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     7 <title>The Isabelle System Distribution</title>
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    12 <h1>The Isabelle System Distribution</h1>
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    14 <h2>Version information</h2>
    15 
    16 This is <strong>Isabelle-94 revision 8</strong> as of May
    17 1997. Basically, it should be backwards compatible to earlier
    18 Isabelle-94 releases. Older versions (like Isabelle-93) are quite
    19 different, though. See also the <tt>NEWS</tt> file in the distribution
    20 for a more detailed list of new features and changes.
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    22 
    23 <h2>System requirements</h2>
    24 
    25 Isabelle requires a real Unix box with sufficient resources. Fun
    26 starts at about 32MB of RAM (somewhat depending on your ML system),
    27 several tens of MB disk space and with a relatively fast CPU.
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    29 <p>
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    31 Furthermore, it needs the following software, which is not part of the
    32 distribution:
    33 <ul>
    34 <li> A full Standard ML Compiler (e.g. Poly/ML or SML of New Jersey).
    35 <li> The GNU bash shell (version 1.14.x or 2.x).
    36 <li> Perl 5.x - the Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister.
    37 </ul>
    38 
    39 The ML system and GNU bash are absolutely essential. Perl is optional
    40 for core functionality, but still highly recommended.
    41 
    42 <p>
    43 
    44 The following ML system and platform combinations are known to work
    45 quite well:
    46 <ul>
    47 <li> Poly/ML versions 2.x and 3.1 on Suns (running SunOS 4.1.x or
    48 Solaris 2.x).
    49 <li> SML/NJ 0.93 on Suns and SGIs. There seem to be several
    50 problems with Linux and HP-UX.
    51 <li> SML/NJ 1.07 on Suns, Linux, etc.
    52 <li> SML/NJ 1.09.27 on Suns, Linux, etc.
    53 </ul>
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    55 <p>
    56 
    57 Poly/ML is a commercial product and costs money, but it is stable and
    58 efficient. It requires relatively little memory (starting at about
    59 16MB) and disk space (about 40MB for all distributed object logics).
    60 See <a href="http://www.ahl.co.uk/poly-ml.html">here</a> for more
    61 information.
    62 
    63 <p>
    64 
    65 SML/NJ needs lots of store and disk space, but it is free.  The last
    66 official release is 0.93.
    67 
    68 Recent working versions may be better suited, under normal
    69 circumstances.  Beware of the many incompatibilities among SML/NJ
    70 versions! From the 1.09.x family, we now only support 1.09.27, or
    71 later.
    72 
    73 <p>
    74 
    75 To obtain Standard ML of New Jersey, see the <a
    76 href="http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/smlnj/software.html">here</a>. An
    77 unofficial pre-built binary distribution of SML/NJ 1.09.27 for Linux
    78 is available <a
    79 href="http://www4.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/~wenzelm/resources.html">here</a>.
    80 
    81 
    82 <h2>Installation</h2>
    83 
    84 See file <tt>INSTALL</tt> in the Isabelle sources on how to build the
    85 system. Further background information may be found in the
    86 <em>Isabelle System Manual</em>, distributed as <tt>dvi</tt> with the
    87 sources.
    88 
    89 
    90 <h2>Other sources of information</h2>
    91 
    92 <h3>Mailing list</h3>
    93 
    94 The electronic mailing list <tt>isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>
    95 provides a forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
    96 information. To join, send a message to
    97 <tt>isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>.
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    99 
   100 <h3>Personal mail</h3>
   101 
   102 <a href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/lcp/">Lawrence C Paulson</a><br>
   103 Computer Laboratory<br>
   104 University of Cambridge<br>
   105 Pembroke Street<br>
   106 Cambridge CB2 3QG<br>
   107 England<br>
   108 <br>
   109 E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk<br>
   110 Phone: +44-223-334600<br>
   111 Fax:   +44-223-334748<br>
   112 
   113 <p>
   114 or
   115 <p>
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   117 <a href="http://www4.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:80/~nipkow/">Tobias Nipkow</a><br>
   118 Institut fuer Informatik<br>
   119 T. U. Muenchen<br>	
   120 D-80290 Muenchen<br>
   121 Germany<br>
   122 <br>
   123 E-mail: nipkow@informatik.tu-muenchen.de<br>
   124 Phone: +49-89-289-22690<br>
   125 Fax:   +49-89-289-28183<br>
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   127 <p>
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   131 Please report any problems you encounter.  While we shall try to be
   132 helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiences of
   133 Isabelle and their consequences.
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