20030716: Creating project
The idea of phpcompris is to port gcompris (that is a gnome application) to php-gtk. Because of gtk1 is ported to many platforms, and php-gtk wants to use these libraries for develop portable interfaces, i think that it's a way for develop some "big" applications.
Gcompris is an edukational tool, promoted by OFSET (see the site for information). A early development view of gcompris is that this project uses xml stuff for configure its modules or plugins, uses gnome canvas and gtkpixbuf that are used for the architecture of widgets and for loading images.
Phpcompris uses domxml from php, and for now is mute because of the absence of sound libraries, and is capable to load xpm pictures.