOUNCE
changeset 24802 6bd8ec8f3fc8
parent 17696 eccdee8a0790
child 24813 74bc59c2c4a6
     1.1 --- a/ANNOUNCE	Mon Oct 01 21:08:26 2007 +0200
     1.2 +++ b/ANNOUNCE	Mon Oct 01 21:19:49 2007 +0200
     1.3 @@ -1,30 +1,51 @@
     1.4 -Subject: Announcing Isabelle2005
     1.5 +Subject: Announcing Isabelle2007
     1.6  To: isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk
     1.7  
     1.8 -Isabelle2005 is now available.
     1.9 +Isabelle2007 is finally available.
    1.10 +
    1.11 +This release introduces fundamental changes over Isabelle2005, see the
    1.12 +NEWS file in the distribution for more details.  Numerous existing
    1.13 +concepts have been generalized and re-implemented based on novel
    1.14 +system architecture.  New theories and proof tools have been added
    1.15 +(mostly for HOL).
    1.16 +
    1.17 +The main highlights are:
    1.18  
    1.19 -This release provides substantial advances over Isabelle2004, see the
    1.20 -first 1000 lines of NEWS in the distribution for more details.  Some
    1.21 -highlights are:
    1.22 +* New 'function' package for general recursive function definitions.
    1.23 +
    1.24 +* New version of 'inductive' package for inductive predicates;
    1.25 +separate variant 'inductive_set'.
    1.26  
    1.27 -* Interpretation of locale expressions in theories, locales, and proof
    1.28 -contexts.
    1.29 +* New basic specification elements 'definition', 'axiomatization',
    1.30 +'abbreviation', 'notation'.
    1.31  
    1.32 -* Substantial library improvements (HOL, HOL-Complex, HOLCF).
    1.33 +* New 'class' package combination of axclass + locale interpretation.
    1.34  
    1.35 -* Proof tools for transitivity reasoning.
    1.36 +* Fully featured support for nominal datatypes (binding structures)
    1.37 +due to the HOL-Nominal logic.
    1.38 +
    1.39 +* Various improvements in locale infrastructure (interpretation etc.)
    1.40  
    1.41 -* General 'find_theorems' command (by term patterns, as
    1.42 -intro/elim/simp rules etc.).
    1.43 +* Various improvements of Isar language elements and related proof
    1.44 +tools.
    1.45 +
    1.46 +* Built-in Metis prover, external linkup for automated provers, and
    1.47 +'sledghammer' command for automated proof synthesis.
    1.48  
    1.49 -* Commands for generating ad-hoc draft documents.
    1.50 +* General local theory infrastructure for specifications depending on
    1.51 +parameters and assumptions (e.g. from locales, classes).
    1.52 +
    1.53 +* Second generation code-generator for a subset of HOL, targeting SML,
    1.54 +Haskell, and OCaml.
    1.55  
    1.56 -* Support for Unicode proof documents (UTF-8).
    1.57 +* Improved support for arbitrary ML operations depending on the
    1.58 +logical context.
    1.59  
    1.60 -* Major internal reorganizations and performance improvements.
    1.61 +* Parallel loading of theories based on native multicore support in
    1.62 +Poly/ML 5.1.
    1.63  
    1.64  
    1.65 -You may get Isabelle2005 from the following mirror sites:
    1.66 +You may get Isabelle2007 from the following mirror sites:
    1.67  
    1.68    Cambridge (UK)       http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/
    1.69    Munich (Germany)     http://isabelle.in.tum.de/