etc/settings
2017-04-21 wenzelm 2017-04-21 more uniform isabelle_scala; more uniform ISABELLE_SCALAC_OPTIONS with heap options;
2017-01-15 wenzelm 2017-01-15 updated to jvm-1.8;
2017-01-15 wenzelm 2017-01-15 clarified settings;
2016-09-14 wenzelm 2016-09-14 discontinued global etc/abbrevs;
2016-08-13 wenzelm 2016-08-13 gnuplot presentation similar to former isatest-statistics;
2016-07-14 wenzelm 2016-07-14 prefer HTTPS;
2016-04-03 wenzelm 2016-04-03 renamed ISABELLE_BUILD_JAVA_OPTIONS to ISABELLE_TOOL_JAVA_OPTIONS;
2016-03-08 wenzelm 2016-03-08 back to external line editor, due to problems of JLine with multithreading of in vs. out;
2016-03-08 wenzelm 2016-03-08 isabelle console is based on Isabelle/Scala;
2016-02-17 wenzelm 2016-02-17 SML/NJ is no longer supported;
2016-01-23 wenzelm 2016-01-23 back to elementary options used in Isabelle2015 for jdk-7 -- none of the intermediate experiments for jdk-8 improved reactivity on particular dual-CPU system, but the problem seems to be absent on common single-CPU systems;
2016-01-02 wenzelm 2016-01-02 eliminated somewhat pointless and obscure options;
2015-12-30 wenzelm 2015-12-30 tuned java options;
2015-12-29 wenzelm 2015-12-29 support additional abbrevs;
2015-11-22 wenzelm 2015-11-22 some GC options that potentially improve reactivity;
2015-10-21 wenzelm 2015-10-21 Isabelle fonts via external component;
2015-10-07 wenzelm 2015-10-07 back to old-fashioned GC, which appears to work better with interactive applications;
2015-09-10 wenzelm 2015-09-10 less ambitious options, to accomodate 4GB systems;
2015-09-08 wenzelm 2015-09-08 clarified Java runtime options (NB: ISABELLE_JAVA_PLATFORM is determined later via component);
2015-09-08 wenzelm 2015-09-08 clarified ISABELLE_BUILD_JAVA_OPTIONS;
2015-08-26 wenzelm 2015-08-26 use fancy options of Java 8;
2015-04-24 wenzelm 2015-04-24 more paranoia settings, e.g. relevant for Ubuntu 15.04;
2015-02-23 wenzelm 2015-02-23 more uniform headless mode for all derivatives of "build" (amending df5dc24ca712);
2014-12-11 wenzelm 2014-12-11 added Par_List in Scala, in accordance to ML version; system property "isabelle.threads" determines size of Scala thread pool, like system option "threads" for ML; avoid ".par" framework with its hard-wired thread pool, which also has problems with cancellation; tuned;
2014-10-09 wenzelm 2014-10-09 prefer Unix standard-conformant $TMPDIR over hard-wired /tmp;
2014-07-01 wenzelm 2014-07-01 more release notes;
2014-06-30 wenzelm 2014-06-30 tuned comments;
2014-06-30 wenzelm 2014-06-30 "isabelle tty" is superseded by "isabelle console";
2014-04-23 wenzelm 2014-04-23 tuned options for scalac;
2014-04-22 wenzelm 2014-04-22 updated to scala-2.11.0 with classpath provided by its etc/settings;
2014-04-22 wenzelm 2014-04-22 no need to copy jars, after regular use of classpath in 793a429c63e7;
2014-04-05 wenzelm 2014-04-05 proper settings instead of hard-wired information;
2014-01-06 wenzelm 2014-01-06 misc tuning and clarification;
2014-01-06 wenzelm 2014-01-06 tuned comments;
2013-12-06 wenzelm 2013-12-06 generic $ISABELLE_OPEN;
2013-12-06 wenzelm 2013-12-06 clarified "isabelle display" and 'display_drafts': re-use file and program instance, open asynchronously via desktop environment;
2013-10-07 wenzelm 2013-10-07 prefer "fresh" open -- requires Lion / Mountain Lion;
2013-10-02 wenzelm 2013-10-02 unset XMODIFIERS by default, in order to prevent total loss of key events seen on Fedora 18/19;
2013-09-12 wenzelm 2013-09-12 clarified directory structure;
2013-09-12 wenzelm 2013-09-12 maintain classpath in more elementary manner: turn ISABELLE_CLASSPATH into -classpath option, so that all jars are covered by sun.misc.Launcher.AppClassLoader (e.g. relevant for loading add-on resources); ignore $ISABELLE_JAVA_EXT -- do not change java.ext.dirs;
2013-08-31 wenzelm 2013-08-31 provide ISABELLE_JAVA_SYSTEM_OPTIONS via settings;
2013-07-30 wenzelm 2013-07-30 tuned comments;
2013-07-27 wenzelm 2013-07-27 discontinued historic document formats;
2013-07-27 wenzelm 2013-07-27 discontinued ISABELLE_DOC_FORMAT;
2013-07-07 wenzelm 2013-07-07 discontinued obsolete "isabelle print";
2013-06-25 wenzelm 2013-06-25 prefer Safari for viewing PDF files, which appears to be better behaved than Preview concerning re-opening recent files (Mountain Lion);
2013-05-17 wenzelm 2013-05-17 discontinued obsolete isabelle usedir, mkdir, make;
2013-05-14 wenzelm 2013-05-14 more generous java resources via ISABELLE_BUILD_JAVA_OPTIONS;
2013-05-12 wenzelm 2013-05-12 decentralized historic settings;
2013-03-09 wenzelm 2013-03-09 accomodate encrypted file-system on linux;
2012-11-25 wenzelm 2012-11-25 eval PDF_VIEWER/DVI_VIEWER command line, which allows additional quotes for program name, for example;
2012-08-29 wenzelm 2012-08-29 provide polyml-5.4.1 as regular component; discontinued old-style choosefrom settings with hardwired defaults;
2012-08-17 wenzelm 2012-08-17 added "isabelle components" tool;
2012-07-28 wenzelm 2012-07-28 discontinued special treatment of Proof General;
2012-07-27 wenzelm 2012-07-27 proper shell variable;
2012-07-24 wenzelm 2012-07-24 further imitation of ISABELLE_USEDIR_OPTIONS via options;
2012-07-23 wenzelm 2012-07-23 tuned;
2012-07-23 wenzelm 2012-07-23 updated smlnj settings;
2012-07-06 wenzelm 2012-07-06 discontinued odd XSYMBOL_INSTALLFONTS, which is private to PG-3.7.x (isafonts.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:7200 no longer exists);
2012-07-05 wenzelm 2012-07-05 slightly modernized ISABELLE_GHC etc. -- /usr/bin is more likely to provide it by default (notably on macbroy2[0-9] and lxbroy*);