[kde-community] GCompris is now released on Android

Bruno Coudoin bruno.coudoin at gcompris.net
Tue Jan 6 19:28:02 UTC 2015

Hi all,

I am happy to announce that we published on Google play store the first 
public version of GCompris [0].

One year ago I took the hard decision to fully rewrite GCompris in 
QtQuick in order to address tablet users while keeping PC 
compatibility.  As you imagine it's a daunting task and something for 
sure I could not do alone. Thanks to the help of the many contributors 
who joined the project we have been able to port 86 activities of the 
140 of the legacy version in a year. You can look at this page [1] to 
see the status of the port. We can hope to complete the port in one more 
year. The new version is far from perfect and we continue to polish it 
everyday but we already provide a better user experience than the legacy 

I would like to take this opportunity to thanks the KDE community at 
large who took us under its cute umbrella and allowed us to attract 
numerous contributors, developers, translators and provided us 
development support.

Some numbers, within a year GCompris had 1211 commits made by 19 
contributors representing 34000 lines of code plus the 8 KDE translation 
teams who reached 100% (Ukrainian, Swedish, Portuguese, Polish, French, 
Dutch, Chinese Traditional and Brazilian Portuguese).

As you will see, thefullAndroid version is sold for 6€ now but the price 
will have to be adjusted to find the optimal one. Software development 
is a lot of work, paying for GCompris is a good way to reward us and 
give us the opportunity to sustain the development on our beloved 
project. Another very easy way to help us is to share the news and rate 
us on Google play.

I don't like the idea of selling GCompris to free software contributors 
and thus you can download an unlocked version from [2]. You will only 
miss the automatic update feature. By the way if someone wantsto help us 
distribute GCompris through f-droid.org you'rewelcome.


[0] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.gcompris
[1] http://gcompris.net/wiki/Qt_Quick_Migration_status
[2] http://gcompris.net/download/beta

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