Debian Junior Project
Summary
Toys
Debian Jr. desktop toys

This metapackage will install desktop toys suitable for children. The collection contains some packages which might enjoy children and make them love their computer.

Description

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If you discover a project which looks like a good candidate for Debian Junior to you, or if you have prepared an unofficial Debian package, please do not hesitate to send a description of that project to the Debian Junior mailing list

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Debian Junior Toys packages

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Bambam
keyboard mashing and doodling game for babies
Maintainer: Marcin Owsiany
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Bambam is a simple baby keyboard masher application that locks the keyboard and mouse and instead displays bright colors, pictures, and sounds.

Note: type "quit" to stop the game.

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Bubblefishymon
system load dockapp with a duck
Maintainer: Mika Matsuzaki
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A load monitor dockapp, descended from wmfishtime and bubblemon. Features include fish representing network traffic, bubbles representing CPU usage, and a duck representing a duck.

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Cheese
tool to take pictures and videos from your webcam
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A webcam application that supports image and video capture. Makes it easy to take photos and videos of you, your friends, pets or whatever you want. Allows you to apply fancy visual effects, fine-control image settings and has features such as Multi-Burst mode, Countdown timer for photos.

Dasher
graphical predictive text input system
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Dasher is an information-efficient text-entry interface, driven by natural continuous pointing gestures. Dasher is a competitive text-entry system wherever a full-size keyboard cannot be used - for example,

  • on a palmtop computer
  • on a wearable computer
  • when operating a computer one-handed, by joystick, touchscreen, trackball, or mouse
  • when operating a computer with zero hands (i.e., by head-mouse or by eyetracker).

The eyetracking version of Dasher allows an experienced user to write text as fast as normal handwriting - 25 words per minute; using a mouse, experienced users can write at 39 words per minute.

Dasher uses a more advanced prediction algorithm than the T9(tm) system often used in mobile phones, making it sensitive to surrounding context.

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Gamine
Interactive game for young children
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Gamine is a game designed for 2 years old children who are not able to use a keyboard.

The child uses the mouse to draw coloured dots and lines on the screen.

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Gespeaker
GTK+ front-end for eSpeak and mbrola
Maintainer: Fabio Castelli
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Gespeaker is a GTK+ frontend for eSpeak and mbrola. It allows one to play a text in many languages with settings for voice, pitch, volume, speed and word gap.

Since version 0.6 it can use mbrola package and voices to obtain a more realistic text reading experience.

Gtkguitune
Guitar and other instruments tuner
Maintainer: Antonin Kral
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gtkGuitune is a Linux program for tuning guitars and other instruments by using the method of Schmitt-triggering, i.e. counting the number of triggerings between two trigger levels in a certain amount of time.

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Gworldclock
Displays time and date in specified time zones
Maintainer: Drew Parsons
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This program displays the time and date of specified time zones using a GTK+ interface. It also provides a "rendezvous" function allowing the zones to be synchronised to a time other than the current time. This can help you organise meetings across different timezones.

The time zones may be entered by hand in TZ format or chosen from a list prepared from /usr/share/zoneinfo/zone.tab. The zone list is kept in a format consistent with the shell script tzwatch.

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Oneko
cat chases the cursor (now a mouse) around the screen
Maintainer: Ricardo Mones
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A cat (neko) chases the cursor (now a mouse) around the screen while you work. Alternatively, a dog chases a bone. There are menu options for starting and stopping the program easily on cat and dog modes. Other variations and detailed configurations are available through command line options.

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Xfireworks
Fireworks in your root window
Maintainer: Yukiharu YABUKI
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XFireworks makes fireworks in the root window on X. This is imitation of Japanese "Hanabi Taikai". It is very popular event in Japanese summer and performed on some rivers.

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Xfishtank
turns your X root into an aquarium
Maintainer: Marius Gavrilescu
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Enjoy an animated aquarium background with a variety of tropical fish swimming in it on your screen.

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Xpenguins
little penguins walk on your windows
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Ever wanted cute little penguins walking along the tops of your windows? Ever wanted to send an army of cute little penguins to invade the screen of someone else on your network? Probably not, but why not try this program out anyway, it's cool!

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Xplanet
planetary body renderer
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Xplanet renders an image of a planet into an X window or a file. All of the major planets and most satellites can be drawn, and different map projections are also supported, including azimuthal, hemisphere, Lambert, Mercator, Mollweide, Peters, polyconic, and rectangular.

In order to run xplanet, you'll need at least one map file. Some maps are included in the xplanet-images package.

The package is enhanced by the following packages: xplanet-images
Xplanet-images
imagery for xplanet
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Xplanet renders an image of a planet into an X window or a file.

In order to run xplanet, you'll need at least one map file. This package includes some map files that can be used with xplanet.

Xteddy
cuddly teddy bear (or other image) for your X desktop
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Normally, xteddy just sits around doing nothing. After all, that's what teddy bears are for. Look at him, talk to him, place heavy windows on top of him, zap him around until he becomes dizzy, do what you like; he will always be your true (albeit virtual) friend. Now you can load other pixmaps than the nice teddy, too.

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