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Lançamento do GCompris 1.0
2020-11-19 
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Olá!
Para celebrar os 20 anos do GCompris, temos o prazer de anunciar o lançamento da versão 1.0 do GCompris!

Essa nova versão contém um novo e importante recurso: a adição do menu de configurações das atividades, com opções que permitem escolher com mais detalhes o que é apresentado em mais de 50 atividades.

Nós também adicionamos mais 4 novas atividades:

  • A tão aguardada atividade Eletricidade Analógica, que nos permite desenhar circuitos e rodar a sua simulação.
  • Aprenda Números e duas sub-atividades para aprender adições e subtrações. O objetivo é ensinar esses conceitos para crianças mais novas, com cálculos simples.
  • O Teclado Infantil que mostra, na tela, o caractere que é digitado no teclado, além de tocar o som do caractere, caso exista uma voz correspondente.
  • Gravidade, que substitui o antigo Introdução à Gravidade e explica melhor o conceito, além de ser mais realista.

  • Você pode encontrar os pacotes desta nova versão para GNU/Linux, Windows, MacOS e Raspberry Pi na página de download. Esta atualização também será disponibilizada na Play Store do Android, no repositório F-Droid e na Microsoft Store. Note que o pacote para o MacOS package ainda não está assinado.

    Você pode verificar o status das vozes do seu idioma nessa página: https://gcompris.net/voicestats/. Você pode nos ajudar fornecendo uma gravação bacana de sua voz para todas as entradas faltantes em seu idioma nativo.

    No lado da tradução, temos 22 idiomas totalmente suportados: basco, bretão, inglês britânico, catalão, catalão (valenciano), chinês tradicional, holandês, francês, grego, hebraico, húngaro, indonésio, italiano, malaio, polonês, português, romeno, esloveno, espanhol, sueco, turco e ucraniano.

    Também temos 4 idiomas parcialmente suportados: Bielorrusso (85%), português brasileiro (92%), alemão (89%) e lituano (84%).

    Como foi dito nas notícias anteriores, decidimos enviar apenas idiomas que estejam pelo menos 80% traduzidos para que as crianças tenham uma melhor experiência e não apenas um software traduzido pela metade. Infelizmente, tivemos que abandonar a tradução para: estoniano, finlandês, gaélico irlandês, gaélico escocês, galego, hindi, macedônio, norueguês nynorsk, russo, eslovaco e chinês simplificado.

    Portanto, se seu idioma está na lista dos parcialmente suportados ou, então, na lista dos não suportados e você queira ajudar, entre em contato conosco (support@gcompris.net) e iremos lhe fornecer as instruções para você começar a traduzir.

    Outra forma de ajudar é escrevendo sobre o GCompris para a sua comunidade. Ah, e não se esqueça de nos avisar sobre isso!


    Obrigado a todos,
    Timothée e Johnny

    O GCompris está agora grátis para instalar em qualquer lugar
    2020-02-14 

    Olá,
    Estamos felizes em anunciar que a versão completa do GCompris está agora disponível sem custo algum em todas as plataformas suportada!

    Os instaladores para Windows e macOS no nosso site foram atualizados para não necessitarem mais de ativação do código. Dessa forma, a versão completa tanto na Play Store quanto na Microsoft Store agora é gratuita.

    Nós esperamos que essa mudança facilite o acesso de todas as crianças do mundo ao melhor software educacional.


    Obrigado a todos,
    Timothée e Johnny

    Release GCompris 0.97
    2019-12-01 
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    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce the release of GCompris version 0.97.

    This new version contains 2 new activities:

  • A programming maze: to learn the basics of programming with a few instructions
  • Baby tangram: to learn the basics of tangram (this activity corresponds to the lowest levels of previous tangram activity)

  • And a lot of new features:

  • new sub-categories to organize activities
  • new background music feature and audio tracks
  • new volume settings for audio effects
  • new speed setting in several activities (gletters, algebra, readingh, note_names)
  • new feature in chess activities to display captured pieces
  • new option to go to next level manually in drawletters and drawnumbers
  • new voices for en_US
  • new images for colors activity
  • new images for advanced_colors activity
  • new images for target activity
  • improve settings layout
  • improve share activity layout
  • improve categorisation activity layout
  • resource files are now stored in KDE server (https://cdn.kde.org/)
  • add a tutorial to even/odd numbers
  • add intro to piano_composition
  • add malayalam dataset to gletters
  • add breton dataset to wordsgame
  • fix voices not playing in geography
  • fix sounds not playing in mining
  • fix portrait mode in binary_bulb
  • fix high cpu load in menu
  • fix hint image size in photo_hunter
  • fix layout in color_mix
  • and lots of other small fixes...

  • You can find packages of this new version for GNU/Linux, Windows and MacOS on the download page. This update will also be available soon in the Android Play store and the Windows store. For Raspberry Pi, we'll provide an installer soon. The updated version for iOS is still not available. Note that the MacOS package is not yet notarized, we will look at doing this during next year.

    On the voices side, we added a new voice "try again" which is used in several activities instead of "check answer". You can check on this page if this voice is available in your language: https://gcompris.net/voicestats/ (in the "Misc" section). You can help us by providing a nice recording of your voice for all the missing entries in your native language.

    On the translation side, we have 20 languages fully supported: Basque, Brazilian Portuguese, Breton, British English, Catalan, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, French, Galician, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Malayalam, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian.

    We also have 15 languages partially supported: Belarusian (65%), Catalan (Valencian 95%), Chinese Simplified (66%), Estonian (93%), Finnish (86%), German (96%), Hindi (73%), Hungarian (95%), Indonesian (95%), Irish Gaelic (78%), Norwegian Nynorsk (93%), Russian (76%), Scottish Gaelic (67%), Slovenian (54%), Turkish (95%).

    Usually we only ship translations that are at least 80% complete. However several translations dropped way below 80% (especially Slovenian, Belarusian and Scottish Gaelic ; but also Hindi, Russian and Irish Gaelic). We decided to keep those exceptionally for this release, and hope to see former or new translators complete those translations. If we get updates or new translations, we will make a release update.

    So if your language is in the partially supported list, or is not yet supported at all, and you want to help, please contact us and we will give you instructions to get started translating.

    Another way to help is to write some posts in your community about GCompris, and don't hesitate to give us feedbacks.

    Notes:

  • For the Malayalam language, we noticed some issues with the default font "Andika-R". We recommend Malayalam users to select the font Noto-Sans-Malayalam or RaghuMalaylamSans from the application menu (if it is not available in the list you need to install this font on your system to be able to select it).

  • Thank you all,
    Timothée & Johnny

    Lançamento do GCompris 0.96
    2019-03-03 
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    Olá,
    Estamos felizes em anunciar o lançamento do GCompris versão 0.96.

    Esta nova versão inclui traduções atualizadas para vários idiomas e algumas correções de erros.

    Traduções que receberam uma grande atualização:

  • Português brasileiro (100%)
  • Bretão (100%)
  • Finlandês (90%)
  • Indonésio (100%)
  • Novo norueguês (97%)
  • Polonês (100%)

  • Isto significa que temos agroa 19 idiomas completamente suportados: inglês britânico, português brasileiro, bretão, catalão, catalão (Valência), chinês tradicional, holandês, francês, galício, grego, húngaro, indonésio, italiano, malaio, polonês, português, romeno, suéco e ucraniano.

    Temos ainda 15 idiomas parcialmente suportados: basco (78%), bielorrusso (68%), chinês simplificado (69%), estoniano (62%), finlandês (90%), alemão (84%), indu (76%), gaélico irlandês (82%), novo norueguês (97%), russo (77%), gaélico escocês (70%), eslovaco (62%), eslovenio (56%), espanhol (93%), turco (73%).

    Problemas conhecidos:


  • Como de costume você pode baixar esta nova versão em nossa página de download. Também estará disponível em breve nas lojas do Android e da Microsoft.

    Obrigado a todos,
    Timothée & Johnny

    GCompris está de volta ao Mac OSX
    2019-01-22 
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    Olá,
    Notícia boa para usuários do Mac: nós finalmente temos uma nova versão do GCompris para o OSX!

    A última versão do GCompris para OSX foi a 0.52, de três anos atrás. Desde então ninguém da equipe conseguiu atualizá-la por falta de hardware. Graças ao Boudewijn, da Krita Foundation, agora temos um mac mini antigo, mas bom o suficiente para construir nossos pacotes. O aprendizado dessa nova plataforma me tomou vários dias de trabalho dedicado para aprender essa nova plataforma e atualizar o sistema de construção do software para produzir um pacote distribuível.


    Release GCompris 0.95
    2018-12-20 
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    Hi,
    We are pleased to announce the release of GCompris version 0.95.

    This new version contains 7 new activities:

  • Binary bulbs: to learn how to count in binary
  • Railroad activity: to train visual memory
  • Solar System: to learn about our solar system
  • Name that Note: to learn to recognize musical notes and their names
  • Play Piano: to train reading notes on a score
  • Play Rhythm: to train following a musical rhythm
  • Piano Composition: to learn composition of a musical score

  • You can find packages of this new version for GNU/Linux and Windows on the download page. This update will also be available in a few days on the Android and Windows store. For Raspberry Pi, we'll provide an installer in the beginning of 2019. The updated versions for MacOS and iOS are still not available, we hope to be able to release those during next year.

    On the translation side, we have 15 languages fully supported: British English, Catalan, Catalan (Valencian), Chinese Traditional, Dutch, French, Galician, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Malayalam, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Ukrainian.
    We also have 19 languages partially supported: Basque (78%), Belarusian (69%), Brazilian Portuguese (74%), Breton (54%), Chinese Simplified (69%), Estonian (63%), Finnish (61%), German (86%), Hindi (77%), Indonesian (84%), Irish Gaelic (82%), Norwegian Nynorsk (89%), Russian (74%), Scottish Gaelic (71%), Slovak (62%), Slovenian (57%), Spanish (95%), Polish (94%), Turkish (74%).

    Usually we only ship translations that are at least 80% complete. However for this release, several translations dropped below 80%. We decided to keep them exceptionally for this release, and hope to see former or new translators complete those translations. If we get updates or new translations, we will make a release update for those.
    So if your language is in the partially supported list, or is not yet supported at all, and you want to help, please contact us and we will give you instructions to get started translating.

    Another way to help is to write some posts in your community about GCompris, and don't hesitate to give us feedbacks.

    Notes:

  • On GNU/Linux and Windows, we used to have two separate installers for OpenGL and software rendering. Now both rendering modes are available from the same installer. By default we try to use the OpenGL rendering, and if not working, we show an error and switch to the software rendering. This automatic switch is new and may not work everywhere. In case it doesn't, you can manually select the software rendering mode by editing the configuration file (in ~/.config/gcompris/gcompris-qt.conf for Linux, %LocalAppData%/gcompris/GCompris.conf for Windows): find the line "renderer=auto", replace auto with software and save the file. We are also interested to get some feedback to help us improve this auto-detection.
  • For the Malayalam language, we noticed some issues with the default font "Andika-R". We recommend Malayalam users to select the font Noto-Sans-Malayalam from the application menu (if it is not available in the list you need to install this font on your system to be able to select it).
  • Thank you all,
    Timothée & Johnny

    Release GCompris 0.91
    2018-05-16 
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    Hi,
    Here is GCompris 0.91, a new bugfix release to correct some issues in previous version and improve a few things.

    Every GNU/Linux distribution shipping 0.90 should update to 0.91.

    With 68 commits since last release, the full changelog is too long for this post. But here is a list to summarize the changes.

    Activities:

  • fix English text in several activities
  • fix score position in several activities
  • block some buttons and interactions when needed in several places
  • lots of fixes for audio in several activities
  • number_sequence (and others based on it), fix base layout
  • update dataset for clickanddraw, drawnumbers and drawletters
  • crane, add localized dataset
  • lightsoff, add keyboard support and other fixes
  • algorithm, add keyboard support and other fixes
  • money, fixes for locale currency used
  • ballcatch, improve audio feedback
  • calendar, several little fixes
  • memory-case-association fix icons size

  • Other changes:

  • re-enable sound effects on linux
  • improved playback of sound effects, no more delay
  • add captions to images and OARS tags in the appdata
  • add Scottish Gaelic to core, and update some datasets for it
  • main bar, fix some items size
  • remove unused images

  • You can find this new version on the download page, and soon in the Play store and Windows store.

    On the translation side, we have 16 languages fully supported: British English, Catalan, Catalan (Valencian), Chinese Traditional, Dutch, French, Greek, Indonesian, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian.
    We also have 15 languages partially supported: Norwegian Nynorsk (97%), Hindi (96%), Turkish (90%), Scottish Gaelic (86%), Galician (86%), Brazilian Portuguese (84%), Belarusian (84%), German (81%), Chinese Simplified (79%), Russian (78%), Estonian (77%), Slovak (76%), Finnish (76%), Slovenian (69%), Breton (65%).

    If you want to help completing one of these translations or adding a new one, please contact us.

    Else you can still help by making some posts in your community about GCompris and don't hesitate to give feedbacks.

    Thank you all,
    Timothée & Johnny

    Release GCompris Qt 0.90
    2018-03-13 
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    Hi,

    We are happy to bring you GCompris 0.90.

    This new version contains 8 new activities:

  • A calendar activity where the child learns how to use it (by Amit Sagtani)
  • Another activity based on calendar where the child has to find the date corresponding to a date + some days further/before this date (by Amit Sagtani))
  • An activity to learn how people on a family are related and how to call this relation (started by Rajdeep Kaur on a previous GSoC, completed by Rudra Nil Basu during last GSoC)
  • Another similar activity with questions about family members
  • An extension of memory activities where the child has to match lowercase letters with their corresponding uppercase (by Aman Gupta)
  • The same activity in two players mode with Tux (by Aman Gupta)
  • The Gtk+ port and improved submarine activity where the child learns a basic overview on how to run a submarine (by Rudra Nil Basu)
  • The digital electricity activity where the child can use different components to create an electric schema. There is also a tutorial mode to explain how to use each component (started by Pulkit Gupta on previous GSoC, completed by Rudra Nil Basu)

  • We always have new features, content and bug fixes:

  • Updated graphics on several activities by Timothée Giet
  • Irish translation, voices and datasets by Séamus Ó Briain
  • Lot of improvements on removing overriding elements issues (score were hidden behind the bar...)
  • Add Tutorial item to be able to have activity introductions with both images and texts
  • Add easy mode in letter in word with less words displayed
  • Add license page
  • Lots of small bug fixes

  • You can find this new version on the download page.


    On the translation side, we have 14 languages fully supported: British English, Catalan, Catalan (Valencian), Chinese Traditional , Dutch, French, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian;
    And some partially supported: Belarusian (87%), Brazilian Portuguese (87%), Breton (65%), Chinese Simplified (80%), Estonian (79%), Finnish (78%), Galician(87%), German (83%), Hindi (86%), Irish Gaelic (99%), Norwegian Nynorsk (86%), Russian (80%), Slovak (76%), Slovenian (70%), Polish (99%), Turkish (93%).

    If you want to help, please make some posts in your community about GCompris and don't hesitate to give feedbacks.

    Thank you all,
    Timothée & Johnny

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