You can get the latest source code by anonymous cvs:
cvs -z3 -d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/html-tmpl-java checkout htmltmpl-java
Notice there's no - in htmltmpl after checkout.
This will create a directory called htmltmpl-java in your current working directory.
To update your cvs from within the htmltmpl-java directory:
If you find bugs in the releases, try the CVS, some bugs are fixed in here.