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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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New web site
2013-09-14

Our web site was ten years old, a major refresh was more than needed.

This new one is no more based on a CMS engine but is coded in python with the jinja2 template engine and generated statically.

The site is now generated on the fly including the screenshots pages. Very important, the new site translation is managed through po files like the GCompris code base making it easier for translators to localize the web site.

The source of the site can be found on github here

GCompris clone on Android
2013-05-06

A few month ago a developer team made an iOS port of GCompris. They just made another port, this time for Android. It is available under the name 'yellow duck' on Google Play.

The code is under GPL but you have to ask them to get the source, there is no public repository.

There are a lot of activities, sadly many are not enough polished as we may expect but what this team did is impressive.

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