Currently the graphics are one of the weakest part of GCompris, as they were mostly done by the developers, using free graphics assets and sparse graphic artist contributions.
To address this problem, we found Timothée Giet, a talented graphic artist interested in working on a complete graphics redesign. He is a long standing Free-Software contributor, active member of the Krita team and so part of the KDE community. Making new graphics for more than 100 activities is a big work, so we need your help to achieve this goal.
The project is not only about creating new background images but consists in a whole graphical rework. At first a graphic charter will be defined as none exists for now in GCompris. This will drive the project towards a unified style that it lacks today An emphasis will be done on usability, making sure the children find their way easily in each activity.
If you want to help, please consider making a donation and don’t forget to share this news in your community.
Just released a new beta named 0.18 of our Qt Quick port. Attached are some screenshots of the new activities.
The new release is accessible on the Android app store (join “GCompris tester” community on Google+) or direct download the apk here:
We now ported a large number of activities (83 by now) and we are covering a large spectrum in domain and target age. I believe we have enough content now to make an official release, hopefully by the end of the year.The development team is now focused on testing, documentation and then translations.
This is a good timing to test and provide us feedback.
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.
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.