GCompris is an educational software suite with numerous activities for children aged 2 to 10. Some of the activities are game-orientated, but nonetheless still educational. These include computer discovery (keyboard, mouse, different mouse gestures), 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 practice, and others (learn to tell time, puzzles of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making, etc.). It currently offers in excess of 100 activities, and more are being developed.
|Tags||education Games/Entertainment Desktop Environment GNOME Puzzle Games|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux BSD FreeBSD Windows Windows Unix Mac OS|
|Translations||French Spanish German Italian Portuguese Arabic English|
Release Notes: A new activity was added in the reading section. It presents a set of images, text, and voice to children and an exercise set around them. This includes about 1000 images and voices in English, Spanish, French, and Gaelic-Scottish. The images and voices come from the Art4Apps project (under CC BY-SA).
Release Notes: The hangman activity was added. The details activity was added. 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. A shared whiteboard feature was added in the chat activity.
Release Notes: GCompris is almost 10 years old, and it required some deep code restructuring. The old, unmaintained gnome-canvas toolkit has been replaced with a modern Cairo-based toolkit named goocanvas. One good side effect is that GCompris can be used on big monitors and on smaller devices. Minor changes include the new graphism for the canal lock and water cycle activities, the new photo hunter activity, and more famous paintings. The animation activity allows editing previous frames at will with a timeline.
Release Notes: The color mosaic activity was crashing when a target button was clicked.
Release Notes: Many potential crashes in the key_press activity callback were fixed. The fallback directory was fixed for the English locale. The Canada region map was created for the geography country activity. There are now more than 10 voice file packages, and they are used by the algebra activity. In chess, the left lower corner square (a1 in algebraic notation) is now the dark color. Support for Urdu was added, including voices. Bulgarian voices were added.