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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>
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    16 This is <strong>Isabelle98</strong> as of January 1998.  Compared to
    17 the Isabelle94 line it introduces many new features, but also some
    18 imcompatibilities.  See the <tt>NEWS</tt> file in the distribution for
    19 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 versions 109.27 to 109.33 on Suns, Linux, etc.
    47 <li> SML/NJ 110 on Suns, Linux, etc.
    48 </ul>
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    50 <p>
    51 
    52 <a
    53 href="http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/smlnj/software.html">SML/NJ</a>
    54 needs lots of store and disk space, but it is free.  The current
    55 official release is 110.  We also still support the old 0.93 release
    56 and working versions 109.27 to 109.33.  Support for the 109 line of
    57 SML/NJ will be dropped next time!
    58 
    59 <p>
    60 
    61 <a href="http://www.ahl.co.uk/poly-ml.html">Poly/ML</a> is a
    62 commercial product and costs money, but it is stable and efficient. It
    63 requires relatively little memory (starting at about 16MB) and disk
    64 space (about 40MB for all distributed object logics).
    65 
    66 <p>
    67 
    68 <a href="http://www.harlequin.com/products/ads/ml/">MLWorks</a> is a
    69 commercial ML programming environment.  Isabelle on MLWorks should be
    70 still considered experimental!
    71 
    72 <p>
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    74 
    75 <h2>Installation</h2>
    76 
    77 See file <tt>INSTALL</tt> in the Isabelle sources on how to build the
    78 system. Further background information may be found in the
    79 <em>Isabelle System Manual</em>, distributed as <tt>dvi</tt> with the
    80 sources.
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    82 
    83 <h2>Interfaces</h2>
    84 
    85 The distribution includes only a very primitive interface based on
    86 ordinary terminal sessions.<p>
    87 
    88 David Aspinall has written a more elaborate <a
    89 href="ftp://ftp.dcs.ed.ac.uk/pub/da/Isamode.tar.gz">user interface</a>
    90 for Isabelle.  It runs under recent versions of GNU Emacs and XEmacs,
    91 the latter being recommended.  It's useful to both novices and
    92 experts.
    93 
    94 
    95 <h2>Other sources of information</h2>
    96 
    97 <h3>Mailing list</h3>
    98 
    99 The electronic mailing list <tt>isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>
   100 provides a forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
   101 information. To join, send a message to
   102 <tt>isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>.
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   104 
   105 <h3>Personal mail</h3>
   106 
   107 <a href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/lcp/">Lawrence C Paulson</a><br>
   108 Computer Laboratory<br>
   109 University of Cambridge<br>
   110 Pembroke Street<br>
   111 Cambridge CB2 3QG<br>
   112 England<br>
   113 <br>
   114 E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk<br>
   115 Phone: +44-223-334600<br>
   116 Fax:   +44-223-334748<br>
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   118 <p>
   119 or
   120 <p>
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   122 <a href="http://www4.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:80/~nipkow/">Tobias Nipkow</a><br>
   123 Institut fuer Informatik<br>
   124 T. U. Muenchen<br>	
   125 D-80290 Muenchen<br>
   126 Germany<br>
   127 <br>
   128 E-mail: nipkow@informatik.tu-muenchen.de<br>
   129 Phone: +49-89-289-22690<br>
   130 Fax:   +49-89-289-28183<br>
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   136 Please report any problems you encounter.  While we shall try to be
   137 helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiences of
   138 Isabelle and their consequences.
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