Krossword
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Description:

A crossword puzzle game and editor for KDE.

It's based on KrossWordPuzzle[1] by Friedrich Pülz[2] (code from the last revision available on KDE svn[3]). The development has stopped since many years and the original author is unreachable (various attempts to contact him).
For these reasons we (Cilium[4] and me) had to fork it.

General aims of the project:
- maintain the codebase;
- simplify the code where possible aiming to port it to Qt5/KDE Frameworks 5;
- improve the user experience.

Currently the focus is on the solving part of the game (useful for more users).

You can contribute with:
- translations (currently available bs, cs, de, eo, es, et, fr, ga, gl, hu, it, mai, mr, nds, nl, pl, pt, pt_BR, sk, sv, tr, ug, uk);
- themes;
- crosswords;
- reporting online *.puz providers (even not-English ones);
- packages;
- ...

Comments are welcome.

[1] http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php/KrossWordPuzzle?content=111726
[2] http://kde-apps.org/usermanager/search.php?username=fpuelz
[3] http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/playground/games/krosswordpuzzle/
[4] http://kde-apps.org/usermanager/search.php?username=Cilium
Last changelog:

3 years ago

Version 0.18.2 alpha 3 - 7 February 15:
- Various fixes to the dictionary feature (still not reliable).
- Fixed an issue with hyphen in the clues list.
- And other minor changes and fixes.

Version 0.18.1 alpha 3 - 2 January 15:
- Czech translation 100% updated thanks to Pavel Fric!
- Some changes to the library actions (now they should be more clear).
- And other minor changes and fixes.

Version 0.18 alpha 3 - 25 December 14:
- Added language support (with KrossWordPuzzle old translations. Thank you KDE translators!).
- Added a French provider (mots-croises.ch, just the free crosswords).
- Added a new English provider (ChrisWords.com).
- Reworked menu layout (better organization).
- Added a new plain theme (Ink).
- Improved default theme.
- And various minor changes and fixes.

Version 0.17 alpha 2 - 15 October 14:
- More standard and simple interface (no more tabs, they weren't really useful and wasted vertical space).
- Added support for black cells/squares.
- Heavy (under the hood) reworking/rewriting of the library to simplify the code and solve some bugs.
- Ask for user confirmation for Solve and Clear answers actions (to avoid unwanted clicks).
- Removed emoticons in clue list (they were ambiguous...smiles for a potentially wrong answer).
- Using system font for the crossword view (to avoid ugly mix between themed/not themed letters with "special" characters common in many not-English languages).
- Added font color option for themes.
- Improved the background handling in themes.
- Fixed theme loading of some color options.
- Updated (to reflect the code changes) and improved the themes.
- Fixed the the congratulations message size issue with a simpler approach.
- Fixed minimum zoom for very small crosswords.
- Fixed a (not common) crash in download dialog caused by preview generation.
- Some fixes for image/pdf exporting.
- Continuing work in preparation of Qt5/Frameworks 5 porting.
- And other minor changes.

Version 0.16 alpha - 22 July 14:
- Ported to current libkdegames.
- Reworked zoom handling.
- Updated download providers for crosswords (and added some new ones).
- Now it's possible to add to library a crossword opened from file manager, etc.
- Some background rendering improvements.
- Fixed a bug on table generation in Dictionary handling.
- Tweaks to library view.
- Initial works on a Qt5/Frameworks 5 porting perspective.
- Removed old code for compatibility with Qt < 4.6 and KDE 4.3.
- Added C++11 support.

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3 years ago

Version 0.18.2 alpha 3 - 7 February 15:
- Various fixes to the dictionary feature (still not reliable).
- Fixed an issue with hyphen in the clues list.
- And other minor changes and fixes.

Version 0.18.1 alpha 3 - 2 January 15:
- Czech translation 100% updated thanks to Pavel Fric!
- Some changes to the library actions (now they should be more clear).
- And other minor changes and fixes.

Version 0.18 alpha 3 - 25 December 14:
- Added language support (with KrossWordPuzzle old translations. Thank you KDE translators!).
- Added a French provider (mots-croises.ch, just the free crosswords).
- Added a new English provider (ChrisWords.com).
- Reworked menu layout (better organization).
- Added a new plain theme (Ink).
- Improved default theme.
- And various minor changes and fixes.

Version 0.17 alpha 2 - 15 October 14:
- More standard and simple interface (no more tabs, they weren't really useful and wasted vertical space).
- Added support for black cells/squares.
- Heavy (under the hood) reworking/rewriting of the library to simplify the code and solve some bugs.
- Ask for user confirmation for Solve and Clear answers actions (to avoid unwanted clicks).
- Removed emoticons in clue list (they were ambiguous...smiles for a potentially wrong answer).
- Using system font for the crossword view (to avoid ugly mix between themed/not themed letters with "special" characters common in many not-English languages).
- Added font color option for themes.
- Improved the background handling in themes.
- Fixed theme loading of some color options.
- Updated (to reflect the code changes) and improved the themes.
- Fixed the the congratulations message size issue with a simpler approach.
- Fixed minimum zoom for very small crosswords.
- Fixed a (not common) crash in download dialog caused by preview generation.
- Some fixes for image/pdf exporting.
- Continuing work in preparation of Qt5/Frameworks 5 porting.
- And other minor changes.

Version 0.16 alpha - 22 July 14:
- Ported to current libkdegames.
- Reworked zoom handling.
- Updated download providers for crosswords (and added some new ones).
- Now it's possible to add to library a crossword opened from file manager, etc.
- Some background rendering improvements.
- Fixed a bug on table generation in Dictionary handling.
- Tweaks to library view.
- Initial works on a Qt5/Frameworks 5 porting perspective.
- Removed old code for compatibility with Qt < 4.6 and KDE 4.3.
- Added C++11 support.

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