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GCompris / I Got IT

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.

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  •  02 Jun 2014 18:06

    Release Notes: Known symbol fonts are now excluded from the font selector. The Python path separator is now ';' on Windows, which has made it possible to install GCompris on disk drives other than C:. Missing timer images (the balloon) were added in the multiplication table activity. The Russian, Greek, French, and Norwegian Bokmål translations were updated.

    •  05 Nov 2013 00:22

      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).

      •  13 Jan 2011 22:42

        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.

        •  04 Jan 2010 20:37

          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.

          •  14 Feb 2008 21:51

            Release Notes: The color mosaic activity was crashing when a target button was clicked.

            Recent comments

            28 Jan 2010 23:46 pchittum

            Hi.

            I'm new to Linux running GCompris on Ubuntu 9.2. My son is 3 and already speaking French and English. When I first downloaded the package I had not yet installed French language packages for the OS, and now I'm having a heck of a time finding where the french voice packages are downloaded from. So if I go to the Alphabet game, for example, even thought the language is in French, the voice defaults to English as a failover. I've found instructions for how to enable the voice packages once I get my hands on them, I just can't find where they get downloaded from? Should I delete gcompris and grab its package again from Ubuntu Software Center. Will that get the English language packages then?

            I'm also wondering where gcompris installs itself (novice Linux/Ubuntu question there, probably).

            Merci pour tous!

            (J'aime beaucoup le jeu de mots de j'ai compris!)

            29 Dec 2005 11:37 AKFoerster

            Re: gcompris (great!)


            >

            > Please, check the latest version. There

            > is an amazing intro music and now

            > several boards do have speaken voice for

            > letters, numbers, colors, and

            > concratulations.

            >

            Just an idea: how about to build in the ability to play music CDs while the program is running? For example, there could simply be buttons "play" and "stop" in the panel.

            17 Jan 2002 05:53 brunocoudoin

            Re: gcompris (great!)

            > This project is just fantastic! And
            > according to my daughter (she got
            > started with gcompris when she was 3 -
            > now 4!) it lacks just ONE thing!
            > Backgroung music!
            > She's always asking me:"Where's
            > the music?"
            > It's difficult to grab their (the
            > kids) without music!
            >
            > TKS for this great job!
            >
            > Ricardo C.O. Freitas


            Please, check the latest version. There is an amazing intro music and now several boards do have speaken voice for letters, numbers, colors, and concratulations.
            These voices are available for english, french, spanish and german.

            04 Dec 2001 20:58 Rcofreitas

            gcompris (great!)
            This project is just fantastic! And according to my daughter (she got started with gcompris when she was 3 - now 4!) it lacks just ONE thing!
            Backgroung music!
            She's always asking me:"Where's the music?"
            It's difficult to grab their (the kids) without music!

            TKS for this great job!

            Ricardo C.O. Freitas

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