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GCompris available from the Windows Store
2017-11-10 
GCompris in Windows Store

As the title says, you can now buy the full version of GCompris for Windows 10 from the Windows Store.

This is a good way to make it more visible and easy to find for new users. Also, if you buy GCompris from the Windows Store, you get automatic updates, you can install it easily on all your Windows systems, and it will run in a sandbox.

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GCompris in Windows Store

If you prefer to not use the store, or if you only want the free demo version, you can still download it from our Download page, and buy the activation code to unlock all the activities. The store is just one more way to distribute GCompris, and to provide some income to support the project.

As usual, the full version is free on Free-Software operating systems like GNU/Linux, but for proprietary operating systems like Windows, the full version has a cost. Of course, the source code of GCompris is and will always be under a Free-Software license.

Note: the package on the store contains the version using the software renderer instead of OpenGL, since it's the only way we have for now to make sure it will work on any computer. If you really want the version using OpenGL, get it from our Download page.

GCompris Qt for Raspberry Pi
2017-10-24 
Raspberry Pi gcompris on Raspberry Pi

We are very happy to bring you GCompris 0.81, this time on Raspberry Pi.

This version for Raspberry Pi was made possible thanks to the new "light" mode that we've been working on (read the previous post to learn more about this new rendering mode).

It was built and tested on Raspberry Pi 3, where it works good. Since it was not tested a lot yet, this first package is considered beta. Please report any issue you may experience with it. If you can try it on a Pi 2, please let us know the result. It was also not tested on Pi 1, but those probably don't have enough cpu and/or ram to run it.

The installer is on the Download page with all instructions needed to use it.

Thank you all,
Timothée & Johnny

Release GCompris Qt 0.81
2017-09-26 
gcompris banner

We are happy to bring you GCompris 0.81.

This is a bugfix release to correct some issues in previous version. All GNU/Linux distributions shipping 0.80 should update to 0.81.

Also, we introduce a new "light" version that doesn't require OpenGL to run. This means that it should work on any computer. We provide some special windows packages using this option, and also the standalone installer for Linux 32bit is using this option. In this light version, the transparency gradient on the menu is gone, and we had to adapt a dozen of activities that will look a little different in this mode, but should still be usable.

We also added a new Download page on the website, with instructions for each operating system.

Last but not least, we now have translation for Indonesian, thanks to some very nice contributors who organised a sprint in Indonesia to work on it.

The most important changes in this version are:

  • Categorization, fix the "Shape" category
  • Categorization, fix the menu layout
  • Categorization, display score in expert mode
  • Guesscount, fix invalid result
  • Add Indonesian locale
  • Fix the missing copyright and licence info
  • Fix a font issue on windows version
  • Add a new minimal version with software rendering (requires Qt 5.8)

  • Activities modified to run with software rendering:

  • crane
  • categorization
  • lang
  • hanoi
  • tangram
  • land_safe
  • click_on_letter
  • left/right
  • hexagon
  • magic_hat
  • color_mix
  • color_mix_light

  • You can find this new version here:

  • Android:
  • The new version is available in the Android store

  • Windows:
  • Windows 32bit or Windows 64bit version

  • Windows (light version - No OpenGL):
  • Windows 32bit - No OpenGL or Windows 64bit - No OpenGL version

  • Linux:
  • If your distribution doesn't provide an updated package, use one of those standalone installers. They must be launched from command line, after adding executable permission on the file. Check the Download page for more info.
    Linux 32bit or Linux 64bit version

  • Source code

  • md5sums :
  • For all downloads: md5sums

  • GPG verification :
  • The source tarball, the windows and the linux installers are signed. You can retrieve the public key over https here: 0x63d7264c05687d7e.asc.

    Thank you all,
    Timothée & Johnny

    Sortie GCompris Qt 0.80
    2017-08-12 
    captures d'écran des nouvelles activités de la version 0.80

    Bonjour,

    Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer la publication de la nouvelle version de GCompris.

    Cette nouvelle version contient 6 nouvelles activités :

  • une activité de catégorisation où l'enfant doit catégoriser les images selon un thème (par Divyam Madaan)
  • une activité où il faut à partir des nombres et différentes opérations proposés trouver un nombre donné (par Rahul Yadav)
  • un jeu où l'on doit faire en sorte que l'adversaire place la dernière boule sur une ligne en version contre l’ordinateur (par Utkarsh Tiwari)
  • le même jeu mais avec un ami (par Utkarsh Tiwari)
  • le jeu de dames contre l'ordinateur (par Johnny Jazeix)
  • le jeu de dames avec un ami (par Johnny Jazeix)

  • Nous avons aussi de nouvelles fonctionnalités et améliorations :

  • liste de mots pour le polonais par Łukasz Wojniłowicz
  • liste de mots pour le suédois par Stefan Asserhäll
  • liste de mots pour l'ukrainien by Yuri Chornoivan
  • nouveaux icônes
  • images mises à jour dans plusieurs activités
  • beaucoup de corrections de bugs
  • traduction du site internet migrée dans l'infrastructure KDE. La traduction a été ajoutée pour le bélarusse, le catalan, le catalan (Valence), le roumain, le portugais et l'ukrainien.
  • pour Windows, les binaires officiels sont maintenant créés avec le compilateur mingw
  • GCompris est maintenant partiellement traduit en grec et indien
  • Vous pouvez trouver cette nouvelle version ici :

  • Android :
  • La nouvelle version est disponible dans le store Android

  • Windows :
  • Version Windows 32bit ou Windows 64bit

  • Linux :
  • Si votre distribution ne fournit pas un paquet à jour, vous pouvez utiliser un des paquets auto-extractibles ci-dessous. Ils doivent être lancés à partir de la ligne de commande, après avoir ajouté la permission d'exécution sur le fichier (chmod +x file). (les paquets ont été créés sur Centos7 - il se peut qu'ils ne fonctionnent pas sur des distributions avec des bibliothèques systèmes plus anciennes).
    Version Linux 32bit ou Linux 64bit

  • Code source

  • md5sums :
  • Pour tous les fichiers: md5sums

  • GPG verification :
  • L'archive des sources, les installeurs pour windows et linux sont signés. Vous pouvez récupérer la clé public par https ici: 0x63d7264c05687d7e.asc.


    Cette version est complètement traduite en 17 langues grâce au travail de la communauté KDE : biélorusse, anglais britannique, portugais brésilien, catalan, catalan (Valence), néerlandais, français, galicien, italien, norvégien nynorsk, polonais, portugais, roumain, espagnol, suédois, turc, ukrainien. Elle est aussi partiellement traduite en : breton (75%), chinois simplifié (88%), chinois traditionnel (90%), estonien (91%), finnois (63%), allemand (92%), grec (90%), indien (98%), russe (88%), slovaque (88%) et slovène (88%)

    Si vous voulez aidez, n'hésitez pas à parler de GCompris dans votre communauté.

    Merci à tous,
    Timothée & Johnny

    Sortie GCompris Qt 0.70
    2016-12-23 
    screenshots of the new activities in version 0.61

    Juste à temps pour Noël, nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer la publication de la nouvelle version de GCompris.

    Il s'agit d'une étape importante car nous abandonnons enfin officiellement l'ancienne version Gtk+ pour la version Qt sur Windows. Tous ceux qui ont acheté la version complète au cours des deux dernières années recevront un nouveau code d'activation d'ici quelques jours.

    Aussi, pour ceux qui aiment les chiffres, nous avons dépassé les 100000 téléchargements sur le google play store.

    Cette nouvelle version contient entre autres 8 nouvelles activités, dont certaines ont été développées par des étudiants lors du dernier Google Summer Of Code:

  • déplacer des éléments pour reconstruire un modèle donné (crane par Stefan Toncu)
  • dessiner les nombres (drawnumbers par Nitish Chauhan)
  • dessiner les lettres (drawletters par Nitish Chauhan)
  • trouver à quels mots appartient une lettre (letter-in-word par Akshat Tandon)
  • le jeu du moulin en version contre l'ordinateur (nine_men_morris par Pulkit Gupta)
  • le jeu du moulin en version contre un ami (nine_men_morris_2_players par Pulkit Gupta)
  • partager un nombre de friandises donné entre plusieurs enfants (share par Stefan Toncu)
  • apprendre les nombres romains (roman_numerals par Bruno Coudoin)

  • Nous avons aussi comme toujours de nouvelles fonctions et corrections de bug:

  • fonction de recherche par Rishabh Gupta
  • compilation windows par Bruno Coudoin et Johnny Jazeix
  • icône d'indice dans la barre (utilisé dans photohunter) par Johnny Jazeix
  • paquet pour neon by Jonathan Riddell
  • paquet pour openSUSE Tumbleweed grâce à Bruno Friedmann
  • paquet pour archlinux (https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gcompris-qt/) par Jose Riha
  • paquet pour mageia cauldron par Timothée Giet
  • paquet pour KaOS par demm
  • liste de mots pour le slovaque par Jose Riha
  • liste de mots pour le biélorusse par Antos Vaclauski
  • divers mises à jour de listes de mots et de voix pour le roumain par Horia Pelle
  • voix ajoutées pour le portugais brésilien par Marcos D.
  • nouveaux graphismes pour crane par Timothée Giet
  • captures d'écran sur le site gcompris.net mises à jour pour la version Qt par Timothée et Johnny

  • Vous pouvez trouver cette nouvelle version ici :
    Android version
    Windows 32bit or Windows 64bit version
    Linux version (64bit)
    source code

    Cette version est complètement traduite en 15 langues grâce au travail de la communauté KDE : biélorusse, anglais britannique, portugais brésilien, catalan, catalan (Valence), néerlandais, estonien, français, italien, polonais, portugais, roumain, espagnol, suédois, ukrainien. Elle est aussi partiellement traduite en : breton (82%), chinois simplifié, chinois traditionnel (91%), finnois (70%), galicien (93%), allemand (97%), norvégien nynorsk (98%), russe (83%), slovaque (85%), slovène (88%), turc (77%).

    Si vous voulez aidez, n'hésitez pas à parler de GCompris dans votre communauté.

    Version GCompris Qt 0.61
    2016-08-07 
    Captures

    Après 7 mois, nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer la nouvelle version de GCompris 0.61.

    Un changement important apparaît sur le côté commercial de GCompris. Bruno Coudoin est maintenant remplacé par Timothée Giet pour gérer la partie commerciale de GCompris. Timothée est un infographiste ayant fait un nombre important de contributions sur GCompris et dans la communauté KDE. Après 16 ans de développement sur GCompris, Bruno veut prendre du recul et donner l'opportunité à une nouvelle équipe de faire avancer le projet. Pour l'instant, toutes les ventes vont à Timothée et il est en charge du support commercial. Il n'y a pas de changements au niveau de la licence ni au niveau du processus de contribution qui est toujours sous la responsabilité de la communauté KDE (Johnny Jazeix étant le contributeur le plus actif).

    Les nouvelles activités sont :

  • un mini traitement de texte (qui n'est pas disponible sur les plate-formes mobiles à cause du clavier virtuel) ;
  • un tangram dans lequel on commence avec des niveaux adaptés aux plus jeunes pour introduire le concept et se termine avec le vrai tangram ;
  • explore les monuments du monde (réalisé par Ayush Agrawal pendant le Season of KDE) ;
  • une activité dans laquelle l'enfant doit colorier un graphe de telle sorte que deux nœuds adjacents soient de couleur différente (réalisation par Akshat Tandon pendant le Season of KDE) ;
  • pilote un vaisseau spatial vers la zone d'atterrissage en contrôlant la poussée (par Holger Kaelberer) ;
  • et le jeu classique où l'on doit trouver les différences entre deux photos (par Stefan Toncu).
  • Timothée Giet a mis à jour les graphismes des échecs, du pendu et des activités de lecture horizontale / verticale et nous a honoré avec un nouveau logo (et oui, on abandonne Tux dans son avion jaune).

    Côté traduction, nous avons 17 langues supportées : bélarusse, anglais, portugais brésilien, catalan, catalan (Valence), chinois simplifié, néerlandais, français, galicien, italien, norvégien nynorsk, polonais, portugais, roumain, espagnol, suédois, ukrainien et certaines partiellement traduites : breton (88%), chinois traditionnel (97%), estonien (82%), finnois (74%), allemand (93%), russe (83%), slovaque (76%), slovène (82%), turc (82%)

    Si vous souhaitez aider, n'hésitez pas à faire des posts dans votre communauté à propos de GCompris.

    L'archive contenant le code source est disponible ici (Les packageurs GNU/Linux sont les bienvenus).

    Pour android, la version est disponible sur le Google play store.

    Version GCompris Qt 0.50
    2016-02-06 

    Je suis heureux d'annoncer que GCompris est maintenant disponible sur l'Apple Store iOS (iPad et iPhone).

    Il y a deux ans, j'ai lancé le projet fou de réécriture de GCompris en Qt Quick et fournir une version pour les utilisateurs de mobile. Beaucoup d'entre vous ont rejoint le projet et fait de ce rêve une réalité. Nous avons maintenant un logiciel libre pour les enfants disponibles sur toutes les plateformes majeures et plus important que nous leur donnons la possibilité de choisir un système d'exploitation libre.

    Nous avons maintenant un socle logiciel solide, une petite communauté dynamique et presque achevé le portage Gtk +. Il y a encore beaucoup de choses à faire. Je voudrais voir des activités plus innovantes, nous pouvons expérimenter, échanger avec les enseignants et trouver des activités qui les aideront ainsi que les enfants dans leurs apprentissages.

    Version GCompris Qt 0.50
    2015-12-20 
    screenshots of the new activities in version 0.50

    Juste à temps pour Noël et après 6 mois de travail acharné, nous sommes heureux de sortir la version 0.50 de GCompris. Celle-ci inclut de nombreuses corrections et améliorations réalisées par 17 contributeurs et plus de 20 traducteurs.

    Concernant les 12 nouvelles activités :

  • Bruno : Un jeu d'échec pour un et deux joueurs. Il montre les possibilités de déplacement de chaque pièce et il est très facile de le gagner au premier niveau.
  • Bruno : Une activité musicale où une séquence de sons est jouée et l'enfant doit la reproduire en tapant sur les barres correspondantes du xylophone.
  • Siddhesh Suthar (part of GSoC) : Imagier pour enrichir le vocabulaire. Une première étape consiste à fournir une image, un son et le mot puis l'enfant doit deviner et écrire le mot correspondant à partir de l'image et du son. Cette activité peut être utilisée en français ou dans une langue étrangère.
  • Pulkit Gupta : Un jeu de puzzle où l'enfant doit reconstruire une peinture célèbre à partir des différentes pièces a aussi été ajouté. Activité paintings.
  • Johnny Jazeix : Deux activités de lecture, les mots défilent verticalement ou horizontalement et l'enfant doit trouver si un mot spécifique est apparu dans la liste.
  • Sagar Chand Agarwal (lors du GSoC) : Le cycle de l'eau. Ici l'enfant doit activer les différents éléments pour amener l'eau chez Tux. Activité watercycle
  • Sagar Chand Agarwal (lors du GSoC) : Dans le même principe mais ici l'objectif est de fournir le courant électrique aux différents bâtiments.
  • Holger : L'intégration de la bibliothèque box2D a aussi permis la réalisation d'un jeu de motricité fine où l'utilisateur doit incliner sa tablette pour faire avancer une balle dans un niveau.
  • Rajdeep Kaur: Le classique jeu du pendu.
  • Langages supportés: Brazilian Portuguese, British English, Catalan, Catalan (Valencian), Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, Finnish (92% translated), French, Galician, German, Italian, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian (98% translated), Slovak (92% translated), Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian.

    Nous avons aussi pu corriger un vieux défaut visuel sur certaines activités utilisant les élements QML Colorize et ColorOverlay.

    Merci à vous tous qui, étape par étape nous aident à faire avancer GCompris.

    Deux ans après le début du portage Qt Quick nous avons terminé la réécriture de 114 activités sur les 140 de la version Gtk+. Vous pouvez vérifier l'état de la migration. Si nous continuons sur cette lancée, nous pouvons espérer annoncer l'achèvement du portage quelque part l'année prochaine.

    Si vous voulez aider, n'hésitez pas à publier des nouvelles au sujet de GCompris.

    Le code source est disponible ici (Packagers GNU/Linux vous êtes les bienvenus)

    Pour Android il est disponible sur le Google play store.

    Release GCompris Gtk+ 15.10
    2015-10-18 

    Bug fixes and improvements:

    • core, proper locale detection from the env variable
    • explore_wold_animals, changed the map background
    • german translation fix for letter 'b' broken in hangman
    • play_piano, fix string too large for button in some languages
    • play_rhythm, made a bigger text area to accomodate larger translations
    • add a generic-name entry in our desktop file
    • windows, set a bat file as a startup entry point to avoid the R6034 error
    • piano_composition, fix image name (eighth instead of quarter) by Johnny Jazeix

    Translations update:

    • Added Bosnian translation by Samir Ribic
    • Fixes to Catalan translation by Jordi Mas
    • Updated ALL_LINGUAS by Piotr Drąg
    • Updated Czech translation by Marek Černocký
    • Updated Hebrew translation by Yosef Or Boczko
    • Updated Hungarian translation by Balázs Úr
    • Updated Lithuanian translation by Aurimas Černius
    • Updated Portuguese translation by Pedro Albuquerque
    • Updated Scottish Gaelic translation
    • Updated Spanish translation by Daniel Mustieles
    • Updated Swedish translation by Anders Jonsson and Josef Andersson
    • Updated Turkish translation by Atilla ÖNTAŞ

    Voices:

    • Updated Brazilian Portuguese by Marcos Dias Meneghel
    • Initial catalan voices by Antoni Bella Pérez
    GCompris goes to KDE Randa Meeting 2015
    2015-08-12 

    The Randa meeting is an annual KDE sprint that takes place in Randa, Switzerland from the 6th to the 13th of September.

    Participants donate their time to help improve the software you love and this is why we need money to cover hard expenses like accommodation and travel to get the volunteer contributors to Randa. The Randa Meetings will benefit everyone who uses KDE software.

    This year, the GCompris team will go to Randa Meetings to continue and finalize the Qt Quick port. After one and a half year of development we ported 100 activities on the 140 of the Gtk+ version. We have several activities in the pipe coming from our Google of Code students. In Randa we will continue the review and integration of the pending activities, and define how we will implement the most challenging ones that remains to be ported. We will also take this opportunity to record the voice of any participant to improve our international support.

    You can support the Randa Meetings by making a donation, following the official page.

    Randa Fundraiser Banner
    Version 0.41 de GCompris Qt
    2015-07-10 

    La version 0.41 de GCompris est disponible sur le Google play store.

    Par rapport à la version précédente (0.34), nous avons ajouté 17 nouvelles activités faisant dépasser la barre des 100 activités (103 pour être exact) : algebra_div (exercice sur la division), babymatch (trouver les objets qui correspondent), babyshapes (associer un objet à sa forme), braille_fun (exercice pour trouver les lettres braille), chronos (raconter dans l'ordre une histoire), details (trouver dans une image des bouts de celle-ci), geo-country (placer les régions des pays), geography (placer les pays/continents sur une carte), hanoi (modèle simplifié de la tour de Hanoï), hanoi_real (la tour de Hanoï), imagename (correspondance entre une image et son nom), intro_gravity (introduction au concept de la gravité), louis-braille (l'histoire de Louis Braille), simplepaint (activité de dessin libre), superbrain (le mastermind), tic_tac_toe (morpion contre l'ordinateur) et tic_tac_toe_2players (morpion avec un ami).

    De plus, grâce au travail des équipes de traduction de KDE, GCompris est traduit en 16 langues : ukrainien, suédois, espagnol, slovène (nouveau), portugais, polonais, norvégien nynorsk, italien, allemand (nouveau), galicien (nouveau), français, néerlandais, chinois traditionnel, catalan, anglais britannique et portugais brésilien.

    Suite à la campagne de financement participative sur Indiegogo, Timothée Giet a pu mettre à jour tous les icônes (des activités et du noyau) ainsi que certaines images de fond. Le résultat est visible sur cette vidéo.

    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.

    Version officielle sur Android
    2015-01-06 

    Je suis heureux d'annoncer que nous venons de publier la première version publique de GCompris sur le Google play store.

    Il y a un an, j'ai pris la décision difficile de ré-écrire complètement GCompris en QtQuick afin de pouvoir répondre aux attentes des utilisateurs de tablette tout en gardant la compatibilité PC. Comme vous l'imaginez c'est une tâche titanesque que je ne pourrai pas faire seul. Mais grâce aux nombreux contributeurs qui ont rejoint le projet nous avons pu porter 86 activités sur les 140 de la version précédente. Vous pouvez regarder cette page pour voir l'état du portage. La nouvelle version est loin de la perfection mais nous continuons à l'améliorer chaque jour et nous avons déjà une bien meilleure expérience utilisateur que l'ancienne version.

    Je tiens à remercier la communauté KDE au sens large qui nous a pris sous son aile et nous a permis d'attirer de nombreux contributeurs, développeurs, traducteurs et pour l'infrastructure de développement.

    Quelques chiffres, en un an de GCompris nous avons fait 1211 commits réalisés par 19 contributeurs représentant 34000 lignes de code plus les 8 équipes de traduction KDE qui ont atteint les 100% (Ukrainien, suédois, portugais, polonais, français, néerlandais, portugais brésilien et chinois simplifié).

    Comme vous allez le découvrir, la version complète sur Android est vendue 6€ mais le prix devra être ajusté. Développer un logiciel requiert un travail considérable, payer pour GCompris est une bonne façon de nous remercier et de nous donner l'opportunité de soutenir le développement. Une autre façon de nous aider est de faire connaître notre travail autour de vous et de noter GCompris sur le store.

    Aidez nous à financer de nouveaux graphismes
    2014-12-04 

    Nous lançons une campagne de financement participatif sur IndieGoGo dans l'objectif de créer des nouveaux graphismes unifiés.

    Actuellement, les graphismes sont l'un des points faibles, car ils furent principalement assemblés par les développeurs à base d'éléments graphiques libres divers, ou viennent de contributions ponctuelles d'artistes.

    Pour résoudre ce problème, nous avons trouvé Timothée Giet, un graphiste talentueux intéressé pour travailler sur une refonte complète des graphismes. Il est un contributeur de logiciel libre de longue date, membre actif de l'équipe du logiciel de dessin Krita et de la communauté KDE.

    Merci de nous aider en participant à cette campagne de financement.

    GCompris au Capitole du Libre 2014
    2014-11-03 

    GCompris sera présent au prochain Capitole du Libre les 15 et 16 novembre avec une conférence et un atelier dans le cadre de Akademy-fr.

    Au menu de cette année, une conférence samedi 15 nov, 13:30 – 14:20 : GCompris passe à Qt Quick avec l'aide de KDE.

    Et un atelier dimanche 16 nov, 14:00 – 17:00 Développer une activité pédagogique dans GCompris avec Qt Quick.

    Pour l'atelier, vous pouvez déjà vous inscrire.

    Ce sera l'occasion de présenter les raisons qui nous ont amenées à se lancer dans le projet fou de re-coder GCompris en Qt Quick. Pour ceux qui veulent aller plus loin, l'atelier vous permettra de vous lancer dans l'écriture d'une activité et ainsi participer au développement.

    Au delà de GCompris, la programmation du Capitole du Libre est comme d'habitude vraiment très large, l'événement à ne pas rater.

    Au plaisir de vous y retrouver.

    Bruno.

    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.

    Minor changes

    • Replaced torta py pastel in Spanish text exercise
    • Added support for localized sound by GunChleoc. The 'yummy yummy' gnumch voice can now be translated in voices/$LOCALE/misc/eat.wav
    • Added a cute background to hexagon by Bruno Coudoin. The background comes from openclipart.org.
    • Updated FSF's address by Daniel Mustieles.
    • Geography, fixed reference to sri_lanka.ogg by Bruno Coudoin.
    • Hangman, added missing word files by Bruno Coudoin. The Scottish Gaelic word list was not installed. Added a French word list. Fixed support for accentuated letters. The code that also check for accentuated letter in the word to find was broken.
    • Fixed administration to accept UTF-8 user entries by Bruno Coudoin.
    • Fixed login by text entry by Bruno Coudoin.
    • Fixed admin log list, user 0 was missing by Bruno Coudoin.
    • Fixed a typo in the help ctrl-x is now ctrl-q by Bruno Coudoin.
    • Awale activity, fixes some bugs especially party end by Nicolas Adenis-Lamarre.
    • Leftright, fixed manual. better button name for translation by Bruno Coudoin.
    • Fixed wartercycle and hydroelectric activity click events by Hans de Goede.
    • Added bonus files from gartoon skin by Bruno Coudoin.
    • Changed default skin as gartoon, babytoy has been removed
    • Windows installer, fixed image format by Bruno Coudoin.
    • Config dialog layout change to make more room for texts by Bruno Coudoin.
    • Lang, fixed 'back to last level' mode by Bruno Coudoin. Fixed call to bonus so that we properly log success to each exercise.
    • Lang, fixed startup sequence in remember level mode by Bruno Coudoin. The ready button was bypassed in remember level mode.
    • Lang, fixed a python exec error case by Bruno Coudoin. If we have an error in the startup sequence a variable was used non initialized.
    • Lang activity, replaced http://laske.fr/abecedarium/ by our own online version at http://gcompris.net/activity/lang (global replace in the code and the translations).
    • Administration, layout improvement by Bruno Coudoin. the module labels was too large. replaced them by tooltips.
    • Change back our licence file to properly report GPLV3+
    • Fixed selection of internal gnuchess by default by Cosimo Cecchi
    • click-on-letter, added french accentuated letters.
    • gnumch, fixed localization of eat.wav. A localize eat.wav can be provided in voices/$LOCALE/misc/eat.wav

    Translation update

    • Fixed Russian translation by Stas Solovey.
    • Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation by Adorilson Bezerra.
    • Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation by Enrico Nicoletto.
    • Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation by Rafael Ferreira.
    • Updated Czech translation by Marek Černocký.
    • Updated Danish translation by Joe Hansen.
    • Updated Dutch translation master by Herman van Beem.
    • Updated French translation by Bruno Coudoin.
    • Updated Galician translation by Gonçalo Cordeiro
    • Updated German translation by Christian Kirbach.
    • Updated Greek translation by Yannis Kaskamanidis.
    • Updated Hungarian translation by Gabor Kelemen
    • Updated Lithuanian translation by Aurimas Černius.
    • Updated Scottish Gaelic translation by GunChleoc.
    • Updated Serbian translation by Мирослав Николић.
    • Updated Spanish translation by Daniel Mustieles.
    • Updated Spanish translation by Milagros Alessandra Infante Montero.
    • Updated Spanish translation by Rafael Ferreira
    • Updated russian word list by Mayya Sharipova.
    • Updated word list for gd by GunChleoc.
    • Updated English voice by Philip Morris and Julia Wycherley
    Le futur de GCompris
    2014-02-09 

    J'ai été particulièrement discret depuis plusieurs mois. Ce n'est pas un signe de désintérêt pour ce projet même plutôt l'inverse.

    En fait, comme vous l'imaginez, de nombreux utilisateurs nous demandent une version tablette de GCompris et j'ai essayé d'évaluer les différentes possibilités techniques nous permettant d'y arriver. Malheureusement, Gtk+ la technologie de base sur laquelle nous sommes basés n'offre pas de moyen simple de faire une version tablette.

    Les principales exigences pour moi sont d'être capable d'avoir un code de base unique qui nous permettrait de cibler à la fois les PC de bureau et les tablettes.

    Après avoir examiné différentes options, je me suis positionné sur Qt Quick. C'est une technologie moderne basée sur un langage descriptif innovant appelé QML qui permet de décrire l'interface utilisateur et Javascript pour coder la logique du jeu. Il est également possible de développer la partie non graphique de l'application en C++ avec Qt.

    Qt Quick est basé sur un graphe de scène OpenGL qui permet de créer des shaders et des particules pour faire des effets graphiques et obtenir des animations fluides.

    Afin de valider ce choix, j'ai fait un prototype et cela m'a convaincu que c'était une approche pertinente pour GCompris. Même s'il s'agit d'une nouvelle technologie, la courbe d'apprentissage est acceptable, avec très peu de code vous pouvez créer une activité. Dans mon test, il faut environ la moitié de lignes de code pour faire la même activité en Qt Quick que ce que nous faisions en Python, tout en améliorant la qualité graphique.

    La mauvaise nouvelle c'est que ce n'est pas compatible avec la version actuelle de GCompris et cela nécessite une réécriture complète. Tout ce que nous pouvons garder est la logique de jeu, les réglages, les textes, les traductions, les graphismes et les sons.

    Je viens de publier la version GCompris-qt sur GitHub et j'ai mis à jour la page de développement afin de donner quelques points de départ pour compiler cette version vous-même.

    Pour ceux qui ne veulent pas compiler, vous pouvez regarder la petite vidéo.

    Un autre point important, n'étant pas basée sur Gtk+ cette nouvelle version ne peut pas être hébergée par Gnome comme nous avions l'habitude de le faire. Aussi, nous ne pouvons pas participer au Google Summer of Code sous l'égide de Gnome. J'ai donc inscrit GCompris pour la session à venir du GSoC et Frederico Goncalves Guimaraes a accepté d'être le co-mentor officiel.

    Si vous êtes intéressé à aider GCompris, je vous encourage à apprendre Qt Quick et participer au portage de certaines activités. C'est une bonne occasion d'apprendre une nouvelle technologie tout en faisant quelque chose d'utile. Je dois encore affiner et documenter le processus pour créer une nouvelle activité, mais ce n'est pas très complexe.

    GCompris Gtk+ existe depuis 14 ans. Il est vrai que la migration va prendre du temps, probablement plusieurs années, mais c'est quelque chose que nous devons faire si nous voulons rester pertinent dans les années à venir.

    Bruno.

    Version 13.11
    2013-11-04 

    Nouveautés

    • Une nouvelle activité dans la section lecture. Celle-ci présente un ensemble d'images suivi d'exercices. Nous avons un ensemble de 1000 images avec un texte associé et les voix en anglais, espagnol, français et gaélique écossais. Les images et les voix viennent du projet Art4Apps (sous licence CC BY-SA). Un grand merci pour leur travail, n'hésitez pas à leur faire une donation.
    • Si vous désirez dévouvrir à quoi ressemble cette activité, vous pouvez l'essayer ici en ligne.
    • Un ensemble de modification pour ajouter le support des digrammes.
    • Ajout de la possibilité de changer la police de caractère utilisée dans GCompris. Il est possible de changer la police par défaut par une disponible sur votre système. Par exemple, dans le fichier boards/skin/babytoy/skin.xml trouver la ligne "font id="gcompris/fontface" name="sans" et remplacer "sans" par "ruluko". Ruluko est une police fournie par Google sous la licence SIL Open Font License 1.1 et conçue pour aider à l'apprentissage de la lecture. A l'avenir nous proposerons cette option directement dans la configuration de GCompris.

    Correctifs

    • Suite à une demande populaire il y a une version simplifiée de l'activité du sous marin. Nous avons ajouté des bulles d'aides pour décrire les éléments.
    • Correction d'un cas de crash en quittant les activités intro et land_safe.
    • Nouvelle carte de l'écosse par Fòram na Gàidhlig.
    • Correction des nom des couleurs dans notre activité des couleurs avancées. Cette page reprend les anciennes et les nouvelles valeurs.
    • Ajout d'une option par Roopesh Shenoy qui garde le dernier niveau atteint par l'enfant dans chaque activité. Le dernier niveau atteint est alors proposé lorsque l'enfant revient dans cette activité.
    • Ajout de la carte d'Amérique Centrale et d'Océanie par GunChleoc
    • Liste de mots indépendante dans l'activité de lecture par GunChleoc
    • Maintenant la voix d'introduction d'une activité est rejouée lorsqu'on rendre dans l'aide.
    • Correction d'un bug empêchant l'accés au module d'administration.
    • Traductions

      Mise à jour des traduction en portugais brésilien, tchèque, breton, danois, français, galicien, grec, hongrois, lituanien, serbe, serbe latin, slovène, russe, espagnol, Gaélique écossais, allemand, letton, polonais, slovaque, tamoul.

      Vous pouvez voir l'état des traductions ici.

    Nouveau site Web
    2013-09-14 

    Notre site Web a dix ans, un grand rafraîchissement était plus que nécessaire.

    Cette nouvelle version n'est plus basée sur un moteur CMS mais est codée en Python avec le moteur de template jinja2.

    Le site est maintenant généré à la volée, y compris les pages des captures d'écran. Très important, la nouvelle mouture du site est gérée via des fichiers .po comme le code de base GCompris ce qui rend plus facile pour les traducteurs de localiser le site web.

    Le source du site peut être trouvé sur github.

    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.

    GCompris clone on iOS (Apple iPhone / iPad)
    2013-01-29 

    I am glad to announce that a small developper team made a clone of some GCompris activities running on iOS (Apple iPhone / iPad). It is named 'Yellow Duck'.

    It works like GCompris on Windows, you can dowload it for free and perform an in app purchase to access all the activities.

    Of course, as they use the resources in GCompris that are for most under GPL, their software is also released under GPL.

    Release 12.11
    2012-11-01 

    The GCompris development team is happy to propose you a new version of GCompris numbered 12.11. This release includes 13 new activities, probably more than any release of GCompris so far.

    GCompris is a popular high quality educational software suite comprising of numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10.

    And when we say multi-activities, we really mean a lot. We now have 136 activities in GCompris!

    I would like to give a special thanks to Gnome and Google for their support in allowing us to have two students working three months full time on GCompris last summer.

    Here is a summary of the new activities sorted by contributors:

    Beth Hadley

    • Learn about farm animals, what sounds they make, and interesting facts
    • Learn about world animals, interesting facts and their location on a map
    • Learn about the music of the world
    • Learn the names of the notes, in bass and treble clef, with the help of sounds and colors
    • An activity to learn how the piano keyboard works, how notes are written on a musical staff and explore music composition by loading and saving your work
    • Learn to play melodies on the piano keyboard!
    • Learn to listen to, read, and play musical rhythms

    Clément Coudoin

    • Geography, new asia map level

    Peter Albrecht

    • Use the mouse wheel to approach the rock wall an look for gold nuggets

    Matilda Bernard

    • To understand color mixing
    • Understanding mixing of colors of light
    • Introduction to the concept of gravity. Maintain the spaceship in the middle without crashing into the planets or the asteroids
    • Understanding acceleration due to gravity. Pilot the spaceship towards the green landing area
    • Understanding effect of mass and distance on orbital velocity

    Jozef Riha

    • Added Slovak voive set

    Philip Morris and Julia Wycherley

    • Updated English voices

    And thanks a lot to our translators

    • Alexandre Franke: French translation
    • Andrej Žnidaršič: Updated Slovenian translation
    • Aurimas Černius: Updated Lithuanian translation
    • Chris Leonard: Updated Russian translation
    • Christian Kirbach: Updated German translation by Peter Albrecht
    • Daniel Mustieles: Updated Spanish translation
    • Dominik Granada: Updated Polish translation
    • Fran Diéguez: Updated Galician translations
    • Frederico Goncalves Guimaraes: Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation
    • Gabor Kelemen: Updated Hungarian translation
    • Gonçalo Cordeiro: Updated Galician translations
    • Marek Černocký: Updated Czech translation
    • Martin Srebotnjak: Updated Slovenian translation
    • Matej Urbančič: Updated Slovenian translation
    • Michal Kaukič: Updated slovak translation
    • Piotr Drąg: Updated Polish translation
    • Sasi Bhushan Boddepalli: Updated Telugu Translation
    • Tirumurti Vasudevan: Updated Tamil translation
    • Yannis Kaskamanidis: Updated Greek translation
    • Yuri Myasoedov: Updated Russian translation
    • Мирослав Николић: Updated Serbian translation
    GCompris on Tablets
    2012-07-08 

    Who said GCompris does not run on tablet ?

    You don’t imagine the number of people complaining the GCompris does not run on tablet, phone and tv. It is way too much work to port it. I am glad to show the world that choosing the proper hardware, developers don’t have to recode everything.

    Look at the video here.

    Release 12.05
    2012-06-10 

    The release 12.05 is mostly a maintenance release, no new activities have been included. Many bug fixes and translation updates.

    Beth Hadley:

    • Louis_braille activity: fixed a wrong fact

    Bruno Brouard:

    • Updated French translation

    Bruno Coudoin:

    • Management of sounds in the bar. removed the bleep and play the level in interrupt mode.
    • Wordsgame: fixed hungarian word dataset, the level 2 was missing. It made reading activities crashing in Hungarian.
    • Braille_alphabets: fixed level with numbers, was generating a python error.
    • Geo_country: added India by Matilda Bernard
    • Wordgame: improved the hungarian list of words by Somlai István
    • Geo_country: added Australia by Matilda Bernard
    • Geography: fixed reference to audio files for sudan and congo.
    • Geography activity: fixed naming of burkina to always be 'burkina faso'
    • Geography-activity: fixed the name of antartica to be properly spelled as antarctica.
    • Instrument activity: fixed wrong instrument bass drum was really a snare drum.
    • Lang activity: reworked the number level using images from wikicommons.
    • Lang activity: inprogress, added many images.
    • Lang activity: now play the sounds in interrupt mode, better user experience.
    • Lang activity: added hightlighs on buttons.
    • Instruments activities: fixed makefiles.
    • Core: fixed the command line option --difficulty which was not working.
    • Core: added the command line option --disable-database
    • Electric: cleanup, removed unused image.
    • Electric: added a red led. replaces the diode.
    • Electric: fixed a simulation issue. there was a missing recalculation when a component blows up.
    • Electric: now each wire is draw with a random color.
    • Administration: performance improvement in board selection / deselection
    • Core: in case no activities are selected display a nice error message.
    • Windows build: upgraded to gtk+-bundle_2.24.10-20120208
    • Core: size optimization of all png images with optipng -o7 (30MB size reduction)
    • Merge branch 'git://git.sugarlabs.org/alsroot/gcompris.git' for Sugar
    • Tools: added a tool to display the list of missing voices of a given language.
    • Tools: Improved gimp script foo by Angel Ivan Moreno
    • Animation activity: fixed the implementation of the z order management.
    • Windows: upgraded to gtk+-bundle_2.24.10-20120208 This fixes an issue in which users on Windows XP with a 16 bits display color depth could not start GCompris.

    Translations updates

    • Chao-Hsiung Liao: Updated Traditional Chinese translation
    • Christian Kirbach: Updated German translation
    • Claude Paroz, Bruno Brouard: Updated French translation
    • Daniel Mustieles: Updated Spanish translation
    • Fran Diéguez: Updated Galician translations
    • Frederico Goncalves Guimaraes: Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation
    • Gabor Kelemen: Updated Hungarian translation by Istvan Somlai.
    • Jiro Matsuzawa: Updated Japanese translation
    • Joe Hansen: Updated Danish translation
    • Karl Ove Hufthammer: Updated Norwegian Nynorsk translation.
    • Lavanya gunasekaran: core: no more crash if we fail to write to the database.
    • Marek Černocký: Updated Czech translation
    • Matej Urbančič, Martin Srebotnjak: Updated Slovenian translation
    • Matilda Bernard: Geo_country: added china countries.
    • Mike Karfunkle: Drawnumber activity; now the dots are in random orders each time we play this activity.
    • OKANO Takayoshi: Update Japanese translation
    • Praveen Arimbrathodiyil: Gcompris Malayalam translations updated
    • Translation updates from Sadiq
    • Shreya Menon: Wordprocessor activity: added support for setting hyperlinks
    • Sowmya Ravidas: Money activity: the bonus lost is now displayed in case the children click ok and the answer it wrong.
    • Yannis Kaskamanidis: Updated Greek translation
    • Мирослав Николић: Updated Serbian translation
    • Marco Menardi: Italian voices: voice set has been cleaned (removed noises).
    • Philip Morris: English voices: Julia Wycherley sent us some updated voices.
    • Gabor Kelemen: New Hungarian intro sound files from Istvan Somlai
    • Rūdolfs Mazurs: Added latvian translation
    • Alexander Shopov: Updated Bulgarian translation
    Release 12.01
    2012-01-09 

    Bug fixes

    • Windows installer: fixed a potential directory erasing at uninstall or reinstall time. Properly erase all our files at unistallation time
    • Windows: updated the compilation chain for windows to compile against GTK 2.24
    • Desktop entry: Added the Education category
    • Compilation: Added ifdefs to compile with gdkpixbuf > 2.24 by Hans de Goede
    • Guessnumber: fixed a potential crash at exit time. Give focus on the entry box.
    • Braille fun: added audio feedback.
    • Braille alphabet: improved to audio play the letter to find
    • Baille lotto: fixed not to go back to the main menu at the end. Improved it a little bit the layour to accomodate with longer translated text. Added sound effects.
    • Shapegame: Fixed a random crash in shapegame activities that happened while dragging a piece. Minor, now clicking on the left/right image selector does not trig the ok check.
    • findit: Fixed to run on Windows 7
    • clockgame: the first levels now highlight the hour sectors to make them easier to recognize and to teach. (By Angelo Naselli)
    • Instruments activity: added a check for sound availability in the icon menu. Now the background music is muted when entering this activity.
    • Memory: minor fix in memory activity to fix their reference to their mandatory audio file. Without this, a little audio error does appear at run time in the activity icon.

    Translations updates

    • Updated Estonian translation by Olle Niit
    • Updated Serbian translation by Мирослав Николић
    GCompris on Windows Seven
    2011-12-27 
    Sadly, GCompris was not working at all on Windows Seven. I just made a new binary version (gcompris-11.12-2.exe) that fixes the problem.
    Release 11.12
    2011-11-20 

    Improvements

    • wordlist in Spanish: added more words to the spanish list. By Germana Oliveira.

    Bug fixes

    • Updated French translation, there was a string with the text being there twice causing the gnumch activity to have the text over sized and unreadable.
    • By Hans de Goede rsvg: fixed deprecated issue releated to rsvg. wordsgame: manage depracation of the g_mutex_lock versus g_static_mutex_lock cleanup, replaced deprecated g_strcasecmp by g_ascii_strcasecmp wordsgame activity: fixed race conditions
    • minor: made bigger icons to avoid pixelized icon in desktop task switchers.
    • hangman: unsupported locale in GCompris was making this activity crash. Fixes bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=662576
    • core: now handle the ’C’ locale as en_US Currently a ’C’ locale was interpreted in GCompris by Catalan.

    Translations updates

    • Updated Albanian translation by Abdulsalem Osmani
    • Fixed spelling mistake in Norwegian Nynorsk by Karl Ove Hufthammer
    • Updated Greek translation for gcompris by Yannis Kaskamanidis
    • Updated Slovenian translation by Matej Urbančič
    • Updated Czech translation by Marek Černocký
    • Updated German translation by Mario Blättermann
    • Updated Turkish translation by Muhammet Kara
    • Updated Spanish translation by Daniel Mustieles
    • Updated Spanish translation by Daniel Mustieles
    Release 11.09
    2011-09-25 

    New Activities

    • A set of activities to discover the Braille system. They have been made by Srishti Sethi this summer (part of the Gnome Summer of Code):
    • The history of Louis Braille
    • Discover the Braille system
    • Training using a funny game, like falling letters but with Braille
    • Braille lotto to remember Braille numbers.
    • click on letter uppercase: same as click on letter but with only upper case. Now the old activity ’click on letter’ poposes only lower case.

    Activity updates

    • erase activity: added new animals from picture by Adrien Grellier and Claire Gegout from their Antarctic trip.
    • shapegame activities: now we display the ok button when all shapes are placed even with errors We also show a red cross indicating the children errors. Thanks to Arnaud Limon for the suggestion. Fixed a potential crash when a piece was overwritten by another in their wrong position.
    • Changed the combo locale system to display the language in their textual form instead of their locale code. Maintain them sorted to make it even easier to use. Now activites with locale configuration use this feature.
    • Mostly full rewrite of the click on letter activity to allow a specific configuration per language and per user. Now this activity takes a desktop formated file as input. It contains for each level the questions and answers charaters to propose. This file can be edited in the game through the config button, in this case a local data file is save under the user’s My GCompris folder and is reused. Now for each country we must provide a data file, this is much better than before where it was fully random and was not respecting the natural difficulties of a language. If this file is missing we create the level automatically from the alphabet (or from the english one for Latin based alphabet) now display the text of the question if we cannot play it for any reason which makes this activity playable even if we don’t have the voice set or the sound is disabled. Also if one letter is missing from the voice set it remains playable. Improved the graphism. based on an openclipart image. Splitted click on letter in two activities, on with lowercase one with uppercase as suggested by Sylvain Dechy.
    • memory sound activity: the tux band background image with the bsd devil is considered offensive in some country. Now the bsd devil looks less like a devil and more like a red little boy.
    • wordsgame activity: changed the text color of the falling words to be back and white I found out that reading text in color other than black and white is very hard.
    • In login.py and tuxpaint, reactivated the config button that was missing.
    • memory activity: fixed several potential crash cases when the memory was run with sound disabled.
    • Now in the hangman, we display the name of the current language.
    • Advanced color activity: fixed color names not to include _ when composed of 2 names.
    • Fixed the 2 click drag mode ( run it with gcompris -g 2clicks).
    • findit: no more ask several times a missing answer at the end of the level
    • geo-country activity: added the italian country map with 3 sub levels, north, central and south.
    • bar: added the keyboard shortcut ctrl-b do hide/show the GCompris control bar. Now when changing the level, the sound is played before starting the activity in order not to flush the own activity sound.
    • advanced_color: remade this activity based on the new findit engine.
    • details-activity: Fixed the TajMahal level. References to images was wrong.

    Voices

    • New voice set for Thai by Thummarat Phromphing
    • English voices: new recordset of our english voices by Julia Wycherley with the help of Philip Morris.
    Google Summer of Code
    2011-05-18 

    We have 2 students working on GCompris this summer as part of the Google Summer of Code 2011. This year for the first time I proposed GCompris as a project and myself as a mentor.

    Srishti will be working on adding activities to let non blind children discover the blind world by learning the Braille code.

    Karthik will let our children discover the music world, an important domain in which GCompris is weak.

    Release 9.6.1
    2011-04-03 

    This is a bug fix release that includes the following changes:

    • submarine: Reworked it deeply. It had several stability issues. At the same time, improved the graphism a little bit. Fixed major crash in submarine that arrived when the children won.
    • click and draw: Fixed, it was not starting at all.
    • renewable energy: On some system the wind farm was taking too much CPU.
    Release 9.6
    2011-03-05 

    New features

    • Added 2 new activities to learn to give money make in a shop. This is based on the money activity but now the children must give back money to Tux.
    • Now the erase activity reads the .jpg file in its data directory instead of being hardcoded. In the erase activity we have a large number of animal backgrounds. Now these are found at run time instead of being hard coded. Also the user can add its own images in the directory /My GCompris/erase. Added more animal images taken from wikipedia.
    • New renewable energy activity. Learn about electric dam, wind farm and solar panels works. This is heavily based on the watercycle activity.
    • In money activity, we no more auto check the answer, there is now an OK button Created 3 price categories in money activtiy to make the game more realistic. As suggested by Arnaud Champollion, it is just too easy for the children.
    • improved the drawnumber activity to have its dataset taken from a file instead of hardcoded. Now we have a text file named activity.txt that contains the images and points coordinate. converted .png files in .jpg in drawnumber activity to save disk space.

    Bug Fixes

    • In the submarine activity, we now destroy and reset the frigate motion when we enter the help. Not doing so makes the children loose the game while reading the manual.
    • Added a reset button for the locale in the configuration dialog. It is now easier to get back on the default locale. Sorted the locales following their english name instead of the locale code
    • Deadlock occurs if new playback is scheduled from callback. Observed with sound-memory activity, while playing ’bonus’. In this fix, the sound is player in the gtk idle loop instead of being called directly (Fixed by Andreas Fenkart)
    • Major random crash fix. In python activity, a call to gcompris.skin.svg_get() was freeing the skin object but it should not. This resulted in random crashes at any point in GCompris when trying to read the skin svg_handle.
    • Fixed code to compile with the -Werror=unused-but-set-variable gcc new compilation flag.
    • Fixed invisible cursor on 64 bits systems. The propoerty struct is now properly initialized even on 64 bits systems. Fixed by Peter Ujfalusi.
    • Watercycle activity: Added toolips to explain the different items. Fixed a minor race issue. Added a bonus flower feedback in watercycle to let the children knows he completed the level. Thanks to Clara Coudoin for the feedback, it is great to have close beta testers.
    • Added missing image files for money activity.
    • Added missing activity files for drawnumber.
    • String updates, requested translation for paintings. As reported by Friedel Wolff: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=636887
    • Cleanup, removed unused concept of activity board_dir This concept is no more use. Now we use the concept of a global package_data_dir found in the properties.

    Translations updates

    • Added Montenegrin translation by Montenegro Consulting Company by Montenegro Consulting Company
    • Added Slovenian translation by Matej Urbančič
    • Much longer word list for Norwegian Nynorsk. by Karl Ove Hufthammer
    • New word list for Czech by Marek Černocký by Bruno Coudoin
    • Updated Czech translation by Marek Cernocky by Petr Kovar
    • Updated Arabic translation by Khaled Hosny
    • Updated Arabic translation by Khaled Hosny
    • Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation by Frederico Gonçalves Guimarães
    • Updated Czech translation by Marek Černocký
    • Updated Czech translation by Marek Černocký
    • Updated Danish translation by Joe Hansen
    • Updated Danish translation by Joe Hansen
    • Updated Esperanto translation by Kristjan SCHMIDT
    • Updated French translation by Claude Paroz
    • Updated Galician translations by Fran Diéguez
    • Updated Galician translations by Gonçalo Cordeiro
    • Updated German translation by Christian Kirbach
    • Updated Greek translation by Yannis Kaskamanidis
    • Updated Hungarian translation by Gabor Kelemen
    • Updated Norwegian Nynorsk translation (still some missing strings). by Karl Ove Hufthammer
    • Updated Slovenian translation by Andrej Žnidaršič
    • Updated Spanish translation by Daniel Mustieles
    • Updated Spanish translation by Sylvia Sánchez
    • Updated Swedish translation by Daniel Nylander
    • Updated Swedish translation by Daniel Nylander
    • Updated Swedish translation by Daniel Nylander
    • Updated Traditional Chinese translation(Hong Kong and Taiwan) by Chao-Hsiung Liao
    • Updated asturian translation by Xandru Armesto
    • Updated breton translation by Alan Monfort
    • Updated translation and added new word list for Afrikaans (af) by Friedel Wolff
    • Updated German translation by Mario Blättermann
    • Updated Russian translation by Yuri Myasoedov
    • New translation for Zulu by Priscilla Mahlangu
    Release 9.4 (2010/11/06) / 9.5
    2010-12-06 
    Warning: Due to a last minute packaging issue, this release has been re-issued under the number 9.5.

    Major changes

    • Fixed level 8 of babyshapes. The makefile was missing all the images for this level. I reworked the files so that they lie in the resource directory instead of subdirectories.
    • New hangman activity. Icon is a a modified one from Mathieu’s icon set. The cute background is based on a drawing Franck Doucet made for our bargame activity. This activity uses our default-.xml files to propose words to the children. It is thus very important now to have them properly filled. For now I did the work for English and French. Translators, please refer to this page for instructions
    • Added details activity by Marc Levivier. In the spirit of famous painting discovery, in this activity the painting is complete and the children must put painting parts on the right places.
    • New feature in the chat activity. The user has a shared white boards now. This has been developped by Fionn Ziegler.
    • First release of an in progress tool that converts wiktionary xml dumps in an xml file. For now, it works only for French, this page tracks the progress. The idea behind this is to get an xml formatted dictionnary to create new activities in the reading / writing area. For now this is just not used in GCompris.
    • In planegame now the numbers are spoken when the plane hit the correct cloud.
    • Added missing configuration button in several activites where it makes sense. Now teachers / children can set force uppercase in click on letter, falling wards, falling letter, horizontal/vertical reading. Thanks to Luciana from sleducacional.org
    • Added missing level for photohunter by Marc Levivier
    • Added the option —disable-level. Some teacher want to be sure the children don’t skip a level.
    • Now the click on letter activity can be played also with the keybord. This has been suggested by Sini Ruohomaa.
    • Fixed reference to tuxpaint dataset. Now we display saved tuxpaint images in our image selector again. Thanks to the person in Latinoware 2010 who reported me that this feature has been lost.
    • The configuration of the ’missing letter’ activity was not working for UTF-8 multibyte characters (bugzilla). Added a tooltip to better explain the different fields.
    • Refined the sudoku’s level for scholl usage (By Sylvain Dechy).
    • Changed the difficulty level of the maze activity to make it more usable in classrooms. (By Sylvain Dechy)

    Voices

    New voice set for Slovenian by Saša Batistič

    Translations

    As for each release, many translation have been updated

    • Alan Monfort (br)
    • Aleksey Lim (es)
    • Andrej Žnidaršič (sl)
    • Bruno Brouard (fr)
    • Christian Kirbach (de)
    • Fran Diéguez (gl)
    • Frederico Goncalves Guimaraes (pt_BR)
    • Gabor Kelemen (hu)
    • Giannis Kaskamanidis (el)
    • Gonçalo Cordeiro (gl)
    • Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio (eu)
    • Joe Hansen (da)
    • Jorge González (es)
    • Karl Ove Hufthammer (nn)
    • Mantas Kriaučiūnas (lt)
    • Marek Černocký (cs)
    • Mario Blättermann (de)
    • Petr Kovar (cs)
    • Reuma Mordechai (he)
    • Xandru Armesto (ast)
    • Yannis Kaskamanidis (el)
    Introducing http://sleducacional.org/
    2010-11-27 
    picture of the sleducational group with bruno picture of the sleducational group with bruno

    Back from Latinoware in Brazil, it was a great experience for me to go that far and discover how much GCompris is appreciated.

    I met the organisation sleducational.org which is focused on free software in education and driven by teachers. They are making a great job in explaining how free software can be used in day to day training. They know pretty well GCompris since Frederico, the team leader, is also the translator of GCompris in Brazilian Portuguese.

    To me, it is an excellent news to see an organisation taking our work further and providing a local support to teachers in Brazil looking for educational tools.

    Also, I got a lot of feedback and this is mandatory to make sure we continue to be focused on the needs of our users.

    And of course it gave me a lot of new ideas for GCompris, just need to find some time to code, hopefully when the release 9.4 will be released.

    PS: The mug offered by sleducacional to Bruno.

    Bruno goes to Brazil
    2010-10-10 

    I will be in Brazil at Latinoware 2010 from the 10th to the 12th of November.

    It will be a pleasure to meat you there and discuss about the future of GCompris.

    Release 9.3
    2010-04-27 

    This version is a minor update of the 9.2. The main new feature is that we now distribute a MacOSX version (Intel 10.4 and above).

    Minor changes

    • Fixed superbrain by Julian Gilbey. In some case the proposesed solution was wrong. This is a long lasting bug.
    • Added support for MacOSX 10.4 Intel.
    • Updated icons to reflect latest art work.
    • Removed flags from GCompris. Flags create political issue. There is not always a clear relationship between a country flag and a language.
    • Fixed a typo in sudoku tutorial.
    • Improved graphism new skins babytoy by Cabaraux Stephane.
    • Improved many graphism (connect4, ballcatch) by Cabaraux Stephane.
    • Added a copy of gnome-gnuchess internally since the regular gnuchess crashes on macosx. This is activated only on MacOSX.
    • Fixed missing translation request for the "Yes I Saw it" string in the reading activity.
    • Workaround for the fullscreen mode on macosx. now set a huge max ratio hint when fullscreen is set.
    • Added an ongoing progress status at GCompris startup. This is used to avoid the long delay at startup without user feedback.
    • Fixed the audio tooltip in the bar.
    • Fixed a segfault in the GCompris dialog box.
    • New activity lights off by Bruno and Clement Coudoin. Added more simple levels in lightsoff.
    • More art work content for photohunter activity Contributed by Marc Levivier Based on paintings by Le Douanier Rousseau.
    • Improved wordsgame activity to support language selection.
    • Fixed score counting in advanced color
    • Now we give 4 chances at each sublevel. After that the sublevel restarts.
    • Fixed redraw activity, several level was impossible to complete. There was many colors in the image target that was impossible to do.
    • Fixed SDL audio backend to allow playing with effects and no backgroundd music.
    • Fixed usa map due to missing rhode island.

    Translations added

    • Added Traditional Chinese by Chao-Hsiung Liao
    • Added asturian translation by Xandru Armesto Fernandez

    Translations updated

    • Updated French translation by Zohra Coudoin.
    • Updated Arabic translation by Khaled Hosny
    • Update Chinese (Simplified) translation by Ray Wang
    • Updated Galician translations by Fran Dieguez
    • Updated Greek translation for gcompris by Yannis Kaskamanidis
    • Update Czech translation by Marek Cernocky
    • Updated Spanish translation by Jorge Gonzalez
    • Updated German translation by Mario Blattermann
    • Updated Norwegian Nynorsk translation by Karl Ove Hufthammer
    • Updated Greek translation for gcomprixogoo by Yannis Kaskamanidis
    • Updated Basque translation by Inaki Larranaga
    • Updated Czech translation by Marek Cernocky
    • Updated Swedish translation by Daniel Nylander
    • Updated Slovenian translation by Andrej Znidarsic
    • Updated russian translation by Slava Dubrovskiy
    Release 9.2
    2010-02-13 

    New feature

    • Created a new U.S.A map for our geography activity
    • Completed the Windows port. Now use the cute GCompris cursor. Fixed SDL audio back-end

    Fixed bugs

    • Fixed geography activities. Many dot where missing, hidden by the background.
    • Fixed drawn case in the chess activity, it was ending in an infinite loop.
    • Improved a little bit the layout in the penalty activity.
    • Replaced the yellow by white the text color of the score.
    • Now the text dialog is centered in the height.
    • Added an API entry to get the current cursor. This allow the help dialog to get the previous cursor, set the default one and change again to the caller one in the end.
    • In erase activity, the sponge cursor is setback when exiting the pause state. This allow the about box to set the default cursor which is more suitable.
    • In the menu, the display of the description is now centered. Minor change, better layout.
    • In python, now import sqlite3 instead of pysqlite2 For backyard compatibility, there is a fall back to sill import pysqlite2.
    • Added a missing background to the simple color activity It is based on the artwork of Mathieu Ignacio (from the target activity.)
    • Fixed algebra activity to report the level properly.
    • Better error checking in case the database cannot be loaded or created. Before that patch, a failure was exiting the startup sequence without warning the user Now, in case we cannot load the database of cannot created it we follow the procedure: - rename the database under the name gcompris_db.broken - recreate it from scratch - we failed again, fall back in no database mode.

    Translation

    • Updated Arabic translation by Khaled Hosny
    • Updated Greek translation by Yannis Kaskamanidis
    • Updated Greek translation by Yannis Kaskamanidis
    • Updated Hungarian translation updated by Gabor Kelemen
    • Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation by Frederico Goncalves Guimaraes
    • Updated Russian translation by Андрей Черепанов
    • Updated Swedish translation by Daniel Nylander
    Release 9.1
    2010-01-26 

    In short, this release is a bug fix release of the 9.0. It is mandatory for all packager to use this one due to the large number of problems we fixed.

    You get the tarball at the usual place on Sourceforge

    If you prefer, on the git side, this comes from the ’gcomprixogoo’ branch.

    If full, the change log is:

    Core fixes

    • Added support of Sugar look and feel by Aleksey Lim
    • Now the group menus are ordered based on an embedded difficulty level so that they appear in the same order.
    • Fixes to compile with GTK 2.19 by Johan Cwiklinski
    • Removed unused import rsvg in watercycle and penalty. PACKAGERS: This mean we no more need on python-rsvg.

    Activity fixes

    • scale Added a sign on the scale The scale activity is sometimes annoying because you cannot easiliy see which side the scale goes. I added a sign < > or = on it to ease the task.
    • photo hunter Major rework of he photo hunter activity that can now detect the image difference automagically. This makes it easy to contribute new data set to this activity, just provide it 2 images having some differences. BTW, I added some more content to it. Photo hunter has been fixed to work in full screen and now has an explanation string when started
    • erase Fixed events on the canvas that where not taken in account. Now clicking beside the fish does speed them like it was before.
    • reversecount Fixed reversecount, it was not restarting on loose case. Now when the children loose he restarts the same level.
    • follow line Adapted the follow line to work on touch screen. This was reported by Ronny Standtke. Now not only the motion events are catched but also click events.
    • animation activity Added tooltip in the animation activity.
    • smallnumber Fixed a crash case in smallnumber activity. This has also been improved to avoid overlaps of dices. Fixed smallnumber2 activity regarding dice pair not close enough.
    • electricity Fixed electricity activity, image was referenced badly.
    • geography Added translation on tooltips in the geography activity.
    • missingletter Fixed missingletter crash uppon changing its locale.
    • erase double click Reintroduced the erase double click activity.
    • memory word number Fixed memory word number activity. It was broken related to translations.
    • smallnumber No more display the sublevel 11/10.
    • ball catch Added the manual in the first start of ballcatch.
    • traffic Simplified level for traffic. A contribution from a French teacher Sylvain Dechy who teaches in Hérimoncourt. This introduces a set of simplified level in the traffic activity best suited for children.
    • tuxpaint Fixed tuxpaint activity. Was completely broken.
    • memory sound Now in memory_sound activity the intro is heard.
    • melody Added an OK button to start the melody activity. This avoids the intro voice to be skipped.

    Translation updates

    • Updated Ukrainian translation by Ivan Onyshchuk
    • Updated French translation by Bruno Coudoin
    • Updated Hungarian translation by Gabor Kelemen
    • Updated Czech translation by Marek Černocký
    • Updated Simplified Chinese translation by Ray Wang
    • Updated Arabic translation by Khaled Hosny
    • Updated Afrikaans translation by Friedel Wolff
    • Updated Portuguese translation by Duarte Loreto
    • Updated Czech translation by Marek Cernocky
    • Updated Bulgarian translation by Alexander Shopov
    • Updated Brazilian Portuguese by Frederico Goncalves Guimaraes

    Voice pack

    • Several voices where not played due to name mismatch
    • Added a new Chinese voice set read out by Feng Jie and others, translated and post processed by littlebat at http://www.learndiary.com/
    Release 9.0
    2010-01-03 

    After two years of work, the GCompris development team is happy to share with you the release of the version 9.0.

    GCompris is almost 10 years old and it required some deep code restructuring. This release brings many mandatory changes to make it easier to enhance, maintain and distribute.

    The first major change has been driven by the Sugar community. On the XO there was a need to distribute the activities individually. Since the early days of GCompris, we had properly separated the core engine and the activities but the laters were shared in a single folder. Now each activity in GCompris have a single directory. This includes its code and its data (menu, icon, images, sounds, data set).

    Beside allowing per activity distribution, it is also makes it easier to contribute to GCompris, there is even an activity called pythontemplate that can be used as a starting point to create your own.

    The second major change has been to replace the old, unmaintained gnome-canvas toolkit by the more modern, Cairo based toolkit named goocanvas. This makes the rendering of GCompris much better, we now have an alpha channel and the antialiasing.

    The third change is our skin format that is now fully SVG based and uses the elements IDs. This way creating a skin can be done by editing a single file instead of 70 files.

    The last change is the image ratio (width versus height). In the old version we were using 800x600 (4/3) and could only do fullscreen by changing the screen resolution. Now, to accomodate newer monitors, we are using the 800x520 resolution which is wider. But GCompris playing area is not smaller because we managed to replace the big button bar to something more integrated. The full screen is done by rescaling ourself, you can even rescale GCompris in window mode.

    A good side effect is that GCompris can be used on big monitor and on smaller devices.

    Beside the major changes, there has been a lot of minor changes all around, it would take too many time to report all of them.

    At least, I have to mention

    • The new graphism from Stephane Cabaraux for the canal lock and water cycle activities.
    • The new photo hunter activity by Marc Le Douarain
    • More famous paintings by Marc Levivier.
    • A full rewrite of the animation activity that allows now editing previous frames at will with a time line.
    • A new mode for our scale activity where the children now learn the weight units gram and kilo by Wolfram Sang.
    • I you can see, we make a lot of work and now we need your help to report us bugs or send patches to stabilize it.

    Thanks to all the contributors and supporters of all kinds who provide help to GCompris.

    Windows users, please be patient, I will work on it as soon as the 9.0 is stabilized.

    Release 8.4.9
    2009-03-09 

    I would like first to apologise towards the Portuguese children and teachers who have faced the translation issue.

    A special thanks to our Gnome Portuguese translation team, Duarte Loreto and António Lima. They spent the week-end working on a rework of the translation under the pressure of the bad press we have been facing in some Portugal’s news paper.

    GCompris supports over 50 languages and its a community based effort. Yes in some case we may ship incomplete or incorrect translations. We have always considered that we need to start somewhere and that an incomplete translation is better than no translation at all. This has worked pretty well so far because once people sees that the translation is not correct they join the project to improve it.

    Over the years, the Gnome Translation team gets stronger but for historical reason I kept the bad custom to release po files myself. I now understand how wrong I was. I call again the Gnome translation team to take over the languages I still commit myself. You can find which in the po/ChangeLog file.

    So this is pretty unusual for us to be in the headline. I hope this will calm down so we can go back to what we like to do, help the children learning.

    Now the release notes for the 8.4.9

    • Fixes to compile on Ubuntu 8.10
    • Improved robustness, fixed potential crash cases
    • Miguel DE Izarra implemented a word selector. Now the teacher can easily put their own words in the reading and falling word activities.
    • Integrated several patches from Vitali Perchonok related to Right to Left languages support.
    • Matieu Ignacio: New original background for the target activity.
    • Vitali Perchonok provided several images from OpenClipart to replace ours.
    • Miguel De Izarra added support for a network mode to let teachers centralise their customisations. This save custom data in user_dir and make a content.txt (a md5sum like file) listing custom files. Simply put this files in a web server to diffuse in classroom. GCompris clients are launched with —server
    • Miquel De Izarra Added support for editing the content of the missing letter activity.
    • Fixed the empty date field in the admin section on Windows.
    • Now properly points use images in My GCompris/Images In the animation activity, the image selector will display all images from this directory.
    • gnet library is now enabled by default at compile time.
    • Voices in Punjabi by Ankit Sahai

    Translation updates

    • af.po: Created translation for Afrikaans by Friedel Wolff and Samuel Murray
    • bg.po: Updated Bulgarian translation by
    • de.po: Updated German translation
    • el.po: Updated Greek translation by Yannis Kaskamanidis
    • es.po: Updated Spanish translation
    • fr.po: Updated French translation.
    • he.po: Updated Hebrew translation by Jorge Mariano.
    • hu.po: Translation updated.
    • ka.po: Updated Georgian translation by Gia Shervashidze.
    • nn.po: Updated Norwegian Nynorsk by Karl Ove Hufthammer
    • pa.po: Updated Punjabi translation by Ankit Sahai
    • pt.po: Updated Portuguese translation by Duarte Loreto and António Lima
    • pt_BR.po: Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation.
    • sv.po: Updated Swedish translation.
    • ta.po: Tamil Translation updated by Tirumurthi Vasudevan