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    Phoronix: Skype 4.3 For Linux Released With Updated UI

    Available today is the previously talked about big Skype release for Linux that Microsoft was promoting previously...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTcyMzU

  • #2
    ugh dropped ALSA support? I don't use PA. So does that mean I won't get sound now?

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    • #3
      The UI is still awful, but at least you can hide offline contacts now and they don't dump all the extended settings into one overflow menu.

      Still no mark all as read, but at least notifications are synced now. No more logging in and seeing notifications for messages I read months ago.
      Last edited by Britoid; 06-18-2014, 12:05 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
        ugh dropped ALSA support? I don't use PA. So does that mean I won't get sound now?
        I was thinking the same, if PA will be forced on me by skype then i guess i rather drop skype.

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        • #5
          Udev, dbus, avahi, pulse audio, systemd...

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          • #6
            Still no native 64bit build, packages for obsolete distro versions. Meh, I'll just skip it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by atari314 View Post
              Udev, dbus, avahi, pulse audio, systemd...
              I was wondering how long it will take until you show up.
              No one is forcing you to use them, you're free to build up your system and use something else, stop being a whiny little cry baby.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Xeno View Post
                Still no native 64bit build, packages for obsolete distro versions. Meh, I'll just skip it.
                4.3 works flawless on ubuntu 14.04,
                do whatever you want im happy with the new release

                and for the pulseaudio whiners, just install it you still can use alsa for the programs you want...
                i really love the easy to use pulseaudio sound settings with multiple soundcards...

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                • #9
                  Does it support IPv6 yet?

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                  • #10
                    Did they fix the problem with cameras so you don't need to PRELOAD v4l compatible libs?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by El_Presidente View Post
                      4.3 works flawless on ubuntu 14.04,
                      do whatever you want im happy with the new release

                      and for the pulseaudio whiners, just install it you still can use alsa for the programs you want...
                      i really love the easy to use pulseaudio sound settings with multiple soundcards...
                      For those of us who care about efficiency, latency, and/or only use a single-wire (stereo or SPDIF) system, PA isn't appealing. Yes, it is MUCH easier to use and undoubtedly powerful, but it still has a lot of work to be done.

                      I think it's weird that they'd go out of their way to remove ALSA support. I think it'd be easier to just leave it in there.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by El_Presidente View Post
                        4.3 works flawless on ubuntu 14.04,
                        do whatever you want im happy with the new release

                        and for the pulseaudio whiners, just install it you still can use alsa for the programs you want...
                        i really love the easy to use pulseaudio sound settings with multiple soundcards...
                        I was originally hesitant to use pulse because of the issues it caused, but I am a happy camper now that I switched.

                        Set flat-volumes = no in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and it remembers application-specific volumes. You can stream audio to other pulse systems. Also, it is relatively easy to configure. However, most of all: it creates a standard. This is why Microsoft used it here.

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                        • #13
                          Any screenshots of his new UI? I wonder if we left 2006 to be stuck with something from 2009.

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                          • #14
                            Dropped ALSA? I guess I'll continue my policy of sticking with the 2.2 beta while I figure out what about my router config breaks WebRTC. (ALSA support in existing 4.x versions was already broken on my Ubuntu with PA removed.)

                            Originally posted by El_Presidente View Post
                            and for the pulseaudio whiners, just install it you still can use alsa for the programs you want...
                            i really love the easy to use pulseaudio sound settings with multiple soundcards...
                            Given that recent versions are supposed to implement some really good echo cancellation and that it'd let me redirect an app's output over the LAN after saying "Hey, listen to this!", I'd love to use PulseAudio but, every time I've tried leaving the distro-provided PulseAudio intact, I've encountered a showstopping bug.

                            (The last one was when PulseAudio would get stuck consuming 100% of one CPU core when I used Wine, requiring me to `killall` PulseAudio to recover from it.)

                            I run pure ALSA because asoundrc is too fragile and I got tired of fighting ALSA configuration bugs I introduced in the process of setting up a "pulse on top of dmix" stack where PulseAudio is only used by apps that have no other choice.

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                            • #15
                              And still no group video chat!! Sorry MS, sticking to Google Hangout.

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