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    14 <h1>The Isabelle System Distribution</h1>
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    16 <h2>Version information</h2>
    17 
    18 <p>This is the internal repository version of Isabelle. See the
    19 <tt>NEWS</tt> file in the distribution for details on user-relevant
    20 changes.</p>
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    22 <h2>System requirements</h2>
    23 
    24 <p>Isabelle requires a regular Unix platform (e.g. GNU Linux) with the
    25 following additional software:</p>
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    27 <ul>
    28     <li>A full Standard ML Compiler (e.g. Poly/ML 4.1.x, SML/NJ 110.x).</li>
    29     <li>The GNU bash shell (version 2.x).</li>
    30     <li>Perl (version 5.x).</li>
    31     <li>XEmacs (version 21.4.x) -- for the ProofGeneral interface.</li>
    32     <li>A complete LaTeX installation (e.g. teTeX 1.0) -- for document preparation.</li>
    33 </ul>
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    35 <h2>Installation</h2>
    36 
    37 <p>Binary packages are available for Isabelle/HOL and ZF for several
    38 platforms from the Isabelle web page.  The system may be easily built
    39 from scratch as well, taking the traditional tar.gz source
    40 distribution.  See file <tt>INSTALL</tt> as distributed with Isabelle
    41 for more information.</p>
    42 
    43 <p>Further background information may be found in the <em>Isabelle System
    44 Manual</em>, distributed with the sources (directory <tt>doc</tt>).</p>
    45 
    46 <h2>User interface</h2>
    47 
    48 <p>The canonical Isabelle user interface is <a
    49 href="http://proofgeneral.inf.ed.ac.uk/">Proof General</a> by David Aspinall
    50 and others.  It is a generic (X)Emacs interface for proof assistants,
    51 including Isabelle (both for the classic and Isar version).  Proof
    52 General is suitable for use by pacifists and Emacs militants
    53 alike. Its most prominent feature is script management, providing a
    54 metaphor of <em>live proof script editing</em>.  Proof General has
    55 recently gained a rather large following of both beginning and expert
    56 users of Isabelle.</p>
    57 
    58 <p>Proof General is distributed together with the XEmacs
    59 <a href="http://x-symbol.sourceforge.net">
    60 X-Symbol package</a>, which provides a nice way to get proper
    61 mathematical symbols displayed on screen.</p>
    62 
    63 <h2>Other sources of information</h2>
    64 
    65 <h3>The Isabelle Page</h3>
    66 
    67 <p>The Isabelle home page may be accessed both from Cambridge and Munich:</p>
    68 
    69 <ul>
    70     <li><a href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/">http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/</a></li>
    71     <li><a href="http://isabelle.in.tum.de">http://isabelle.in.tum.de</a></li>
    72 </ul>
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    74 
    75 <h3>Mailing list</h3>
    76 
    77 <p>The electronic mailing list <tt>isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>
    78 provides a forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
    79 information. To join, send a message to <a
    80 href="mailto:isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk">isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk</a>.</p>
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    82 
    83 <h3>Personal mail</h3>
    84 
    85 <a href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/lcp/">Lawrence C Paulson</a><br>
    86 Computer Laboratory<br>
    87 University of Cambridge<br>
    88 JJ Thomson Avenue<br>
    89 Cambridge CB3 0FD<br>
    90 England<br>
    91 <br>
    92 E-mail: <a href="mailto:lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk">lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk</a><br>
    93 Phone: +44-223-763500<br>
    94 Fax:   +44-223-334748<br>
    95 
    96 <p>
    97 or
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   100 <a href="http://www.in.tum.de/~nipkow/">Tobias Nipkow</a><br>
   101 Institut f&uuml;r Informatik<br>
   102 Technische Universit&auml;t M&uuml;nchen<br>
   103 Boltzmannstr. 3<br>
   104 D-85748 Garching<br>
   105 Germany<br>
   106 <br>
   107 E-mail: <a href="mailto:nipkow@in.tum.de">nipkow@in.tum.de</a><br>
   108 Phone: +49-89-289-17302<br>
   109 Fax:   +49-89-289-17307<br>
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   114 Please report any problems you encounter.  While we shall try to be
   115 helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiencies of
   116 Isabelle and their consequences.
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