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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
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.32

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What works

version 3.2.0.145 Release date: May 09, 2007

Chat ok, expect a problem in notification*

* (this problem also happened to version 3.2.0.115 Beta). When a message form the other side, only first time you can see the pop up window to notify, Besides, the chat window never automatically open.

What does not

call : return device problem

Workarounds

What was not tested

video

Hardware tested

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Additional Comments

Please confirm notification(and auto open chat window) problem, I can't find the way to fix it, without them Skype is sure totally functional in chat, thanks.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
ShowFedora 12Nov 29 20091.1.32Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 03 20091.1.22Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowArch LinuxMay 11 20070.9.36.Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 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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