On Sun, 2009-11-29 at 08:47 -0800, Joel Gomberg wrote:
On 11/29/2009 05:41 AM, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> My name is Patrick and I'm a crossword puzzle addict.
> The NYT publishes its puzzles in Across Lite format, and there's a
> proprietary app (acrossl) which runs on Linux. Unfortunately it's
> getting really old and is binary-only. It worked under F11 but now the
> app gets a segfault on my netbook (though oddly it works fine on my
> 64-bit desktop, also on F12).
> Since I'm on the road for 2 months I'm starting to get withdrawal
> symptoms :-) F12 32-bit code is now compiled for the i686 and both the
> app and the old compat libraries are i386 (not all of them have been
> updated for F12). Could this be the problem?
> I'm also willing to try other Across Lite apps, but I've never come
> across a free one that was half-way decent.
Hey, Patrick, I feel your pain. Fortunately, xword is a good open source
solution. You can find a Fedora srpm at:
Or you can download the source:
Thanks. I'd looked at Xword some time ago and wasn't very impressed at
the time. The latest version is over 3 years old, which is not
encouraging. I guess I don't have any option if I can't get acrossl to
work (I tried it on Wine once but it was flaky, and I can't run a VM on
my netbook :-()