Release GCompris 0.91

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.

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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

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Release GCompris Qt 0.90

Hi,

We are happy to bring you GCompris 0.90.

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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 after/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 (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

GCompris available from the 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.

Spread the word !

GCompris in Windows Store

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

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

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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 0.81

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

 

 

  • 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

Release GCompris Qt 0.80

Hi,

We are pleased to announce the release of GCompris version 0.80.

This new version contains 6 new activities:

  • a categorization activity where the child has to categorize item depending on the theme (by Divyam Madaan)
  • a guess count game where the child has to find the good operation to find a given number (by Rahul Yadav)
  • a game where you have to let the opponent put the last ball (by Utkarsh Tiwari)
  • same as above but the child plays with a friend (by Utkarsh Tiwari)
  • a checkers game (by Johnny Jazeix)
  • same as above but the child plays with a friend (by Johnny Jazeix)

We always have new features and bug fixes:

  • Polish lang dataset by Łukasz Wojniłowicz
  • Swedish lang dataset by Stefan Asserhäll
  • Ukrainian lang dataset by Yuri Chornoivanx
  • new icons
  • updated graphics on several activities
  • lots of bug fixes
  • website translation migrated to KDE infrastructure and translated in Belarusian, Catalan, Catalan (Valencia), Romanian, Portuguese and Ukrainian
  • new mingw windows builds
  • partial translations in Greek and Hindi

 

You can find this new version here:

  • Android:

The new version is available in the Android store

 

  • Windows:

Windows 32bit or Windows 64bit 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. (based on Centos7 – will not work on distributions with older system libraries).
Linux 32bit or Linux 64bit version

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

On the translation side, we have 17 languages fully supported: Belarusian, British English, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Catalan (Valencian), Dutch, French, Galician, Italian, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian; and some partially: Breton (75%), Chinese Simplified (88%), Chinese Traditional (90%), Estonian (91%), Finnish (63%), German (92%), Greek (90%), Hindi (98%), Russian (88%), Slovak (88%), Slovenian (80%).

If you want to help, please make some posts in your community about GCompris.

Thank you all,
Timothée & Johnny

GCompris release 0.61 and reoganization

Some of you are aware that I (Bruno) have a new “day” job and I don’t have time anymore to be active on GCompris. I created this project in 2000 and maintain it since then. So this release note is important to me because it will also be my last one. From now on, the releases will be handled by Johnny Jazeix.

As I cannot be active anymore, it would not make sense to continue selling GCompris. After investigating several options and in accordance with the most active members in our community, I decided to transfer the business operation to Timothée Giet. Timothée is a graphic artist with a long list of contributions on GCompris and in the KDE community. For now, all sales go to Timothée and he is in charge of the commercial support. There are no changes in the licensing nor in the development process which is still under the responsibility of the KDE community (Johnny Jazeix being the most active contributor).

r0-61-smallConcerning the release notes, the new activities are:

  • A simple wordprocessor (baby_word_processor by Bruno Coudoin), this activity is not available on mobile platforms due to issues with the virtual keyboard: if we only use the real keyboard, styles don’t apply and if we only use the virtual keyboard, we can’t navigate in the text, select it…
  • A tangram (by Bruno Coudoin). It starts with children friendly levels to introduce each concepts little by little and end up in the real tangram.
  • Explore the monuments of the world (explore_monuments by Ayush Agrawal during SoK).
  • An activity in which the children must color a graph so that no two adjacent nodes have the same color (graph_coloring by Akshat Tandon during SoK).
  • Pilot the spaceship towards the green landing area (land_safe by Holger Kaelberer).
  • Find the differences between the two pictures (photo_hunter by Stefan Toncu).

 

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Timothée Giet updated images for chess, hangman and horizontal/vertical reading activities along with the gcompris logo.

 

Lots of little fixes/improvements have been done (storing and restoring the window’s width/height at start-up, docbook updated, levels/images bonus, adding an internal dataset for words games so that we no more expect the network to run GCompris (except for the voices but they also can be bundled in the binary).

On translation side, we have 17 languages fully supported: Belarusian, British English, Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Catalan (Valencian), Chinese Simplified, Dutch, French, Galician, Italian, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian and some partially: Breton (88%), Chinese Traditional (97%), Estonian (82%), Finnish (74%), German (93%), Russian (83%), Slovak (76%), Slovenian (82%), Turkish (82%)

If you want to help, please make some posts in your community about GCompris.

The source code tarball is available here (GNU/Linux packagers are welcome)