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  • phoronix
    started a topic Skype 2.1 Beta Brings New Features To Linux

    Skype 2.1 Beta Brings New Features To Linux

    Phoronix: Skype 2.1 Beta Brings New Features To Linux

    For anyone that extensively uses Skype on Linux, you will probably want to head on over to the Linux Skype Developer page to fetch the latest beta. Skype has just rolled out the first 2.1 beta (2.1.0.47 Beta) of the Linux Skype client, which adds several new features and also brings a number of fixes and other improvements. The new Skype Linux features are high quality video codec support, Skype's SILK audio codec support, PulseAudio compatibility, SMS sending support, chat messaging editing/removing capabilities, contact groups support, typing notification in chat, chat picture support, mood messages, video/mobile icons are now visible in the contact list along with bookmarked chats, and also added are contact labels/tags. Beyond these key features to Skype 2.1 for Linux, the beta release also brings a number of improvements ranging from better ALSA support (including USB headsets) to an enlarged tray icon...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzQ5MA

  • curaga
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    Guys, just point libasound to use OSS. It works a lot better than either systems' emulation.

    http://insanecoding.blogspot.com/200...version-4.html

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  • R00KIE
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    There is and it's exactly that, the files are all there it's just that configure accepts --enable-libsalsa=NO just fine but not --enable-libsalsa=YES.

    Later I'll try to manually compile it instead of using a modified pkgbuild. But even if I can compile it, it doesn't mean it will work. It was not made to be a perfect alsa emulation/translation layer after all.

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  • nanonyme
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    I'd check ./configure --help|less and try to find if there's anything related to ALSA.

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  • R00KIE
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    Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
    OSSv4 comes with an ALSA compatiblity layer. Use that.
    The distro I use (Arch Linux) has libsalsa disabled in the package and if I try to compile OSSv4 with --enable-libsalsa=YES it aborts with "unknown option --enable-libsalsa=YES".

    I guess I'll have to look into it better, but anyway, there is no good reason not to support ossv4 directly, the 2.0 version of skype did have direct support for oss and that works perfectly here.

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  • Apopas
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    Originally posted by n0nsense View Post
    I paid for Nero Linux 3 few years ago, and it's the only burning software I can trust to do the work.
    Brasero is joke that not working, K3B is not always working.
    Yeah I see you're giving real facts here.

    It is not a shame to pay for something that does the work. I had a choice and i used it. No regrets.
    It's idiot to pay for something you can have for free.

    You'll probably waste more money on f...d blank CD/DVD if you don't use Nero.
    Not a single blank disk as long as I remember. And this is a fact not a personal opinion. So the bucks I would have given for Nero would be practically a waste.

    But anyway, you have the right to use whatever you choose and as long as you don't bash other people choices no one really cares about your choice.
    As I have the right to use whatever I want, is my right as well to judge if someone else should do this as long as I don't forbid him to choose whatever he wants as well.

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  • nanonyme
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    Originally posted by R00KIE View Post
    Too bad they dropped support for OSSv4, for now at least. Appart from that this new version seem to work well (at least for the short time I have used it). Alsa doesn't play well with my notebook so I'm compelled to use OSSv4c and I will only poke pulse with a long stick.
    OSSv4 comes with an ALSA compatiblity layer. Use that.

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  • n0nsense
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    Waste of money ?

    Originally posted by Apopas View Post
    Yup Nero Linux... the best way to waste your money under Linux...
    I paid for Nero Linux 3 few years ago, and it's the only burning software I can trust to do the work.
    Brasero is joke that not working, K3B is not always working.
    It is not a shame to pay for something that does the work. I had a choice and i used it. No regrets.
    You'll probably waste more money on f...d blank CD/DVD if you don't use Nero.
    But anyway, you have the right to use whatever you choose and as long as you don't bash other people choices no one really cares about your choice.

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  • myxal
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    Yup, same here. Interestingly though, the package no longer depends on lib32v4l like the version from medibuntu did.

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  • panda84
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    Originally posted by benmoran View Post
    It was reported on another forum that it's still a 32-bit build using 64-bit compatibility libraries. I haven't bothered to check yet to be honest, but it's not hard to believe.
    In the comments of the news:
    http://share.skype.com/sites/linux/2...x_21_beta.html
    The 64-bit installer contains a 32-bit executable:
    # file skype
    skype: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked (uses shared libs), for GNU/Linux 2.6.8, stripped

    So, it's still only 32-bit.

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