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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>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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    21 
    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.
    27 
    28 <p>
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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>
    37 
    38 <p>
    39 
    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>
    49 
    50 <p>
    51 
    52 <a href="http://www.ahl.co.uk/poly-ml.html">Poly/ML</a> is a
    53 commercial product and costs money, but it is stable and efficient. It
    54 requires relatively little memory (starting at about 16MB) and disk
    55 space (about 40MB for all distributed object logics).
    56 
    57 <p>
    58 
    59 <a
    60 href="http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/smlnj/software.html">SML/NJ</a>
    61 needs lots of store and disk space, but it is free.  The current
    62 official release is 110.  We also still support the old 0.93 release
    63 and working versions 109.27 to 109.33.  Support for the 109 line of
    64 SML/NJ will be dropped next time!
    65 
    66 
    67 <h2>Installation</h2>
    68 
    69 See file <tt>INSTALL</tt> in the Isabelle sources on how to build the
    70 system. Further background information may be found in the
    71 <em>Isabelle System Manual</em>, distributed as <tt>dvi</tt> with the
    72 sources.
    73 
    74 
    75 <h2>Interfaces</h2>
    76 
    77 The distribution includes only a very primitive interface based on
    78 ordinary terminal sessions.<p>
    79 
    80 David Aspinall has written a more elaborate <a
    81 href="ftp://ftp.dcs.ed.ac.uk/pub/da/Isamode.tar.gz">user interface</a>
    82 for Isabelle.  It runs under recent versions of GNU Emacs and XEmacs,
    83 the latter being recommended.  It's useful to both novices and
    84 experts.
    85 
    86 
    87 <h2>Other sources of information</h2>
    88 
    89 <h3>Mailing list</h3>
    90 
    91 The electronic mailing list <tt>isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>
    92 provides a forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
    93 information. To join, send a message to
    94 <tt>isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>.
    95 
    96 
    97 <h3>Personal mail</h3>
    98 
    99 <a href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/lcp/">Lawrence C Paulson</a><br>
   100 Computer Laboratory<br>
   101 University of Cambridge<br>
   102 Pembroke Street<br>
   103 Cambridge CB2 3QG<br>
   104 England<br>
   105 <br>
   106 E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk<br>
   107 Phone: +44-223-334600<br>
   108 Fax:   +44-223-334748<br>
   109 
   110 <p>
   111 or
   112 <p>
   113 
   114 <a href="http://www4.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:80/~nipkow/">Tobias Nipkow</a><br>
   115 Institut fuer Informatik<br>
   116 T. U. Muenchen<br>	
   117 D-80290 Muenchen<br>
   118 Germany<br>
   119 <br>
   120 E-mail: nipkow@informatik.tu-muenchen.de<br>
   121 Phone: +49-89-289-22690<br>
   122 Fax:   +49-89-289-28183<br>
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   128 Please report any problems you encounter.  While we shall try to be
   129 helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiences of
   130 Isabelle and their consequences.
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