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    12 <h1>The Isabelle System Distribution</h1>
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    14 <h2>Version information</h2>
    15 
    16 This is the internal repository version of Isabelle.  Starting with
    17 Isabelle98, the current line of Isabelle introduces many new features,
    18 but also some imcompatibilities with Isabelle94-XX.  See the
    19 <tt>NEWS</tt> file in the distribution for more details.
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    22 <h2>System requirements</h2>
    23 
    24 Isabelle requires a real Unix box with sufficient resources. Fun
    25 starts at about 32MB of memory (somewhat depending on your ML system),
    26 with several tens of MB disk space and a relatively fast CPU.
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    30 Furthermore, it needs the following software, which is not part of the
    31 distribution:
    32 <ul>
    33 <li> A full Standard ML Compiler (e.g. Poly/ML or SML of New Jersey).
    34 <li> The GNU bash shell (version 1.x or 2.x).
    35 <li> Perl 5.x - the Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister.
    36 </ul>
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    38 <p>
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    40 The following ML system and platform combinations are known to work
    41 quite well:
    42 <ul>
    43 <li> Poly/ML versions 2.x and 3.1 on Suns.
    44 <li> SML/NJ 0.93 on Suns and SGIs. There seem to be several
    45 problems with Linux and HP-UX.
    46 <li> SML/NJ 110 on Suns, Linux, etc.
    47 </ul>
    48 
    49 <p>
    50 
    51 <a
    52 href="http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/smlnj/software.html">SML/NJ</a>
    53 needs lots of store and disk space, but it is free.  The current
    54 official release is 110, working versions 109.27 to 109.33 should also
    55 work.  We also still support the old 0.93 release.
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    57 <p>
    58 
    59 <a href="http://www.ahl.co.uk/poly-ml.html">Poly/ML</a> is a
    60 commercial product and costs money, but it is stable and efficient. It
    61 requires relatively little memory (starting at about 16MB) and disk
    62 space (about 60MB for all distributed object logics).
    63 
    64 <p>
    65 
    66 <a href="http://www.harlequin.com/products/ads/ml/">MLWorks</a> is a
    67 commercial ML programming environment.  Isabelle on MLWorks should be
    68 still considered experimental!
    69 
    70 <p>
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    72 
    73 <h2>Installation</h2>
    74 
    75 See file <tt>INSTALL</tt> in the Isabelle sources on how to build the
    76 system. Further background information may be found in the
    77 <em>Isabelle System Manual</em>, distributed as <tt>dvi</tt> with the
    78 sources.
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    80 
    81 <h2>Interfaces</h2>
    82 
    83 The distribution includes only a very primitive interface based on
    84 ordinary terminal sessions.<p>
    85 
    86 <a href="ftp://ftp.dcs.ed.ac.uk/pub/da/Isamode.tar.gz">Isamode</a> by
    87 David Aspinall is a more elaborate interface for Isabelle.  It runs
    88 under recent versions of GNU Emacs and XEmacs, the latter being
    89 recommended.  It's useful to both novices and experts.
    90 
    91 
    92 <h2>Other sources of information</h2>
    93 
    94 <h3>Mailing list</h3>
    95 
    96 The electronic mailing list <tt>isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>
    97 provides a forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
    98 information. To join, send a message to
    99 <tt>isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>.
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   101 
   102 <h3>Personal mail</h3>
   103 
   104 <a href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/lcp/">Lawrence C Paulson</a><br>
   105 Computer Laboratory<br>
   106 University of Cambridge<br>
   107 Pembroke Street<br>
   108 Cambridge CB2 3QG<br>
   109 England<br>
   110 <br>
   111 E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk<br>
   112 Phone: +44-223-334600<br>
   113 Fax:   +44-223-334748<br>
   114 
   115 <p>
   116 or
   117 <p>
   118 
   119 <a href="http://www.in.tum.de/~nipkow/">Tobias Nipkow</a><br>
   120 Institut fuer Informatik<br>
   121 T. U. Muenchen<br>	
   122 D-80290 Muenchen<br>
   123 Germany<br>
   124 <br>
   125 E-mail: nipkow@www.in.tum.de<br>
   126 Phone: +49-89-289-22690<br>
   127 Fax:   +49-89-289-28183<br>
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   133 Please report any problems you encounter.  While we shall try to be
   134 helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiences of
   135 Isabelle and their consequences.
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