FedoraForKids

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Fedora For Kids

Fedora For Kids is a Remix as of now (might be a spin in future) which consists of tools and applications suitable for children of age group 8-15{class 2 to class 9}. We vision for a more suitable environment to encourage kids to understand Linux and Fedora in a better and easy way and to also aid teachers while doing the same.

Packages To Be Included

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Please only add "Fedora For Kids" packages here!
List of already packaged apps suitable for kids.
Package Name Brief Description Status
tuxpaint A simple drawing and colouring program for kids
GCompris got everything you’d want, from reading practice, to science, algebra, drawing, geography quiz and even chess
TuxMath game requiring quick thinking and a bit of math skill.
Child's Play Sound Association and several other activities

Applications To Be Packaged

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Please only add "Fedora For Kids" applications here!
List of unpackaged application suitable for kids.
Application Name Brief Description Status Maintainer Spec File
laby laby is a small program to learn how to program with ants and spider webs. In progress : post to ocaml ML AnkurSinha incomplete spec
OpenEuclide A program for drawing out 2D figures. Done Arun SAG COMPLETED
TuxWordSmith A multi-lingual scrabble program. In progress Aditya Patawari

Volunteers

No. Name Comments
1 Aditya Patawari Packaging, reviews and general coordination
2 Hiemanshu Sharma
3 Arun SAG Packaging new apps and creation service packs
4 Ankur Sinha Packaging new apps and helping new packagers
5 Narendra Sisodiya
6 Saurabh Sharma

Useful Links

TODO

  • Plan out meetings to be held at regular internals
  • Choose a nice name for the spin
  • Create a second disc with service packs with anything extra (cant be put into spins)
  • Docs on how to use the second disc
  • Look for ebooks in public domain. Create a few, if required, which should appeal the kids. Use animation/graphics to make it interesting.
  • Talk to Design team to create a few wallpapers and themes more suitable for kids.
  • Organize a packaging sprint, preferably before foss.in.
  • look into XFCE, KDE, Gnome and Sugar to find a suitable environment.