README
author wenzelm
Fri May 28 11:23:34 2010 +0200 (2010-05-28)
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     1                        The Isabelle System Distribution
     2 
     3 Version information
     4 
     5    This is some unidentified repository version of Isabelle.
     6 
     7    See the NEWS file in the distribution for details on user-relevant
     8    changes.
     9 
    10 System requirements
    11 
    12    Isabelle requires a regular Unix-style platform (e.g. Linux,
    13    Windows with Cygwin, Mac OS) and depends on the following main
    14    add-on tools:
    15 
    16      * The Poly/ML compiler and runtime system (version 5.x).
    17      * The GNU bash shell (version 3.x or 2.x).
    18      * Perl (version 5.x).
    19      * GNU Emacs (version 22) -- for the Proof General interface.
    20      * A complete LaTeX installation -- for document preparation.
    21 
    22 Installation
    23 
    24    Binary packages are available for Isabelle/HOL etc. for several
    25    platforms from the Isabelle web page. The system may be also built
    26    from scratch, using the tar.gz source distribution. See file
    27    INSTALL as distributed with Isabelle for more information.
    28 
    29    Further background information may be found in the Isabelle System
    30    Manual, distributed with the sources (directory doc).
    31 
    32 User interface
    33 
    34    The classic Isabelle user interface is Proof General by David
    35    Aspinall and others. It is a generic Emacs interface for proof
    36    assistants, including Isabelle.  Its most prominent feature is
    37    script management, providing a metaphor of stepwise proof script
    38    editing.  Proof General also provides some support for mathematical
    39    symbols displayed on screen.
    40 
    41 Other sources of information
    42 
    43   The Isabelle Page
    44 
    45    The Isabelle home page may be accessed both from Cambridge and Munich:
    46      * http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/hvg/Isabelle/
    47      * http://isabelle.in.tum.de
    48 
    49   Mailing list
    50 
    51    The electronic mailing list isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk provides a
    52    forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
    53    information.  To join, send a message to
    54    isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk.
    55 
    56   Personal mail
    57 
    58    Lawrence C Paulson
    59    Computer Laboratory
    60    University of Cambridge
    61    JJ Thomson Avenue
    62    Cambridge CB3 0FD
    63    England
    64    E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk
    65    Phone: +44-223-763500
    66    Fax: +44-223-334748
    67 
    68    or
    69 
    70    Tobias Nipkow
    71    Institut fuer Informatik
    72    Technische Universitaet Muenchen
    73    Boltzmannstr. 3
    74    D-85748 Garching
    75    Germany
    76    E-mail: nipkow@in.tum.de
    77    Phone: +49-89-289-17302
    78    Fax: +49-89-289-17307
    79      _________________________________________________________________
    80 
    81    Please report any problems you encounter. While we shall try to be
    82    helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiencies of
    83    Isabelle and their consequences.
    84      _________________________________________________________________