[kde-community] GCompris is now released on Android

Lydia Pintscher lydia at kde.org
Sat Jan 10 14:30:26 UTC 2015


On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 8:28 PM, Bruno Coudoin
<bruno.coudoin at gcompris.net> wrote:
> 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 version.
>
> 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.

Congratulations on this milestone, Bruno and team! It's great to see this.


Cheers
Lydia

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