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     1                        The Isabelle System Distribution
     2 
     3 Version information
     4 
     5    This is the internal repository version of Isabelle. See the NEWS file
     6    in the distribution for details on user-relevant changes.
     7 
     8 System requirements
     9 
    10    Isabelle requires a regular Unix platform (e.g. GNU Linux) with the
    11    following additional software:
    12      * A full Standard ML Compiler (e.g. Poly/ML 5.x, 4.x).
    13      * The GNU bash shell (version 3.x, 2.x).
    14      * Perl (version 5.x).
    15      * XEmacs (version 21.4.x) or GNU Emacs (version 21, 22)
    16        -- for the ProofGeneral interface.
    17      * A complete LaTeX installation -- for document preparation.
    18 
    19 Installation
    20 
    21    Binary packages are available for Isabelle/HOL and ZF for several
    22    platforms from the Isabelle web page. The system may be easily built
    23    from scratch as well, taking the traditional tar.gz source
    24    distribution. See file INSTALL as distributed with Isabelle for more
    25    information.
    26 
    27    Further background information may be found in the Isabelle System
    28    Manual, distributed with the sources (directory doc).
    29 
    30 User interface
    31 
    32    The canonical Isabelle user interface is Proof General by David
    33    Aspinall and others. It is a generic (X)Emacs interface for proof
    34    assistants, including Isabelle (both for the classic and Isar
    35    version). Proof General is suitable for use by pacifists and Emacs
    36    militants alike. Its most prominent feature is script management,
    37    providing a metaphor of live proof script editing. Proof General has
    38    recently gained a rather large following of both beginning and expert
    39    users of Isabelle.
    40 
    41    Proof General is distributed together with the XEmacs X-Symbol
    42    package, which provides a nice way to get proper mathematical symbols
    43    displayed on screen.
    44 
    45 Other sources of information
    46 
    47   The Isabelle Page
    48 
    49    The Isabelle home page may be accessed both from Cambridge and Munich:
    50      * http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/
    51      * http://isabelle.in.tum.de
    52 
    53   Mailing list
    54 
    55    The electronic mailing list isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk provides a
    56    forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange information.
    57    To join, send a message to isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk.
    58 
    59   Personal mail
    60 
    61    Lawrence C Paulson
    62    Computer Laboratory
    63    University of Cambridge
    64    JJ Thomson Avenue
    65    Cambridge CB3 0FD
    66    England
    67    E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk
    68    Phone: +44-223-763500
    69    Fax: +44-223-334748
    70 
    71    or
    72 
    73    Tobias Nipkow
    74    Institut fuer Informatik
    75    Technische Universitaet Muenchen
    76    Boltzmannstr. 3
    77    D-85748 Garching
    78    Germany
    79    E-mail: nipkow@in.tum.de
    80    Phone: +49-89-289-17302
    81    Fax: +49-89-289-17307
    82      _________________________________________________________________
    83 
    84    Please report any problems you encounter. While we shall try to be
    85    helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiencies of
    86    Isabelle and their consequences.
    87      _________________________________________________________________
    88