News

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

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