Pairs Beta test

Aleix Pol aleixpol at
Wed Mar 28 12:38:59 UTC 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 1:42 PM, Anne-Marie Mahfouf
<annemarie.mahfouf at> wrote:
> On 03/27/2012 08:35 PM, Marco Calignano wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> maybe some of you don't know this, but we had the luxury of beta testers
>> for Pairs.
>> Since the 2nd of January the Kindergarten of my son agreed to beta test
>> Pairs.
>> I installed kubuntu on an old computer and they bought a 22 inches touch
>> screen.
>> Of course the kids are happy and the are really comfortable with the touch
>> screen,
>> but also the teachers are really happy because the kids can concentrate
>> better.
> Awesome!
>> Of course they ask for improvement!
>> Every suggestion/request they made is theme related: they need theme with
>> more elements,
>> for older children, they need letters and number.
>> Now we will start building an editor (it was supposed to be already
>> finished,
>> but the developer that worked on it is not contacting us anymore, like
>> Aleix said maybe he found a girlfriend :D ).
> Is this code available? or some design mockup?
> Wouldn't that be a GSoC (maybe it's too late for proposals though) or a KDE
> Summer of Code? In that case it should be well explained and mentored.
> In any case we'll increase our chances to find a developer if a proposal is
> built up probably.
Well, somehow i lost this code, I thought i pushed it to some branch
but there's not such branch anymore.

I think it's a bit too late for that for GSoC, if we want to put it
for SoK I'm fine with it, I can mentor it eventually.

> Anne-Marie
>> Anyway the editor won't be finished before KDE 4.9 is out so I was
>> wandering if there is someone that can help
>> creating themes for Pairs.
>> To create a Theme is basically choose all images and create an XML file.
>> There are few examples even in the Pairs code. If anyone is willing to do
>> it, they can ask me, I can help.
>> In fact I can also share the pictures that the teacher already gave me.
>> Hoping for help
>> Marco
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