GCompris Release 9.0 ... Finally.
Jan 06, 2010, 16:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"After two years of work, the GCompris development team
is happy to share with you the release of the version 9.0.
"GCompris is almost 10 years old and it required some deep code
restructuring. This release brings many mandatory changes to make
it easier to enhance, maintain and distribute.
"The first major change has been driven by the Sugar community.
On the XO there was a need to distribute the activities
individually. Since the early days of GCompris, we had properly
separated the core engine and the activities but the laters were
shared in a single folder. Now each activity in GCompris have a
single directory. This includes its code and its data (menu, icon,
images, sounds, data set).
"Beside allowing per activity distribution, it is also makes it
easier to contribute to GCompris, there is even an activity called
pythontemplate that can be used as a starting point to create your
"The second major change has been to replace the old,
unmaintained gnome-canvas toolkit by the more modern, Cairo based
toolkit named goocanvas. This makes the rendering of GCompris much
better, we now have an alpha channel and the antialiasing."