[isabelle] Announcing Isabelle2008



Isabelle2008 is now available.

This release consolidates Isabelle2007, see the NEWS file in the
distribution for more details.  Some notable improvements are:

* HOL: significant speedup of Metis prover; proper support for
multithreading.

* HOL: new version of 'primrec' command supporting type-inference and
local theory targets.

* HOL: improved support for termination proofs of recursive function
definitions.

* New local theory targets for class instantiation and overloading.

* Support for named dynamic lists of theorems.

* Simple TTY interface with command-line editing.

* Improved support for the Cygwin platform (Windows).

* Support for Poly/ML 5.2 with improved handling of multithreading and
external processes.

* Reorganized and updated version of Isabelle/Isar Reference Manual.


You may get Isabelle2008 from the following mirror sites:

  Cambridge (UK)       http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/hvg/Isabelle/
  Munich (Germany)     http://isabelle.in.tum.de/
  Sydney (Australia)   http://mirror.cse.unsw.edu.au/pub/isabelle/





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