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Application Details:

Version: 3.2.X
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.46.

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Test Results

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What works


Setting options, and things like setting call forwarding.

General GUI seems fine.

Starting a call ( but not completing ! ).

You need to install, then use winecfg to set to run under Win98 mode and with the shlwapi.dll and shldocvw.dll, as for previous versions.

What does not

Call completion. This seems to be the same as an existing bug for version 3.0.

See bug 8138 for more info.

It crashes when the call is answered ( at the the other end ).


What was not tested

Parts of GUI.

Obviously nothing after failed called completion, so sound quality unknown.

Answering a call.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Rated garbage as call completion fails and it is, after all, a VOIP application. And, for the record, I found The Skype Linux 1.4 alpha refuses to login, so it's effectively useless ( so at least the wine team can say they've got more running than Skype's own Linux team ! ). Note this was under PCLinuxOS 2007 TR4.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 6.10 "Edgy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 29 20070.9.46.Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowMandriva 2007.1 SpringJul 01 20070.9.40.Yes Yes NoGarbageJulian Julianov Lubenov 
CurrentALT Linux 3.0May 19 20070.9.36.Yes Yes NoGarbagean 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 Skype 3 with Wine

1. Install Wine 0.9.40 (verified) and begin with a fresh ~./wine directory.

2. Install Skype (verified) from 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.

4. Use Skype!

Known Problems:

- Skype cannot login unless Win98 mode is selected, however after initial login, any modern Windows mode can be used.

A full test call has not been completed with this product.  Please report any successes on this page.