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Thread: Skype 4.3 For Linux Released With Updated UI

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

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    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.)

    Quote 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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    And still no group video chat!! Sorry MS, sticking to Google Hangout.

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    This version dropped support for direct Alsa support; please install PulseAudio 4.0 or greater for the best calling experience.
    Linux: how are we going to fuck our users today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssokolow View Post
    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.)
    Likewise here - still using 2.2.0.35 and not going to upgrade any time soon. Fuck new features when crucial old ones are constantly removed or broken beyond repair.
    Last edited by birdie; 06-18-2014 at 01:50 PM.

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    Dropped alsa support? what in the flying fuck?

    Fuck pulse, it fucking sucks! There is literally no good reason to use it unless you need it for some of it's specialized features (like streaming audio between systems/over the net. or you really really really really desperately want to be able to control per application volume settings via the mixer (a feature that fucks up volume mixing for everyone who doesn't...)) pulse is just fucking bad. Why on earth is it being used by default on all the fattest distros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabcor View Post
    really really really really desperately want to be able to control per application volume settings via the mixer
    Seriously? This is an extremely basic feature in 2014. Other OSes had it for years and we should be thankful to pulseaudio for bringing it to Linux.

    Personally, I use per-app volumes all the time and can't imagine ever going back to "single global volume".

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    One can make per application volume control just with Alsa, using dmix.

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    LOL at the crybabies crying about PA.

    Your tears are delicious.

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