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		     GCompris / I Got IT
                  GCompris is a GNU package
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GCompris is an educational game for children starting at 3.
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It uses GTK the GOO canvas, libxml2 and librsvg.
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Read the file 'README.installation' to get specific information on how
to build GCompris.
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			 GCompris MOTIVATION

Big Issue:
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  Today Linux does not have a lot of useful educational tools for children.
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  When they exist, they are hard to find and request the teacher/parent to
  manage a lot of independant small tools.


Big Goal:
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  Build an educational game suite all accessible from a single user interface.
  GCompris provides a simple to use user interface that makes it easy to select
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  appropriate boards.
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How:
  GCompris is designed in a way that it is easy to add new boards to it.
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  Today a board is called with the root canvas of the main window, and then
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  the board is free to implement the game scheme it wants.
  The status bar is a common facility provided to the board.

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  To make GCompris a powerful tool for all its users, the teachers,
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  the children but also the developers, GCompris implements a plugin system
  where each board is an independant plugin. Then if the board requires it,
  the data set for this board is defined in an XML file.

  GCompris will provide a board editor to let teacher/educator easily add
  boards to GCompris.

About You:
  Yes you can help by:
  Creating new boards.
  Providing fancy graphics to incorporate as icons or backgrounds.
  Translate GCompris.
  Just giving your ideas.

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                           NOTE TO TRANSLATORS

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Read the README.translators to get additional information on GCompris
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translation.
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