Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

Comment: Re:Program ideas for severely disabled kids (Score 1) 75

by xarma (#48853275) Attached to: The Free Educational Software GCompris Comes To Android

Thanks a lot for your feedback. Yes in GCompris we take care to avoid time limited activities which implies tuning them on the 'average' children and excluding disabled children.

Doing a slidesow is a good idea. In the Gtk+ version we have an animation tool that we have not yet ported. But I like the idea to have in GCompris an office suite for children. We have everything needed on our wiki to start developping a new activity and our IRC channel is very active, don't hesitate to join.

Comment: Re:Good language support is important (Score 1) 75

by xarma (#48846991) Attached to: The Free Educational Software GCompris Comes To Android

The, "in app" approach let users test the software before buying it. There is nothing in GCompris like buy a bonus or a virtual items. Huftis did mention an option to hide locked activities so that the children is not even exposed to them but it will be in the next release.

BTW, for other reasons, like restricted accounts it is desirable to have a paid application, so I am please to tell you that you will get it.

Comment: Re:Good language support is important (Score 1) 75

by xarma (#48845045) Attached to: The Free Educational Software GCompris Comes To Android

Yes are right, I don't like my post. I try to make it as concise as possible and missed many important points. I wanted to avoid copying our Android news.

I also expected slashod readers with children in the 2 to 10 age range to already know GCompris and the message to them was to let them know we are now on Android. I maybe too optimistic on that.

Comment: Re:That is *not* "free" software (Score 1) 75

by xarma (#48844951) Attached to: The Free Educational Software GCompris Comes To Android

More to the point, Android is an open source and freely redistributable platform.

Android AOSP is the Open Source part of Android used by Cyanogen for example to create a fully open source mobile operating system. But the Android store who is provided on most Android devices is not part of AOSP and for sure is not Open Source.

Comment: Re:Need a hand? (Score 1) 75

by xarma (#48844843) Attached to: The Free Educational Software GCompris Comes To Android

This is slashdot. But look at the good side - you made the front page.

Sure, I am happy for GCompris to be on the front page and was ready for harsh comments.

Do you consider Android to be proprietary - just wondering.

Part or Android is free software but for sure the store is not. We are looking for contributors willing to help us to package GCompris on F-Droid.org which is fully free software compliant. It let people using a fully free Android system to get applications outside the Google store and which are guaranteed to be free.

Also, I'll email you with a correct translation from the original french

Great, your patch will be welcome.

Comment: Re:Useless summary is useless (Score 2) 75

by xarma (#48843921) Attached to: The Free Educational Software GCompris Comes To Android
You are quiet rude with us. This is a community based project trying to help children all over the world. Many contributors are not native english but we do an effort to do everything in english to have a wide audience and ease the translations. That said, feel free to send us patches for our web site, the source code for it is here: http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=web...

+ - The Free Educational Software GCompris Comes to Android->

Submitted by xarma
xarma (916256) writes "GCompris is a reference in its category on GNU/Linux but also on Windows. Its development started in 2000 in Gtk+. Last year the development team, willing to address the tablet and PC users from a single code base, took the hard decision to fully rewrite it in Qt Quick. The new version is now developed under the KDE community umbrella. After one year of work, a first release has been shipped on the Android play store. Continuing on its original funding approach, it remains a free software but requires a fee on proprietary platforms."
Link to Original Source

Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. -- James J. Ling

Working...