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GCompris 14.05

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 gesture, ... 
  algebra: 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.

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14.05 [06-11-14]


Release 12.11 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: http://gcompris.net/en-explore_farm...
  •  Learn about world animals, interesting facts and their location on a map: http://gcompris.net/en-explore_worl...
  •  Learn about the music of the world: http://gcompris.net/en-explore_worl...
  •  Learn the names of the notes, in bass and treble clef, with the help of sounds and colors: http://gcompris.net/en-note_names
  •  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: http://gcompris.net/en-piano_composition
  •  Learn to play melodies on the piano keyboard!: http://gcompris.net/en-play_piano
  •  Learn to listen to, read, and play musical rhythms: http://gcompris.net/en-play_rhythm Clément Coudoin
  •  Geography, new asia map level: http://gcompris.net/en-geography Peter Albrecht
  •  Use the mouse wheel to approach the rock wall an look for gold uggets: http://gcompris.net/en-mining Matilda Bernard
  •  To understand color mixing: http://gcompris.net/en-color_mix
  •  Understanding mixing of colors of light: http://gcompris.net/en-color_mix_light
  •  Introduction to the concept of gravity. Maintain the spaceship in the middle without crashing into the planets or the asteroids: http://gcompris.net/en-intro_gravity
  •  Understanding acceleration due to gravity. Pilot the spaceship towards the green landing area: http://gcompris.net/en-land_safe
  •  Understanding effect of mass and distance on orbital velocity: http://gcompris.net/en-place_your_s... 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
  • Other versions : 12.11 12.05 11.12 9.6.1 9.5 9.3

    v12.11 [12-30-12]


    Release 12.11 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: http://gcompris.net/en-explore_farm...
  •  Learn about world animals, interesting facts and their location on a map: http://gcompris.net/en-explore_worl...
  •  Learn about the music of the world: http://gcompris.net/en-explore_worl...
  •  Learn the names of the notes, in bass and treble clef, with the help of sounds and colors: http://gcompris.net/en-note_names
  •  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: http://gcompris.net/en-piano_composition
  •  Learn to play melodies on the piano keyboard!: http://gcompris.net/en-play_piano
  •  Learn to listen to, read, and play musical rhythms: http://gcompris.net/en-play_rhythm Clément Coudoin
  •  Geography, new asia map level: http://gcompris.net/en-geography Peter Albrecht
  •  Use the mouse wheel to approach the rock wall an look for gold uggets: http://gcompris.net/en-mining Matilda Bernard
  •  To understand color mixing: http://gcompris.net/en-color_mix
  •  Understanding mixing of colors of light: http://gcompris.net/en-color_mix_light
  •  Introduction to the concept of gravity. Maintain the spaceship in the middle without crashing into the planets or the asteroids: http://gcompris.net/en-intro_gravity
  •  Understanding acceleration due to gravity. Pilot the spaceship towards the green landing area: http://gcompris.net/en-land_safe
  •  Understanding effect of mass and distance on orbital velocity: http://gcompris.net/en-place_your_s... 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

  • v12.05 [07-10-12]


    Who said GCompris does not run on tablet ? You don’t imagine the number of people complaining the GCompris does not run on tablet, phone and tv. It is way too much work to port it. I am glad to show the world that choosing the proper hardware, developers don’t have to recode everything. Look at the video here.

    v11.12 [12-21-11]


    Improvements   wordlist in Spanish: added more words to the spanish list. By Germana Oliveira. Bug fixes   Updated French translation, there was a string with the text being there twice causing the gnumch activity to have the text over sized and unreadable.   By Hans de Goede rsvg: fixed deprecated issue releated to rsvg. wordsgame: manage depracation of the g_mutex_lock versus g_static_mutex_lock cleanup, replaced deprecated g_strcasecmp by g_ascii_strcasecmp wordsgame activity: fixed race conditions   minor: made bigger icons to avoid pixelized icon in desktop task switchers.   hangman: unsupported locale in GCompris was making this activity crash. Fixes bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=662576   core: now handle the ’C’ locale as en_US Currently a ’C’ locale was interpreted in GCompris by Catalan. Translations updates   Updated Albanian translation by Abdulsalem Osmani
      Fixed spelling mistake in Norwegian Nynorsk by Karl Ove Hufthammer
      Updated Greek translation for gcompris by Yannis Kaskamanidis
      Updated Slovenian translation by Matej Urbančič
      Updated Czech translation by Marek Černocký
      Updated German translation by Mario Blättermann
      Updated Turkish translation by Muhammet Kara
      Updated Spanish translation by Daniel Mustieles
      Updated Spanish translation by Daniel Mustieles

    v9.6.1 [09-11-11]


    We have 2 students working on GCompris this summer as part of the Google Summer of Code 2011. This year for the first time I proposed GCompris as a project and myself as a mentor. Srishti will be working on adding activities to let non blind children discover the blind world by learning the Braille code. Karthik will let our children discover the music world, an important domain in which GCompris is weak.

    v9.5 [12-10-10]


    Warning: Due to a last minute packaging issue, this release has been re-issued under the number 9.5. Major changes   Fixed level 8 of babyshapes. The makefile was missing all the images for this level. I reworked the files so that they lie in the resource directory instead of subdirectories.
      New hangman activity. Icon is a a modified one from Mathieu’s icon set. The cute background is based on a drawing Franck Doucet made for our bargame activity. This activity uses our default-.xml files to propose words to the children. It is thus very important now to have them properly filled. For now I did the work for English and French. Translators, please refer to this page for instructions
      Added details activity by Marc Levivier. In the spirit of famous painting discovery, in this activity the painting is complete and the children must put painting parts on the right places.
      New feature in the chat activity. The user has a shared white boards now. This has been developped by Fionn Ziegler.
      First release of an in progress tool that converts wiktionary xml dumps in an xml file. For now, it works only for French, this page tracks the progress. The idea behind this is to get an xml formatted dictionnary to create new activities in the reading / writing area. For now this is just not used in GCompris.
      In planegame now the numbers are spoken when the plane hit the correct cloud.
      Added missing configuration button in several activites where it makes sense. Now teachers / children can set force uppercase in click on letter, falling wards, falling letter, horizontal/vertical reading. Thanks to Luciana from sleducacional.org
      Added missing level for photohunter by Marc Levivier
      Added the option —disable-level. Some teacher want to be sure the children don’t skip a level.
      Now the click on letter activity can be played also with the keybord. This has been suggested by Sini Ruohomaa.
      Fixed reference to tuxpaint dataset. Now we display saved tuxpaint images in our image selector again. Thanks to the person in Latinoware 2010 who reported me that this feature has been lost.
      The configuration of the ’missing letter’ activity was not working for UTF-8 multibyte characters (bugzilla). Added a tooltip to better explain the different fields.
      Refined the sudoku’s level for scholl usage (By Sylvain Dechy).
      Changed the difficulty level of the maze activity to make it more usable in classrooms. (By Sylvain Dechy) Voices   New voice set for Slovenian by Saša Batistič Translations As for each release, many translation have been updated:
      Alan Monfort (br)
      Aleksey Lim (es)
      Andrej Žnidaršič (sl)
      Bruno Brouard (fr)
      Christian Kirbach (de)
      Fran Diéguez (gl)
      Frederico Goncalves Guimaraes (pt_BR)
      Gabor Kelemen (hu)
      Giannis Kaskamanidis (el)
      Gonçalo Cordeiro (gl)
      Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio (eu)
      Joe Hansen (da)
      Jorge González (es)
      Karl Ove Hufthammer (nn)
      Mantas Kriaučiūnas (lt)
      Marek Černocký (cs)
      Mario Blättermann (de)
      Petr Kovar (cs)
      Reuma Mordechai (he)
      Xandru Armesto (ast)
      Yannis Kaskamanidis (el) Please see the attached file to get all the changes, including those considered minor. Full 9.4 Release Notes
    by Bruno Coudoin Introducing http://sleducacional.org/
    Bruno and the sleducacional team. Back from Latinoware in Brazil, it was a great experience for me to go that far and discover how much GCompris is appreciated. I met the organisation sleducational.org which is focused on free software in education and driven by teachers. They are making a great job in explaining how free software can be used in day to day training. They know pretty well GCompris since Frederico, the team leader, is also the translator of GCompris in Brazilian Portuguese. To me, it is an excellent news to see an organisation taking our work further and providing a local support to teachers in Brazil looking for educational tools. Also, I got a lot of feedback and this is mandatory to make sure we continue to be focused on the needs of our users. And of course it gave me a lot of new ideas for GCompris, just need to find some time to code, hopefully when the release 9.4 will be released. PS: The mug offered by sleducacional to Bruno. Bruno and his mug offered by sleducacional.
    by Bruno Coudoin Bruno goes to Brazil
    I will be in Brazil at Latinoware 2010 from the 10th to the 12th of November. It will be a pleasure to meat you there and discuss about the future of GCompris.

    v9.3 [07-26-10]


    This version is a minor update of the 9.2. The main new feature is that we now distribute a MacOSX version (Intel 10.4 and above). Minor changes:
      Fixed superbrain by Julian Gilbey. In some case the proposesed solution was wrong. This is a long lasting bug.
      Added support for MacOSX 10.4 Intel.
      Updated icons to reflect latest art work.
      Removed flags from GCompris. Flags create political issue. There is not always a clear relationship between a country flag and a language.
      Fixed a typo in sudoku tutorial.
      Improved graphism new skins babytoy by Cabaraux Stephane.
      Improved many graphism (connect4, ballcatch) by Cabaraux Stephane.
      Added a copy of gnome-gnuchess internally since the regular gnuchess crashes on macosx. This is activated only on MacOSX.
      Fixed missing translation request for the "Yes I Saw it" string in the reading activity.
      Workaround for the fullscreen mode on macosx. now set a huge max ratio hint when fullscreen is set.
      Added an ongoing progress status at GCompris startup. This is used to avoid the long delay at startup without user feedback.
      Fixed the audio tooltip in the bar.
      Fixed a segfault in the GCompris dialog box.
      New activity lights off by Bruno and Clement Coudoin. Added more simple levels in lightsoff.
      More art work content for photohunter activity Contributed by Marc Levivier Based on paintings by Le Douanier Rousseau.
      Improved wordsgame activity to support language selection.
      Fixed score counting in advanced color
      Now we give 4 chances at each sublevel. After that the sublevel restarts.
      Fixed redraw activity, several level was impossible to complete. There was many colors in the image target that was impossible to do.
      Fixed SDL audio backend to allow playing with effects and no backgroundd music.
      Fixed usa map due to missing rhode island. Translations added:
      Added Traditional Chinese by Chao-Hsiung Liao
      Added asturian translation by Xandru Armesto Fernandez Translations updated:
      Updated French translation by Zohra Coudoin.
      Updated Arabic translation by Khaled Hosny
      Update Chinese (Simplified) translation by Ray Wang
      Updated Galician translations by Fran Dieguez
      Updated Greek translation for gcompris by Yannis Kaskamanidis
      Update Czech translation by Marek Cernocky
      Updated Spanish translation by Jorge Gonzalez
      Updated German translation by Mario Blattermann
      Updated Norwegian Nynorsk translation by Karl Ove Hufthammer
      Updated Greek translation for gcomprixogoo by Yannis Kaskamanidis
      Updated Basque translation by Inaki Larranaga
      Updated Czech translation by Marek Cernocky
      Updated Swedish translation by Daniel Nylander
      Updated Slovenian translation by Andrej Znidarsic
      Updated russian translation by Slava Dubrovskiy

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