GCompris

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

Some of the activities are game orientated, but nonetheless still educational.

Below you can find a list of categories with some of the activities available in that category.

  • computer discovery: keyboard, mouse, different mouse gestures, ...
  • arithmetic: table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image, ...
  • science: the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation ...
  • geography: place the country on the map
  • games: chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku ...
  • reading: reading practice
  • other: learn to tell time, puzzle of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making, ...

Currently GCompris offers in excess of 100 activities and more are being developed. GCompris is free software, that means that you can adapt it to your own needs, improve it and, most importantly, share it with children everywhere.

Warning Because SailfishOS does not include qt5-qtquickcontrols, you will need to install it (for now manualy) from here https://openrepos.net/sites/default/files/packages/2470/qt5-qtquickcontr...

 

 

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* Release 0.41

Since last version (0.34), we added 17 activities making GCompris going over 100 activities (103 to be precise): algebra_div, babymatch, babyshapes, braille_fun, chronos, details, geo-country, geography, hanoi, hanoi_real, imagename, intro_gravity, louis-braille, simplepaint, superbrain, tic_tac_toe and tic_tac_toe_2players.

Moreover, thanks to KDE translation teams, we have 16 languages fully supported: Ukrainian, Swedish, Spanish, Slovenian (new), Portuguese, Polish, Norwegian Nynorsk, Italian, German (new), Galician (new), French, Dutch, Chinese Traditional, Catalan, British English and Brazilian Portuguese.

Also, following out indiegogo campaign, Timothée Giet managed to update all icons (activities + core ones) along with some background images. You can see the result in this video.

 

* Sat May  9  2015 Alex Smirnov <smirnoff.al@gmail.com>
Add translation files

Fix the Bug: missing  activities

Fix the Bug: wrong REQUIRES in qt5-qtquickcontrols

* Release 0.90

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

Comments

Vieno's picture

Installed 4 the first time, but isn't starting. Strange, just the busy indicator and then nothing. Just like some Android apps.

inte's picture

Reinstall solved the issue for me, thanks a lot!

kaulian's picture

Thanks my children is happy :)

inte's picture

...and why is gcompris on SFOS only 16MB while it is 134MB on Fedora/x64?!

temaleva's picture

Hi.

that was the problem in first deployment, missing activity list.

You need to remove installed version, and install it once again. If you do not use Warehause, you need to download it once again also.

I think you mean old GTK/Python based distro from gcompris. If you get new qt base version http://gcompris.net/download/beta/ you will see, it has also about 35 Mb.

I think the reason is, that there is no every sound for every language packaged any more. They will be loaded on demand.

The another reason, there are still not all activities ported to qt version.

 

 

kaulian's picture

For me it was the same problem, I do a new installation after install good qtquickcontrol and it is OK now

inte's picture

Great! Installs and starts for me now!

However, I can't get any further. I can select the icons on the startpage, but it doesn't seem to have any effect. Do I need some further installs/downloads?

When starting gcompris through the prompt, I'm receiving "QwaylandCurser::cursorImage:97 - Could not find cursor for shape 24" when selecting an application icon.

Thanks again!

 

inte's picture

qtquickcontrols don't install for me due to missing deps (libc.so.6 and libm.so.6).
Probably rather a version issue? I'm on SF 1.1.4.29 at present. Thanks!

temaleva's picture

Sorry. That was the mix between i486 and arm7.

Please try it again.

temaleva's picture

For now you need to install qt5-qtquickcontrols manually from here https://openrepos.net/content/temaleva/qt5-qtquickcontrols