Clock activity - OLPC hosting application

Pierre Métras genepi at
Tue Nov 11 21:34:52 EST 2008

1. Project name             : Clock - What Time Is It?
2. Existing website, if any :
3. One-line description     : A clock activity to learn how to tell time.

4. Longer description       : The Clock activity aims at two simple goals: 
* As a teaching tool to help children learn how to read time. 
* To give the children a way to know the time it is, with their XO, even if 
they don't own a watch.
In its current version (v5), it has three display modes: analog clock with 
detailed hours ticks, nice clock face or digital clock. The child can also 
display the time in full letters and listen to the talking clock.

5. URLs of similar projects :
* Pippy-ized clock activity;a=summary
* Alarm Clock, Randomizing WAV/MP3,_Randomizing_WAV/MP3

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      Username   Full name             SSH2 key URL                    E-mail
      --------   ---------             ------------                    ------
   #1 pierre	Pierre Métras		genepi at

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   to the application e-mail.

7. Preferred development model

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       project's git tree. This is the standard model that will be familiar to 
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9. Commit notifications

   [ ] Notification of commits to the main tree should be e-mailed to the list
       we chose to create above
   [ ] A separate mailing list, <projectname>-git, should be created for 
   [X] No commit notifications, please

10. Shell accounts

   As a general rule, we don't provide shell accounts to developers unless 
   there's a demonstrated need. If you have one, please explain here, and
   list the usernames of the committers above needing shell access.

11. Translation
   [X] Set up the Pootle server to allow translation commits to be 
   [ ] Translation arrangements have already been made at _______________

12. Notes/comments:
I'm particularly interested to get new localizations added when the activity 
is included in Pootle. These can be tricky to do as the localizer has to 
write a set of rules to translate the numeric time to words using the 
activity inference engine. But I think a localized talking clock can be an 
invaluable tool to learn telling the time.

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