the new README;
authorwenzelm
Tue May 20 19:30:57 1997 +0200 (1997-05-20)
changeset 3259667be2ebd22f
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the new README;
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     1.8 +
     1.9 +<head>
    1.10 +<title>The Isabelle System Distribution</title>
    1.11 +</head>
    1.12 +
    1.13 +<body>
    1.14 +
    1.15 +<h1>The Isabelle System Distribution</h1>
    1.16 +
    1.17 +<h2>Version information</h2>
    1.18 +
    1.19 +This is <strong>Isabelle-94 revision 8</strong> as of May
    1.20 +1997. Basically, it should be backwards compatible to earlier
    1.21 +Isabelle-94 releases. Older versions (like Isabelle-93) are quite
    1.22 +different, though. See also the <tt>NEWS</tt> file in the distribution
    1.23 +for a more detailed list of new features and changes.
    1.24 +
    1.25 +
    1.26 +<h2>System requirements</h2>
    1.27 +
    1.28 +Isabelle requires a real Unix box with sufficient resources. Fun
    1.29 +starts at about 32MB of RAM (somewhat depending on your ML system),
    1.30 +several tens of MB disk space and with a relatively fast CPU.
    1.31 +
    1.32 +<p>
    1.33 +
    1.34 +Furthermore, it needs the following software, which is not part of the
    1.35 +distribution:
    1.36 +<ul>
    1.37 +<li> A full Standard ML Compiler (e.g. Poly/ML or SML of New Jersey).
    1.38 +<li> The GNU bash shell (version 1.14.x or 2.x).
    1.39 +<li> Perl 5.x - the Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister.
    1.40 +</ul>
    1.41 +
    1.42 +The ML system and GNU bash are absolutely essential. Perl is optional
    1.43 +for core functionality, but still highly recommended.
    1.44 +
    1.45 +<p>
    1.46 +
    1.47 +The following ML system and platform combinations are known to work
    1.48 +quite well:
    1.49 +<ul>
    1.50 +<li> Poly/ML versions 2.x and 3.1 on Suns (running SunOS 4.1.x or
    1.51 +Solaris 2.x).
    1.52 +<li> SML/NJ 0.93 on Suns and SGIs. There seem to be several
    1.53 +problems with Linux and HP-UX.
    1.54 +<li> SML/NJ 1.07 on Suns, Linux, etc.
    1.55 +<li> SML/NJ 1.09.27 on Suns, Linux, etc.
    1.56 +</ul>
    1.57 +
    1.58 +<p>
    1.59 +
    1.60 +Poly/ML is a commercial product and costs money, but it is stable and
    1.61 +efficient. It requires relatively little memory (starting at about
    1.62 +16MB) and disk space (about 40MB for all distributed object logics).
    1.63 +See <a href="http://www.ahl.co.uk/poly-ml.html">here</a> for more
    1.64 +information.
    1.65 +
    1.66 +<p>
    1.67 +
    1.68 +SML/NJ needs lots of store and disk space, but it is free.  The last
    1.69 +offificial release is 0.93.
    1.70 +
    1.71 +Recent working versions may be better suited, under normal
    1.72 +circumstances.  Beware of the many incompatibilities among SML/NJ
    1.73 +versions! From the 1.09.x family, we now only support 1.09.27, or
    1.74 +later.
    1.75 +
    1.76 +<p>
    1.77 +
    1.78 +To obtain Standard ML of New Jersey, see the <a
    1.79 +href="http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/what/smlnj/software.html">here</a>. An
    1.80 +unofficial pre-built binary distribution of SML/NJ 1.09.27 for Linux
    1.81 +is available <a
    1.82 +href="http://www4.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/~wenzelm/resources.html">here</a>.
    1.83 +
    1.84 +
    1.85 +<h2>Installation</h2>
    1.86 +
    1.87 +See file <tt>INSTALL</tt> in the Isabelle sources on how to build the
    1.88 +system. Further background information may be found in the
    1.89 +<em>Isabelle System Manual</em>, distributed as <tt>dvi</tt> with the
    1.90 +sources.
    1.91 +
    1.92 +
    1.93 +<h2>Other sources of information</h2>
    1.94 +
    1.95 +<h3>Mailing list</h3>
    1.96 +
    1.97 +The electronic mailing list <tt>isabelle-users@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>
    1.98 +provides a forum for Isabelle users to discuss problems and exchange
    1.99 +information. To join, send a message to
   1.100 +<tt>isabelle-users-request@cl.cam.ac.uk</tt>.
   1.101 +
   1.102 +
   1.103 +<h3>Personal mail</h3>
   1.104 +
   1.105 +<a href="http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/lcp/">Lawrence C Paulson</a><br>
   1.106 +Computer Laboratory<br>
   1.107 +University of Cambridge<br>
   1.108 +Pembroke Street<br>
   1.109 +Cambridge CB2 3QG<br>
   1.110 +England<br>
   1.111 +<br>
   1.112 +E-mail: lcp@cl.cam.ac.uk<br>
   1.113 +Phone: +44-223-334600<br>
   1.114 +Fax:   +44-223-334748<br>
   1.115 +
   1.116 +<p>
   1.117 +or
   1.118 +<p>
   1.119 +
   1.120 +<a href="http://www4.informatik.tu-muenchen.de:80/~nipkow/">Tobias Nipkow</a><br>
   1.121 +Institut fuer Informatik<br>
   1.122 +T. U. Muenchen<br>	
   1.123 +D-80290 Muenchen<br>
   1.124 +Germany<br>
   1.125 +<br>
   1.126 +E-mail: nipkow@informatik.tu-muenchen.de<br>
   1.127 +Phone: +49-89-289-22690<br>
   1.128 +Fax:   +49-89-289-28183<br>
   1.129 +
   1.130 +<p>
   1.131 +
   1.132 +<hr>
   1.133 +
   1.134 +Please report any problems you encounter.  While we shall try to be
   1.135 +helpful, we can accept no responsibility for the deficiences of
   1.136 +Isabelle and their consequences.
   1.137 +
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