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Help us bring new improved and unified graphics
2014-12-04

We are launching a crowd funding campain with the goal to bring a new improved and unified graphics to GCompris.

Currently the graphics are one of the weakest part, as they were mostly done by the developers, using free graphics assets and sparse graphic artist contributions.

To address this problem, we found Timothée Giet, a talented graphic artist interested in working on a complete graphics redesign. He is a long standing Free-Software contributor, active member of the Krita team and so part of the KDE community.

Making new graphics for more than 100 activities is a big work, so we need your help to achieve this goal..

Global Learning XPRIZE
2014-07-28

Be a part of bringing reading, writing, and arithmetic to 250 million kids.

picture of an african girl with a tablet

XPRIZE has launched the Global Learning XPRIZE to incentivize teams to create tablet-based Open Source software that will teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic, fully autonomously. The impact of this technology is to bring literacy to over 250 million children around the world. Give a child the gift of literacy.

Do you think GCompris has something to bring and should participate. Do you have ideas on how to reach this goal? Join the GCompris developer mailing list and tell us, we need your feedback, we need you.

KDE Randa Meeting
2014-06-10

GCompris coding session in the Alps

GCompris is now officially a KDE application. As such, our development community is proud to participate for the first time to the KDE Randa meeting. This is an excellent opportunity for the GCompris developers to meet in real life and get in touch with experienced KDE developers. Please consider making a donation to help us finance this development sprint.
Release 14.05
2014-06-01

Major fixes

  • Exclude known symbol fonts from the font selector
  • Now the python path separator is ';' on windows. Before that it was not possible to install GCompris on another disk drive on Windows (other than C:)
  • Added missing timer images (the balloon) in the multiplication table activity.

Translation update

  • Updated Russian translation by Yuri Myasoedov
  • Updated Greek translation by Yannis Kaskamanidis
  • Updated french translation by Bruno Coudoin
  • Updated Norwegian bokmål translation by Erlend Thune
Preview GCompris Qt 0.11
2014-05-25
Just a little video showing a gimpse of our progress on the port of GCompris in Qt Quick. So far we already have 44 activities on the 144. We now have a configuration dialog box and a menu similar to the old version.
Release 14.03
2014-03-29

Major feature

  • Added support for multigraph languages in click_on_letter by GunChleoc.
  • Added a font selector in the config dialog box by Bruno Coudoin. This feature replaces the skin selector. Removed the skin gartoon as it is useless now.
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GCompris's future
2014-02-09

I have been particularly discreet for several months. It is not a sign of disinterest in this project, quiet the opposite.

In fact as you imagine, many users are requesting us a tablet version of GCompris and I tried to evaluate the different technical possibilities to bring GCompris to this world. Sadly, Gtk+ the core technology we are based on does not provide any easy way to run on tablet.

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Release 13.11
2013-11-04

Major features

  • A new activity in the reading section that presents a set of image, text and voice to children and an exercise set around them. This includes about 1000 images and voices in English, Spanish, French, and Gaelic-Scottish. The images and voices come from the Art4Apps project, a big thanks to them for providing a such useful resource (under CC BY-SA). If you want to thanks Art4Apps for their hard work please consider making a donation on their site.
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