[kde-community] Request to join the Kde incubator for GCompris

Agustín Benito toscalix at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 13:21:33 UTC 2014


HI,

this second mail is a mistake. The previous one is the good one. Sorry.

Saludos


2014-02-19 13:43 GMT+01:00 Agustin <toscalix at gmail.com>:

> Hi Bruno,
>
> I am Agustin Benito, KDE eV Treasurer.
>
> Thanks for providing us the information around the income that GConpris
> generates. We do not have a clear policy about this topic. I do not see a
> major problem in this area.
>
> We have a wide variety of different "business models" used by KDE
> developers to
> generate income. Your experience will help us to provide better answers to
> KDE
> developers in the future in this area.
>
>
> >
> > As a community project, it was part of the Gnome community, and the Gtk+
> > version will still be there until the Qt version is on par. We got
> > numerous contributors coming from Gnome, especially the translation team
> > who does an excellent job. We also managed individual contributors all
> > over the years. Many come, create an activity and leave when their
> > children does not use GCompris anymore. I usually integrate the
> > contributions and handle the maintenance of this code. At some point in
> > time there as been other commiters and it was working fine.
> >
> > I am also a GSoC mentor since 2011 under the Gnome umbrella. I really
> > appreciated doing that. It helps the project, the community, the student
> > and myself as I like to share my knowledge. For this year I registered
> > GCompris as an independent organization since I expect to get students
> > working on the new Qt Quick version. Of course, if we work together, I
> > will propose next year GCompris under the Kde umbrella.
> >
> > Enough history, lets talk about our future.
> >
> > Nowadays, more and more users are requiring us a tablet version. By far,
> > Gtk+ is not ready in this area . After reviewing different
> > possibilities, I had HTML5 and Qt Quick on my short list. I made a test
> > and ported a GCompris activity in HTML5 and a few one in Qt Quick to be
> > sure to make a wise decision.
> >
> > I am happy to tell you that I have been more than surprised by the ease
> > of development and the quality of the code I wrote in Qt Quick. Yes it
> > does not run on the web but for GCompris there are many reasons to stay
> > off the web anyway.
> >
> > So I have now published a beta version in Qt Quick and used it to
> > announce the world that I bet the future of GCompris on it. It has been
> > well received in the GCompris community. Of course it deceived the Gnome
> > team and I am sad for them but I had to take this drastic decision to
> > make sure GCompris stay relevant in the years to come.
> >
> > On the development side, after looking at creating a compatibility layer
> > to run old GCompris activities on a new Qt Quick framework. It proved to
> > be difficult and the the result would be ugly in term of code and in
> > term of user experience. I decided to go the hard way and to make a full
> > rewrite. We will reuse the graphic, sound, voices, data and of course
> > the concept of each activity of the Gtk+ version to create the new one.
> > I expect the port to last one or two years.
> >
> > So this is a brain new project with just a demonstrator of only 4
> > activities on 140. I think it is a good time frame for GCompris to join
> > the Kde community for different reasons:
> >
> > - We need the best skills to create a solid framework
> > - This is easier to jump on a new project and more interesting for a new
> > contributor
> > - Wehave no on line development tools to migrate
> >
> > I hope my request did raise your interest and I'll be please to answer
> > your questions.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Bruno.
> >
> >
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