Back in August we covered the Skype 2.1 beta
that was released and brought new features like SILK audio codec support, PulseAudio compatibility, SMS sending support, chat messaging editing/removing capabilities, contact groups support, typing notification in chat, chat picture support, and mood messages. Skype 2.1 Beta 2 has finally been released and it brings even more features. To be found in beta 2 is Linux screen-sharing support, report abuse, support for UI styles, support for quoting a message, and localized time formats.
Skype 2.1 Beta 2 for Linux also delivers a variety of improvements from improved instant messaging performance, other improvements, and many bug-fixes throughout the Skype Linux program. All of the details with download links for Skype 2.1 Beta 2 for Linux can be found on their garage area
This past November it was exposed there would be an open-source Skype client
, but sadly that has not amounted to anything as of yet.