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Release GCompris Gtk+ 15.02
2015-02-19 

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • missing_letter, data fix for bolsa and pastel in Spanish by Edy Paz
  • lang, fix a bug in case of excactly 12 triplets in the dataset by Jan Boon
  • trying to avoid a crash case in the menu by Bruno Coudoin
  • gletters, add Norwegian Bokmål dataset based on the Nynorsk one by Bruno Coudoin
  • Fix a typo in submarine.c by Gabor Kelemen

Translations update:

  • Updated Russian translation by Stas Solovey
  • Updated Spanish translation by Daniel Mustieles
  • Updated Serbian translation by Мирослав Николић
  • Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation by Rafael Ferreira
  • Updated Hungarian translation by Balázs Úr
  • Updated Czech translation by Marek Černocký
  • Updated Hungarian translation by Balázs Úr
Release GCompris Qt 0.28
2015-02-13 

Bug fixes and improvements:

  • A new activity in the reading section to learn words. Currently supports German, English, Spanish, French, Gaelic and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Menu, add a message when we have no favorite
  • Menu, better icon for locked activities
  • Falling letters, adaptative falling speed on success / failure
  • Color mixing, fixed broken image on some system. Fixed text position.
  • Fix a crash in restricted profile.
  • Disabled particle effects as it crashes on several Android devices
  • Our VirtualKeyboard has a larger key height
  • On many activities, normalized difficulty levels. Now level 1 does not require reading skills.
  • DialogConfig, allow to set a base font-size
  • DialogConfig, better layout in portrait mode
  • Android: stop all audio playback when application leaves active state
  • Ask for downloading voices at the first start
  • No more show the blocked activities if in demo mode (An option can enable it)
  • Update of Andika and OpenDyslexic fonts

Translations update:

Ukrainian (Yuri Chornoivan), Swedish (Stefan Asserhäll), Portuguese (José Nuno Coelho Pires), Polish (Łukasz Wojniłowicz), French (Ludovic Grossard), Dutch (Freek de Kruijf), Chinese Simplified (Weng Xuetian), Brazilian Portuguese (Luiz Fernando Ranghetti).

New translations:

Norwegian Nynorsk (Karl Ove Hufthammer), Italian (Vincenzo Reale), Catalan (Antoni Bella Pérez), British English.

Developpers:

Bruno Coudoin, Burkhard Lück, Holger Kaelberer, Johnny Jazeix, Karl Ove Hufthammer, Luigi Toscano, Paolo Gibellini.

GCompris is now released on Android
2015-01-06 

We are happy to announce that we published on Google play store the first public version of GCompris.

One year ago we made the hard decision to fully rewrite GCompris in QtQuick in order to address tablet users while keeping PC compatibility. As you can imagine it is a daunting task and something for sure that cannot be done alone. Thanks to the help of the many contributors who joined the project we have been able to port 86 activities out of the 140 of the legacy version in a year. See the status report. We hope to complete the port in the coming year. We continue to polish the new version every day but we already provide a better user experience than the legacy version.

We would like to take this opportunity to thanks the KDE community at large who took us under its cute umbrella and allowed us to attract numerous contributors, developers, translators and provided us development support.

Some numbers, within a year GCompris had 1211 commits made by 19 contributors representing 34000 lines of code plus the 8 KDE translation teams who reached 100% (Ukrainian, Swedish, Portuguese, Polish, French, Dutch, Chinese Simplified and Brazilian Portuguese).

As you will see, the full Android version is sold for 6€ now but the price will have to be adjusted to find the optimal one. Software development is a lot of work, paying for GCompris is a good way to reward us and give us the opportunity to sustain the development on our beloved project. Another very easy way to help us is to share the news and rate us on Google play.

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.

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