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     1                        The Isabelle System Distribution
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     3 Version information
     4 
     5    This is some unidentified 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-style platform (e.g. Linux,
    13    Windows with Cygwin, Mac OS X) and depends on the following main
    14    add-on tools:
    15 
    16      * The Poly/ML compiler and runtime system (version 5.2.1 or later).
    17      * The GNU bash shell (version 3.x or 2.x).
    18      * Perl (version 5.x).
    19      * Java 1.6.x from Oracle or Apple -- for Scala and jEdit.
    20      * GNU Emacs (version 23) -- for the Proof General 4.x interface.
    21      * A complete LaTeX installation -- for document preparation.
    22 
    23 Installation
    24 
    25    Completely integrated bundles including the full Isabelle sources,
    26    documentation, add-on tools and precompiled logic images for
    27    several platforms are available from the Isabelle web page.
    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    Isabelle/jEdit is an emerging Prover IDE based on advanced
    35    technology of Isabelle/Scala.  It provides a metaphor of continuous
    36    proof checking of a versioned collection of theory sources, with
    37    instantaneous feedback in real-time and rich semantic markup
    38    associated with the formal text.
    39 
    40    The classic Isabelle user interface is Proof General by David
    41    Aspinall and others.  It is a generic Emacs interface for proof
    42    assistants, including Isabelle.  Its most prominent feature is
    43    script management, providing a metaphor of stepwise proof script
    44    editing.
    45 
    46 Other sources of information
    47 
    48   The Isabelle Page
    49 
    50    The Isabelle home page may be accessed both from Cambridge and Munich:
    51      * http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/hvg/Isabelle/
    52      * http://isabelle.in.tum.de
    53 
    54   Mailing list
    55 
    56    The electronic mailing list isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk provides a
    57    forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
    58    information.  To join, send a message to
    59    isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk.
    60 
    61   Personal mail
    62 
    63    Lawrence C Paulson
    64    Computer Laboratory
    65    University of Cambridge
    66    JJ Thomson Avenue
    67    Cambridge CB3 0FD
    68    England
    69    E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk
    70    Phone: +44-223-763500
    71    Fax: +44-223-334748
    72 
    73    or
    74 
    75    Tobias Nipkow
    76    Institut fuer Informatik
    77    Technische Universitaet Muenchen
    78    Boltzmannstr. 3
    79    D-85748 Garching
    80    Germany
    81    E-mail: nipkow@in.tum.de
    82    Phone: +49-89-289-17302
    83    Fax: +49-89-289-17307
    84      _________________________________________________________________
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    86    Please report any problems you encounter. While we shall try to be
    87    helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiencies of
    88    Isabelle and their consequences.
    89      _________________________________________________________________