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.

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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: for safety it is recommended to run the game in a dedicated login session, rather than as an application in your regular session, especially when leaving your child unattended with the game. Look for session type BamBam in your display manager login screen.

bubblefishymon
system load dockapp with a duck
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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.

cheese
一个使用摄像头拍摄录像或照片的工具
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一款支持用网络摄像头拍照和摄像的应用程序。它使给自己、亲友、宠物等等 拍照和录像变得简单。您可以用它来添加好玩的特效、微调图像设置;它还有 连拍、延时拍照功能。

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
给吉他或其它乐器调音
Maintainer: Antonin Kral
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gtkGuitune 是一个给吉他或其它乐器调音的 Linux 程序,使用 Schmitt 触发方式,即在 一个给定的时间范围内,计数两个触发器之间的触发次数。

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gworldclock
世界时钟,查看其它时区的时间和日期
Maintainer: Drew Parsons
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该 GTK+ 程序可以显示任意一个指定时区的时间和日期。它也提供一个“rendezvous”功能,可以将各个 时区的时间与某个时间同步,而无视当前时间。这样您就可以方便地处理跨时区会议等问题。

时区可以手工输入(TZ 格式),也可以从列表 /usr/share/zoneinfo/zone.tab 里面选取。时区列 表的格式与 shell 脚本 tzwatch 的格式相同。

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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.

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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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