From: Bruno Coudoin <bruno.coudoin@fr...> - 2008-04-23 21:18:02
I forget to mention here that we have released a first preview of
GCompris (8.5PRE1) based on the goocanvas library, you can download it
from there :
I would like to take this opportunity to thanks the goocanvas
developers. It has allowed us to go further by basing GCompris
on a more modern graphical stack.
http://gcompris.net Free educational software for kids
http://toulibre.org Logiciel Libre à Toulouse
On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 23:19 +0200, Bruno Coudoin wrote:
> I forget to mention here that we have released a first preview of
> GCompris (8.5PRE1) based on the goocanvas library, you can download it
> from there :
That is quite impressive - there are lots of different activities.
I did have a few problems with it, if you're interested:
o The white text on a light-grey background is quite difficult to read.
I'd suggest either a dark-colored text or a darker background.
o I often didn't know what to do in an activity. I just discovered the
help page, so maybe the help page should be shown before each
activity starts, to tell you what to do.
o I didn't like the bar at the bottom of the page - it is confusing
when it is partly hidden, and it pops up slowly and not very
smoothly. It also gets in the way of some activities.
I wonder if there is some way to keep all those buttons on the screen
all the time. - Or maybe they aren't really needed - use F1 for help,
Esc to quit the game etc. instead.
Just a few thoughts.
If you need any help with the canvas code let me know.
> I would like to take this opportunity to thanks the goocanvas
> developers. It has allowed us to go further by basing GCompris
> on a more modern graphical stack.