README
author wenzelm
Sun Nov 04 16:43:31 2007 +0100 (2007-11-04)
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activated new script parser;
     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) -- for the ProofGeneral interface.
    16      * A complete LaTeX installation -- for document preparation.
    17 
    18 Installation
    19 
    20    Binary packages are available for Isabelle/HOL and ZF for several
    21    platforms from the Isabelle web page. The system may be easily built
    22    from scratch as well, taking the traditional tar.gz source
    23    distribution. See file INSTALL as distributed with Isabelle for more
    24    information.
    25 
    26    Further background information may be found in the Isabelle System
    27    Manual, distributed with the sources (directory doc).
    28 
    29 User interface
    30 
    31    The canonical Isabelle user interface is [1]Proof General by David
    32    Aspinall and others. It is a generic (X)Emacs interface for proof
    33    assistants, including Isabelle (both for the classic and Isar
    34    version). Proof General is suitable for use by pacifists and Emacs
    35    militants alike. Its most prominent feature is script management,
    36    providing a metaphor of live proof script editing. Proof General has
    37    recently gained a rather large following of both beginning and expert
    38    users of Isabelle.
    39 
    40    Proof General is distributed together with the XEmacs [2]X-Symbol
    41    package, which provides a nice way to get proper mathematical symbols
    42    displayed on screen.
    43 
    44 Other sources of information
    45 
    46   The Isabelle Page
    47 
    48    The Isabelle home page may be accessed both from Cambridge and Munich:
    49      * [3]http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/
    50      * [4]http://isabelle.in.tum.de
    51 
    52   Mailing list
    53 
    54    The electronic mailing list isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk provides a
    55    forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange information.
    56    To join, send a message to [5]isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk.
    57 
    58   Personal mail
    59 
    60    [6]Lawrence C Paulson
    61    Computer Laboratory
    62    University of Cambridge
    63    JJ Thomson Avenue
    64    Cambridge CB3 0FD
    65    England
    66    E-mail: [7]lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk
    67    Phone: +44-223-763500
    68    Fax: +44-223-334748
    69 
    70    or
    71 
    72    [8]Tobias Nipkow
    73    Institut für Informatik
    74    Technische Universität München
    75    Boltzmannstr. 3
    76    D-85748 Garching
    77    Germany
    78    E-mail: [9]nipkow@in.tum.de
    79    Phone: +49-89-289-17302
    80    Fax: +49-89-289-17307
    81      _________________________________________________________________
    82 
    83    Please report any problems you encounter. While we shall try to be
    84    helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiencies of
    85    Isabelle and their consequences.
    86      _________________________________________________________________
    87