[Sugar-devel] GCompris query

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Sat Apr 22 06:56:11 EDT 2017

Hi Utkarsh,

Good to hear from you again.

Actually, the new GCompris works very well on all models of XO.


#install GCompris activity
echo 'install GCompris'
rm -rf /home/olpc/Activities/GCompris.activity
sugar-install-bundle gcompris-7.xo

#install gcompris
sudo rpm -ivh libpaper-1.1.24-4.fc17.i686.rpm
sudo rpm -ivh tuxpaint-0.9.21-8.fc17.i686.rpm
sudo rpm -ivh gnucap-0.35-9.fc17.i686.rpm
sudo rpm -ivh gnuchess-5.08-2.fc17.i686.rpm
sudo rpm -ivh gcompris-12.11-1.fc17.i686.rpm

There are two scripts: one for XO-1 and XO-1.5 and another for the 
XO-1.75 and XO-4 base on architecture.

gcompris-7.xo is a simple wrapper that launches GCompris from the Home 


works from the Terminal activity since GCompris is installed as a Gnome 


On 04/16/2017 02:50 AM, Utkarsh Tiwari wrote:
> Hi,
> Having lately worked with GCompris, I think their migration from Gtk 
> to QtQuick was a great step towards upgrading their software with 
> latest resource efficient technologies. Their most of the recent work 
> involves porting their old Gtk(Python) based activities to 
> QtQuick(QML + JS) to improve both performance and visuals.
> I don't think it's possible to run GCompris' Qt based activities 
> inside our Sugar environment. However, in Linux Qt apps can be run 
> using 'qmlscene' included in Qt5.
> Regards,
> Utkarsh Tiwari
> On Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at 23:50 Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com 
> <mailto:cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Who can tell me what the impact of the GCompris move from GNOME/gtk to
>     KDE/Qt means to our ability to use it with Sugar?
>     cjl
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