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About EduKator

EduKator is an educational program made for KDE. I made this software as a part of my thesis.
I'm in last year of high school.
I want to help people gain knowledge about physical and mathematical statements in a way that it is fun to do. The theory is explained and it is possible to make exercises.
My aim is to make a nice program that can be used in schools and at home.

An overview of all the projects:
  1. Educational project Optics
    This program teaches you the basic rules of optics.
  2. Educational project dubblerates
    This program represents dubblerates graphically.
  3. Educational project Archimedes
    This project teaches you the basics of Archimedes.
  4. Educational project Extrema Problems
    This programs teaches you all about extrema problems or said in another way, it helps you find all kinds of extreme values like minimum and maximum of a function.
--> All the projects consist of an animation to get familiar with the subject. The user will be able to adjust parameters and then see how this changes the process in another part of the program. The theory is always explained and exercises can be performed.
Edukator exists out of 6000 lines of code and 1200 lines of html files, which are the exercises and the theory.
The program was written in Dutch but has been completely translated to English.
EduKator is written in C++ and based on QT, so I want to thank Trolltech for making such a good toolkit! I use the GPL or General Public License, so eveybody may use the sourcecode to develop a new GPL application.
btw: All help is welcome :-)

About developer

Since I made the programs as part of my thesis, I started the project alone.
The whole design and development of the program was realised by myself in just 5 months.
I did get some help with the translations from Dutch to English from my buddy Thomas Decoster.
Nevertheless, all help is welcome and I would appreciate all the help I can get. (translations from Dutch to English, more exercises, new programs, ideas, ...)

**Added 14-03-2005***
Also thanks to Henri Girard,Alexey Kouznetsov, Jos�"L. Redrejo, Tony, Bill Kendrick

Info about myself:
Name: Toon Muylkens
Origin: Europe, Flanders (20km from Brussels)
Languages: Dutch, fairly good English, a little French
e-mail: toon dot muylkens at pandora dot be

Downloads

Linux:
The most recent version of EduKator is 0.6.1.
Source Code EduKator Multi Lingual 0.6.2 ->English, Dutch, French, Russian, Spanish, Galician
Older releases:
Source Code EduKator Multi Lingual 0.6.1
Source Code Dutch 0.6
Source Code Russian 0.6
Oldest releases :-)
Older versions
Windows:
English version of EduKator 0.4.2 --> OLD
French version of EduKator 0.4.2 --> OLD
Dutch version of EduKator 0.4.2 --> OLD

Release info

EduKator 0.6.1
*thanks to Mvillarino, I could add the galician language. EduKator 0.6.1
*FIX: exercise archimedes
*New Language: Russian: thanks to Alexey Kouznetsov
*New Language: French: thanks to Henri Girard
*New Language: Spanish: thanks to Jos�"L. Redrejo (not finished yet)
*EduKator now has ONE package for all the languages; it uses your language or otherwise just english. ---> this needs some testing :-)
EduKator 0.6
*Approvements in the doublerates section
*Russian translation added (not yet finished, thanks to Alexey Kouznetsov)
*Translated the code itself to english => easier for developers
*new exercice in archimedes section
*Finally: Icon
*Finally: Menu entry in KDE-menu

EduKator 0.5.1
*Tony removed spell errors
*I removed some bugs
*Renewed the part about DoubleRates
*Renamed html files in english (only important for developers)

EduKator 0.5
*NEW PROGRAM: extrema problems: minumum values, maximum values,...
*I made the code more efficient = faster
*cleared out some bugs.

EduKator 0.4.3
*Finally!!: good make scripts, configure scripts, imported it in kdevelop.
*Made a KDE application of it (used to be a QT application)

EduKator 0.4.2
*I have corrected some spell errors.
*I have added a pre-compiled package
*I have changed the Makefiles, I hope it will compile now...
--> configure files will follow.
*I have added the dutch version

How to Install?

Linux:
From source code:
*extract tar.gz and goto project dir.
*./configure
*make
*su (root password)
*make install

From RPM:
Not Yet Avaliable
Windows:
*extract *.rar
*copy the extracted dir "/usr" to c:\ => "c:\usr\bin", "c:\usr\share", ...
*copy all the dll files from "/usr/bin" to "windows/system32"
*execute "c:\usr\bin\edukator.exe"

Documents: Thesis

An essay written in dutch by Toon Muylkens: PDF-file
My thesis written in dutch (by Toon Muylkens): PDF-file

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