The best way to view or build Crosswords source is to check it out via git:
and then browse locally.
git clone git://xwords.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/xwords/xwords xwords
Right now most development is on the android_branch. To view that, you'd do
# cd xwords/xwords4/
# git branch --track android_branch origin/android_branch
Branch android_branch set up to track remote branch
# git checkout android_branch
Switched to branch "android_branch"
Use something like gitk to browse the project history once you've cloned it. If Sourceforge
has a decent git repository browser I haven't found it.
Crosswords was previously maintained using subversion, and before that
cvs. You may still be able to browse those repositories but they are
The cross-platform part of Crosswords is written in ANSI C. The
Franklin- and Symbian-specific parts are written in C++, PalmOS and PocketPC
platforms stick to C, while Android uses java in addition to the cross-platform C code
which is packaged as a jni library.
If you're interested in contributing to the project, please
let us know!