I am the creator of the educational software GCompris. While it would be hard to prove but it may really help children. At least many users reported us positive feedbacks over the years.
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.
Excellent, I found a picture with the electricity activity of GCompris: https://www.facebook.com/TINCO... are you the one on the picture?
The electricity activity is is not yet ported on Android but based on the forums talking about GCompris, this is a must.
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.
Thanks a lot, your fixes are online.
Yes, I agree with you and this is what we do on the software itself but we are less strict on the communication.
For now nobody complained and I did not realize the quality level our readers expect now on our project. I'll try to see how we can improve there.
Does the best in its category sounds better in english?
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.
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.
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.
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