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     1                        The Isabelle System Distribution
     2 
     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) 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      * GNU Emacs (version 23) -- for the Proof General 4.x interface.
    20      * Java 1.6.x from Oracle/Sun or Apple -- for Scala and jEdit.
    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    The classic Isabelle user interface is Proof General by David
    35    Aspinall and others.  It is a generic Emacs interface for proof
    36    assistants, including Isabelle.  Its most prominent feature is
    37    script management, providing a metaphor of stepwise proof script
    38    editing.
    39 
    40    Isabelle/jEdit is an experimental Prover IDE based on advanced
    41    technology of Isabelle/Scala.  It provides a metaphor of continuous
    42    proof checking of a versioned collection of theory sources, with
    43    instantaneous feedback in real-time.
    44 
    45 Other sources of information
    46 
    47   The Isabelle Page
    48 
    49    The Isabelle home page may be accessed both from Cambridge and Munich:
    50      * http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/hvg/Isabelle/
    51      * http://isabelle.in.tum.de
    52 
    53   Mailing list
    54 
    55    The electronic mailing list isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk provides a
    56    forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
    57    information.  To join, send a message to
    58    isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk.
    59 
    60   Personal mail
    61 
    62    Lawrence C Paulson
    63    Computer Laboratory
    64    University of Cambridge
    65    JJ Thomson Avenue
    66    Cambridge CB3 0FD
    67    England
    68    E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk
    69    Phone: +44-223-763500
    70    Fax: +44-223-334748
    71 
    72    or
    73 
    74    Tobias Nipkow
    75    Institut fuer Informatik
    76    Technische Universitaet Muenchen
    77    Boltzmannstr. 3
    78    D-85748 Garching
    79    Germany
    80    E-mail: nipkow@in.tum.de
    81    Phone: +49-89-289-17302
    82    Fax: +49-89-289-17307
    83      _________________________________________________________________
    84 
    85    Please report any problems you encounter. While we shall try to be
    86    helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiencies of
    87    Isabelle and their consequences.
    88      _________________________________________________________________