README
author wenzelm
Thu Mar 27 15:32:15 2008 +0100 (2008-03-27)
changeset 26435 bdce320cd426
parent 25447 880419e63924
child 27006 6ca0c942a25c
permissions -rw-r--r--
eliminated delayed theory setup
     1                        The Isabelle System Distribution
     2 
     3 Version information
     4 
     5    This is the internal repository version of Isabelle. See the NEWS file
     6    in the distribution for details on user-relevant changes.
     7 
     8 System requirements
     9 
    10    Isabelle requires a regular Unix platform (e.g. GNU Linux) with the
    11    following additional software:
    12      * A full Standard ML Compiler (e.g. Poly/ML 5.x, 4.x).
    13      * The GNU bash shell (version 3.x, 2.x).
    14      * Perl (version 5.x).
    15      * XEmacs (version 21.4.x) or GNU Emacs (version 21, 22)
    16        -- for the Proof General interface.
    17      * A complete LaTeX installation -- for document preparation.
    18 
    19 Installation
    20 
    21    Binary packages are available for Isabelle/HOL and ZF for several
    22    platforms from the Isabelle web page. The system may be easily
    23    built from scratch as well, taking the traditional tar.gz source
    24    distribution. See file INSTALL as distributed with Isabelle for
    25    more information.
    26 
    27    Further background information may be found in the Isabelle System
    28    Manual, distributed with the sources (directory doc).
    29 
    30 User interface
    31 
    32    The canonical Isabelle user interface is Proof General by David
    33    Aspinall and others. It is a generic (X)Emacs interface for proof
    34    assistants, including Isabelle. Proof General is suitable for use
    35    by pacifists and Emacs militants alike. Its most prominent feature
    36    is script management, providing a metaphor of live proof script
    37    editing.
    38 
    39    Proof General is distributed together with the XEmacs X-Symbol
    40    package, which provides a reasonable way to get proper mathematical
    41    symbols displayed on screen.
    42 
    43 Other sources of information
    44 
    45   The Isabelle Page
    46 
    47    The Isabelle home page may be accessed both from Cambridge and Munich:
    48      * http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/HVG/Isabelle/
    49      * http://isabelle.in.tum.de
    50 
    51   Mailing list
    52 
    53    The electronic mailing list isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk provides a
    54    forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
    55    information.  To join, send a message to
    56    isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk.
    57 
    58   Personal mail
    59 
    60    Lawrence C Paulson
    61    Computer Laboratory
    62    University of Cambridge
    63    JJ Thomson Avenue
    64    Cambridge CB3 0FD
    65    England
    66    E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk
    67    Phone: +44-223-763500
    68    Fax: +44-223-334748
    69 
    70    or
    71 
    72    Tobias Nipkow
    73    Institut fuer Informatik
    74    Technische Universitaet Muenchen
    75    Boltzmannstr. 3
    76    D-85748 Garching
    77    Germany
    78    E-mail: nipkow@in.tum.de
    79    Phone: +49-89-289-17302
    80    Fax: +49-89-289-17307
    81      _________________________________________________________________
    82 
    83    Please report any problems you encounter. While we shall try to be
    84    helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiencies of
    85    Isabelle and their consequences.
    86      _________________________________________________________________