domingo, 24 de enero de 2010

Skype 2.1 Beta 2 for Linux

As Skype surprised the open source community two months ago, recognizing that they were working in a linux open source version of their client, today I found that on 20th January they released a new version with a lot of bugfixes and new features like desktop sharing, support for UI styles (it includes integration with GTK+!!) and also several PulseAudio bugfixes (I bet I am not the only one who remembers that damn old bug that kept the CPU at 100%)...

Their plans are to release an open source UI to use with a closed source Skype library. I have no complains, open source community win!

It even makes sense to start thinking about skype integrated in empathy through telepathy-skype :)
There was already a project to do more or less the same with pidgin, but you had to have skype running, which is not so beautiful: skype4pidgin.

3 comentarios:

Eugenio dijo...
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Eugenio dijo...

But the GUI remains unchanged... Very ugly compared to Windows version

pablog dijo...

Right, but as far as they release the open source version we will be able to create the most beautiful skype UI ever! :D

What is not very clear and I don't understand is why don't they have released it yet?