[TOS] [Ann] OOo4Kids (support for students)
eric.bachard at free.fr
Mon Sep 14 13:53:51 UTC 2009
As you probably know, the OpenOffice.org Education Project is working on
a light version of OpenOffice.org (under LGPL V3). The idea is to work
with students, on new features, performance issues, and so on, and
propose for the backport in OOo only for the best code/ideas. The
OpenOffice.org source code is so rich, that a big amount of subjects can
become a support for pedagogical purpose, and more !
Feel free to test it, and why not join the effort?
Below, the official announce, including the link for the download
OOo4Kids, (pronounce "OpenOffice for Kids") is a software (work in
progress) designed for 7-12 children, based on OpenOffice.org source
code, but simplified. This means OpenOffice.org has some features
OOo4Kids has not. And if you need those features, please use
OpenOffice.org, that you can download at :
For the one who would like to test OOo4Kids, for instance a development
version, 0.5, already very stable but not complete, it is now possible
to download it at the URL :
This site is gracefully provided by TuxServices (
http://www.tuxservices.com ), and maintained by Nicolas Jeudy and Ben
Bois. If you appreciate our work, please think to help us (donations
and/or participation) via the non profit assiciation, 1901 law, EducOOo
( http://www.educoo.org ), who supports OOo4Kids.
Before to use OOo4Kids, you must make a backup of your documents, and
you must NOT use OOo4Kids in production.
We currently only provide the following locales : french, spanish,
english-US, portugese and german
For the Operating Systems / processors :
- OOo4Kids for Windows (XP mini) : the installer is included. Follow the
instructions and launch OOo4Kids.
Known issues: OOo4Kids works perfectly in parallel with OpenOffice.org.
But the last installed between them, will beneficiate of the file
association. Thus, if you want to open office documents with
OpenOffice.org, doube clicking on them, think to reinstall
OpenOffice.org *after* you have installed OOo4Kids
- Mac OS X (Intel and PowerPC) : Installs and works perfectly in
parallel with OpenOffice.org.
A double clic on the downloaded archive, will automatically mount the
disk image. To install the software, drop the OOo4Kids icon in the
Applications folder (strongly suggested).Then Dock the icon, and click
to launch OOo4Kids. The preferences will be located in the
~/Library/Application Support/OOo4Kids folder. If you encounter problem,
or simply if you want to remove OOo4Kids (after you trashed the Bundle
too, of course), just trash the prefs folder.
- Linux Intel : until we'll be able to provide correct .debs and/or
.rpm, the Linux version will be provided as preinstalled .tar.gz :
uncompress the archive, and put the content in your personnal folder.
Then search the soffice script, and ouble click on it will launch
OOo4Kids. Once you verified it works correctly, create a launcher.
For the other versions (Linux PowerPC and Mips 32bits), they will be
online very soon, and you can contact us if you want to test an older
IMPORTANT : thanks to report us any problem on the dev at listes.educoo.org
mailing list (subscription :
http://listes.educoo.org/mailman/listinfo/dev ). Last but not least,
please remember you are using OOo4Kids at your own risks, and read
carefully the instructions on the download page.
Projet OOo4Kids : http://wiki.ooo4kids.org/index.php/Main_Page
L'association EducOOo : http://www.educoo.org
Blog : http://eric.bachard.free.fr/news
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