README
author ballarin
Tue Sep 02 17:31:20 2008 +0200 (2008-09-02)
changeset 28085 914183e229e9
parent 27646 d010fc1d3c46
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Interpretation commands no longer accept interpretation attributes.
     1                        The Isabelle System Distribution
     2 
     3 Version information
     4 
     5    This is the internal 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 platform (e.g. GNU Linux) with the
    13    following additional software:
    14      * A full Standard ML Compiler (works best with Poly/ML 5.x).
    15      * The GNU bash shell (version 3.x or 2.x).
    16      * Perl (version 5.x).
    17      * GNU Emacs (version 21, 22) or XEmacs (version 21.4.x)
    18        -- for the Proof General interface.
    19      * A complete LaTeX installation -- for document preparation.
    20 
    21 Installation
    22 
    23    Binary packages are available for Isabelle/HOL and ZF for several
    24    platforms from the Isabelle web page. The system may be easily
    25    built from scratch as well, taking the traditional tar.gz source
    26    distribution. See file INSTALL as distributed with Isabelle for
    27    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 canonical Isabelle user interface is Proof General by David
    35    Aspinall and others. It is a generic (X)Emacs interface for proof
    36    assistants, including Isabelle. Proof General is suitable for use
    37    by pacifists and Emacs militants alike. Its most prominent feature
    38    is script management, providing a metaphor of live proof script
    39    editing.
    40 
    41    Proof General is distributed together with the XEmacs X-Symbol
    42    package, which provides a reasonable way to get proper mathematical
    43    symbols 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
    57    information.  To join, send a message to
    58    isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk.
    59 
    60   Personal mail
    61 
    62    Lawrence C Paulson
    63    Computer Laboratory
    64    University of Cambridge
    65    JJ Thomson Avenue
    66    Cambridge CB3 0FD
    67    England
    68    E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk
    69    Phone: +44-223-763500
    70    Fax: +44-223-334748
    71 
    72    or
    73 
    74    Tobias Nipkow
    75    Institut fuer Informatik
    76    Technische Universitaet Muenchen
    77    Boltzmannstr. 3
    78    D-85748 Garching
    79    Germany
    80    E-mail: nipkow@in.tum.de
    81    Phone: +49-89-289-17302
    82    Fax: +49-89-289-17307
    83      _________________________________________________________________
    84 
    85    Please report any problems you encounter. While we shall try to be
    86    helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiencies of
    87    Isabelle and their consequences.
    88      _________________________________________________________________