The Java applet provides a subset of the functionality of the real Progressive Livewire application and is useful for learning about the algorithm only. The original source code for the project is written in C++ and uses OpenGL for rendering.
To download tarballs of the source, follow these links: C++, full app or Java applet. Source is in gzipped tarballs.
For more information about the algorithm itself, please see this extended abstract from a talk presented
at the 2000
Western New York Image Processing Workshop. The
extended abstract and code
are also available through