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Skype

Adds public chat, website ph # links, mood message links.

Application Details:

Version: 3.0.X
License: Retail
URL: http://www.skype.com
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Rating: Garbage
Wine Version: 1.1.32

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Installation work.
Application is able to start, no crash.

What does not

I am not able to login. It perhaps due to regulator restriction in UAE, not due to Wine issue. Newer version of Skype is able to pass the firewall (experience on Windows XP).

What was not tested

Calling.

Sending message.

Additional Comments


selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentFedora 12Nov 29 20091.1.32 Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 03 20091.1.22 Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxMay 11 20070.9.36. Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 10 20070.9.36. Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.04 "Feisty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 04 20070.9.36. Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Native version available
There is a native Linux version of Skype available at the official Skype website.

Also you can use Skype for a web browser.
HOWTO

HOWTO Skype 3 with Wine

1. Install Wine 0.9.29 (verified) and begin with a fresh ~./wine directory.

2. Install Skype 3.0.0.198 (verified) from http://www.skype.com and the SkypeSetup.exe file. The installer should run flawlessly.

3. Run #winecfg and select Windows 98 mode for Skype.exe if it's not already done. You may use the ALSA sound driver with this program, however OSS will work just as well. Select native support for shdocvw.dll and shlwapi.dll. More information on this can be found here.

4. Use Skype!

Known Bugs:

- WinXP/2000 Mode crashes the client
- Win98 Mode crashes without native shdocvw and shlwapi
- Initially, placing a call will cause DSound buffering problems and will stutter for the first few seconds
- aRts sound driver does not work properly
- ESD sound driver does not work properly

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