Glossaico 1.1 has been released. Glossaico is a free software application for language learning based on LibreLingo.
Most of the work done for this release is related to code refactoring, testing and maintainability improvements. However, Glossaico users may be interested in a set of changes included in this release.
Course content and application updates have been decoupled. In specific, as soon as new modules, skills and challenges are available for the existing language courses -or even whole new courses- users can immediately install them, without a new Glossaico release to be needed.
Less courses, more courses
Although on the previous version of Glossaico three language courses were offered (Spanish, German and Basque for English speakers), with this release just the Spanish from English course is shown by default. That’s because this course is the only ready-for-users one according to the LibreLingo community. Nevertheless, Glossaico users can opt to practice courses that are not 100% ready yet, by navigating to the Configure page and enabling the Show courses in beta phase option. Rough edges and bugs should be expected for these courses, feel free to report any issues found.
Available courses, beta ones included
Practicing and progress
The practice session flow -which challenges are offered, the way they are ordered, repetition intervals, etc- has been updated and now it is closer to the LibreLingo web application. The same applies for the calculation of the practice progress.
User interface and performance
Several user interface changes and performance improvements have also been included in Glossaico 1.1:
Language courses load faster, thanks to improvements in LibreLingo packages as well as to work on Glossaico
Cleaner and simpler user interface
Skill introduction pages are shown, when available:
Spanish introduction page
A flatpak build of Glossaico is available on flathub. If the software center of your distribution supports flatpak and the flathub repository has been configured, just use it to install Glossaico. You can also build it from the source code.
Glossaico is powered by the work of the LibreLingo community. You can get involved by joining the matrix channel and get started with contributing to the platform or to courses. For Glossaico, please report issues and provide your ideas on the bug tracker of the application or submit pull requests.